Dr. Ribal Georges Sabat, CD, rmc, PhD

Professor and Department Head

Dr. Sabat  


Coordinates

Office: Sawyer Building, Room 4314
Laboratories: Sawyer Building, Rooms 4401 and 5331

Telephone: (613) 541-6000 Office extension 6721 or Lab extension 6451
Fax: 613-541-6040

Email:
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Mailing address:

Prof. Ribal Georges Sabat
Department of Physics and Space Science
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA
K7K 7B4


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Expertise

Prof. Sabat is an expert in optics and photonics, as well as in optical materials. Specifically, he conducts research on measuring, understanding and enhancing the physical properties of solid-state materials to be used in functional devices and applications. He mainly conducts research on the laser-inscription of holographic optical nanostructures on photomechanical azobenzene thin-films, and their subsequent use in practical applications, such as surface relief diffraction gratings, optical modulators and light waveguides. He also uses these nanostructures for the generation of surface plasmon resonance on dielectric/metal interfaces for incorporation in a variety of sensors and imagers, as well as for enhancing the efficiency of organic thin film solar cells. His research is applied in areas such as optical communications, imaging, nanotechnology, spectroscopy, automotive, aerospace, medical, energy harvesting, and many more...


Education

  • 2009 - PhD in Experimental Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Paul Rochon.
  • 2005 - MSc in Experimental Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Binu Mukherjee.
  • 2000 - BSc in Honours Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Work Experience

  • 2019 - present: Full professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 2016 - present: Adjunct associate professor at Queen's University
  • 2015 - 2019: Associate professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 2013 - 2016: Adjunct assistant professor at Queen's University
  • 2010 - 2015: Assistant professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • 1996 - 2010: Officer in the Canadian Air Force

Professional memberships

  • Member of the SPIE – Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
  • Member of the OSA – Optical Society of America

Courses taught at RMC in 2020-21

Undergraduate courses:

  • PHF205: Mécanique (Fall 2020)
  • PHF302: Électromagnétisme (Fall 2020)
  • PHF307: Optique (Winter 2021)
  • PHE307: Optics (Winter 2021)
  • Second year physics lab (Winter 2020)
Graduate courses:

Research funding support provided by

  • Defence Research and Development Canada / Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada
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  • Canadian Defense Academy Research Program / Programme de Recherche de l’Académie Canadienne de la Défense
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  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants / Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) Fonds Découvertes
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We support the VROC program:

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We also support the MITACS program. Canadian companies may inquire with Prof. Sabat:

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