Aitchison Group

General Information

J. Stewart Aitchison


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Toronto

Associate Scientific Director

Network Centre of Excellence, IC-IMPACTS 


December 2017 Congratulations to Hannah for her successful thesis defenses.

Contact Information

Galbraith Building, Room 434

35 Saint George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4 Canada

Phone: 416 946 7349


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2014)
  • University of Toronto Inventor of the Year Award (2012)
  • Fellow of  the Royal Society of Canada – FRSC (2010)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – FAAAS (2010)
  • Canadian Business Magazine Innovations Award (2010)
  • Professional Engineer Ontario (2010)
  • NSERC Synergy Award for the Agile All-Photonic Network (2006)
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2005)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics London (2001)
  • Wallace Prize for the Most Distinguished Physics Graduate, Heriot-Watt University (1984)


  • ECE 1467: Integrated optical circuit design (graduate)
  • ECE 110: Electrical fundamentals (undergraduate)

Research Support