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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

Posted date: Jan.15, 2021

Master Positions in Spring or Fall 2022 (Open)

Undergraduate students in Mechanical engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or Physics with GPA of 3.5+ are encouraged to contact the PI for a thesis-based Master's degree. Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, or McGill undergrads only.

Posted date: June 12, 2020

Postdoc/Visiting Scholar (always open)

The group currently has no available fully funded positions for postdocs or visiting scholars. However, if you are interested in the types of research we do, we highly recommend you look into the following funding programs to seek financial aids and Prof. Cao will be happy to support applications of talented candidates.

For International Scholars:

For Canadian or Permanent Residents of Canada:

Posted date: June 12, 2020

Ph.D. Positions in Spring or Fall 2021 (Filled)

We are actively seeking talented students with a background in mechanical engineering/materials science to do doctoral research in our group starting Spring or Fall 2021. Full scholarship to cover tuition and living expenses will be offered. Candidates with extensive knowledge or record-proven research experiences in at least one of the following fields are particularly encouraged to contact the PI: 

  • Synthesis of nanomaterials (CVD in particular)

  • MEMS design and fabrication

  • Direct-ink 3D printing 

  • Contact mechanics