Duncan Stewart

Partner, BDC Deep Tech Fund

Roles: Associate, Scientist

Sites: CDL-Toronto, CDL-Vancouver

Streams: Compute, Matter, Quantum

Dr. Duncan Stewart is a partner with the Deep Tech venture fund at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Duncan was previously the director general of the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) Security and Disruptive Technology research institute. Before joining NRC in 2008, he worked for a decade at Hewlett-Packard (HP) Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, in the advanced technology Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory. His research focused on nanoscale computing devices and systems, from basic science to applied nanotechnology. At HP, he authored >60 patents and >45 scientific papers on nanoscale electronics and materials. In 2008, he co-authored a series of papers reporting the discovery of the fourth fundamental “memristor” circuit element. This work has led to new research and technology development worldwide in materials and devices for computing memory and logic.

Duncan holds a bachelor’s in engineering physics from the University of Toronto and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University.