Available positions

MIF Available Positions

The Materials Interface Foundry, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, invites applications from exceptional researchers for multiple positions in the field of Materials Interfaces. 

Candidates must have a proven record of accomplishments in research and development, demonstrated through leading publications and experience in modeling/simulation. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, and hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline with relevant experience. Duties will include undertaking active research.

Those who are interested, send the following documents to cdevaud@uwaterloo.ca with the email subject line starting with “Application for MIF”.

  • Detailed CV.
  • Research statement, reflecting plans for research, collaborations, etc.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage qualified applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

Available Positions

Postdoctoral researcher

We are seeking a recent PhD graduate to join a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Waterloo. Successful candidates will have an interest in fundamental materials innovations, advanced device design, catalysis for CO2 reduction, catalysis for ammonia synthesis, flexible electronics, neuromorphic computing, and system integration. The candidate should be highly motivated, collaborative, and open-minded. The search is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics. Interested candidates, please send your curriculum vitae with the subject “Postdoc Application”. The curriculum vitae must contain a list of links to your publications and detailed descriptions of research interests. The position will remain open until filled.

Graduate student

We are constantly seeking prospective highly motivated graduate students in the field of catalysis, neuromorphic computing and flexible electronics. Interested candidates, please send your curriculum vitae, all the transcripts, English scores, publications, and writing samples (if any) to professor Wu with the subject “Ph.D./M.S. Application”.  The Lab offers a highly interdisciplinary research program on materials for clean energy technologies and electronics including material synthesis, characterization, and device fabrication.

Undergraduate and co-op Student

We welcome highly motivated undergraduate students to join our group. We encourage undergraduates and co-op students to develop innovative ideas and conduct independent research.

Visiting scholar/student

Interested candidates, please send your curriculum vitae with the subject “Visiting Scholar/Student Application”. The curriculum vitae must contain a list of links to your publications and detailed descriptions of research interests.

Why UWaterloo?

Canada is a country welcoming international students. University of Waterloo Engineering is the top 50 Engineering school in the World. University of Waterloo has been named Canada’s most innovative university for 28 years in a row. University of Waterloo is in the area of Canadian “Silicon Valley”, a high tech area with lots of start-up and high tech companies, near global metropolitan Toronto.                                                                                                                 

If interested, please email your CV to Professor Yimin Wu yimin.wu@uwaterloo.ca