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PhD and Masters Scholarships -École Polytechnique de Montréal (Poly), UdeM

A team of eleven professors from six Canadian universities and more than 30 Quebec, Canadian and international academic and industrial collaborators, has received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for the Collaborative Research and Training Experience in Sustainable Electronics and Eco-Design (CREATE SEED ). In this program, student interns and researchers will address issues related to electrical and electronic equipment waste (also known as WEEE or e-waste), by optimizing component recovery and recycling from existing waste.

CREATE SEED has the ambitious long-term objective to train a new generation of experts with a circular vision in electronics, where device beginning- and end-of-life are as important as device performance. Designers, manufacturers, investors, traders, miners, raw material producers, consumers, policymakers have a crucial role to play in reducing waste and retaining value within the system, thus improving the environmental/human health performance of consumer electronics.

Work areas

    • Chemistry
    • Chemical engineering
    • Engineering physics
    • (Eco)toxicology
    • Electronic circuit design
    • Hardware engineering
    • Systems analysis
    • Social sciences of the media
    • Environmental economics
    • Sustainable value chains and business models


    • Conducting scientific research
    • Participation in educational activities (mandatory: one summer school per year + two online workshop per year organize by CREATE SEED team)
    • Take 6 credits in flipped courses on topics related to the program
    • Dissemination of work through conferences, preparing drafts, writing articles


    • Excellent knowledge of English language (oral and writing)
    • Highly motivated, with a wish to learn new things
    • Teamwork minded


    • Communication with recognized experts in the subject area, professional competence of colleagues, international collaborations
    • Opportunity to suggest ideas and be heard
    • Participation in international scientific conferences
    • Opportunities for professional development

Vacancies to fill over 6 years

    • Undergraduates: 18
    • Master’s: 25
    • PhD’s: 34


Further Information

Flavia Visentin (Program Coordinator)

When contacting us for a vacancy, please attach a motivation letter describing how your interests/background align to the project.

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