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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 with your CV if you are interested in any of the following positions

Ph.D. Positions in Spring 2023 (Open) (Date Posted: May 2022)

    -Candidates with a Master's degree and have research experience in electrochemistry and battery materials are particularly encouraged to apply.  

    - Please send the PI an email with our CV AFTER you successfully submitted your application to McGill

    - Application deadline to enroll in Winter 2023 for PhD at McGill is July 15, 2022 for international students and Sep, 1, 2022 for domestic students. 

    - For more details of the admission requirement, please visit  

Two postdoc positions to start immediately (Open) (Date posted: April, 2022)

1, Computational studies of thermoelectric generator (TEG) systems


    -  Expert in multi-physics FEM modeling, particularly thermoelectric materials.
    -  Have demonstrated experience (publications) working with TEG 

    -  Open to work immediately with a work permit in Canada

2, Development of MEMS actuators/sensors


    -  Expert in MEMS development (design, fabrication, testing, etc.)

    -  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

    -  Open to work immediately with a work permit in Canada

Visiting Scholar (always open)

Visiting scholars interested in the types of research we do, it is recommended that you look into the following funding programs to seek financial aid and Prof. Cao will be happy to support the applications of talented candidates.

For International Scholars:

For Canadian or Permanent Residents of Canada: