Sharif Sadaf, Professor at Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

October 23, 2020

Update : October 24, 2020

For little more than a month now, Sharif Sadaf has been a professor at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre. The specialist in nanostructured semiconductors tells us why he chose to become a professor at INRS.

Sharif Sadaf has travelled widely since his undergraduate studies at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the country’s most prestigious university. After a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, he earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal. In order to continue his research, he then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, at the National Research Council (NRC), Ottawa and just before his arrival at INRS, at the University of Notre-Dame, Indiana.

Professor Sharif Sadaf is looking for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows.

Nanoscience and cleanroom

What caught him at INRS? The ultramodern infrastructure of nanostructures and femtoscience he learned about while studying at McGill. “The manufacture and development of high-quality nanostructured semiconductors and nanoscale devices critically require state-of-the-art cleanroom (facility for semiconductor processing) infrastructure and sophisticated tools. Very few universities in North America have this kind of infrastructure,” he explains.

Provide solutions to real-life problems

Contributing to society has always been an important part of Sharif Sadaf’s work. It was therefore obvious for him to continue his research and to become a professor in the field of semiconductors to train young researchers and transmit his passion.

“Semiconductors are everywhere around us in our computers, phones, smart energy, healthcare, transportation, and more. As a teacher, I want to show my students what they can achieve and how to apply their knowledge.”

Sharif Sadaf

“As a researcher, I want to invent cost-effective new materials and energy-efficient devices and provide solutions to real-life problems,” says Professor Sadaf, who has been fascinated by semiconductors since he was a freshman at BUET.

Research Interests

  • III- V nanophotonics
  • III- V epitaxial quantum nanostructures growth
  • Quantum optics
  • Oxide and phase change materials growth and device applications
  • Nanoelectronics

Training openings for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows

Professor Sadaf is looking for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows. To apply, contact him at

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