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Professor V. Magdanz Lab

Looking for Master student, PhD student or Postdoc (Nanotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related) to support our project on quantum sensing of sperm.  Waterloo students preferred.

Starting date: ASAP, latest 01/2024

Supervisor: Dr. Veronika Magdanz, WIN core member, SYDE department

Project topic:

This WIN IISC joint project involves quantum sensing in sperm to detect levels of reactive oxidative species (ROS) which are known to affect sperm quality and compromise male fertility. Nanodiamonds containing nitrogen vacancy centers (NV) have shown great promise as novel probes for detecting paramagnetic species such as free radicals. Such nanodiamonds will be attached to live spermatozoa to evaluate to ability to detect ROS on different areas along the sperm. The binding performance will be evaluated in regards to location by SEM, and cell viability by fluorescent staining. ROS will be induced in the sperm cells and quantum sensing will be validated by comparison to indirect radical quantification.

Please reach out to Dr. V. Magdanz : with your CV, transcripts and motivation letter.

Applied Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory

Professor Aiping Yu

Available Positions: 

  • 3 PhD positions
    • Job Description: curiosity to explore electrochemical energy (Na-ion battery, Zn ion/supercapacitor, battery recycling).
  • 2 Post Docs
    • Job Description: sufficient knowledge of electrochemical energy and material synthesis, 2-3 first-authored papers and 1-2 reference letters.

To apply, please email: Professor Aiping Yu (