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 will be provided. Graduate students at RMC do not have to join the military, and they can be civilians, just like any other Canadian university. 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 bilingue, donc la supervision des étudiants peut être faite en français.


Current Group Members

Name
Project
Level
Co-supervisor
Austin Diggins
Development of plasmonic sensors
 MSc
(RMC)

Liam Mahoney
Advanced optical materials
Research assistant

Ethan Diak
Plasmonic imaging
USRA scholarship awardee

Lucas Karperien
Biomedical plasmonic sensors
PhD
(RMC)
Prof. Carlos Escobedo
Dr. Mahyar Mazloumi
Advanced optical materials
Postdoctoral research associate

Dr. Paul Rochon
Advanced optical materials
Postdoctoral senior researcher

Eoin Dawson
Plasmonics MSc
(RMC)


Student Alumni

Name
Thesis Title
Degree Awarded
Date
Jamie Leibold
Advanced nanofabrication and sensing using the interference of light
[Thesis download]
PhD
(RMC)
May 2021
Eoin Dawson
Inscription of triple superimposed diffraction gratings and their plasmonic properties
BSc
(Queen's)
May 2019
Yevgeniy Mikhyeyev
Surface plasmon microscopy of inhomogeneous aqueous mixtures
[Thesis download]
MSc
(RMC)
May 2019
Genevieve Tadeson
Enhancement of the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells by surface patterning of azobenzene thin films
[Thesis download]
MSc
(RMC)

Governor General Gold medal recipient
May 2019
Afshin Shahalizad Namin Suppression of efficiency roll-off in lanthanide-based organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) PhD
(Queen's)

with Prof. Nunzi
Jan 2019
Yazan Bdour
Nanoplasmonic sensors based on chirped crossed surface relief gratings [Thesis download] MSc
(Queen's)

with Prof. Escobedo
Sept 2018
Nicholas Swanson
Inscription and analysis of non-uniform surface relief diffraction gratings on azobenzene molecular glass thin films [Thesis download] MSc
(RMC)
April 2018
Erin Bailey Surface plasmons on chirped-pitch diffraction gratings [Thesis download]
MSc
(RMC)
Oct 2017
Wayne Karperien High energy laser interaction with materials MSc
(RMC)

with Prof. Levesque
Aug 2016
Jimmy Zhan Design of transparent conducting electrodes and surface relief gratings for plasmonic polymer solar cells [Thesis download] MSc
(Queen's)

with Prof. Nunzi
June 2016
Mathew Jackson Second harmonic generation in azo compounds BSc
(RMC)
May 2016
James Leibold
Design and analysis of circular diffraction gratings [Thesis download] MSc
(RMC)
May 2015
Charles Gagnon
Spherical holographic lenses on azo films
BSc
(RMC)
Apr 2014
Isabelle Allain
Measurement of thin film solar cell efficiency
BSc
(RMC)
Apr 2013
Jonathan Ferlatte
The inscription of surface relief diffraction gratings on azo-polymers under water
BSc
(RMC)
Apr 2012
Justin Jefferies
Surface plasmon optimization for photocurrent enhancement in thin film organic solar cells [Thesis download] MSc
(RMC)
May 2012
Maxime Bernier-Brideau
The structural, ferroelectric, dielectric, and electromechanical properties of piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials [Thesis download] MSc
(RMC)
May 2014
Maxime Bernier-Brideau
Transducer properties of piezoelectric ceramics
BSc
(RMC)
Apr 2010

Other Alumni

Name
Project Title
Status
Date
Ethan Diak
Large-scale diffraction gratings USRA scholarship awardee
May 2020 - Aug 2020
Austin Diggins
Development of a water quality sensor USRA scholarship awardee
May 2019 - Aug 2019
Eoin Dawson Surface relief gratings inscription on different azobenzene materials USRA scholarship awardee May 2018 - Aug 2018
Alexander Tofini Optical erasure of surface relief gratings USRA scholarship awardee May 2017 - Aug 2017
Toni Kfouri Electric field induced nanostructures
Research assistant May 2016 - July 2016
Lucas Karperien Modulated surface plasmon signals USRA scholarship awardee 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


Capt. Gen Tadeson, won the first place research poster award (out of 128) at the 2019 Photonics North conference in Quebec City, QC. She is photographed with Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Donna Strickland. Photo credit to Photonics North.


Picture with
            Hirohito

Left to right: NCdt. Matt Jackson, visiting Prof. Hirohito Umezawa and Prof. Ribal Georges Sabat at RMC in March 2016.