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We are building an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to understand and elucidate fundamental processes at interfaces to address pressing challenges in sustainable energy engineering. We endeavour to develop essential research, design, and communication skills in our group members towards shaping the next generation of clean energy leaders both in Canada and internationally.

Students and research associates in the EISEn group will obtain valuable hands-on experience in fabricating and characterizing micro-and-nano-scale textures and surfaces and thin films with tunable chemistries. They will also learn state-of-the-art experimental techniques in electrochemistry, interfacial science, wettability, and catalysis. Group members will be encouraged to participate in prestigious international conferences and competitions, thereby learning the art of disseminating research results to a broader audience.

Interested students and postdocs, please contact Dr. Khan at with your CV, research interests described in a brief email, and academic transcripts from all degrees in a single attachment. Please note that due to the large volume of emails only candidates selected for further discussions will be contacted. The EISEn group is committed to enhancing diversity in science and engineering. 

Funding Opportunities

Prospective Graduate Students (Masters and Ph.D.)

Masters and Ph.D. students - details on the graduate program at SFU SEE are available here. Interested students should contact Dr. Khan - there is some flexibility around graduate admission deadlines. Funding support is available. This link provides comprehensive information about additional competitive funding opportunities that students can apply to during the course of their graduate studies with my support (NSERC, Vanier, etc)

Prospective Undergraduate Students

SFU undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for opportunities through the SFU co-op program. Prospective undergraduate students from other universities can contact me for both 4 and 8-month opportunities throughout the year. The links below provide additional funding information that is available to undergraduate students:

  • NSERC USRA: link

  • MITACs Globalink Internships (available to students from over 13 countries): link

Prospective Postdoctoral Associates and Research Associates

From time to time we will recruit exceptional postdoctoral associates and research associates for projects. Please contact Dr. Khan at with your CV, research interests described in a brief email, and academic transcripts from all degrees in a single attachment.

Why Metro Vancouver?

Simon Fraser University is located in the Metro Vancouver region of beautiful British Columbia. Vancouver is consistently ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, and the top 10 best cities for students. Metro Vancouver is a dynamic and multicultural urban area surrounded by snowcapped mountains and the beautiful Pacific ocean. With mild weather all year round, this region offers countless opportunities for adventure and activities: hiking, sailing, skiing, snowshoeing to name a few. Our lab is located in SFU's Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) building, which is located right by the Surrey Central station, conveniently accessible from all parts of the city by the Skytrain network. Surrey has many inexpensive accommodation options near the SEE building which are ideal for students and families, and relatively more affordable than other parts of Metro Vancouver.

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