David V. Plant

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Have a look around and learn more about what we do at the Plant Group at McGill University.

I hope you enjoy your visit.


Current Openings

I am currently recruiting Masters, Ph.D.’s, and Post-Docs for admission to the Plant-Group. Note that I accept strong students directly into the Ph.D. program from a Bachelors degree; a Masters degree is not required by McGill Unversity. Researchers interested in the following topics are encouraged to apply:

  • Fiber optic transmission systems
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Nanophotonics
  • Silicon photonics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Fiber optics
  • Photonic Integration

Please send your CV to: david.plant@mcgill.ca

Recent Silicon Photonics Modulator Research

Plant has been awarded 2022 IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Award

Plant becomes a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Optical Fiber Communications Systems (2019-2026)

Student Awards

Ph.D. Students Weijia Li, Zixian Wei, and Essam Berikaa have been awarded 2022 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Ph.D. Scholarships – Congratulations!

E. Berikaa presents a post-deadline paper entitled "Net 1 Tbps/λ Transmission Over 80 km of SSMF Using a Single Segment SiP IQM With All-Electronic Equalization" at OFC2022 Read here

Md S. Alam has been awarded Best Student Paper 1st Prize at 2020 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress Read here