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 


April 2016 Congratulations to Scott and Shreesha for their successful thesis defenses.

November 2015
Welcome to a new graduate student.

June 2015 Welcome to two new graduate students.

March 2015 ChipCare has closed a $5.045 million Series A financing.

September 2014 Congratulations to Peyman for his successful Ph.D. defense.

August 2014 Huawei Canada is our new research partner.

August 2014 Congratulations to Farshid for his successful Ph.D. defense.

March 2014 Professor Aitchison elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh.

September 2013 Welcome to two new graduate students.

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