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Canada-Germany Workshop 2015 - Now Recruiting Ph.D. Students

November 13, 2015 (University of Toronto) - We hosted the Canada-Germany Workshop to forge collaborative research and unique graduate training opportunities under Germany’s DFG and Canada’s NSERC CREATE programs. The workshop, led by Prof. Peter R. Herman of the University of Toronto and Prof. Andreas Tünnermann of Friedrich-Shiller University Jena (photo left), included professors and graduate students (photo right) from the following institutions:
- Germany: Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF)
- Canada: University of Toronto, Laval University, INRS

We are recruiting new Ph.D. students for starting in the summer 2016. The unique training opportunities include:
- Research guided under multi-institutional and international collaboration amongst top-ranked universities in optical science and advanced light technologies.
- Internship in the "City of Lights", Jena, at Friedrich-Schiller University and practical industry-connected experience in the Fraunhofer IOF model of innovation and technology transfer.
- Internships at Canadian photonic industry partners.
- Training on Intellectual Property (IP) protection, entrepreneurship, market evaluation, technology transfer, licensing agreements, venture funding, scientific writing, communications, ethics in research, and project planning and management.

Photo - Research Group 2015

October 2015 Group Photo (University of Toronto) - Left to right: Jianzhao Li, Jason Ng, Leon Yuan, Sheran Cardoza, Dale Gottlieb, Peter Herman, Moez Haque, Zeinab Mohammadi, Erden Ertorer, Ahmad Gawad, Kevin Joseph, Ehsan Alimohammadian, David Roper, and Kyle Hwangbo.

Peter R. Herman elected FELLOW - International Academy of Photonics & Laser Engineering 2015

IAPLE 2015 (Hawaii) - Peter R. Herman was elected as FELLOW of IAPLE, the International Academy of Photonics & Laser Engineering, during the 3rd IAPLE Conference in Hawaii (August 2015).

Photo - Niagara River Bike Tour 2015

August 2015 Photos (Niagara Falls, Canada) - Left to right: Peter Herman, Moez Haque, David Roper, and Kenneth Lee.

Photo - Celebrating the Year of Light 2015

April 2015 Group Photo (University of Toronto) - Left to right: Liang Yuan, Jason Ng, Erden Ertorer, Zeinab Mohammadi, Stephen Ho, Jianzhao Li, Peter Herman, Kenneth Lee, and Jason Grenier. Cake: Year of Light.

Kenneth K. C. Lee - 1st Prize Student Competition - Photonics West 2014

SPIE Photonics West 2014 (San Francisco) - PhD student, Kenneth Lee (pictured left), took first prize in the student competition for the Conference "Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications", at Photonics West, San Francisco during 1-6 February, 2014. His paper was: ''Temperature-compensated fiber-optic 3D shape sensor using femtosecond laser direct-written Bragg grating waveguides''. Story Here.

Photo - Holiday Party 2013

December 2013 Group Photo (Toronto) - Left to right: Tammy, Kyle Cheng, Jason Grenier, Maggy, Jason Ng, Kenneth Lee, Peter Herman, Saeid Rezaei, Moez Haque, Kitty Kumar, Liang Yuan, Erden Ertorer, Secil, and Mohammad Salehizadeh.

Moez Haque - 1st Prize Student Competition - Photonics West 2013

SPIE Photonics West 2013 (San Francisco) - PhD student, Moez Haque (pictured third from left with judging panel), took first prize in the student competition for the Conference "Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications", at Photonics West, San Francisco during 3-6 February, 2013. His paper was: Femtosecond laser writing of lab-on-a-fiber: integrating interferometers and microfluidics. Story Here.

Photo - Killarney Backcountry Camping 2010

August 2010 Photo (Killarney Provincial Park) - Left to right: Peter Herman, Tina Weichelt, Mohamed El Beheiry, Jason Grenier, Niloofar, Moez Haque, and Kenneth Lee.

Photo - Research Group 2009

February 2009 Group Photo (University of Toronto) - Left to right: Jason Grenier, Syed Haque, Mi Li Ng, Luis Fernandes, Saeid Rezaei, Moez Haque, Liang Yuan, Valeria Maselli, Nicole Zacharia, Ladan Abolghasemi, Jason Ng, Peter Herman, and Jianzhao Li.