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McGill University is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In all major rankings, McGill consistently ranks in the top 50 universities in the world and among the top 3 universities in Canada. McGill counts among its alumni 12 Nobel laureates and 145 Rhodes Scholars, both the most of any university in Canada, as well as 10 billionaires, the current prime minister and two former prime ministers of Canada. Interested candidates can easily find other aspects of McGill by a simple search [from wiki].

Available Positions

Email the PI (Prof. Cao: with your CV if you are interested in any of the following positions

Ph.D. Positions in Winter 2024 (Open) (Date updated: Mar, 2024) (Fully-funded)

  • Candidates with a Master's degree and have research experience in Thinfilm Materials (e.g., 2D materials, III-V films, etc.) and/or Mechanics of Materials, and/orPrinting Technologies (e.g., transfer printing, 3D printing, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply.  

  • Please contact the PI with our CV only AFTER you have successfully submitted your PhD application online at McGill's online portal. 

  • For more details of the admission requirement, please visit

Postdoc position (MEMS) to start immediately (Filled) (Date updated: Sep, 2022)

Development of MEMS actuators/sensors


  • Expert in MEMS development (design, fabrication, testing, etc.) (at least one 1st-author paper in related fields)

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in the development of silicon-based actuators and sensors 

  • Expert knowledge and experience in Solidworks, COMSOL, ANSYS/ABAQUS, L-Edit, and other MEMS design software

  • Expert knowledge and experience in working under cleanroom settings for silicon-based MEMS fabrication

  • Eligible to work in Canada

Visiting Scholar (always open)

Our group will support scholarship applications for visiting students/scholars with strong research interests in our work and relevant skills

For International Scholars:

For Canadian or Permanent Residents of Canada:

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