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Research interests

Our research is interdisciplinary encompassing fundamental scientific and technological activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology with focus on materials physics and engineering. The primary objective of our activities has been the development of processes for controlled nanoscale fabrication and manipulation of integrative and flexible semiconductor systems with actual or potential impact on electronics, photonics, optoelectronics, environmentally friendly energy conversion, and bio-integrated technologies. Particularly, we have been developing and employing unique combinations of nanofabrication and integration tools to enable a variety of novel complex and nanostructured materials thereby generating building blocks for scalable, high-performance, and multifunctional devices.

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Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2002 Materials processing/fabrication
  • 2009 Semiconductors
  • 2010 Thin films/interfaces
  • 2014 Crystals
  • 3303 Surfaces, interfaces and thin films
  • 3402 Surface and interfacial chemistry
  • 3407 Crystallography - physical chemistry


Recent publications
Journal article
Jung, D., Faucher, J., Mukherjee, S., Akey, A., Ironside, D.J., Cabral, M., Sang, X., Lebeau, J., Bank, S.R., Buonassisi, T., Moutanabbir, O. & Lee, M.L. (2017). Highly tensile-strained Ge/InAlAs nanocomposites. Nature Communications, 8, 7 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Mukherjee, S., Kodali, N., Isheim, D., Wirths, S., Hartmann, J.M., Buca, D., Seidman, D.N. & Moutanabbir, O. (2017). Short-range atomic ordering in nonequilibrium silicon-germanium-tin semiconductors. Physical Review B, 95(16), 5 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Fortin-Deschenes, M., Waller, O., Mentes, T.O., Locatelli, A., Mukherjee, S., Genuzio, F., Levesque, P.L., Hebert, A., Martel, R. & Moutanabbir, O. (2017). Synthesis of antimonene on germanium. Nano Letters, 17(8), 4970-4975. Retrieved from
Journal article
Abboud, Z. & Moutanabbir, O. (2017). Temperature-dependent in situ studies of volatile molecule trapping in low temperature-activated Zr alloy-based getters. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(6), 3381-3396. Retrieved from


PHS2109: Cristallographie (Fall 2012-)

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • Abboud, Z. (2016). In situ studies of volatile molecules trapping in zirconium alloy-based non-evaporable getter (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Fournier-Lupien, J.-H. (2015). Les alliages germanium-étain et silicium-germanium-étain: croissance, propriétés structurales et stabilité thermique (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from

News about Oussama Moutanabbir

NEWS | February 15, 2017
Projects led by three Polytechnique Montréal professors awarded NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants | Read