University of Calgary Main Campus

Nano/Micro-Sensors and Sensing Systems (NMSSS) Laboratory directed by Dr. Sam Kim

Welcome to Nano/Micro-Sensors and Sensing Systems (NMSSS) Laboratory!


MSc/PhD program applicants: Only outstanding candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim, with their CV and research interests statement. Please send your full CVs in PDF format.

Please note that a large number of applications are received for a limited set of available positions each year and I am not able to reply to all emails. Please don't send me multiple emails. If you don't hear from me within a few weeks, you are not shortlisted for interview.


Postdoctoral fellows: Postdoctoral fellow (PDF) candidates with excellent skills and background in Nanomaterials, Optical Instruments, MEMS, and SPM are welcome to contact Dr. Kim, to inquire about possibilities to apply for postdoctoral fellowship.

Eyes High Postdoctoral Match-Funding Program : Outstanding PDF candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and apply for this Eyes High Postdoctoral Match-Funding Program.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution. Please kindly consult the website at for further details on the program, including how to apply.


Summer Research Scholarship (For UCalgary Undergraduate Students):

All summer student scholarships across the university is centralized on one application portal this year.

The link to the application portal is

NSERC USRA, PURE, and SSE summer studentship  

The NSERC USRA program provides support for research work experience in the natural sciences and engineering. Undergraduate students work full-time on a research project for 16 consecutive weeks on a full-time basis in a term (Fall, Winter or Summer) with a faculty member.

The NSERC USRA program is quota based with limited number of awards available. To be eligible, supervisors must be authorized to independently supervise students. The suitability of the supervision will be evaluated as part of the selection process. Subject matter for the USRA research project must fall in one or more natural sciences or engineering disciplines and cannot be health sciences related.  

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) provides multiple funding opportunities for summer student research. SSE offers additional summer studentships; however, students must apply through the application portal.