top of page

Open positions

We have a couple of openings for Fall and Winter 2024/2025!


We are currently looking for highly motivated students and postdoctoral researchers who enjoy working in a collaborative environment to join our group starting in January, May, or September. We welcome researchers with backgrounds in materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, and related fields, particularly in physical metallurgy, mechanics, and instrumental design. Current openings (with full scholarships) are listed below:


Join our team_iStock_000023517468_Double
  • Mechanical behavior and thermal stability of nanostructured materials

  • Multiphysics coupling at small scales

  • In-situ mechanical testing at small scales and in extreme conditions

  • 3D printing of metallic alloys for aerospace and biomedical applications

  • Instrumental design for a laser 3D printing system

  • Machine learning for materials design and intelligent manufacturing

  • Materials and manufacturing for the nuclear reactors

If you would like to join us, please contact Dr. Zou ( and include your CV, a brief statement (a short paragraph) of your interests related to our research, and examples of your recent work. Postdoctoral applicants should also attach your most important publications. Availability changes frequently according to project needs and funding; however, we are always ready to meet the most outstanding candidates from all fields and areas of expertise! People with diverse cultural and technical backgrounds are welcome to apply and may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

For graduate student positions, the U of T application deadline for Summer/Fall semester is January 31, but you are strongly encouraged to contact the above email address for the open positions well before the deadline, December or early January - the positions may be filled before the deadline. Please make sure you meet the minimum admission requirements at U of T. For postdoctoral researcher and visiting student/scholar positions, please contact by email (including your CVs, transcripts, and three best publications if any) for possible research projects and fellowships as early as possible.

About U of T: Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. The U.S. News and the Times Higher Education rank U of T at 21st and 22nd place globally and 1st in Canada in 2016.

About MSE at U of T: The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to approximately 200 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students, and 30 faculty and staff. As a world leader in materials applications and processing, our commitment to research and teaching excellence fosters innovative thinking, leading to the development of sustainable technologies that make a global impact.  

University of Toronto - Photo w Logo.jpg
bottom of page