Note: All future University of Toronto graduate students in the group should expect to be based at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics during the research portion of their studies. Postdocs shall also be based in the MPI. For openings, please see

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

If you have a passion for photonics, device physics, and research at the intersection of engineering and physics, you should consider joining our group.  Due to the challenging nature of the projects, our research is suited to the most highly motivated students with exceptional abilities.  We welcome 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students (part-time during the term, summer, thesis research) and have openings for graduate students (MASc, PhD levels).

Please contact Prof. Joyce Poon via email if you are interested.

Useful resources:

Postdoctoral Researchers

We seek outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a combined theoretical and experimental background in integrated photonics, with a Ph.D. in the physical sciences or engineering. The candidate should have the following skills:
  • Optoelectronic simulations (e.g. FEM, FDTD, TCAD, thermal, electronic device and electromagnetic)
  • Layout (e.g. making building blocks, layout complex masks)
  • Micro- and nano- photonic device measurement (e.g. transmission, fiber-coupled, free-space, high-speed optoelectronic)

Experience in cleanroom and microelectronic design is also helpful.  The candidate should also have excellent communication and leadership skills.

Please contact Prof. Joyce Poon via email if you are interested.

Some funding sources:

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to all)
NSERC (Canadian citizens or PRs)
Government of Canada (int'l students possible)
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (open to all)
John Polanyi Prize (Canadian citizens or PRs)