We’re hiring!!


Interested prospective student at the MASc and PhD level please send your application by email using the subject line “St-Gelais Lab Grad Student Application”. I will use this subject line to filter the large volume of automated spam applications I receive, so make sure you use it!

Provide your CV, your most recent transcript, and description of your motivation for joining the group. Make sure your motivation is direct link with our research topics.

Please note that I receive a very large volume of applications and I can’t possibly reply to all e-mails.


  • 2019-01-03 Fourth year undergraduate students Mathieu Giroux, Théa Abdul Nour, and Albert Mu join the group either as fourth year thesis students or as undergrad volunteers. Welcome!
  • 2018-12-01 Postdoc Huan Huang joins the group! Welcome!
  • 2018-11-07 Théa Abdul Nour receives an undergrad research opportunity (UROP) scholarship from uOttawa. Congrats Théa!
  • 2018-08-30 New paper on tunable resonators for ultra-precise acceleration sensing now available on ArXiv!
  • 2018-08-01 João Bacelar joins the group as a visiting undergraduate student from Brazil. Welcome João!
  • 2018-07-05 See current faces of the group here.
  • 2018-07-01 Our group is awarded a NSERC Engage Partnership Grant for the development of optical microphone readouts in collaboration with Soundskrit
  • 2018-04-18 A script for calculating near-field radiative heat transfer between arbitrary multilayer stacks is now available from our software page
  • 2018-04-13: Our lab is awarded a Discovery grant for the development of Opto-Themo-Mechanical Nanosystems. Thank you NSERC!
  • News Archive


Welcome to St-Gelais Micro and Nano Systems Lab at the University of Ottawa! Our group focuses on harnessing recent progress from fundamental nanoscience and translate them into new applied technologies.

In other words, we aim to engineer nano machines using fun stuff that scientists discover at the very small scale!

We are currently interested in studying the interplay of thermal, mechanical, optical, and electronic phenomena in novel custom-made micro and nano systems that will fulfill the following goals:

  • Direct conversion of heat to electricity using thermal radiation at the nanoscale
  • Ultra-precise infrared and THz light detection using extremely low loss mechanical resonators
  • Utra-precise vibration sensing using frequency tunable mechanical resonators
  • Coherent thermal light source using high temperature nanostructures

More details here. Please feel free to contact Prof. St-Gelais with inquiries about research or potential research postions.

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close