Mengyuan received his B.Eng from Sun-yet-sen University, and Ph.D. degree (optical engineering) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. In 2015 he visited UBC for half a year and now he is working as a postdoc at McMaster University in the department of Engineering Physics. His research interests include silicon photonics and optical communication.
Email: yem11 "AT" mcmaster.ca
Dawson Bonneville Ph.D. Student
Dawson received his B.Eng in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in 2017. His research in the group is focused on the design and fabrication of silicon based lasers and resonators, as well as the characterisation of grating structures. In the future Dawson plans on completing a PhD based on micro-photonic systems either for the telecom and/or health-care industry. In his free time, Dawson enjoys reading, playing the drums, and portaging in cottage country.
Email: bonnevd "AT" mcmaster.ca
Henry Frankis Ph.D. Student
Henry received his B.Eng in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in 2016, with a focus towards optics and nanofabrication technologies, and graduated with distinction. His research interests include the design, simulation, and fabrication of silicon-based photonic devices for on chip amplifiers and lasers. In his free time, Henry enjoys running, fine dining, and piloting quadcopters.
Email: frankihc "AT" mcmaster.ca
Hamidu Mbonde Ph.D. Student
Hamidu is from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He received his Master degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Abdullah Gul University, Turkey, in 2018, focusing on fiber optic communication and nonlinear pulse propagation in fibers. His current research interests are in Silicon Photonics; active devices’ design, simulation and fabrication as well as the study of nonlinear optical effects in integrated optical devices. In his free time Hamidu enjoys playing soccer, watching soccer games, skiing and weekends on the beach.
Email: mbondeh "AT" mcmaster.ca
Khadijeh Miarabbas Kiani Ph.D. Student
Khadijeh received her Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, from Shiraz University, Iran, focusing on fabricating photonic and optoelectronic devices. Two main areas that she worked on are “Fabrication of polymeric tapered-waveguides”, and “LiNbO3 optical waveguide fabrication by proton exchange technique”. Her research interests include Photonics, Silicon Photonics, Optoelectronics, Nonlinear Optics, and Nanophotonics. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and playing badminton. Email: miarabbk "AT" mcmaster.ca
Jeremy Miller Ph.D. Student
Jeremy has completed his B. Eng in Engineering Physics with high distinction in 2013 from Carleton University and is currently undertaking his PhD at McMaster University in the department of Engineering Physics. His research interests include silicon photonics, thin films, and rare earths. Jeremy enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid backcountry camper. He has been actively involved with the McMaster outdoors club where he organises trips in the region.
Email: millej29 "AT" mcmaster.ca
Cameron Naraine Master's Student
Cameron received his B.Sc. in Honours Physics from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018 and is now a M.A.Sc. student in Engineering Physics at McMaster University. His research interests include design and simulation of silicon photonics systems as he undertakes research projects in the group that involve the study and characterization of novel silicon waveguide structures and amplifiers. In his free time, Cameron enjoys fitness activities, golfing, skiing, playing billiards and playing guitar and piano.
Email: narainc "AT" mcmaster.ca
Josh Eizenga Undergraduate Research Student
Josh is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at McMaster University. His research interests include design, simulation and fabrication of photonic devices. He is also interested in robotics, volleyball and instrumental music.
Email: eizengaj "AT" mcmaster.ca
Arthur Mendez-Rosales Undergraduate Research Student
Arthur is completing an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and Management at McMaster University. He is particularly interested in the behavior of light and its interaction with various materials, primarily crystalline solids. Now he is aiming to further his understanding of lasers and optical amplifiers as they apply to the telecommunications industry. In his spare time he enjoys playing music, keeping up with the latest shows, and breaking a sweat early in the morning at the gym. Research interests: photonics, solid-state lasers, optical communications, light-matter interactions. Other interests: music, TV (Netflix) shows, spinning, video games. Email: mendezrm "AT" mcmaster.ca
Caitlin Smyth Undergraduate Research Student
Caitlin is currently an undergraduate Physics Co-op student at McMaster. She is in the midst of her third year of her studies. This is her first co-op placement, helping to measure and categorize the properties of various films and film deposition. She would like to continue to explore the role materials have in energy transportation and efficiency, and data communication. When she is not in the lab, she is at the local Aviary as a volunteer, crew leader, and board member, where she helps take care of 28 loud and lively parrots. She also enjoys hiking and playing video games in her spare time.
Email: smythcl2 "AT" mcmaster.ca
Daniel Su Undergraduate Research Student
Daniel is an undergraduate student at McMaster University going into his third year of Mechatronics Engineering. His research interests are in semiconductor lasers, optoelectronics and robotics, and is looking towards doing a Masters after completing his undergrad. Outside the lab, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and CAD design.