People

Principal Investigator

Joyce Poon

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jason Mak (PhD ECE, UT)

Torrey Thiessen (PhD ECE, UT)

Zheng Yong (PhD ECE, UT)

Graduate Students

PhD

Fred (Fu-Der) Chen (MASc ECE, UT; BASc ECE, UT)

Alperen Govdeli (MS EE ,METU; BS EE, METU)

Xin Mu (MEng EE Tsinghua; BEng EE Tsinghua)

Ankita Sharma (MS EE ETHZ; BS EE Caltech)

Jack (Tianyuan) Xue (MASc ECE, UT; BASc EngSci-Phys, UT)

Masters

Peisheng Ding (BS Optics, Rochester)

Steve McKiel (BASc EngPhys, McMaster)

Undergraduate Students

Chris Alexiev (EngSci-Phys)

Evan Dalacu (EngSci-Phys)

Raymond Hawkins (EngSci-Bio)

Alec Xu (EngSci-Phys)

Zhengbang Zhou (EngSci-Phys)

Visiting Scientist

Wesley Sacher (MPI of Microstructure Physics)

To infinity... and beyond!

Selected Awards Won by Group Members

Research

OFC Top-scored paper: Zheng Yong et al. (OFC 2017)

Corning Outstanding Student Paper semi-finalists: Wesley Sacher and Jared Mikkelsen (OFC 2012)

Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award: Arash Joushaghani (FiO 2011)

Graduate

NSERC CGS-D: Torrey Thiessen (2017), Hasitha Jayatilleka (2013), Wesley Sacher (2011), Arash Joushaghani (2010)

NSERC PGS-D: Jared Mikkelsen (2014)

NSERC CGS-M: Torrey Thiessen (2015), Jason Mak (2014), Ben Taylor (2013), Hasitha Jayatilleka (2012), Alex MacKay (2011), Wesley Sacher (2010), Arash Joushaghani (2009)

International Student Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Zheng Yong (2018)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship/QE-GSST: Steve McKiel (2019), Fred Chen (2017), Thomas Lordello (2017), Jason Mak (2013, 2015, 2017), Torrey Thiessen (2014), Arash Joushaghani (2013), Alex MacKay (2013, 2012), Jared Mikkelsen (2011)

NSERC CREATE (Graduate): Ben Taylor (2012), Niklas Caspers (2010), Brett Kruger (2010)

Undergraduate

Centennial Thesis Award: Wesley Sacher (2009)

UnERD Best Poster Award: Brett Kruger (2009)

Postdoctoral

Ontario MRI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Bo Hou (2008)