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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

Multiple Ph.D. Positions in Fall 2024 (Open) (Date updated: Aug 2023) (Fully-funded)

(Note: please apply on McGill's application portal before contacting the PI)

  • Candidates with a Master's degree (or Bachelor's with a strong commitment to do PhD) and have research experience in Mechanics of Materials, and/or Printing Technologies (e.g., transfer printing, 3D printing, etc.), and/or Electrochemistry of energy storage materials, and/or Thinfilm Materials (e.g., 2D materials, III-V films, etc.),  and/or microelectronics/robotics/wearable devices are particularly encouraged to apply.  

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

  • For more details of the admission requirement, please visit

  • The positions will be on a first come first serve basis; apply early to increase your chance.

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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