Aitchison Group


Principal Investigator




J. Stewart Aitchison
J. S. Aitchison received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from The Physics Department, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., in 1984 and 1987, respectively. From 1988 to 1990, he was a post-doctoral Member of Technical Staff with Bellcore, NJ. He joined The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., in 1990 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Professor of Photonics in 1999. In 1996, he was the holder of a Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Fellowship to carry out research on spatial solitons at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida. Since 2001 he has held the Nortel Chair in Emerging Technology in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. Currently he is serving as a professor of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Associate Scientific Director for the Network Center of Excellence, IC-Impact, which funds collaborative research between India and Canada. His research interest includes nonlinear optics, integrated optics and optical biosensors. His research has resulted in more than 250 journal publications. He also holds eight patents, which have led to the formation of four new companies. Dr. Aitchison is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Ph. D. Students

James Dou
Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: University of Toronto
M.A.Sc.: University of Toronto 
Research Subject: 
Biophotonic lab-on-a-chip 
Contact Information: 
Phone: +1 (416) 946-8663 
e-mail: james.dou (at) utoronto.ca

Xiao Sun
Education:
 
B.Eng.: University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
M.A.Sc.: University of Toronto 
Research Subject: 
Plasmonics, silicon photonics
Co-supervised by:
Prof. Mohammad Mojahedi 
Contact Information: 
e-mail: xiaoxiao.sun (at) utoronto.ca
Pisek Kultavewuti
Education:
 
B.Eng.: Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 
M.A.Sc.: ECE Dept, University of Toronto 
Research Subject: 
Ultrafast pulse shaping devices 
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (416) 946-8663 
e-mail: pisek.kultavewuti (at) mail.utoronto.ca


Zhongfa Liao
(Google scholar)
Education: 
B.Sc.: Sun Yat-Sen University, China 
M.A.Sc.: ECE Dept, University of Toronto 
Research Subject: 
Vertical integration approach in AlGaAs
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (416) 946-8663 
e-mail: zhongfa.liao (at) mail.utoronto.ca

Arnab Dewanjee
Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
M.A.Sc.: University of Toronto
Research Subject: 
Free-space to Device Optical Coupling Technologies
Co-superised by: 
Prof. Mohammad Mojahedi
Contact Information:

Phone: +1 (647) 774 3977 
e-mail: arnab.dewanjee (at) mail.utoronto.ca


Matthew Shipton
Education:
B.Eng.: McMaster University, Hamilton
M.A.Sc.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
Research Subject:
Plasmonics 
Contact Information: 
Phone: +1 (647) 909 4752 
e-mail: matthew.shipton(at)mail.utoronto.ca

M. A. Sc. Students



Kevin Josephh
Education: 
B.A.Sc.: Nanotechnology Engineering, University of Waterloo
Research Subject: 
Biophotonic lab in fiber
Contact Information: 
Phone: +1 (647) 982-3588 
e-mail: k.joseph (at) mail.utoronto.ca


Kevin de Haan

Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: Queen's University
Research Subject: 
Lab-on-a-chip
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (613) 483-4307 
e-mail: kevin.dehaan (at) mail.utoronto.ca

Hannah Mündel

Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: University of Toronto
Research Subject: 
Nanoplasmonic biosensors
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (416) 912-6033 
e-mail: hannah.mundel (at) mail.utoronto.ca


Todd Darcie

Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: Engineering Physics, University of British Columbia
Research Subject: 
Nonlinear optics, quantum optics
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (250) 216-4919  
e-mail: todd.darcie (at) mail.utoronto.ca

Kyle A. Johnson
Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: McGill University
Research Subject: 
Nonlinear optics
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (437) 580-4925 
e-mail: ka.johnson (at) mail.utoronto.ca







Srishti Garg

Education:
 
B.A.Sc.: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, India
M.Eng.: Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Research Subject: 
Lab-on-a-chip
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (289) 552-4617 
e-mail: srishti.garg (at) mail.utoronto.ca


Kym Derrick Uy

Education:
B.A.Sc.: University of the Philippines - Diliman
Research Subject:
Algae analysis on Lab-on-a-chip
Contact Information:
Phone: +1 (437) 989-3648
e-mail: kymderrick.uy (at) mail.utoronto.ca


Ryan Xilong Yuan
Education:
B.Sc.: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Ph.D.: Queen's University, Canada
Research Subject:
Lab-on-a-chip, biosensing
Contact Information:
e-mail: xilong.yuan (at) utoronto.ca