Dr. Ribal Georges Sabat, CD, rmc, PhD

Professor and Department Head

Dr. Sabat  


Coordinates

Office: Sawyer Building, Room 4314
Laboratories: Sawyer Building, Rooms 4401 and 5331

Telephone: (613) 541-6000 Office extension 6721 or Lab extension 6451
Fax: 613-541-6040

Email:
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Mailing address:

Prof. Ribal Georges Sabat
Department of Physics and Space Science
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA
K7K 7B4


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Expertise

Prof. Sabat is an expert in optical materials, nanotechnology, and photonics. Specifically, he conducts research on measuring, understanding, and enhancing the mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of transducer-type materials to be used in functional devices and applications. His main research thrust is on the laser fabrication of optical nanostructures, microstructures and metasurfaces in photomechanical azobenzene thin films. After fabrication, these films, having customizable surface features including biomimicry, exhibit interesting plasmonic and optical properties which are well-suited for incorporation in practical devices such as diffraction gratings, electro-optical modulators, light waveguides, light-based sensors and biosensors, thin film solar cells, active optical coatings, selective spectroscopy surfaces and all types of imaging devices and applications.


Education

  • 2009 - PhD in Experimental Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Paul Rochon.
  • 2005 - MSc in Experimental Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Binu Mukherjee.
  • 2000 - BSc in Honours Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Work Experience

  • 2020 - present: Head of the Department of Physics and Space Science at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 2019 - present: Full professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 2016 - 2021: Adjunct associate professor at Queen's University
  • 2015 - 2019: Associate professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 2013 - 2016: Adjunct assistant professor at Queen's University
  • 2010 - 2015: Assistant professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 1996 - 2010: Officer in the Canadian Air Force

Professional memberships

  • Member of the SPIE – Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
  • Member of the OSA – Optical Society of America

Courses taught at RMC in 2020-21

Undergraduate courses:

  • PHF302: Électromagnétisme (Fall 2021)
  • PHF307: Optique (Winter 2022)
Graduate courses:

Research funding support provided by

  • Defence Research and Development Canada / Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada
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  • Canadian Defense Academy Research Program / Programme de Recherche de l’Académie Canadienne de la Défense
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  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants / Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) Fonds Découvertes
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