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PhD Students in Material Science and Material Engineering (4 yrs)

Project: Students will be given an opportunity to apply their knowledge, expertise, and initiative to one of three research projects of their preference: (1) Photovoltaic energy materials, (2) Molecular surface functionalization of nanoscale materials for energy storage, (3) Zn-ion rechargeable battery materials.
Description: Students will be primarily involved in:
  • Developing an understanding of the properties and functions of materials at atomistic scale
  • Predicting properties of materials based on their atomic structures using first-principle (density functional theory) calculations
  • Discovering novel materials that possess desired properties and can be used in technologically advanced applications
  • High-performance computing and data analysis
Preferred areas of interest and ability include:
  • knowledge of electronic materials
  • solid-state physics/chemistry
  • computer modelling
  • software development
Qualified candidates should...
  • have a Master's degree in Material Science, Material Engineering, or Physics
  • satisfy academic and English proficiency requirements (please refer to this link for details)
  • prior experience with atomistic modelling is a strong asset.
Details:Starting dates - Sep 2021 or Jan 2022; duration - 4 years; financial support is available.
Application: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, a copy of the official transcript of academic work completed to date, and English language certificate (if applicable) to rubelo[-at-]mcmaster.ca. The cover letter should include a brief outline of reasons for interest in the position, as well as a description of how the candidate intends to apply specific skills and abilities to a particular project. Begin the subject line with [MSE PhD]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.
Inclusion: McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning within a diverse environment. The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract active, culturally and academically diverse members of the highest caliber and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace.

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