Students

Ahmadreza Farsaei 

Ahmadreza Farsaei

PhD, The University of British Columbia

Research Supervisor: Dr.Shahriar Mirabassi  

Research topic and description: 

Electronically Assisted Photonic Systems Using CMOS-Photonics.Ahmadreza’s research is mainly focused on the CMOS circuitry to enhance the performance of photonic systems, which includes:    

Design and fabrication of CMOS drivers for bandwidth improvement of Mach-Zehender Interferometer (MZI), electronically tunable slow wave structure, and effect of body bias in linearity, noise and gain of CMOS Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) using Volterra Theory

Research interests:  MMIC and RFIC, Nonlinear Analysis and Modeling of Semiconductor Devices, Numerical Techniques in Nonlinear Circuits Analysis, Linearization Techniques in High Frequency, High Frequency Analysis and Design (60-100 GHz), Electronically Enhanced Photonic Systems, Silicon Photonics & CMOS Photonics, Design and Implementation of High-Speed Analog and Digital Circuits, Analysis and Design of Microelectronic Circuits, VLSI Circuit Design

Previous Degrees and Universities:

M.Sc. in Microelectronics, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

B.Sc. in Telecommunication, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Current lab: System on Chip (SoC) group, University of British Columbia

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Alireza Samani

PhD, McGill University 

Research Interests: cost and energy efficient high speen silicon photonic devices and subsyste

Research Supervisor: David Plant

Previous Degrees and Universities: Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Honors Electrical Engineering, Graduated with Distinction, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 2012ms to be used in the next generation communication systems

Current lab: The Photonics System Group, McGill University

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Amanda Kelly

Amanda Kelly

BASc, McMaster University 

Research Interests: Silicon photonics, VLSI technology and fabrication processes, nanowire growth and characterization, renewable energy and high efficiency devicesResearch Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Knights

Current lab: Silicon Photonics Lab, McMaster University

 

 

 

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Chris Williams 

PhD, McGill University / Concordia University

Research Supervisor: Dr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur (McGill University) and Dr. Glenn Cowan (Concordia University)

Research topic and description: TBD

Research interests: Microelectronic circuits, semiconductor devices, analog filters and optical communications.

Previous Degrees and Universities: 
MASc in Microelectronic Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

B.Eng in Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Collegial degree (DEC) in Electronics, Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Current labs: The Photonics Systems Group, McGill University / Mixed-Signal VLSI Group, Concordia University

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David Patel

MASc, McGill University

Research Supervisor: Dr. David Plant 






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Ellen Schelew

Ellen Schelew

PhD, The University of British Columbia

Research Supervisor: Dr.Jeff Young 

Research topic and description: 

Tunable photonic crystal cavities in SOI. Ellen’s research focuses on design, modeling and testing of tunable integrated photonic circuits, for quantum and classical information applications. A key objective is to remotely tune optical resonators in planar photonic crystal-based integrated circuits fabricated at a silicon photonics foundry, using CMOS electronic devices.

Research interests: Integrated photonic circuits in silicon-on-insulator (SOI), CMOS foundry fabrication, photonic crystals,

quantum dots, optical resonators

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Fei Lou

Post Doctoral Fellow, McGill University

Research supervisorDr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur 
Research topic and description: Photonic integrated circuits toward computer interconnect applicants
Research interests: Silicon photonics, plasmonics

Previous Degrees and Universities: 
PhD, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

M.Sc. & B.Sc., Huazong Uinveristy of Science and Technology, China

Current labThe Photonics Systems Group, McGill University

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Guillaume BeaudinGuillaume Beaudin

PhD, University of Sherbrooke

Research supervisor: Dr. Vincent Aimez
Research topic and description: The objective of Guillaume’s research is to further develop fabrication technologies needed to realize silicon planar optical circuit (POC) which include hybrid optical light sources. In addition to explore low temperature (< 400 °C) molecular bonding, he is trying to further improve a new light injection/extraction method for waveguide with high refractive index (like silicon).
Research interests: Nanotechnology, Micro and Nanofabrication, Microelectronic, optoelectronic, Photonic, Bioengineering, MEMS

Previous Degrees and Universities: 
Micro-program in research competences improvement (in progress), Université de Sherbrooke    
Master in electrical engineering, Université de Sherbrooke 
Baccalaureat in electrical engineering with a bioengineering/microelectronic speciality, Université de Sherbrooke    
Collegial degree (DEC) in natural science, Cégep de Sherbrooke, Canada   

Current lab: Centre de Recherche en Nanofabrication et en Nanocaractérisation (CRN²)

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Haibo Liang

Haibo Liang

PhD, McMaster University 

Research supervisor:  Dr.Wei-Ping Huang  

Research topic and description: Computer Aided Design in Large Scale Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits. A circuit model for CAD for large scale Si-PIC will be investigated by taking both the guided and radiation fields into consideration. After partitioning the Si-PIC into series of basic circuit elements and applying numerical techniques for single photonic device, parameters describing the terminal properties can be achieved and the complex scattering matrix formalism can be used to simulate the total performance of Si-PIC.  

Research interests: Simulation, design and numerical algorithm for passive photonic device based on complex field analysis. Application of parallel algorithm using Graphic Process Unit in simulation of photonic device 

Previous Degrees and Universities: MASc, McMaster University, Ontario 

Bachelor of Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China  

Current lab: Photonic CAD Lab, McMaster University 

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Jiamin Zheng 

PhD, McMaster University 

Research supervisor: Dr. Andrew Knights 

Research interests: Integration and application of silicon photonics devices 

Previous Degrees and Universities: B.Sc in Applied Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China  

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Jonas Flueckiger

Jonas Flueckiger

PhD, The University of British Columbia

Research Supervisor: Dr. Karen Cheung

Research topic and description: The aim of Jonas’s research is to use silicon nanophotonics to address the need of a sensor for whole blood analysis. His research inlolves investigating passive silicon photonics sensors, integrated detectors, and packaging and integration of the device with microfluidics for sample preparation and analysis. 

Research interests: Gas Sensors, Bio Sensors, Optical Sensors, BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Biophotonics, Micro- and Nano-Fabrication 

Previous Degrees and Universities:

Master of Microtechnology, Ecole Polytéchnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Bachelor of Microtechnology, Ecole Polytéchnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Current lab: BioMEMS Lab, Microsystems and Nanotechnology (MINA), ECE, UBC 

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Kyle Murray 

MASc, The University of British Columbia

Research Supervisor: Dr. Lukas Chrostowski

Research Interests: Photonics, Optics, Semiconductor Physics, Laser Physics, Nanofabrication

Current Lab: Microsystems and Nanotechnology Group, UBC

Previous Degrees and Universities: 

B.Eng. in Engineering Physics at McMaster University  

 

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Md Shafiqul Hai

Md Shafiqul Hai

PhD, McGill University

Research supervisor: Dr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur 

Research topic and description: Design and characterization of novel photonic integrated circuit (PIC) components on silicon on insulator (SOI) for high data rate interconnects.Photonic components are designed on SOI, maintaining their compatibility for dense electronic and photonic integration. End to end characterization of the devices are performed in a high data rate testbed through measuring bit error rate (BER). 

Research interests: SOI waveguides and devices, High data rate optical interconnections, Integrated opto-electronic chips

Previous Degrees and Universities:

MEng in Electrical Engineering,McGill University , Quebec

BS in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering & Technology (BUET) ,Bangladesh 

Current lab: The Photonics Systems Group, McGill University

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Meer SakibMeer Nazmus Sakib

PhD, McGill University 

Research supervisor: Dr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

Research topic and description: Soft-decision optical front-end for optical interconnects

Research interests: Si-photonics, integration of optics and electronics, coherent optical systems, and advanced coding formats for optical communication systems.

Previous Degrees and Universities:

M.Sc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal

B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering., Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

Current lab: The Photonic DataComm Team, McGill University

Website: https://sites.google.com/a/eee.uiu.ac.bd/meersakib/ 

 

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Monireh MoayediMonireh Moayedi

PhD, McGill University

Research supervisor: Dr.Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur (McGill University) and Prof. Glenn Cowan (Concordia University)

Research topic and description:  Monireh's research focuses on low power, high frequency optoelectronic circuits for optical communication. Development of Silicon based optical devices gives the opportunity of integrating electronic and photonic devices on a single chip which provides cost, space, power, and reliability advantages.

Research interests: Optoelectronic integrated circuit, SOI optical devices, Power efficient high-speed optical receivers, Power efficient Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) optical receivers

Previous Degrees and Universities:

M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2009

B. Sc. in Electronics Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2006

Current lab: The Photonics Systems Group, McGill University

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Nasrin Ehteshami 

PhD, University of Ottawa

Research supervisor: Dr. Jianping Yao

Research topic and description: Silicon photonics for Microwave photonics application, Microwave photonic signal processing. Nasrin's research focuses on designing silicon photonics based circuits for Microwave photonic applications

Research interests: Silicon photonics design, Mirowave photonics, Integrated silicon photonics systems for microwave photonic applications

Previous Degrees and Universities:

M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Iran

B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, Urmia University, Urmia

Current lab: Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory (MWPLab), University of Ottawa


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Qiuhang Zhong 

Quihang Zhong

PhD, McGill University

Research supervisor:  Dr. David V. Plant

Research interests: Optical Interconnects and Communications

Previous Degrees and Universities: Bachelor of Engineering, Zhejiang University 

Current lab: The Photonics Systems Group, McGill University

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Rémi Caro

PhD, University of Sherbrooke

Research supervisor:  Dr. Paul Charette, Dr. Alan Renaudin

Research Topic and Description: Rémi’s research is based on the integration of different sensor technologies on a hybrid device. The lab-on-chip research field present interest because of their capacity to give complementary informations. This technology will help to have a better understanding of several analyse and all to create portable sensors device witch could make easier and quicker some clinical diagnostics.

Research interests: Biomedical Applications

Previous Degrees and Universities: 

Master 2 CNANO Université Rennes1 (France)

Master 1 Physique Université de Nantes (France)

Licence Physique Université François Rabelais (France)

 

Current lab: Laboratoire de Biophotonique et d'Optoélectronique, Institut interdisciplinaire d'innovation technologique(3it), Université de Sherbrooke.

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Ross Anthony

MASc, McMaster University

Research Supervisor: Dr.Andrew Knights

Research Topic and Description: My Research focuses on the growth of thin films of germanium on silicon which can be used for germanium photodetectors. By implanting germanium into silicon and oxidizing in a wet environment, germanium begins to pile up at the silicon oxide interface. The resulting germanium is matched to the crystal of the underlying silicon.

Research interests: Photonics, Optics, Integrated Photodetectors, Material Characterization

  

 

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Rubana Priti

PhD, McGill University

Research Supervisor: Dr.Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

Research interests: Si integrated nanophotonics, plasmonic waveguides and interconnects, nanoscale characterization of optoelectronic devices. 

Previous Degrees and Universities: 

MS in Electrical Engineering, South Dakota State University, SD, USA

MS and B.Sc. in Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Samantha Grist

Samantha Grist

PhD, The University of British Columbia

Research Supervisors: Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski 

Research topic and descriptionPhotonic biosensors for applications in at-home diagnostics. Samantha is working as part of a collaboration to develop biosensors in silicon-on-insulator technology for disease detection.  Silicon photonic sensors are expected to require less complicated measurement equipment than current biosensing methods, opening the door for applications like at-home diagnostics.  In order to develop a system able to detect diseases in a minimally-technical environment such as the home, components needs to be integrated like light sources, light detectors, and microfluidics into a standalone diagnostic chip.   

Research interests: Photonics, Optics, Optical Sensors, Biosensors, BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Biophotonics, Nanotechnology, Micro/nanofabrication 

Previous Degrees and Universities: B.A.Sc. (Hons.), Engineering Physics, Simon Fraser University (2010) 

Current lab: Photonics and BioMEMS labs in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology group in ECE at UBC 

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Valentina Donzella

Post Doctoral Fellow, The University of British Columbia

Research supervisor: Dr. Lukas Chrostowski

Research topic and descriptionValentina’s research focuses on optimization, development and testing of innovative integrated optical sensors for label-free molecule detection. These sensors, integrated in lab-on-chips, can reveal biomolecule concentration to have a comprehensive patient profiling.  Sensors can also be used for chemical detection in critical applications, for example measurement of the properties of transformer oil and monitoring of liquid levels in oil storage facilities.

Research interests: Silicon photonics, optical biosensors, lab-on-chip, integrated optical amplifier and lasers, FEM modeling

Previous Degrees and Universities:  Postdoc fellow, TeCIP department, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, (Pisa Italy)

PhD Engineering, Innovative Technologies- Telecommunications, TeCIP department, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, (Pisa Italy)

Visiting PhD student, McMaster University, Eng. Physics

M.Sc. Electronic Engineering ,Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, (Pisa Italy)

M.Sc. Electronic Eng. (Microsystem branch) and B.Sc. Electronic Engineering ,Pisa University 

Current lab: Microsystems and Nanotechnology Group at UBC

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Venkat Veerasubramanian

Post Doctoral Fellow, McGill University

Research Supervisor: Dr. David Plant

Research Topic and Description: Venkat's current research focuses on the design, testing, and packaging of silicon photonic devices for short reach applications. He is also working on device packaging to realize a packaged-integrated transceiver using a mix of wirebonding and flip chip bonding.

Research interests: Silicon photonics, Optoelectronic packaging, Heterogeneous integration, Nonlinear fiber optics

Previous Degrees and Universities: 

PhD, Electrical Engineering, McGill University

MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

Current lab: The Photonics Systems Group, McGill University

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Weifeng Zhang

PhD, University of Ottawa

Research Supervisor: Dr.Jianping Yao

Research Topic and Description: Microwave photonic signal processing and Silicon photonics in the application of Microwave photonics


Research interests: Silicon photonics, Microwave photonics 


Previous Degrees and Universities: 

M.Sc, Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China  

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Yun Wang

PhD, The University of British Columbia

Research Supervisor: Dr. Lukas Chrostowski

Research Topic and Description: Grating based silicon photonic devices and high-speed photonic systems for optical communication. I am also interested in the integration of silicon photonic chips with CMOS chips.

Research interests: Silicon photonics, Microwave photonics 

Previous Degrees and Universities: 

MASc, Electrical Engineering, The University of British Columbia

B.A. Optoelectronic Engineering, June 2011 Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China

Current Lab: Photonics Lab, UBC

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Zhao Wang

PhD, McMaster University

Research Supervisors: Dr. Andrew Knights and Dr. D.T. Cassidy

Research Topic and Description: Integration of multiple ring modulator for WDM system

Research interests: Integrated photonic system for interconnection. Active devices such as modular and photodetector

Previous Degrees and Universities: 

Bachelor's degree of Optical Engineering, Tianjin University, China 

Master Degree of Optics and Photonics, Master Degree with Honor awarded, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany,


Internship at Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

Current Lab: Silicon Photonics Lab, McMaster University

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