Position: One PhD Student, for 3-4 years, one Master's of Applied Science (MASc) student, for 2 years
Supervised by Professor Norman Zhou and Professor Anming Hu
Employer: University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Work location: Waterloo
Starting date: Winter 2010 or Spring 2010


New opportunities have opened up for candidates to work on research projects in the fields of nanofabrication and nanojoining.  We are focusing on the growth of TiO2 nanowires, ZnO nanowire and nanotubes, Ag nanoparticles for energy applications, especially for photovoltaics and water treatment, the development of optoelectronic devices, micromechanical sensors and microelectronic packaging together with industrial sponsors.


  • Growth of TiO2 nanowire array for solar cells
  • Growth of mm-long ZnO nanowires for micromechanical sensors and nanogenerators
  • Development of nanosolders for low temperature flux-free microelectronic packaging
  • Characterization and applied fundamentals of nanodevices and molecular junction


  • University degree in material, electrical, mechanical, or mechatronics engineering, experimental/applied physics, chemical physics.
  • Willingness to travel abroad.
  • The successful candidate is innovative, responsive, communicative, and sincerely interested in the success of the research and career development.
  • Canadians and landing immigrants have priority but not required.


Professor Norman Zhou or Professor A. Hu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo
Email: nzhou@uwaterloo.ca, a2hu@uwaterloo.ca