The team

Click has a team of innovative PhD scientists and engineers in Vancouver committed to using our advanced materials techniques to solve the problems your company faces today. Click’s team has a proven track record of not only pushing boundaries but breaking open new paradigms. Let our team help break through your materials challenges.

Curtis P. Berlinguette, PhD

Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Curtis P. Berlinguette heads a team of scientists and engineers that are developing innovative thin film technologies. Dr. Berlinguette has an extensive track record of working with leading multinational industry partners to translate fundamental discoveries to the marketplace. Dr. Berlinguette is also a Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion and CIFAR Fellow at The University of British Columbia.

Simon Trudel, PhD


Dr. Simon Trudel is an expert in amorphous thin films and a co-founder of Click Materials Corp. Dr. Trudel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience Program at the University of Calgary and a founding member of the Centre for Advanced Solar Materials. Dr. Trudel has authored over 20 scientific articles on the study of structure-property relationships of advanced nanostructured materials.

Ryan Smith, JD, MBA

Executive Chairman

Ryan Smith is an entrepreneur and practicing lawyer with over 15 years of training and experience gained at top-tier law firms in Canada. Smith brings strategic direction and business acumen to Click Materials Corp. Responsibilities include corporate governance, investor relations, and the facilitation of the commercialization of Click Materials Corp. proprietary technologies. Smith received his Law degree from the University of Alberta in 2000, and his Executive MBA from the University of Calgary in 2012.

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