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Studying Advanced Functional Materials With Time-resolved Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • Doctorate
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • With scholarship

Project description

In this project you will uncover the transient dynamics of functional materials using a a dynamic transmission electron microscope. This instrument has the unique capability to follow irreversible dynamics by collecting a series of near-atomic resolution snapshot images. You will design and carryout some of the first experiments using the microscope to study photoactive materials driven through phase transformations by ultrafast laser pulses. In the process, you will gain technical experience with advanced electron microscopy, ultrafast laser optics, and thin film synthesis. These studies will address impactful questions concerning the behavior of materials considered for next-generation electronic devices. Through this work, you will obtain a cutting-edge industrial perspective and a number of transferrable high-tech skills.

Start date

Winter 2022 | Spring 2022


Professor Kenneth Beyerlein

Programs of study

PhD in Energy and Materials Sciences (French Description)

Required qualifications

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in a physical science, such as Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering.
Experience with ultrafast lasers, optics, or electron microscopes is desired.


INRS offers many scholarship programs. Every student-researcher benefits from a grant during their graduate studies.


Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
1650, blvd Lionel-Boulet
Varennes, Québec J3X 1S2

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, you can apply to Professor Kenneth Beyerlein or by using the online form. Please include :

• a short cover letter indicating your interest and the contact details of one reference
• a detailed CV
• a copy of your transcripts

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Prof. Kenneth Beyerlein
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Téléphone : +1 (514) 228-6884