NRC – Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre

The National Research Council’s Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre collaborates with Canadian and international research labs, industry and academia to build the emerging technology platforms that will sustain Canada’s industrial competitiveness. Its team of researchers are experts in quantum photonic, cutting edge security materials technologies and attosecond science.

The Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre provides new platforms that can be applied in a wide range of industries in technology areas such as nanotechnology, quantum technologies, electronic materials, and additive manufacturing. Its team works with key collaborators in both industry and in other research organizations to accelerate the development of innovative technologies, validate technologies for robustness and manufacturability, work with defence and security partners as early adopters of disruptive technologies, and help reduce risk and lead time to turn innovation into products.


Advanced Nanomaterials Facility
100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 5A2

Areas of Expertise

Quantum photonics

Nano-materials design, formulation, fabrication and testing, plus full chemical and physical analyses and characterization.

Pilot processes for nano-composites with a wide range of matric materials

Nano-device design, incorporating made-to-measure nano-materials into electronics and optical devices.

Advanced microscopy

Quantum cyber security solutions


Product R&D
Materials R&D

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Published: September 21, 2021

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