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Development of compressed ultrafast transmission electron microscopy for studying transient events in materials

  • Automne
  • Hiver
  • Été
  • With scholarship

Project description

This project aims to develop a new single-shot ultrafast transmission electron microscope (TEM) technique combining compressed sensing with dynamic TEM. This instrument will have the unique capability to follow irreversible dynamics by first acquired an encoded snapshot and then by reconstructing the movie of the event.

The research tasks mainly include (1) design of the system and simulation of imaging model, (2) fabrication, test, and optimization of the new instrumentation, and (3) application of this system to study irreversible dynamics, such as ultrafast laser-induced phase transitions, carrier dynamics in quantum materials, and chemical reactions. This interdisciplinary project provides a great opportunity to learn advanced knowledge and technical know-how of electron microscopy, computational imaging, ultrafast laser optics, and quantum materials. These studies will also offer a cutting-edge industrial perspective and many highly marketable skills.

Start date

All-time (Winter, Summer, Fall)


Jinyang Liang
Kenneth Beyerlein

Programs of study

PhD in Energy and Materials Sciences (French Description)

Required qualifications

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in physical science, such as Electrical (Opto-electrical) Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering. Experience with electron microscopes, ultrafast lasers, optical imaging, or image reconstruction techniques is desired.


Funding for the candidate will be assured throughout their graduate studies. Performance could be encouraged by bonuses. Nevertheless, the candidate is also invited to take advantage of the scholarship programs of the FRQNT, NSERC, etc. A scholarship supplement would be offered for those with an external scholarship. For additional information, please visit this page.


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 Name] or by using the online form. Please include :

  • a short cover letter indicating your interest
  • detailed CV
  • a copy of your transcripts
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Jinyang Liang
Courriel :
Téléphone : 514-228-6812

Kenneth Beyerlein
Courriel :
Téléphone : 514-228-6884