Songrui Zhao

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

McConnell Engineering Building

3480 University Street, Room 505

Montreal, QC, Canada

H3A 0E9

Email address: 
songrui.zhao [at]

Songrui Zhao, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University. Before joining McGill, he was with the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering at Zhejiang University as an Assistant Professor. He did his postdoctoral research in the molecular beam epitaxy of III-nitride semiconductors and photonic devices in the National Research Council of Canada and McGill, and probing exotic magnetic transition using muon spin rotation in the Univeristy of California, Riverside. He recevied a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill in 2013, a Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from Zhejiang University in 2009, and a B.S. degree with honours from Zhejiang Univeristy in 2004. His recent research interests include III-nitride nanostructures by molecular beam epitaxy and photonic devices, aiming to come up with solutions to issues related to environment, water, food, and energy.

Area of expertise: 

Molecular beam epitaxy, semiconductor nanostructures, photonics

Research areas: 
Nano-Electronic Devices and Materials
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

International Molecular Beam Epitaxy (IMBE) Young Investigator Award (2018); Chinese Young 1000 Talents Award (2017); Recipient/co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award in the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference and The International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (2012-2015)

Current research: 

III-nitride nanostructures, photonics, molecular beam epitaxy

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