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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. For more details, visit our web page:

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


Journal article
Mukherjee, S., Givan, U., Senz, S., De la Mata, M., Arbiol, J. & Moutanabbir, O. (2018). Reduction of thermal conductivity in nanowires by combined engineering of crystal phase and isotope disorder. Nano Letters, 18(5), 3066-3075. Retrieved from
Journal article
Assali, S., Nicolas, J., Mukherjee, S., Dijkstra, A. & Moutanabbir, O. (2018). Atomically uniform Sn-rich GeSn semiconductors with 3.0-3.5 µm room-temperature optical emission. Applied Physics Letters, 112(25), 5 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Mukherjee, S., Nateghi, N., Jacobberger, R.M., Bouthillier, E., de la Mata, M., Arbiol, J., Coenen, T., Cardinal, D., Levesque, P., Desjardins, P., Martel, R., Arnold, M.S. & Moutanabbir, O. (2018). Growth and luminescence of polytypic InP on epitaxial graphene. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(8). Retrieved from
Conference paper
Abboud, Z., Chagnon, D., Assali, S., Fortin-Deschenes, M., Coia, C. & Moutanabbir, O. (2018). Hermetic Wafer-Level Packaging of Microbolometers for Uncooled Thermal Cameras. Paper presented at the AiMES Meeting, Cancun, Mexico. Retrieved from
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
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
Mukherjee, S., Watanabe, H., Isheim, D., Seidman, D.N. & Moutanabbir, O. (2016). Laser-assisted field evaporation and three-dimensional atom-by-atom mapping of diamond isotopic homojunctions. Nano Letters, 16(2), 1335-1344. Retrieved from
Journal article
Mukherjee, S., Givan, U., Senz, S., Bergeron, A., Francoeur, S., De La Mata, M., Arbiol, J., Sekiguchi, T., Itoh, K.M., Isheim, D., Seidman, D.N. & Moutanabbir, O. (2015). Phonon Engineering in Isotopically Disordered Silicon Nanowires. Nano Letters, 15(6), 3885-3893. Retrieved from
Journal article
Xiong, G., Moutanabbir, O., Reiche, M., Harder, R. & Robinson, I. (2014). Coherent X-ray diffraction imaging and characterization of strain in silicon-on-insulator nanostructures. Advanced Materials, 26(46), 7747-7763. Retrieved from
Journal article
Balois, M.V., Hayazawa, N., Tarun, A., Kawata, S., Reiche, M. & Moutanabbir, O. (2014). Direct optical mapping of anisotropic stresses in nanowires using transverse optical phonon splitting. Nano Letters, 14(7), 3793-3798. Retrieved from


PHS2109: Cristallographie

PHS8302: Dispositifs Électroniques

PHS6910: Séminaires de Génie Physique

PHS2108: Mécanique Quantique I

PHS2114: Science et Génie des Matériaux

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Post-doctoral fellowship (6)

    • Mukherjee, Samik. Growth and characterization of group IV semiconductor quantum structures.
    • Jendi, Zeina. Modeling of semiconductor structures and devices for energy applications.
    • Bayram, Sirine. Metal-free plasmonics.
    • Waller, Olga. Growth and in situ Characterization of New 2D Materials.
    • Assali, Simone. Group IV Infrared Materials and Devices.
    • Phan, Duy-Thach. 2D materials and sensors.
  • Ph.D. (6)

    • Luo, Lu. Tensile strained germanium optoelectronic devices.
    • Kumar, Aashish. Fundamentals of non-equilibrium group IV epitaxy.
    • Attiaoui, Anis. Electronic and optical properties of group IV quantum structures.
    • Chagnon, Dany. Stability of materials in wafer-level hermetic packaging and 3D integration of IR cameras.
    • Nicolas, Jérôme. Growth of SiGeSn and GeSn materials and optoelectronic device structures.
    • Fortin-Deschênes, Matthieu. Epitaxial growth and in situ studies of group V 2D materials.
  • Master (thesis) (3)

    • Abdi, Salim. Low resistance contacts on group IV semiconductors.
    • Bouthiller, Étienne. Modeling and fabrication of SiGeSn nanowire-based optoelectronic devices.
    • Attiaoui, Anis. Band structure and phonons properties in SiGeSn nanowires.


  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • Mukherjee, S. (2017). Isotope Engineering and Lattice Disorder in Group IV Nanoscale and Quantum Semiconductors (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
  • 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

Other achievements

2015 - Innovation Award - Association for the Development of Research and Innovation in Quebec (ADRIQ)

News about Oussama Moutanabbir

NEWS | October 15, 2018
Four Canada Research Chairs at Polytechnique Montréal are advancing knowledge in several areas | Read
NEWS | August 13, 2018
Projects by two Polytechnique Montréal professors receive NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants | Read
NEWS | February 15, 2017
Projects led by three Polytechnique Montréal professors awarded NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants | Read

Press review about Oussama Moutanabbir

August 13, 2018, Agenparl, Des projets de deux professeurs de Polytechnique Montréal reçoivent des subventions de partenariat stratégique du CRSNG Plus de 2,1 millions de dollars seront consacrés sur trois ans à trois projets de recherche en génie physique qui sont dirigés par les professeurs Stéphane Kéna-Cohen et Oussama Moutanabbir de Polytechnique Montréal.