Medical and smart materials development


Position: Research Assistant Scholarship for MASc (two years), and PhD degree (four years), Postdoctoral fellow
Supervisors: Professor Y. Norman Zhou
Employer: University of Waterloo, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Work location: Waterloo
Starting date: Available immediately


The Centre for Advanced Material Joining (CAMJ) is currently engaged with Smarter Alloys Inc. ( to develop a revolutionary discovery that enhances the functionality of smart materials. We are currently working on several shape memory alloys (SMAs) devices for use in the medical, automotive, aerospace, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). This CAMJ research group is growing quickly and is seeking hard working students interested in working on cutting-edge research and development.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work on research and develop of technologies and products with industry members and graduate students. Part of your work will include the development of novel prototypes utilizing leading edge SMA technologies. The student will immediately apply their fundamental research by assisting in the design, construction, and testing of prototypes for SMA devices to be used in the aforementioned applications.


This field encompasses many areas of research. As such, we are interested in candidates from varied backgrounds, especially those with a mechatronics, biomechanical or materials background. We are looking to hire MASc, and PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows. Technical publications from previous research work are an asset.

Interested candidates may e-mail their recent curriculum vitae along with transcript.


Professor Y. Norman Zhou
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Web: Norman Zhou