Data and Time Febuary 2 , 2011, 3:00- 4:15 PM
Location Bahen Center, Room 1240
Host Leon Yuan

Micro- and Nano-scale Photonic Devices

Prof. Joyce Poon

The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics)


I will provide an overview of the ongoing projects in micro- and nano-scale photonic devices in my research group.  Our research leverages physical phenomena in inventing novel, high-performance photonic devices for future computing and communication systems.  Our work is motivated by the combination of known challenges in applications as well as scientific exploration.  Specifically, I will discuss our projects on dielectric guided-waves, optical modulators, lasers, and surface plasmon polaritons. In the spirit of the Highlight Seminar, I will also share my thoughts on how to succeed in graduate studies.


Joyce Poon is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. She obtained the Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 2007 and 2003 respectively, and the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (physics option) from the University of Toronto in 2002. She is the recipient of an IBM Faculty Award in 2010, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award in 2009, an NSERC University Faculty Award in 2008, and the Clauser Doctoral Thesis Prize from Caltech in 2007.