We are always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Canadian citizens and permanent residents graduate students to join our group at the Master's and PhD levels. Funding may be provided. Graduate students at RMC do not have to join the military, and they can be civilians, just like any other Canadian university. We also encourage international graduate students with their own funding to apply to join our research group. Those interested may send their CVs to Prof. Sabat. email

Also, we are always looking for civilian undergraduate students studying in the physical sciences or engineering at Canadian universities to be hired through the USRA scholarship program for paid internships at our lab.

Prof. Sabat est parfaitement bilingue, donc la supervision des étudiants peut être faite en français.

Current Group Members

Jamie Leibold
Novel surface relief gratings and their plasmonic properties PhD

Eoin Dawson
Inscription and analysis of superimposed gratings
 Undergrad (Queen's)
Yevgeniy Mikhyeyev
Plasmonic imaging

Geneviève Tadeson
Plasmonic solar cells

Afshin Shahalizad Namin
Plasmonic organic light emitting diodes
Prof. Nunzi

Student Alumni

Thesis Title
Degree Awarded
Yazan Bdour
Nanoplasmonic sensors based on chirped crossed surface relief gratings [Thesis download]MSc
Sept 2018
Nicholas Swanson
Inscription and analysis of non-uniform surface relief diffraction gratings on azobenzene molecular glass thin films [Thesis download] MSc
April 2018
Erin Bailey Surface plasmons on chirped-pitch diffraction gratings [Thesis download]
Oct 2017
Wayne Karperien High energy laser interaction with materials MSc
Aug 2016
Jimmy Zhan Design of transparent conducting electrodes and surface relief gratings for plasmonic polymer solar cells [Thesis download] MSc
June 2016
Mathew Jackson Second harmonic generation in azo compounds BSc
May 2016
James Leibold
Design and analysis of circular diffraction gratings [Thesis download] MSc
May 2015
Charles Gagnon
Spherical holographic lenses on azo films
Apr 2014
Isabelle Allain
Measurement of thin film solar cell efficiency
Apr 2013
Jonathan Ferlatte
The inscription of surface relief diffraction gratings on azo-polymers under water
Apr 2012
Justin Jefferies
Surface plasmon optimization for photocurrent enhancement in thin film organic solar cells [Thesis download] MSc
May 2012
Maxime Bernier-Brideau
The structural, ferroelectric, dielectric, and electromechanical properties of piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials [Thesis download] MSc
May 2014
Maxime Bernier-Brideau
Transducer properties of piezoelectric ceramics
Apr 2010

Other Alumni

Project Title
Eoin DawsonSurface relief gratings inscription on different azobenzene materialsUSRA UndergradMay 2018 - Aug 2018
Alexander Tofini Optical erasure of surface relief gratings USRA Undergrad May 2017 - Aug 2017
Toni Kfouri Electric field induced nanostructures
Research assistant May 2016 - July 2016
Lucas Karperien Modulated surface plasmon signals USRA Undergrad Jan 2016 - May 2016
Hirohito Umezawa
Non-linear optical properties of Azo glass compounds
Visiting professor
May 2015 - March 2016
Erin Bailey Surface plasmons on nonlinear gratings and their applications Research assistant May 2015 - August 2015
Keith George
Thermal Erasure of Various Glass-transition Temperature Surface Relief Gratings
Research assistant
June 2014 - Aug 2014
Othmane Rtel Bennani
Surface Relief Gratings Formation on Multi-colour Azo-Glass Compounds
Research assistant May 2014 – Jul 2014
Robert Kirby
Surface Relief Gratings on Novel Azo Glass
Research assistant May 2013 – Aug 2013
Nathan Rochon
Labview Software Development for Data Acquisition
Research assistant May 2011 – Aug 2011
picture with Hirohito

Left to right: NCdt Matt Jackson, Prof. Hirohito Umezawa and Prof. Ribal Georges Sabat