Post-Doctoral Fellows & Research Professionals

Date Name Current Position
2016-2019 Dr. Meng Xiang Associate Professor at Guangdong University of Technology, China
2018-2019 Dr. Ramon Gutierrez-Castrejo Professor at UNAM, Mexico
2016-2018 Dr. Neng Liu Photonics Support Engineer at CMC, Kingston, Canada
2016-2018 Dr. Yun Wang Engineer at Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
2015-2017 Dr. Nicolás Abadia Lecturer at Cardiff University, U. K.
2016-2019 Dr. Mohamed Osman Optical Engineer at Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2014-2015 Dr. Igor Tselniker DSP and Algorithms Engineer at Intel, Haifa, Israel
2013-2013 Dr. Muhammad Cheema Assistant Professor at NUES, Pakistan
2013-2014 Dr. Samir Ghosh Post-Doc at UC-Davis, U. S.
2013 Dr. Wei Shi Professor at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
2012-2015 Dr. Venkatakrishnan Veerasubramanian Engineer at Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2012-2013 Dr. Zhaobing Tian Senior Optical Systems Architect at Nokia, Ottawa, Canada
2010-2012 Dr. Ziad El-Sahn Optical Engineer at Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2009-2011 Dr. Chen Chen Senior Principle Engineer at Marvell, Canada
2008-2010 Dr. Javad Haghighat Associate Professor at TED University, Turkey
2008-2010 Dr. Joshua Schwartz Associate Professor at Trinity University, U. S.
2007-2008 Dr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2006-2008 Dr. Brian West Principal Photonics Engineer at Luminous, U. S.
2006-2007 Dr. I. Kostko Senior Scientist at MPB Technologies, Montreal, Canada
2004-2005 Dr. Jacques Laniel Assistant Professor at CEGEP, Canada
2005-2006 Dr. Yasser M. El-Batawy Professor at Nile University, Egypt
2004-2006 Dr. Mykola Kulishov Vice President at HTA Photomask, U. S.
2003-2005 Mr. N. Ignatieff Administrative Director at Agile All-Photonic Networks, Canada
2004-2005 Dr. Nicolas Belanger Research Engineer, Toronto
2001-2004 Dr. Eduardo Lugo Post Doctoral Researcher at U. of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
1999-2000 Dr. K Razavi Lawyer
1999-2001 Ms. Emmanuelle Laprise ASIC Designer at Octasic, Rosemere, Canada
1998-1999 Mr. T. Yamamoto Visiting Research Engineer, from National Telephone and Telegraph Labs (NTT), Japan
1993-1996 Dr. B. Robertson Post Doctoral Researcher

Ph. D

Date Name Thesis Current Position
2019-2023 Essam Berikaa Advancing Datacenter Interconnects with High-Speed Silicon Photonic and Thin-Film Lithium Niobate Transmitters Senior Optical Engineer, Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2017-2023 Md Samiul Alam Subsystems and Systems for Direct Detect Optical Fiber Transmission Senior Optical Engineer, Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2015-2022 Yannick D'Mello Harvesting Solar Energy on a Silicon Photonic Chip Researcher in sustainability with McGill/Mitacs/Stocate, Montreal, Canada
2018-2022 Deng Mao Design and Characterization of Silicon Photonic Devices for Data-Center Optical Interconnects Optics Engineer at Marvell, Ottawa, Canada
2017-2021 Xueyang Li Advanced Direct-Detection Systems for Data Center Communications Assistant Scientist at Peng Cheng Lab, China
2015-2021 Zhenping Xing Direct Detection and Self-Coherent Detection Short-Reach Optical Communication Systems for Data Center Networking Engineering at Huawei, China
2015-2020 Luhua Xu Photonic Devices with Subwavelength Grating and Photonic Crystal Structures for Silicon-on-Insulator Platform Photonic Support Specialist at CMC Microsystems, Montreal, Canada
2015-2020 Maxime Jacques Active Silicon Photonic Components for Datacom Transceivers Photonic Engineer at Ciena, Quebec City, Canada
2016-2019 Md Ghulam Saber Silicon Photonic Devices and Circuits for Optical Communication Applications Senior Optical Engineer at Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2015-2018 David Patel Silicon Photonic Interferometric Modulators Engineer at Intel, Santa Clara, U. S.
2014-2018 Alireza Samani Silicon Photonic Mach-Zehnder Modulator Architectures for High Order Modulation Formats System Enginner at Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
2014-2019 Eslam ElFiky Silicon Photonic Devices and Circuits for Data-Center Optical Interconnects Assistant Professor at Alexandria University, Egypt
2012-2018 Minh Thang Hoang Advanced Optical Transceiver for Data Center and Metro Transport Engineer at ADVA, Ottawa, Canada
2013-2018 Fangyuan Zhang Fiber Nonlinear Compensation and Estimation for Next Generation Optical Networks Engineer at Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
2013-2018 Rui Li Silicon Photonic PAM-4 Modulators for Next Generation Intra-Data Center Optical Communication Systems Research engineer at Huawei, Shenzhen, China
2011-2017 Meng Qiu Advanced Digital Signal Processing for Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems Engineer at Huawei, Ottawa, Canada
2011-2016 Mahdi Malekiha Advanced Digital Signal Processing in Coherent Fiber Optic Communication Systems Optical System Designer at Ciena, Montreal, Canada
2011-2016 Mathieu Chagnon Optical Communications for Long-Haul, Short-Reach, and Chip-Scale Distances Enabled by Digital Signal Processing Principle Optical Engineer at Infinera, San Jose, U. S.
2010-2017 Mohammed Sowailem High-Speed Optical Systems for Intra- and Inter-Datacenter Networking Engineer at Huawei, Ottawa, Canada
2010-2015 Mohamed Osman Advanced Technologies for Next Generation Optical Transceivers in Long Haul Transport Links and Short Reach interconnects Principal Optical Engineer at Infinera, Ottawa, Canada
2010-2015 Xian Xu Advanced Digital Filtering Techniques for Mitigation of Linear and Nonlinear Impairments in Coherent Optical Transmission Systems Engineer at Google, Sunnyvale, U. S.
2011-2014 Qunbi Zhuge Advanced Technologies for Next Generation Coherent Optical Communications Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2008-2014 Jonathan Buset Subcarrier Multiplexing for Next-Generation Optical Access Networks Senior Principle Engineer Manager at Infinera, U. S.
2008-2012 Yongyuan Zang Investigation of Novel Ferroelectrics and Their Electrical and Optical Applications Engineer at Nokia, Ottawa, Canada
2008-2012 Zhaobing Tian Novel Optical Fiber Devices for Emerging Optical Applications Senior Optical Systems Architect at Nokia, Ottawa, Canada
2008-2012 Mohammad Pasandi Adaptive Decision Directed Channel Equalization and Laser Phase Noise Induced Inter-Carrier Interference Mitigation for Coherent Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Transport Systems Engineer at Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
2007-2011 Bhavin Shastri High-Speed Burst-Mode Clock and Data Recovery Circuits for Multiaccess Networks Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
2006-2012 Benoît Châtelain Network Design and Pulse Shaping for Electronically Compensated Wavelength Division Multiplexed Communication Systems Engineer at Ciena, Montreal, Canada
2007-2011 Guannan Zheng Novel Bandwidth Allocation Approaches for Hybrid WDM/TDM GPONS System Designer Engineer at Ericsson, China
2003-2007 Joshua Schwartz Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) devices for Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) radio Associate Professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, U. S.
2002-2007 Madeleine Mony Reprogrammable Optical Phased Array (ROPA) Engineer at Canadian Security Intelligent Service, Ottawa, Canada
2001-2007 Wei Tang Receivers for Parallel Optics Hardware Engineer at Intel, Fremont, U. S.
2001-2007 Yiying Zuo Design, Analysis, and Implementation of Multi-Port Refraction Based Electro-Optic Switches Electro-Optic Modulator Designer, E-O Devices, Seattle, U. S.
2002-2006 Julien Faucher Burst Mode Clock and Data Recovery Circuits for Optical Multi-Access Networks Mixed Signal Circuit Designer, PMC-Sierra, Montreal, Canada
2002-2006 Haiqing Wei Symmetry & Nonlinear Compensation in Fiber-Optic Transmissions Co-Founder at a Start-up company
1999-2003 Michael B. Venditti Transceivers for Optoelectronic-VLSI Circuits Director at Cadence, Montreal, Canada
1998-2001 Michael Ayliffe Alignment and Packaging Techniques for Free-Space Two-dimensional Optical Interconnects Director at Acacia, Ottawa, Canada
1996-2000 David R. Rolston The Design, Layout, and Characterization of VLSI Optoelectronic Chips for Free-Space Optical Interconnects Photonics Design at Entrepreneur, Montreal, Canada
1994-1997 Guillaume C. Boisset Optomechanics and Optical Packaging for Free-Space Optical Interconnects
* Ph.D (Honours)
Optical Engineer at Corning Inc., Cornig, U. S.
1994-1997 Yongsheng Liu Design, Implementation and Characterization of Free-Space Optical Interconnects for Optical Backplanes Optical Design Engineer at Avanex Corporation, San Jose, U. S.


Timeline Name Thesis Current Position
2021-2023 Angus McLean TBD TBD
2020-2023 Nathan Clairmonte Separation of Vibrational Cardiography Signals by Respiratory Volume and Phase using 1-Dimensional Convolutional Neural Networks Open to Work
2019-2022 Adam Helmy Performance Evaluation of an Integrated Microwave Photonic Frequency Downconverter TBD
2020-2022 Codey Nacke Development of an Optical Rotary Interface Using Radial Light From an Emissive Optical Fiber PhD Student at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2019-2022 Santiago Bernal Optical Response of Subwavelength Gratings and Photonic Crystals in Silicon Photonic Devices and Centric Diatoms PhD Student at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2019-2021 Olivier Carpentier Characterization of High Performance Waveguide Coupled Silicon Germanium Avalanche Photodiodes Associate at BCG, Montreal, Canada
2018-2021 Siddiqui Azizul Hakim Effect of Chest Morphology on Vibrational Cardiography Waveforms Using Multi-Sensor Analysis R&D Engineer at Lifeguard Digital Health, Vancouver, Canada
2018-2020 James Skoric Respiratory Modulation of Sternal Acceleration Ph. D Student at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2017-2020 Heba Tamazin Broadband Passive Devices for Silicon-on-Insulator Platform Optics Engineer at Adva, Ottawa, Canada
2017-2019 Amar Kumar Passive Devices in Silicon Photonics & Their Automated Measurements Ph. D at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2016-2019 Ka Wai Michael Hui Advanced Silicon Photonics Radio-Frequency Packaging Using Low-Cost Interconnects Packaging Engineer at Semtech, Richmond Hill, Canada
2012-2015 Qiuhang Zhong Novel Silicon and Nanophotonic Components for Emerging Applications in Optical Short-Reach Interconnects Self Employed
2012-2014 Alireza Samani Design and Characterization of 35 GHz Silicon Photonic Travelling Wave Modulator for Next Generation Short Reach Communication Links Engineer at Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
2012-2014 David Patel Design, Analysis, and Performance of a Silicon Photonic Travelling Wave Mach-Zehnder Modulator Engineer at Intel, U. S.
2009-2011 Qunbi Zhuge Channel Equalization and Phase Estimation for Reduced-Guard-Interval CO-OFDM Systems Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2009-2011 Yang Zhu Optimal Design of Dispersion Filter for Time-Domain Implementation of Split-Step Method in Optical Fiber Communication Engineer at Cisco, Ottawa, Canada
2009-2011 Zhaoyi Pan Intra-channel Nonlinearity Mitigation of Long-haul Single Carrier Coherent Detection Optical Communication Systems Using Digital Signal Processing Engineer at Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
2008-2010 Mathieu Chagnon Digital Signal Processing Assessment for Optical Coherent Receiver Using Dual-Polarization Quadrature Phase Shift Keying Modulation Principal Optical Engineer at Infinera, San Jose, U. S.
2007-2010 Dragos Cotruta Ultra High Data-Rate Optical Transmission Networks Engineer at Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, Canada
2007-2009 Xian Xu Enable Technologies for Direct Detection Optical Phase Modulation Formats Engineer at Google, Sunnyvale, U. S.
2007-2009 Nicholas Zicha High-Speed Optical Receivers in Nanometer CMOS Verification Engineer at BTA Design Services, Montreal, Canada
2007-2009 Ming Zeng 5 Gb/s Burst-Mode Clock Phase Aligner for Gigabit Passive Optical Networks Principal Solution Architect at Nuance Communications, Montreal, Canada
2007-2009 Mohamed Siam Sub-wavelength Diffraction Grating for Tuning, Filtering and Switching Entrepreneur, Istanbul, Turkey
2006-2007 Noha Kader Experimental Demonstration of OCDMA and OTDMA PONS with FEC and Burst Mode Reception Engineer at Ericsson, Montreal, Canada
2005-2007 Bhavin Shastri Burst Mode Receivers for Passive Optical Networks Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
2002-2005 Alan Li Burst Mode Receivers for Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN, WAN) Mixed Signal Circuit Designer, California based Start-Up, U. S.
2003-2005 Ehab Shoukry High Voltage Digital to Analog Converter Chip for Fast Optical Switching Engineer at Teledyne, Boston, U. S.
2003-2005 B. Bahamin Ultra-fast Optical Switching Using Electro Optic Devices Advisor at Canadian Security Intelligent Service, Canada
2002-2005 Jean-Philippe Thibodeau An Ultra Low-Power 5Gbps Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Based Optical Transmitter for Optical Interconnect Applications and Access Networks Mixed Signal Circuit Designer at PMC-Sierra, Montreal, Canada
2002-2005 David Gross Distributed Clocking Systems Engineer at Teledyne, Boston, U. S.
2002-2004 Andrei D. Isac On the Characterization of Optical Waveguides Graduate School, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2001-2003 Eric J. Tremblay Ultrafast Fiber-optic Switches Based on Electro-Optic Beam Scanning Post-Doc at UCSD, U. S.
2001-2003 Cibby Pulikkaseril A Multi-Interface Total-Internal-Reflection Based Electro-Optic Switch Founder & CTO at Baraja, Sydney, Australia
1999-2001 Julien Faucher An Optoelectronic-VLSI Chip with Forward Error Correction to Improve the Reliability of Parallel Optical Data Links Principal Design Engineer at Cadence, Montreal, Canada
1998-2001 Alan E. L. Chuah Design and Implementation of High Speed Transmitters and Receivers for Optical Interconnects in CMOS Technology SOC Design Engineering Director at Intel, Penang, Malaysia
1999-2001 Cynthia Wilson A Free-Carrier Based Silicon on Insulator Waveguide Attenuator Optical Engineer at Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada
1999-2001 Mitchell Salzberg Testing and Characterization of Parallel Optical Interconnects for Scalable Routing Systems Senior Principal at ghSMART, Dallas, U. S.
1997-2001 Emmanuelle Laprise Design and Implementation of Optoelectronic-VLSI Chips for Short Reach Optical Interconnects ASIC Designer at Octasic, Rosemere, Canada
1998-2000 Eric Bernier Transmitter for an Adaptive Redundant Optical Interconnect Leader of Advanced Photonic at Huawei, Ottawa, Canada
1998-2000 Gregory R. Brady Design and Fabrication of Refractive Microlenses Astronomical Optics Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, U. S.
1998-2000 Madeleine Mony A 1 Gb/s, 9x1 Optical Receiver Array, for an Adaptive Redundant Free-Space Interconnect System Ph.D. student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1997-1999 Michael B. Venditti Temperature Dependence of QCSE Modulator and Detector Efficiency for Free-Space Optical Interconnect Applications Director at Cadence, Montreal, Canada
1996-1998 Pritha Khurana Optoelectronic Circuit Design, Packaging and Characterization Chief Operating Officer at Dallas Quantum Devices, Allen, U. S.
1996-1998 Leo L. Lin Design, Implementation, and Characterization of an Optical Multi-Carrier Demultiplexer/ Demodulator for Satellite On-board Processing BU Director at EXFO, Montreal, Canada
1995-1997 Rajiv Iyer Design, Implementation, and Characterization of an Optical Power Supply Spot Array Generator for a Four Stage Free-Space Optical Backplane Principal Product Developer at Christie Digital Systems, Toronto, Canada
1995-1997 David Kabal Packaging of Surface Active Optoelectronic Device Arrays President & Founder at Rescure Minute, Louisville, U. S.
1994-1996 Wayne Hsiao Integration and Characterization of an MSM Array for Free-Space Optical Backplanes Customer Support Engineer, Ericsson, Montreal, Canada
1994-1996 Nam-Hyong Kim 2-D Free-space Optical Backplane Using Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers Optical Engineer at Google, Mountain View, U. S.
1994-1996 David R. Rolston A Microchannel Inter-Connect Using Smart Pixel Window Clustering for a Free-Space Optical Backplane Photonics Design at Entrepreneur, Montreal, Canada
1993-1995 Marcos R. Otazo Packaging of Two Dimensional Optoelectronic Device Arrays for Optical Backplanes Systems Engineer at Corvis Networks, Atlanta, U. S.
1992-1994 L. Sun Design and Tolerancing Analysis of Optical Interconnect System Using Planar Optical Extender Cards Optical Engineer at OZ Optics, Ottawa, Canada