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

Welcome to NMSSS

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



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. Currently, one PhD student position is available for Fall 2022 (Starting September 2022).

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.


Alberta Doctoral Awards for Chinese Students (ADACS) program applicants: Chinese nationals who are interested in applying for ADACS are encouraged to contact Ms. Cathie Stiven, as well as Dr. Kim in advance of the fellowship deadline. Please indicate clearly your intent for applying to ADACS in email subject.


Postdoctoral fellows: Postdoctoral fellow (PDF) candidates with excellent skills and background in 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.


NSERC USRA summer internship students: Qualified students (either Landed Immigrant or Canadian) with at least B+ average GPA are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim, prior to January 15th with their CV and research interests statement.

SUMMER 2021 DEADLINE: 4:00 pm (MST), Friday, February 5, 2021

The application submission process and eligibility criteria are the same as for Summer 2020 with students and supervisors completing Form 202 in the NSERC online portal. Here is a link to the NSERC USRA landing page for further information on eligibility criteria etc.:

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)

The PURE program makes it possible for students to work with on-campus experts to learn how research projects are developed, and how their results can contribute to new knowledge while solving problems in society. Each PURE learning experience is a unique opportunity to develop research skills and explore research interests. These experiences help students develop the abilities to collaborate, communicate, and think critically and creatively. PURE enriches and extends undergraduate learning outside the classroom. We strongly encourage applications from students in the early stages of their undergraduate degrees.

2021 PURE Program applications will open in early December.

  • Student application deadline: Feb. 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Supervisor reference deadline: Feb. 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MST