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Welcome to the Engineering Physics Co-op and Career page!

Here you will find all you need to know about opportunities in Engineering Physics, including current job postings, how to land a summer research position, and companies where our alumni work!

Careers & Job Opportunities

Careers

Engineering Physics graduates have many career options due to the flexibility developed through a broad background in mathematics, physics, materials science, electronics, computer systems and optics. There are many different job titles that describe what graduates of the Engineering Physics programme are now doing. Telecommunications, laser applications, and nuclear engineering are just a few of the career paths our graduates have focussed their attention on. Many graduates choose to continue their studies earning Masters or PhD degrees.

Our Recent Grads

Our Recent Grads

Each year, the Chair surveys recent grads and alumni and compiles the Employment Reports below:

2017 2016 2015 2014

Engineering Physics is glad to present the following opportunities:

Job Postings

Postdoc with focus on Electron-Beam Doping of Semiconductor Nanowires and Electron Holography

Company/Institution:
Technical University of Denmark

Job description: 
https://osssamarbejdet.taleo.net/careersection/dtu_external_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800008C&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00

Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate should have: 
 -  a PhD degree in Physics or equivalent.
 -  a profound knowledge of semiconductor materials, doping and nanowires.
 -  extensive experience with electron microscopy, especially with electron holography and/or ETEM related work.
Moreover we are looking for a person that:
 -  likes challenging projects.
 -  is good in time-management.
 -  takes responsibility for his/her work.

Contact: 
If you are interested please apply on-line. https://osssamarbejdet.taleo.net/careersection/dtu_external_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800008C&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00

Date Posted: 
November 21, 2018

Assistant/Associate Professor of Microsystems Engineering

See full Job Posting here.

Company/Institution: 
Rochester Institute of Technology

Job description:
The PhD. Program in Microsystems Engineering in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure and/or tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program and must have the ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Those considered for the Associate Professor level must demonstrate an established record in funded research. Research areas of special interest include: Advanced electronics and photonics integration: heterogeneous integration; post-cmos electronics; integration via the 3rd dimension; network-on-a-chip architectures; atomic photonic integration; and energy efficient devices. Biomedical microsystems: biomechanics; micro-fluidics; system-on-a-chip; tissues and organs on a chip; and micro-sensors. Quantum devices and systems with applications in communications and sensing: quantum devices and systems; cyber-physical systems; and quantum-assisted sensing. Information about the program can be found at: http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/microsystems/

Qualifications: 

•     A doctorate in engineering or a related area from an accredited university.
•     An established record in publication in peer reviewed journals
•     An established funded research program
•     An established teaching record
Required Minimum Education Level                          PhD
Faculty Type (Tenure Status)                                     Tenure-Track, Tenured
Faculty Discipline                                                         Microsystems Engineering
Faculty Rank                                                                 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Employment Category                                                 Fulltime
 

Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Research
Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty  Keyword Search 4131BR. Please submit
your: online application; curriculum vita; cover letter; and upload the following attachments:
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• List of Publications
• Names and contact information of four references
Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Date Posted: 
November 13, 2018

Device Physics Co-op (APPLE)

Company/Institution: 
APPLE, California

Job description/Qualifications: 
They are interested in hiring a graduate level co-op student for 12 weeks as soon as possible. 
Device Physics Co-op (12 weeks)
Starting in January (or before if available)
Experience in organic semiconductor research for LEDs would be an asset
Open to students with a photovoltaic background and students with inorganic semiconductor experience
Location would be in California

Contact: 
Christine Rich
Career Development and Relationship Manager
Engineering Co-op and Career Services
Faculty of Engineering
JHE H306
richc2@mcmaster.ca

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Optical Sensor Expert

Company/Institution: 
Huawei Technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Build leading competitiveness of optical monitoring, carry out the system design for the optical monitoring feature of transport network products
  • Plan and make breakthroughs in research of key technologies for optical monitoring
  • Be responsible for the cultivation of professional technical talents in optical monitoring and the development of the talent pipeline

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in successful R&D of optical monitoring products or key technologies. Open to all experience levels (entry, intermediate, and senior)
  • Deep understanding of optical monitoring principles and key algorithms, and ability to research and develop new optical monitoring technologies
  • Deep understanding of optical communication systems, especially coherent optical systems, digital signal processing
  • In-depth understanding of the optical monitoring industry and technology development trend, and ability to research and innovate in key optical monitoring technologies or components
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) skill desirable
  • Bachelors degree or above in optics, optoelectronics, semiconductor, and other related majors of key universities, PhD preferred

Contact: 
Please apply here.

Date Posted: 
October 23, 2018

Optical System Expert - Long Haul & Metro

Company/Institution: 
Huawei Technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Build the leading competitiveness of optical systems of transport network products through optical system design and architecture design.
  • Make breakthroughs in key technologies of optical systems or optical subsystems and ensure that technologies are ready for products.
  • Be responsible for the cultivation of professional technical talents in optical systems and the development of the talent pipeline.

Requirements:

  • At least eight years of experience in the development and design of long haul or metro WDM optical systems, and the developed or designed products or key features have leading competitiveness in the industry.
  • Deep understanding of the principles of key subsystems such as optical amplifier, OADM, ROADM, and optical transceiver modules, and track record in development and design.
  • In-depth understanding of the optical industry and technology development trend, and industry cooperation and innovation capabilities.
  • Bachelor's degree or above in optics, optoelectronics, semiconductor, and other related majors of key universities, PhD preferred.

Contact: 
Please apply here.

Date Posted: 
October 23, 2018

Experimental Physicist (PhD)

Company/Institution: 
D-Wave Systems Inc. 
3033 Beta Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia

Job description: 

About us:

D-Wave is looking for exceptionally motivated people who love to see the impact of their work on a daily basis, who are driven to ensure the success of the company, and who want to be a part of something special. We are working to radically change what is possible with computers by leading the effort to commercialize quantum computing.

 
D-Wave’s systems are multi-disciplinary in nature, spanning physics, mechanical engineering, cryogenics engineering, low noise analog and digital electronics, conventional computer networking, and a low magnetic field environment. The company's flagship product, the D-Wave 2000Q, is built around a novel superconducting quantum processor designed to exploit quantum resources known to offer large computational speedups on some problems. Our systems are currently being used by customers such as Lockheed Martin, NASA, Google, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Oakridge National Laboratory. We have recently published results with the D-Wave 2000Q system in Science and Nature.  

 

Position Description:
 
In this challenging and exciting position, you will be responsible for identifying and solving problems arising in the design, development, and performance of advanced superconducting quantum processors.  

Responsibilities Include:
 

  • Design, test, and analysis of quantum information processors  
  • Design and implement novel experiments to debug and develop hardware
  • Develop a code base for calibrating and operating processors  
  • Document experimental results in a clear manner
  • Communication with internal teams such as marketing, intellectual property, and engineering

Required Qualifications: 

  • D. in experimental physics required; recent post-doc or equivalent research experience preferred
  • Experience in microwave characterization of superconducting qubits
  • Experience working with dilution refrigerators and low noise electronics and measurements
  • Strong software engineering skills related to data acquisition, experimental design and data analysis
  • Proven ability to publish results of experimental work in peer-reviewed journals  
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Common Lisp
  • Highly motivated to work with practical quantum computing systems  
  • Creative, energetic, self-motivated individual who can work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team  
  • Able to work in a time-sensitive environment on a wide variety of problems  
  • Excellent communication skills

Contact: 
Apply here: https://www.dwavesys.com/careers/experimental-physicist-phd-0

Date Posted: 
September 25, 2018

Optical Engineer

Company/Institution: 
FLIR Systems 
Richmond, CA

Job description: 

At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented and motivated Optical Engineer to join this exceptional and highly engaged team!

About The Role

  • Evaluate visible light lenses and imaging camera systems
  • Integrate lens/sensor modules onto our camera platform
  • Support manufacturing in testing and quality assurance
  • Recommend and specify lens for camera applications
  • Work with vendors for lens design, evaluation and MTF testing

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar fields with an optical emphasis
  • 5 years’ optics experience related to visible light cameras
  • Experience in lab set up and testing methods
  • Experience with Zemax OpticStudio
  • A strong work ethic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Image quality test experience
  • MATLAB/C++ programming experience
  • Image processing experience
  • Experience with 3D parametric modeling software

About FLIR IIS

FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions (IIS), a division of FLIR systems, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machine vision digital cameras. Our cameras are vital components in the fast growing, transformative industries of robotics, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, virtual reality and medical/life sciences.

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: 
Apply here: https://flir.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/flircareers

Date Posted: 
September 25, 2018

Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Engineer

Company/Institution: 
Redlen Technologies Inc. 
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Job description: 

Company Overview

Redlen Technologies Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high resolution semiconductor (CZT) detectors which are enabling a new generation of high performance medical and security detection and imaging equipment including nuclear cardiology, CT scanning, baggage scanning and dirty bomb detection.

With international demand growing for our industry-leading products Redlen offers a fantastic opportunity for those interested in making a difference in a fast paced high growth environment.

 

Job Description- Semiconductor Manufacturing Engineer

 

Reporting to the Process Development and Process Engineering Manager, the successful applicant will assume a key role in the growth, development, fabrication and testing of the company’s semiconductor radiation detector products. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and optimizing semiconductor growth and fabrication processes such as furnace operations, wafer slicing, annealing, lapping, polishing, metallization, photolithography, etching, passivation, encapsulation, etc.;
  • Conducting performance testing of materials and devices and providing feedback to crystal growth, wafer processing, sensor fabrication and module assembly;
  • Designing and executing Design of Experiments (DOE) and conducting statistical analysis of data for process optimization and reporting;
  • Documenting the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for various manufacturing processes;
  • Carrying out continuous improvement opportunities utilizing a wide variety of basic analytical techniques (run charts, histograms, Pareto charts);
  • Developing process automation solutions to improve quality, increase capacity, and reduce cost;
  • Contributing to the tech transfer function between R&D, Facilities Engineering and Manufacturing;
  • Conducting failure analysis and troubleshooting of non-conforming manufactured product to determine root cause; and
  • Provide support for training and certification of Production Technicians;

Experience

Required:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in semiconductor material and device fabrication;
  • Hands-on furnace operations, crystal polishing, chemical processing and/or clean room experience;
  • A strong background in manufacturing process engineering;
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment;
  • Knowledge of semiconductor device testing and standard electrical test equipment;
  • Statistical analysis experience using JMP or MiniTab software; and
  • Project management experience and production scheduling.

Skills/Additional requirements:

  • A very hands-on and innovative individual that works well in a team environment;
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to work with limited supervision; and
  • Demonstrated positive attitude and self-motivation

Education

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science, physics or equivalent.

Contact: 
Apply here: https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/6133013.jobs?ShowJob=134306450

Date Posted: 
September 25, 2018

Faculty Position in Montreal (Materials Physics)

Company/Institution:
Polytechnique Montréal 

Job description/Qualifications:
Click here for details!

Contact:
Professor Alain Rochefort
Department Head
Department of Engineering Physics
Polytechnique Montréal
P.O. Box 6079, Downtown Station
Montréal, Québec H3C 3A7
CANADA
E-mail: postes@phys.polymtl.ca

Date Posted:
July 26, 2018. Deadline to apply: August 9th 4:30PM.

Optical Systems Engineer

Company/Institution: 
Lumen Dynamics

Job description/Qualifications: 
View Attachment.

Contact: 
Dr. Fang, qfang@mcmaster.ca 

Date Posted: 
June 15, 2018

Senior Optical Engineer, April 2018

Company/Institution: 
Savormetrics, http://savormetrics.com/

Job description/Qualifications: 
Senior Optical EngineerJob Details

Contact: 
careers@Savormetrics.com

Date Posted: 
April 19, 2018

Postdoc in in-situ TEM

Company/Institution: 
Lund University in Sweden

Job description: 
We are looking for a Postdoc to work on in-situ TEM of semiconductor nanostructure growth. The ideal candidate will have strong experience with TEM as well as knowledge of crystal growth. Information and instructions how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is March 23.

Contact: 
Kimberly Dick Thelander

Date Posted: 
March 2, 2018

PhD student in in-situ TEM

Company/Institution: 
Lund University in Sweden

Job description: 
We are recruiting a PhD student for a joint project between Lund University and DTU Nanotech (Denmark), involving in-situ TEM using microfabricated heater chips. The PhD student will be employed at DTU and will split their time between DTU and Lund. Information and instructions how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is March 19.

Contact: 
Kimberly Dick Thelander

Date Posted: 
March 2, 2018

Post-doctoral Fellow Position: Medical Imaging Physicist

Job Posting

Company/Institution:
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University

Job description/Qualifications:
Johns Hopkins University has a post-doctoral fellow position currently open for medical imaging research projects. The candidates
will be exposed to a unique training and research environment in a variety of imaging modalities. The post-doctoral research fellow will have access to start-of-the-art imaging systems and a high-end computer cluster. Applicants should have a Ph.D in Physics, Engineering, or a related field. Strong analytical, programming, and experimental skills are desirable. Details of research projects can be find on their website

Contact:
Interested individuals should send a C.V., letter of interest, and contacts of three references by email to Dr. Yong Du (duyong@jhu.edu), Assistant Professor of Radiology.

Date Posted:
January 24, 2018

Excelitas Technologies Corp.

Company/Institution: 
Excelitas Technologies Corp., www.excelitas.com

Job description: 
Optical engineers needed. Work in laser and LED based biophotonics.

Qualifications: 
Ideally with a Masters or PhD in optics.

Contact: 
Eric Sorensen, Erik.Sorensen@excelitas.com  

Date Posted: 
January 18, 2018

Postdoctoral Positions in Biomedical Optics and Biosensing

Company/Institution: 
Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Harvard medical school and Massachusetts General Hospital

Job description: 
Click here for more details.  

Qualifications: 
Looking for graduating PhD students, with a long history of demonstrated excellence in research and training in Optics and Photonics.

Contact: 
Seemantini Nadkarni, snadkarni@mgh.harvard.edu

Date Posted: 
January 17, 2018

Junior Engineer

Company/Institution: 
L3 MAPPS (http://www.mapps.l3t.com/)

Job description: 
L3 MAPPS is seeking a junior engineer to assist in building a nuclear power plant simulator in Japan. The main job is to support the plant design and software development. The work location is Montreal (near airport).

Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in nuclear, electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering. Proficiency in English and Japanese is required.

Contact: 
For further details, contact Shinya Nagasaki, nagasas@mcmaster.ca

Date Posted: 
Jan 2, 2018

CLOSED: IBEHS Fall 2018 UG Teaching Assistants

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
IBEHS Biomed Eng &  Health Sci, McMaster University

Job description: 
See more information on Mosaic

Qualifications:
Undergraduate student enrolled in an Engineering or BHSc program, have completed Level II, have proficiency with the English language, have related teaching experience, are motivated and have a Cumulative Average above 7.5.  Preference may be given to applicants who have experience running labs and tutorials.  This position is restricted to applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree. Hiring decisions are also restricted by the applicant’s timetable versus our specific scheduling needs. If you are being considered your schedule will be requested from you in July and will be required to attend our mandatory IBEHS 1 orientation meeting which will be scheduled for early September.

Contact: 
Sinah Lee
Please apply on Mosaic!

Date Posted: 
March 19, 2018 

CLOSED: Electro-optics Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
L3 Wescam, http://www.wescam.com/

Job description: 
Experience in electro-optics

Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s, M.A.Sc., or Ph.D.

Contact: 
Vincent Hamel, Manager, Electro-Optical Engineering, L-3 Wescam, 905-633-4001 x2168, Vincent.Hamel@L-3com.com 

Date Posted: 
October 20, 2017

CLOSED: Postdoctoral Position

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
RIT’s Nanopower Research Laboratory

Job description: 
More information can be found here!

Qualifications: 
Seeking talented individuals with extensive crystal growth and thin films/nanomaterials characterization experience.

Contact: 
Parsian K. Mohseni, Assistant Professor, Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. Program, Rochester Institute of Technology, 585-475-7262, pkmeen@rit.edu

Date Posted: 
October 4, 2017

CLOSED: Cymer Careers

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 


Company/Institution:
 
Cymer Careers, https://cymercareers.com/page/engineering-30

Job description: 
https://cymercareers.com/page/engineering-30

Qualifications: 
https://cymercareers.com/page/engineering-30

Contact: 
https://cymercareers.com/page/engineering-30

Date Posted: 
October 2, 2017

CLOSED: Cleanroom Fabrication Assistant

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
Single Quantum, a company based in Delft, The Netherlands

Job description: 
The work will consist of:

  • Cleanroom fabrication using different machines:
    • Electron Beam Lithography
    • UV lithography
    • Wet bench
    • Etching
    • Evaporation
    • Resistance measurements
  •  Assembly and wire bonding of chips in holder

Click for more information!

Qualifications: 
We ask

  • Cleanroom experience necessary;
  • Experience in Kavli Nanolab in Delft is a big plus;
  • Precise working attitude;
  • Get-on and do it mentality;
  • MBO or higher technical degree;
  • High sense of responsibility and commitment;
  • Adequate English language skills in speech and writing.
  • Hands on experience in high tech production environment is an advantage;

We provide:

  • Dynamic and informal environment of a start-up company operating internationally
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working times possible

Contact: 
Send your CV, motivation letter and 2 references to: info@singlequantum.com

Date Posted: 
September 22, 2017

CLOSED: Solar Engineer (Ottawa Office)

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
Leidos, Ottawa

Job description: 
http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/1341844/Solar-Project-Engineer/

Qualifications: 
Candidates must have experience within solar industry, and that will be a substantial portion of the work, but we may also be interested in those that can offer additional areas of knowledge and expertise in the engineering energy sector.  Candidates must be competent with both independent and team work, and possess strong communications skills in English. 

Contact: 
If you are interested please apply on-line.  You may also forward the resume&cover letter directly to jhaysom@uottawa.ca
http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/1341844/Solar-Project-Engineer/

Date Posted: 
September 15, 2017

CLOSED: Nuclear Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
RadComm Systems Corp., Oakville, Ontario

Job description:
Seeking a graduate student preferably with a PhD level and some work experience in the area of Nuclear Engineering.  The candidate must have a very good understanding of nuclear statistical signal processing and isotope spectral recognition.  

Qualifications:
preferably a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering

Contact:
Steve Steranka, President, ssteranka@radcommsystems.com

Date Posted:
Aug 30, 2017

CLOSED: Postdoctoral Fellow

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
Weizmann Institute, Israel

Job description:
Postdoctoral position in a nanowire MBE growth project. The project will grow nanowires made of topological materials (e.g. SnTe) to study topology in the mesoscopic regime.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline

Contact:
Haim Beidenkopf, haim.beidenkopf@weizmann.ac.il

Date Posted:
Jun 14, 2017

CLOSED: Senior Optical Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
Savormetrics, http://savormetrics.com/

Job description:
Senior Optical Engineer

Qualifications:
optical design, free space and integrated optical elements

Contact:
Harjeet Bajaj, CEO, harjeet@savormetrics.com

Date Posted:
May 5, 2017

CLOSED: Optical Systems Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
Excelitas Technologies Corp., www.excelitas.com

Job description:
The applicant will lead an optics project and must have knowledge of electronics, thermal design and optics

Qualifications:
Graduate degree with optics experience

Contact:
Erik Sorensen, 905-812-4344, 1-800-668-8752, Erik.Sorensen@excelitas.com 

Date Posted:
May 3, 2017

CLOSED: Senior Optical Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 


Company/Institution:
Thalmic Labs, https://www.thalmic.com/

Job description:
the applicant will lead an optics-based project

Qualifications:
Master’s or Ph.D.

Contact:
Carlos Smits, Talent Acquisition Manager, Thalmic Labs, 1-888-777-2546, carlos.smits@thalmic.com

Date Posted:
Apr 30, 2017

CLOSED: Systems Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
ATS, http://www.atsautomation.com/

Job description:
ATS is looking to add to their Systems Engineering group on a permanent basis. The best fit would be a Masters graduate with a background/interest/hobby in systems engineering (mechanical, optical, electrical knowledge) – a perfect fit for Engineering Physics.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Engineering Physics

Contact:
Dain Jensen, Recruiter, djensen@atsautomation.com

Date Posted:
Apr 17, 2017

CLOSED: PhD or Postdoctoral Scientist at Lund University

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
Lund University, Sweden

Job description: 
Goal of the project is the understanding and design of atomically controlled crystal phase heterostructures
as templates for atomic surface engineering and for the exploration of new excitonic and
topological phases in 2D and 3D confined systems. 
See more here!

Contact: 
Kimberly Dick Thelander

Date Posted: 
October 31, 2017

CLOSED: Senior Optical Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
Savormetrics Inc.

Job description/Qualifications:
Read here.

Contact:
Applications will be accepted until position is filled Please note, only suitable candidates will be contacted.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@Savormetrics.com

Date Posted:
November 17, 2017

CLOSED: iBioMed Laboratory Technician

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
IBEHS Biomed Eng &  Health Sci, McMaster University

Job description: 
The Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster University have jointly developed an interdisciplinary undergraduate program entitled Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS).  This unique program aims to build strong foundations in both engineering and the health sciences, integrating biological and medical sciences with engineering and physical sciences. This position will manage and coordinate activities related to undergraduate design projects and laboratories within the IBEHS program. This position will be responsible for ensuring that safety procedures are considered and implemented into all the teaching activities in the labs; providing a safe working environment for students and staff, as well as taking corrective actions to prevent potentially hazardous situations; training of Teaching Assistants to use all equipment safely; testing of existing labs and design activities to ensure they are optimized prior to undergrad students' arrival; designing and preparing biomedical-related experiential learning activities; supporting undergraduate labs and design projects throughout the academic term; designing and maintaining a server for all computing equipment in the lab and design space.  The successful candidate will participate in design, selection and purchase of new laboratory and experiential learning equipment whether hardware or software (e.g., 3D Printers, microcontroller kits, data acquisition systems, benchtop imaging equipment, biomaterials testing equipment), and will acquire and maintain expertise in all new software or hardware used (including performing maintenance/repairs as needed). .  This position will also identify needs for prototyping, analysis, and testing of design projects (hand tools, small electronics components), and will determine inventory/storage needs, expected usage/distribution and re-stocking/maintenance requirements over time.  The successful incumbent will provide direction and support to TAs assigned to the lab and must ensure that safety and operating protocols are adhered to at all times. 
See more information on Mosaic

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study. Requires 3 years of relevant experience.

Contact: 
Alexa Huang
Please apply on Mosaic!

Date Posted: 
October 30, 2017

CLOSED: Research Associate in Advanced Photodetector Devices and Systems

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution: 
Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS), Cardiff University

Job description/Qualifications/Contact: 
Read more here

Date Posted: 
October 30, 2017

CLOSED: Optical Engineer (Thin Film Coatings)

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
Apple

Job description:
Apple is seeking an enthusiastic engineer to support display panel design and integration of Apple products by leading overall investigation on advanced display optical coatings. You will work with both suppliers and internal teams at Apple to shape the display related technologies that go into Apple products.

Qualifications:
Apple is looking for people who have a core knowledge of optics, thin films, and material science. MS or PhD in Optics, Engineering Physics, Material Science, Physics or equivalent with 3+ years of experience in related field.

Contact:
Avery Yuen, Apple, PPO Optics, avery_yuen@apple.com

Date Posted:
Mar 18, 2016

CLOSED: Electro-optics Engineer

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE POSTINGS. 

Company/Institution:
L3 Wescam, http://www.wescam.com/

Job description:
Experience in electro-optics

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s, M.A.Sc., or Ph.D.

Contact:
Vincent Hamel, Manager, Electro-Optical Engineering, L-3 Wescam, 905-633-4001 x2168, Vincent.Hamel@L-3com.com

Date Posted:
Sept 10, 2015

Undergrad Student Research Profiles

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Our Engineering Physics faculty have opportunities for current undergraduate students to work as an Undergraduate Student Researcher during the summer. In order to find one of these positions, first look at our Faculty page to review each faculty member’s interests, and contact them directly with your CV about the possibility of working with them. Be sure to reach out early as there are limited spots open.

Past Summer Research Students in Eng Phys!

Samantha Scarfe, Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fang

Samantha Scarfe, Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fang

In Dr. Fang’s group I am studying ways of implementing optical technologies such as digital holography into optofluidic devices that can be used for point of care applications, such as urinalysis. We aim to be able to image biomarkers such as bacteria and blood cells with a resolution of 1-10 microns using holographic techniques.

Devan Wagner, Undergraduate Summer Researcher with Dr. Luxat

Devan Wagner, Undergraduate Summer Researcher with Dr. Luxat

Devan worked with Dr. Luxat on a simulation package to address the electricity needs of Canada, and how the nuclear industry can meet the growing demand. This program allows the user to input nearly every variable describing different types of nuclear reactors and their associated fuel cycles. The program determines things such as the best type, and the number of reactors to deploy in any given year in order to minimize costs or wasted supply. Meanwhile, the entire fuel cycle is tracked, which allows us to examine areas for further improvement with fuel reprocessing and recycling. Lastly, he modelled the nuclear reactions occurring in the reactor and after discharge so we can get an accurate picture of the waste and address the issue of long term storage. This project has allowed Devan to use both Engineering Physics and Engineering Management knowledge to address problems in the areas of reactor physics, software development, as well as economics.

Rita Waseem, Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fang

Rita Waseem, Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fang

In Dr. Fang's group, I am currently working alongside Nehad Hermiz, a PhD candidate in the biomedical engineering department. I am using the Lifetime Fluorescence Microscopy and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) to study protein interactions.

Amit Rao, Summer Research Assistant with Dr. LaPierre

Amit Rao, Summer Research Assistant with Dr. LaPierre

Summer research with Dr. LaPierre was fantastic. I had the ability to learn and test new techniques such as using the scanning electron microscope; which was quite exciting as you are able to image samples and patterns that are on the scale of nanometers, yet the images are very clear and distinct. These techniques can be applied to many forms of research and industry techniques. Working on my research project was extremely fun as I encountered many different variables affecting the results and figuring out to solve those obstacles is what made the project interesting.

Mitch Lemieux, Research Assistant with Dr. Nagasaki

Mitch Lemieux, Research Assistant with Dr. Nagasaki

Dr. Nagasaki is currently researching how Selenium (an element commonly found in spent nuclear fuel), interacts with different minerals found in the Canadian Shield. My duties during the summer included setting up experiments to measure the adsorption and absorption of Selenium on these minerals, as well as running computer simulations to compare with our experimental results. The end goal of this research is to enable the safe, long-term storage of spent fuel in the deep geological repository being built in Ontario.

Diana Dumitrescu, Summer Research Student with Dr. Turak

Diana Dumitrescu, Summer Research Student with Dr. Turak

Research Assistance with Dr. Turak

My project focused on the synthesis of tin oxide nanoparticles through reverse micelles and the strategies for controlling their planar arrangements. Our goal was to achieve a highly ordered array (as close to a hexagonal lattice as possible), in order to leave the least amount of gaps and maximizing the density of the deposited nanoparticles. My job was to perform a series of experiments, supported by methods discussed in the literature, to modify the spatial arrangement of the micelles. Working over the summer was a fantastic experience and allowed me to learn many lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom.

Morgan Richard, Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fang

Morgan Richard, Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fang

Research Assistance with Dr. Fang

The engineering physics group I am working with is developing a multiplexed confocal high content imaging system, designed to surpass spinning disc confocal microscopy and provide new methods to image biological systems. My work on the project is to assist in the development of this system, primarily through programming hardware control, user interfaces, and also troubleshooting unexpected behaviours in optical systems. Throughout the summer and into the year I have met amazing coworkers who have helped me develop my understanding of photonics and programming. These coworkers helped me break down many optics focused papers, and kept the direction of the project well defined when issues arose. I find this work extremely fulfilling as it gives me a chance to develop my understanding of optics, explore new aspects of biophotonics, and develop my skills in programming. I am learning very useful skills that encompass the complete design and construction of a system and would recommend anybody who’s given the opportunity to make the most out of it because it can be a life-changing experience.

About Co-op

Engineering Physics students have participated in the co-op program while completing their degree. If you are interested in learning about their experiences, check out the info below! Contact Engineering Co-Op and Career Services for more information about how to complete a co-op of your own!

Undergrad Engineering Physics Students in Co-Op!

Brian McCrindle

Brian McCrindle

Placement: Wescam's Electro-Optical Engineering Department

"The work I focused on during my Co-op in Wescam's Electro-Optical Engineering department varied anywhere from software modelling and implementation in Matlab, to in-lab testing, validation, and design of the Electro-Optical equipment and algorithms used within Wescam systems. While in this fast paced, advanced, and challenging environment, I had exposure to Image Processing, Laser Physics, and everything in between! A fantastic Co-op."

 

Amit Rao

Amit Rao

Placement: Wescam's Electro-Optical Engineering Department

"At wescam I work on the various aspect of Electro-Optics engineering including hardware testing and analysis of results as well as software modelling of various algorithms using matlab and other software programs. Working at L3 WESCAM has provided me with the ability to get hands on experience on technolgies that are not taught in class and get great outside the classroom learning experience which Wescam encourages during my co-op experience!"

Graduate Engineering Physics Students in Co-Op!

Tahereh Majdi

Tahereh Majdi

Placement: Apple Inc. Headquarters in Cupertino, CA

 

"I will be working as a Hardware Engineering Intern, part of the Panel Process & Optics team, for four months at the Apple Inc. headquarters located in Cupertino, CA. My main goal is creating flexible scientific computing scripts to model and analyze thin films used for optical interference coatings and to experimentally verify these models."

Kai Groves

Kai Groves

Placement: Amec Foster Wheeler

 

Kai Groves will be doing an internship with Amec Foster Wheeler from September 10th to December 21st.

Matt Vukovic

Matt Vukovic

Placement: Ranovus Inc.

Matt Vukovic is doing an internship at Ranovus Inc. – a leading Canadian technology company in the field of optical communications technology based out of Ottawa. The focus of the internship will be on characterizing semiconductor materials and devices for use in optical systems. Matt is doing the  internship for 1 term.

Joshua Racette

Joshua Racette

Placement: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL), in Berkeley California.

I was able to secure a visiting researcher position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL), in Berkeley California this summer with the Energy Geosciences Division. This was an exciting opportunity for me as I was able to learn Molecular Dynamic (MD) simulation from some of the leading researchers in this field, Drs. Benjamin Gilbert and Piotr Zarzycki. Working as a graduate student under Dr. Shinya Nagasaki, he and I have started a collaboration with LBNL to explore the diffusion of radionuclides, Neptunium for example, in bentontite clay. This research will be beneficial to accurately show that through sorption experiments, the physical process of radionuclide migration is being properly handled. I spent the majority of my summer learning the principles and pitfalls associated with MD simulation. I am now able to successfully model the behaviour of NpO­2+ in water. I will continue to build this model to incorporate a wide range of conditions that will be expected at the Deep Geologic Repository in Canada, including other various radionuclides. I completed an undergraduate degree with Engineering Physics in the nuclear field, and then having the ability to learn a new field of research is exciting. The ability to learn this in California was incredible. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to research in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, while I was still able to be a tourist to San Francisco and the Bay area. I look forward to returning and continuing my research in a gorgeous part of the world. 

Engineering Co-op and Career Services

If you're interested in gaining experience while completing your degree, check out the info below!

High School Student Opportunities

What is Engineering Physics?

Engineering Physics is the investigation and application of fundamental principles of physics to create the next generation of technology. We are pushing the forefront of modern physics to better the world through technological advancement. We are solving the grand challenges of the future such as energy supply, human health, digital information and communications technology, and renewable energy.

The Department of Engineering Physics in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University includes opportunities in Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Geometrical Optics, Energy and Society, Quantum Mechanics, Biotechnology, and more.

The Department of Engineering Physics offers a High School Co-op program. The Co-op program allows students to conduct research with world-class faculty and facilities, and experience the university research and learning environment while earning High School credits.

 

How Do I Apply?

Submit a transcript of grades (credit counseling summary), a cover letter explaining why you want to do a co-op in Engineering Physics, and a short resume (1-2 pages) to Nicole Macdonald (macdonne@mcmaster.ca).  

The applicant should show proficiency in Math and Science, with an overall average of at least 88%. The department will review the application and schedule an interview if the student meets our academic requirements. Students eligible for this opportunity must be enrolled in their high school's co-op program.

Where Will I Work?

You will work in the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University. Depending on the project, you will be trained to work in state-of-the-art labs in various disciplines including nano- and micro-devices (nanotechnology), nuclear engineering, energy systems, biomedical engineering, or photonics.

Who Will be my Supervisor?

A faculty supervisor and project will be identified at the time of the interview depending on the applicant’s interests. 

What Projects Will I Work on?

Projects are available in nano- and micro-devices (nanotechnology), nuclear engineering, energy systems, biomedical engineering, and photonics.

Contact the department for more information.

Nicole Macdonald (macdonne@mcmaster.ca).  

The SHSM is a specialized High School program that allows grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. Engineering Physics at McMaster offers opportunities in the following SHSM fields: (1) Energy, (2) Information and Communications Technology, and (3) Manufacturing. Contact the department for more information: macdonne@mcmaster.ca

The Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP) at McMaster offers 2-week summer programs in Engineering Physics. Students will conduct hands-on labs in Photonics, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Energy, and Biomedical Engineering.

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The Department of Engineering Physics specializes in Nanotechnology Engineering, Energy Systems
Engineering, Photonics Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.

All of our Areas of Specialization can be found here!

High School Student Profiles

Noor Toeama

Noor Toeama

"During my summer internship, I was supported by my mentors and the supervising professor, Dr. Soleymani, to run my own research on nanodevice fabrication. I learned how to complete interesting labs and was guided throughout the project to interperet the results of the experiments. I really enjoyed my internship because I was given the trust and responsibility from my mentors to use the equipment and complete the research independently. I was also invited to the weekly meetings with the professor and other students and got to present my findings from the project. Throughout the entire experience, my mentors and Dr. Soleymani included me in everything, and ensured that I was heard by listening to my questions and suggestions. Although I was only there for a month, I learned so much about nanotechnology, the applications of biosensors, and how research in such fields is conducted.
Some of my duties during the internship were: cutting polymer substrates using the craft-cutter, sputtering substrate samples with different metals, cleaning the substrates in the plasma cleaner, testing the photocurrent using the Zahner equipment, preparing electrolytes solutions, depositing Titania nanoparticles onto the substrates, and baking the polymers at high temperatures to complete the wrinkling method. Moreover, some of the important skills I learned were how to: investigate and conduct research, prepare presentations for project updates, apply knowledge from published papers into the experiments, collect and analyse data, ask for cristisms and suggestions, explain my findngs, and work with other students and a professor in a laboratory setting."

- Noor Toeama, Grade 12 Student at Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School; Supervisor: Dr. Leyla Soleymani

Dante Pereira

Dante Pereira

“My experience in the lab has been absolutely unforgettable! From learning all new skills to assist Dr. Kitai in constructing a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), to asking him my never ending questions on all topics to do with engineering and physics, to getting a true understanding on how this career path is perfect for me, I don’t regret the decision to do my co op placement here one bit! I would gladly do this for another semester in a heart beat!”

- Dante Pereira, Grade 11 Student at Bishop Tonnos; Supervisor: Dr. Adrian Kitai

Angela Tollis

Angela Tollis

"Applying to my current co-op position within McMaster’s Engineering Physics department was one of the best decisions I have made for my education and my own personal enjoyment. Many high school students tend to lack hands-on learning experiences, deeming us unable to fully understand our studies and disconnecting its real-world applications. When I was interviewed for a potential position as a co-op intern for Dr. Turak’s Research Group, I had little knowledge regarding what Engineering Physics was, how it contributes to today’s society, and how I would be able to contribute as a grade twelve student with my level of education. As school started back up in September, I settled into my co-op and found that there was a substantial learning curve to be conquered with the help of Dr. Turak and her research students. Within the first few weeks, I completed multiple safety trainings and quickly learned how to use lab equipment and materials such as the glovebox, spin coater, vacuum sealed containers, and various acids, bases, and solutions. One of the bigger challenges was adapting to our weekly meetings, which require all research group members to present their weekly tasks and findings. The group was extremely kind and helpful as I worked to improve my presentations and confidence. My five-month experience was quickly speeding by, filled with an assortment of experiments and tasks for the purpose of different projects and reports. As I near the end of my co-op term, I am reflecting on all the various skills and experiences I have been able to acquire in Engineering Physics, many which I would not otherwise have until my late university career. High school students aren’t typically entrusted with using a 3D printer, analyzing Atomic Force Microscope images, performing chemical experiments, or re-building a portable glovebox. We also typically don’t become friends with hard-working Master and PhD students, let alone work alongside them. McMaster has always been and will continue to be my dream university to attend in post-secondary for Engineering. Through my high school experience in Engineering Physics, I am even more excited for the future, and hope to consider the stream as a possible destination of study in the future.
McMaster Engineering Physics has proven to be an enjoyable, interesting, and education-filled area of study with a friendly, hard-working faculty. They have inspired me to continue with my goal to become an engineer and to keep working hard through determination, grit, and motivation.
All there is left to say is, from the bottom of my heart, thank you."

- Angela Tollis, Grade 12 Student at Saint Mary CSS; Supervisor: Dr. Ayse Turak

Alumni Profiles

Here you can find Engineering Physics Alumni Profiles!

Paul Kuyanov

Paul Kuyanov

Paul Kuyanov is an alumnus of Engineering Physics at McMaster University (B.Eng. in Engineering Physics and Management, 2011; Ph.D. in Engineering Physics, 2017). Since 2017, Paul has been an optical systems engineer at North (formerly Thalmic Labs) in Kitchener/Waterloo.

He participated in the development of North’s pair of smart glasses, which utilize a hologram to project a user interface directly on the retina.

Nancy Burnham

Nancy Burnham

B.Eng. '90, Engineering Physics

Engineering Human Solutions

Ash Beigi

Ash Beigi

Ash Beigi has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics & Management (2010) from McMaster University. Ash's career has been focused on the business development of high-tech platform solutions for high-performance instrumentation, real-time control, and industrial IoT. He has deployed solutions into a wide range of industries including oil & gas, energy, agriculture, aerospace, consumer electronics, and mining. Ash has served as a Product Marketing Engineer, Account Manager, Field Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Representative, and Operations Engineering Intern. He has held positions at National Instruments and Northern Light Technologies. Ash is currently an MBA candidate at the Schulich School of Business.

Alok Ajmera

Alok Ajmera

B.Eng.Mgt. '03, Engineering Physics

Professional Problem Solver at Work

Ruth Rayman

Ruth Rayman

B.Eng.Mgt. '84, Engineering Physics

Making Light Work for Canada

Geordie Rose (Click for more information!)

Geordie Rose (Click for more information!)

Geordie graduated from McMaster with a B. Eng. from Engineering Physics in 1994 with a solid state devices focus.  He then earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia with Philip Stamp, studying the effects of nuclear spins on decoherence in molecular magnets. 

Paul LoRegio

Paul LoRegio

B.Eng. '94, Engineering Physics

The Optics of Engineering a New Life

Parsian Mohseni (Click for more information)

Parsian Mohseni (Click for more information)

Parsian Mohseni completed his B.Eng. in Engineering Physics in 2005. He continued this work from 2011-2015 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Dr. Xiuling Li. 

Avery Yuen

Avery Yuen

Avery Yuen,  B.Eng.Mgt, Engineering Physics & Management, 2005, Ph.D, Engineering Physics, 2011.

Chris Haapamaki  (Click for more information!)

Chris Haapamaki (Click for more information!)

Chris graduated with a B.Eng. in Engineering Physics in 2007. Finding research in the Department of Engineering Physics a very positive and engaging experience, Chris decided to pursue a Ph.D. under Prof. LaPierre’s supervision.

Joel Hilchey

Joel Hilchey

Engineering Physics Alumni, Joel Hilchey, was featured as the keynote speaker in the 2014 Student Leadership Conference.

Paul Kempf (Click for more information!)

Paul Kempf (Click for more information!)

Paul Kempf received a Master’s in Engineering Physics, specializing in opto-electronics, from McMaster University in 1984.

Lauren D\'Amico (Click for more information!)

Lauren D'Amico (Click for more information!)

Lauren D’Amico graduated from the Engineering Physics and Management program in 2005.

Zachary Strong (Click for more information!)

Zachary Strong (Click for more information!)

Zachary recently completed his sixth year of Engineering Physics & Management at McMaster University, where he is a well-known student leader. 

Ian Hill (Click for more information!)

Ian Hill (Click for more information!)

Ian Hill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (B.Eng. 04’) and was the first M.A.Sc. McMaster graduate from the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) program (’06).

Dr. Robert Walker (Click for more information)

Dr. Robert Walker (Click for more information)

Following Dr. Walker's M.Eng in Engineering Physics and PhD in Electrical Engineering, Robert was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from McMaster University in 2013 and honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2015.

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Ambassadors!

Our undergraduate student Ambassadors represent our department and are knowledgeable about our undergraduate programs, the happenings within the department, and help give prospective students a personal and informative connection with The Department of Engineering Physics and the McMaster community at large. They act as ambassadors for current and prospective students’ questions and concerns, and serve as representatives at all relevant departmental, faculty, and university-wide events. If you have a question about the program, you can Ask an Ambassador.

Student For A Day

Do you want to know what separates McMaster’s Engineering Physics program from the rest? Come join us for a personalized experience. What do you want to know about our program? What day and time works best for you? Who do you want to meet? What would you like to see? This is an opportunity for you to become better acquainted with your future. After submitting Your Request, we’ll match you up with an Ambassador who will be your Student For A Day guide. Your Ambassador will create an itinerary for your visit to Engineering Physics that encompasses the feedback you have provided to us. This program is open to Grade 11 and 12 High School students, and Level 1 Engineering Students. 

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Engineering Physics Tours

Available tours in the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University.

Biomedical Engineering Tour (20 minutes):

The Department of Engineering Physics specializes in biophotonics and biosensors. Biophotonics uses light for applications in medicine, biomedical engineering, life sciences, agriculture, and environmental science. The term biophotonics refers to a combination of biology and photonics, which is the science and technology of the generation, manipulation, and detection of photons. Photons are the quantum mechanical units of light. Biophotonics is being used for the study of biological molecules, cells and tissues for disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Engineering Physics is also involved in the development and application of micro- and nano-sensors for the detection of DNA, proteins, viruses, and other biological materials. On this tour, you will explore our cleanroom fabrication facilities and see how our Engineering Physics students fabricate biomedical sensors. 

 

Nuclear Reactor Tour (60 minutes):

McMaster University’s nuclear reactor is the only large (5 Megawatts) nuclear reactor on a University campus, in operation since 1959. It is the second largest nuclear reactor at a University in North America. Bertram Brockhouse (Physics Nobel Laureate) completed some of his ground-breaking work using McMaster’s nuclear reactor. Like Bertram Brockhouse, Engineering Physics students perform experiments using McMaster’s nuclear reactor. On this tour, you will go inside our working nuclear reactor and see how nuclear energy is put to work.

Note: At least 2 weeks advance notice is required. Reactor tours require some planning before the event to get the appropriate parent/guardian consent (if the student is alone) and ensure that the prospective students have appropriate clothing for the reactor (flat, closed shoes and pants are the main requirements). The students (and anyone joining a tour) must have valid government ID.

 

Solar Energy Tour (20 minutes):

In addition to nuclear energy, Engineering Physics specializes in photovoltaic energy (solar electricity), which is the conversion of sunlight to electricity. On this tour, you will see the tools used for making a solar cell, understand how a solar cell works, and see the working solar cells fabricated by Engineering Physics students.

 

Nanotechnology Tour (20 minutes):

Devices that are constructed on the nanometre or micrometre scale are the technological backbone of the modern age of computers and high-tech communications. Since the introduction of the integrated circuit in the 1960’s, device components have decreased in size and cost at an exponential rate, while increasing in speed and capabilities. The rapid advances in computer capabilities have transformed the worldwide economy and have led to a more prosperous society. On this tour, you will experience a working cleanroom where nano-devices are being fabricated. See a micro-drone, a worm sorter, and other nano-devices.

 

Engineering Capstone Projects Tour (30 minutes):

Our Engineering Physics undergraduate students work on a final year project of their choosing. From medical robotics, stair climbers, and cancer detectors - come see what Engineering Physics students are capable of making. You can also view our Capstone Gallery here!

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