Vice Principal Academic

Vice Principal Academic
Dr Sabat

Dr. Ribal Georges Sabat, CD, rmc, PhD, Professor 

Mailing Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4


Prof. Sabat graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Ontario) in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in Honours Physics. He was commissioned as an Aerospace Engineering Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and posted to Cold Lake (Alberta) to work on CF-18 fighter aircraft. In 2003, he returned to RMC and obtained his Master of Science and PhD degrees in experimental physics, specializing in optical materials and nanotechnology. In 2010, after being a military faculty member at RMC for 5 years, he took up a civilian faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Space Science at RMC (Kingston, Ontario). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015, and Full Professor in 2019. He was the Head of the Department of Physics and Space Science at RMC Kingston from 2020 to 2023, until he assumed his current role of Vice-Principal Academic. 

Research expertise

Prof. Sabat is an expert in optical materials, nanotechnology, and photonics. Specifically, he conducts research on measuring, understanding, and enhancing the mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of transducer-type materials to be used in functional devices and applications. His main research thrust is on the laser fabrication of optical nanostructures, microstructures and metasurfaces in photomechanical azobenzene thin films. After fabrication, these films, having customizable surface features including biomimicry, exhibit interesting plasmonic and optical properties which are well-suited for incorporation in practical devices such as diffraction gratings, electro-optical modulators, light waveguides, light-based sensors and biosensors, thin film solar cells, active optical coatings, selective spectroscopy surfaces and all types of imaging devices and applications.

External links

  Dr. Ribal Georges Sabat on ResearchGate
  Dr. Ribal Georges Sabat's personal web site

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