Research Awards

IEEE


2017

IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award


For pioneering contributions to optical communications technologies spanning multiple length scales including DSP algorithms for direct detection and coherent systems.
Website

IEEE


2016

IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal Achievement Award


Website

Royal Society of Canada


2016

Fellow


Plant elected as a new fellow (class 2016) of the Royal Society of Canada.

ReMAP


2016

Commercialization Award (First Prize)


For work done on InP IQ modulator development received from the Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) network (remapnetwork.org).

ReMAP


2015

Commercialization Award (Second Prize)


For work done on silicon photonic and InP integration received from the Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) network (remapnetwork.org)

IEEE


2015

IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award


For sustained and dedicated service to the IEEE Photonics Society, with special contributions to conferences.
website: photonicssociety.org

McGill University


2014

Christophe Pierre Research Excellence Award


The award recognizes excellence in research by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

The Canada Council for the Arts


2013-2015

the 2013-2015 Killam Fellowship


[ from the The Canada Council for the Arts ]
This year’s Killam Research Fellowships are awarded to leading Canadian researchers who are working on a better internet, more effective and environmentally sound pharmaceuticals, a stronger understanding of aboriginal issues, and other innovations in the fields of linguistics, mathematics and physics.
website: canadacouncil.ca

IEEE


2009

IEEE Microwave Prize


[ from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society ]
The prize is given annually to recognize the authors of the most significant contribution by a published paper to the field of interest of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
website: mtt.org

Canadian Academy of Engineering


2009

CAE Fellow


Recognition of engineering excellence among Canada's most experienced and outstanding engineers
website: www.acad-eng-gen.ca

IEEE Canada


2009

Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada


Recognition of excellence in engineering and services to the profession and to society.
website: www.ieee.ca/awards/2009.php

Bell Canada / NSERC


2007-2012

Bell Canada/NSERC Industrial Research Chair


The objectives of this chair are to research systems level and technology level themes required to support Bell Canada's next generations of ultra-high bit rate optical transport and optical access networks.
website: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca

McGill University


2001 - present

James McGill Professorship


The award recognizes a senior scholar’s status as outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber and a leader in his or her field similar to that of the CRC(Canadian Research Chair) Tier I
- Awarded in 2001, renewed in 2008
website: www.mcgill.ca/provost/distinguished/jmp/

IEEE


2007

IEEE Fellow


Rewarded for “contributions to optoelectronic devices”
website: www.ieee.org

IEEE Canada


2007

Outstanding Engineering Educator Award


Recipients of this medal are outstanding Canadian engineers recognized for sharing technical and professional abilities through teaching (in industry, government or an institution of higher learning) and making an outstanding contribution to engineering education
website: www.ieee.ca/awards/2007.php

Optical Society of America


2006

OSA Fellow


Rewared for contributions to the advancement of free-space optical interconnects and enabling optoelectronic-VLSI devices
website: www.osa.org

NSERC


2006

Synergy Award for Innovation


website: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca

IEEE Canada


2006

R.A. Fessenden Medal


Awarded for sustained leadership in the formation and execution of university based national and provincial communications research programs”
website: www.ieee.ca/awards/2006.php

Sigma Xi


2006

Elected Full Member


Full membership is conferred upon those who have demonstrated noteworthy achievements in research.
website: www.sigmaxi.org

IEEE


2005 - 2007

Distinguished Lecturers Award


[ from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society ]
The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Awards program is designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of lasers and electro-optics, and to enhance the technical programs of Photonics Society chapters.
website: photonicssociety.org

Canadian Microelectronics Corporation


2001

PMC-Sierra High Speed Networking and Communications Award


This prize was presented at the Canadian Microelectronics Corporation’s annual symposium on microelectronic research and development
website: www.cmc.ca

National Research Council Canada


1989

NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship


website: www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Brown University


1989

NASA Graduate Student Fellowship


website: fellowships.hq.nasa.gov