Are You Looking for Research Opportunities in Biomedical Ultrasound?

If so, have a look at the following questions:

If you said “yes” to all the above questions, then we might be a great home for you!

Why join us?

Our group is comprised of passionate individuals who are all interested in biomedical ultrasound research. Newcomers will enjoy forming strong bonds with our senior labmates. We also stress a balanced development of our skillset. While learning new technical knowledge is undoubtedly crucial, we also recognize the importance of honing our transferrable skills including critical thinking, communication, and organization.

Graduate Student Vacancies in 2020

Our group will be happy to work with excellent students who are interested in graduate-level research at the frontiers of biomedical ultrasound. We will pledge support to applicants with these attributes:

  • Keen interest in next-generation innovations in ultrasonics
  • Well-rounded character (positive, mature, articulate, entrepreneurial)
  • Prior experience in one of our lab’s research pillars
  • Excellent academic achievements

Application procedure

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your formal application for PhD studies to the Waterloo ECE Graduate Studies Program, and choose “Biomedical Engineering” as your area of specialization and “Alfred Yu” as your potential supervisor. Our lab will contact shortlisted applicants for an interview.


All potential applicants must procedurally apply through the Waterloo ECE Graduate Studies Program and compete for admission based on requirements set forth by the university. Admission decisions will be made by the university, with recommendation from our group.

For applicants without master’s degree

Our lab might still support you for PhD studies if you have promising credentials and have a genuine interest in pursuing long-term research. Most likely you will have to apply for MASc admission first.

Studentship stipend

All full-time graduate students who are invited to join our group will receive financial stipend in accordance with the policy of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering.


Our group will typically consider hosting candidates who are applying for (or are already holding) major scholarships, such as Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, or other national scholarships outside of Canada. Please inquire to discuss opportunities.

Reach out to us!

After you have submitted your application, feel free to email Alfred to prompt him about your application. If you are on our shortlist, you will hear from us shortly.

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