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Biomedical Engineering


The application of light (photonics), and nano- and micro-devices, in health and medicine.

Our department specializes in biophotonics and biosensors. The term biophotonics denotes a combination of biology and photonics. Photonics is the science and technology of the generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, which are the quantum units of light. Biophotonics is the development and application of optical techniques, particularly imaging, to the study of biological molecules, cells and tissue. One of the main benefits of using optical techniques is that they preserve the integrity of the biological cells being examined. Biophotonics has therefore become the established general term for all techniques that deal with the interaction between biological items and photons. This refers to emission, detection, absorption, reflection, modification, and creation of radiation from biomolecules, cells, tissues, organisms and biomaterials. Our faculty are also involved in the development and application of micro- and nano-sensors for the detection of DNA, proteins, viruses, and other biological materials.

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Prof. Qiyin Fang

Professor

biophotonics, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy & imaging, intelligent sensing for point-of-care, aging-in-place, & environmental monitoring

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Dr. Leyla Soleymani

Associate Professor

biosensing, point-of-care diagnostics, lab-on-a-chip, DNA detection, health monitoring, nanofabrication, wrinkling, rapid prototyping

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Dr. Chang-qing Xu

Professor

bacterial sensors; biomedical lasers for diagnosis and treatment; periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN); PPLN related devices; lasers (solid, fiber, semiconductor); optical sensors and sub-systems; laser applications

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
ENG PHYS 2A04Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism
ENG PHYS 2CE4Undergraduate Computational Methods for Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 2E04Undergraduate Analog and Digital Circuits
ENG PHYS 2H04Undergraduate Statistical Thermodynamics
ENG PHYS 2NE3Undergraduate Thermal Systems Design
ENG PHYS 2P04Undergraduate Applied Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2QM3Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2W03Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information I
ENG PHYS 3BA3Undergraduate Electronics I
ENG PHYS 3BB3Undergraduate Electronics II
ENG PHYS 3E03 / PHYSICS 3N03Undergraduate Fundamentals of Physical Optics
ENG PHYS 3F03Undergraduate Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 3H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 3L04Undergraduate Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques
ENG PHYS 3PN4Undergraduate Semiconductor Junction Devices
ENG PHYS 3W04Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information II
ENG PHYS 4A06Undergraduate Design and Synthesis Project
ENG PHYS 4ES3Undergraduate Special Topics in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4G03 / 6G03Undergraduate / Graduate Optical Instrumentation Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4I03 / 6I03Undergraduate / Graduate Introduction to Biophotonics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3Undergraduate / Graduate Advanced Materials and Next-Generation Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4S03 / 6S03Undergraduate / Graduate Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Elective List 2
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ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Photonics
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nuclear Labs
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nano- and Micro-devices
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Biomedical
ENG PHYS 4X03 / 6X03Undergraduate / Graduate Introduction to Photovoltaics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03Undergraduate / Graduate Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 704Graduate NOT OFFERED - Selected Topics in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 733Graduate NOT OFFERED - Industrial Project in Engineering Physics

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Interdisciplinary Engineering


Customize your program to suit your own interests.

Interdisciplinary area where new and advanced materials, devices and systems are engineered based on a fundamental understanding of physics.

Our faculty and students push the envelope of new technologies. Research in the Engineering Physics Department emphasizes new engineering disciplines that have emerged in recent years. In these high technology areas the link between basic science and engineering application is particularly important. Research activities stress the fundamental physics that relates to the new technologies, as well as its application to practical engineering problems. 

Through strong ties to industry, government, and other centres of excellence, our researchers work with others around the world to create knowledge and find engineering solutions to many of society’s problems and challenges.

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Dr. Jonathan Bradley

Assistant Professor

silicon photonics, integrated optics, lasers, photonic materials, optical communications, sensors, microphotonic systems

Adriaan-photo

Dr. Adriaan Buijs

Professor

reactor core physics, reactor modelling, reactor design, Monte Carlo methods, data analysis

Dan-photo

Dr. Dan Cassidy

Professor

Qiyin-photo

Prof. Qiyin Fang

Professor

biophotonics, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy & imaging, intelligent sensing for point-of-care, aging-in-place, & environmental monitoring

Harold-photo

Dr. Harold Haugen

Professor

Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Micromachining, Electron Microscopic Studies of Ytterbium-Doped Optical Fibres, Applications of THz Radiation

Adrian-photo

Dr. Adrian Kitai

Associate Chair, Graduate

fundamental luminescent materials, new luminescent devices, new avalanche injection devices, optical fiber liquid crystal display technology

Rafael-photo

Dr. Rafael Kleiman

Professor

solar energy: photovoltaics and solar thermal, concentrator photovoltaics, solar testing and instrumentation, solar materials; silicon, III-V, hyperspectral imaging, device modelling, advanced light trapping, device fabrication

Andy-photo

Dr. Andy Knights

Associate Chair, Undergraduate

silicon optical circuits; silicon integrated optics

Ray-photo

Dr. Ray LaPierre

Department Chair

solar cells (photovoltaics), photodetectors, quantum information processing (quantum computers)

John-photo

Dr. John Luxat

Professor

Nuclear Safety Analysis Methodology, Experimental Studies in Nuclear Safety Thermalhydraulics, Theoretical Modelling Studies in Nuclear Safety Thermalhydraulics

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Dr. Peter Mascher

Professor

Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy; Point Defects in Materials; Thin Film Technology; Silicon Nanostructures; Silicon Photonics; Luminescence; Rare Earth Doping; PECVD; Optical Characterization; Ellipsometry

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Dr. Matthew Minnick

Assistant Professor

MEMS; Robotics; Micromachining; Resonance; Fluid-Structure Interactions; FEM; Automation

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Dr. Shinya Nagasaki

Professor

radioactive waste management, nuclear fuel cycle, safety assessment of repository and nuclear fuel cycle facilities, migration of actinides, fission products and heavy metals in geosphere and biosphere, nuclear technology in society, nuclear proliferation and security

Dave-photo

Dr. Dave Novog

Professor

nuclear safety, reactor physics, thermalhydraulics, multiphysics reactor analysis, nuclear fuel and fuel cycles, severe accident modelling, emergency accident response and mitigation

John-photo

Dr. John Preston

Professor

Pulsed Laser Deposition, Self-Assembly of Epitaxial Nanostructures, Photovoltaics

Leyla-photo

Dr. Leyla Soleymani

Associate Professor

biosensing, point-of-care diagnostics, lab-on-a-chip, DNA detection, health monitoring, nanofabrication, wrinkling, rapid prototyping

Ayse-photo

Dr. Ayse Turak

Assistant Professor

degradation at interfaces in organic electronics; classification of spatial order for 2D objects; modelling and tailoring of organic thin film morphology; nanoparticle synthesis; photovoltaics; surface and interface physics

Chang-qing-photo

Dr. Chang-qing Xu

Professor

bacterial sensors; biomedical lasers for diagnosis and treatment; periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN); PPLN related devices; lasers (solid, fiber, semiconductor); optical sensors and sub-systems; laser applications

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
ENG PHYS 2A04Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism
ENG PHYS 2CE4Undergraduate Computational Methods for Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 2E04Undergraduate Analog and Digital Circuits
ENG PHYS 2H04Undergraduate Statistical Thermodynamics
ENG PHYS 2NE3Undergraduate Thermal Systems Design
ENG PHYS 2P04Undergraduate Applied Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2QM3Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2W03Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information I
ENG PHYS 3BA3Undergraduate Electronics I
ENG PHYS 3BB3Undergraduate Electronics II
ENG PHYS 3E03 / PHYSICS 3N03Undergraduate Fundamentals of Physical Optics
ENG PHYS 3ES3Undergraduate Introduction to Energy Systems
ENG PHYS 3F03Undergraduate Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 3H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 3L04Undergraduate Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques
ENG PHYS 3PN4Undergraduate Semiconductor Junction Devices
ENG PHYS 3W04Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information II
ENG PHYS 4A06Undergraduate Design and Synthesis Project
ENG PHYS 4ES3Undergraduate Special Topics in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3Undergraduate / Graduate Advanced Materials and Next-Generation Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4S03 / 6S03Undergraduate / Graduate Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Elective List 2
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ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nano- and Micro-devices
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Biomedical
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Photonics
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nuclear Labs
ENG PHYS 704Graduate NOT OFFERED - Selected Topics in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 733Graduate NOT OFFERED - Industrial Project in Engineering Physics

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Nanotechnology and Micro-Systems Engineering


Nanotechnology and micro-systems are the technological core of the current computer and communications revolution.

Devices that are constructed on the nanometer or micrometer scale are the technological backbone of modern society. Since the invention of the transistor in 1947 and the introduction of the integrated circuit in the early 1960’s, device components have continuously decreased in size and cost at an exponential rate, while increasing in speed and capabilities. The invention of fibre optic communications, essential for the internet, also relies on the development of optoelectronics, which is the study and application of electronic devices that generate, detect and control light. More recently, the fabrication techniques developed for the integrated circuit industry have also been extended to micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) which create tiny moving mechanical parts such as beams, gears, diaphragms, and springs that are used in inkjet-printers, accelerometers, inertial sensors, micro-mirrors, optical scanners, fluid pumps, and sensors. Novel micro-fluidic devices are also being developed for integration with lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical and health care applications. The department is also developing nanotechnology to grow integrated circuits and systems directly on a chip.

Related Faculty

Jonathan-photo

Dr. Jonathan Bradley

Assistant Professor

silicon photonics, integrated optics, lasers, photonic materials, optical communications, sensors, microphotonic systems

Qiyin-photo

Prof. Qiyin Fang

Professor

biophotonics, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy & imaging, intelligent sensing for point-of-care, aging-in-place, & environmental monitoring

Harold-photo

Dr. Harold Haugen

Professor

Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Micromachining, Electron Microscopic Studies of Ytterbium-Doped Optical Fibres, Applications of THz Radiation

Adrian-photo

Dr. Adrian Kitai

Associate Chair, Graduate

fundamental luminescent materials, new luminescent devices, new avalanche injection devices, optical fiber liquid crystal display technology

Rafael-photo

Dr. Rafael Kleiman

Professor

solar energy: photovoltaics and solar thermal, concentrator photovoltaics, solar testing and instrumentation, solar materials; silicon, III-V, hyperspectral imaging, device modelling, advanced light trapping, device fabrication

Ray-photo

Dr. Ray LaPierre

Department Chair

solar cells (photovoltaics), photodetectors, quantum information processing (quantum computers)

Peter-photo

Dr. Peter Mascher

Professor

Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy; Point Defects in Materials; Thin Film Technology; Silicon Nanostructures; Silicon Photonics; Luminescence; Rare Earth Doping; PECVD; Optical Characterization; Ellipsometry

Matthew -photo

Dr. Matthew Minnick

Assistant Professor

MEMS; Robotics; Micromachining; Resonance; Fluid-Structure Interactions; FEM; Automation

John-photo

Dr. John Preston

Professor

Pulsed Laser Deposition, Self-Assembly of Epitaxial Nanostructures, Photovoltaics

Leyla-photo

Dr. Leyla Soleymani

Associate Professor

biosensing, point-of-care diagnostics, lab-on-a-chip, DNA detection, health monitoring, nanofabrication, wrinkling, rapid prototyping

Ayse-photo

Dr. Ayse Turak

Assistant Professor

degradation at interfaces in organic electronics; classification of spatial order for 2D objects; modelling and tailoring of organic thin film morphology; nanoparticle synthesis; photovoltaics; surface and interface physics

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
ENG PHYS 2A04Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism
ENG PHYS 2CE4Undergraduate Computational Methods for Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 2E04Undergraduate Analog and Digital Circuits
ENG PHYS 2H04Undergraduate Statistical Thermodynamics
ENG PHYS 2NE3Undergraduate Thermal Systems Design
ENG PHYS 2P04Undergraduate Applied Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2QM3Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2W03Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information I
ENG PHYS 3BA3Undergraduate Electronics I
ENG PHYS 3BB3Undergraduate Electronics II
ENG PHYS 3E03 / PHYSICS 3N03Undergraduate Fundamentals of Physical Optics
ENG PHYS 3F03Undergraduate Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 3H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 3L04Undergraduate Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques
ENG PHYS 3PN4Undergraduate Semiconductor Junction Devices
ENG PHYS 3W04Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information II
ENG PHYS 4A06Undergraduate Design and Synthesis Project
ENG PHYS 4ES3Undergraduate Special Topics in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3Undergraduate / Graduate Advanced Materials and Next-Generation Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4S03 / 6S03Undergraduate / Graduate Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Elective List 2
XuXu
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nuclear Labs
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nano- and Micro-devices
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Biomedical
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Photonics
ENG PHYS 4X03 / 6X03Undergraduate / Graduate Introduction to Photovoltaics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03Undergraduate / Graduate Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 704Graduate NOT OFFERED - Selected Topics in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 705Graduate NOT OFFERED - III-V Materials and Devices
ENG PHYS 708Graduate Quantum Materials, Devices, and Systems
ENG PHYS 719 / MECH ENG 719Graduate NOT OFFERED - MEMS Devices: Design, Fabrication, and Applications
ENG PHYS 720Graduate NOT OFFERED - Advanced Modeling of Semiconductor Device Fabrication
ENG PHYS 723Graduate Semiconductor Diode Laser Physics
ENG PHYS 726Graduate NOT OFFERED - Optoelectronic Device Physics
ENG PHYS 729Graduate NOT OFFERED - Thin Film Growth and Deposition
ENG PHYS 730Graduate NOT OFFERED - Thin Film Characterization
ENG PHYS 733Graduate NOT OFFERED - Industrial Project in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 752 / MECH ENG 752Graduate Advanced MEMS Fabrication and Microfluidics
ENG PHYS 777Graduate Advanced Photovoltaics
ENG PHYS 782Graduate Solid-State Electronics

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Nuclear Engineering and Energy Systems


Inexhaustible energy can be created by harvesting sunlight or nuclear processes.

The sun and stars are powered by nuclear fusion, a process whereby heavier elements are combined to form lighter ones, releasing energy. On earth, nuclear processes are controlled in reactors where nuclear energy is released and converted to electricity for human use. In nuclear engineering, we apply scientific principles, engineering design and analysis, and computer modeling and simulation for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Situated on campus is the university’s very own nuclear research reactor, with a long and proud tradition, providing many exciting and unique research opportunities in the areas of reactor physics, nuclear safety analysis, advanced nuclear materials, and nuclear fuel and waste management.

We also conduct extensive research in photovoltaics (solar electricity) in which semiconductor devices are used to convert sunlight directly into electricity. The efficiency by which sunlight can be converted to electricity is approaching 50%, but only by using expensive materials and processes. We are exploring alternative methods of producing high efficiency and low cost solar electricity using nanotechnology and micro-systems engineering.    

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Adriaan-photo

Dr. Adriaan Buijs

Professor

reactor core physics, reactor modelling, reactor design, Monte Carlo methods, data analysis

John-photo

Dr. John Luxat

Professor

Nuclear Safety Analysis Methodology, Experimental Studies in Nuclear Safety Thermalhydraulics, Theoretical Modelling Studies in Nuclear Safety Thermalhydraulics

Shinya-photo

Dr. Shinya Nagasaki

Professor

radioactive waste management, nuclear fuel cycle, safety assessment of repository and nuclear fuel cycle facilities, migration of actinides, fission products and heavy metals in geosphere and biosphere, nuclear technology in society, nuclear proliferation and security

Dave-photo

Dr. Dave Novog

Professor

nuclear safety, reactor physics, thermalhydraulics, multiphysics reactor analysis, nuclear fuel and fuel cycles, severe accident modelling, emergency accident response and mitigation

Ray-photo

Dr. Ray LaPierre

Department Chair

solar cells (photovoltaics), photodetectors, quantum information processing (quantum computers)

Ayse-photo

Dr. Ayse Turak

Assistant Professor

degradation at interfaces in organic electronics; classification of spatial order for 2D objects; modelling and tailoring of organic thin film morphology; nanoparticle synthesis; photovoltaics; surface and interface physics

Rafael-photo

Dr. Rafael Kleiman

Professor

solar energy: photovoltaics and solar thermal, concentrator photovoltaics, solar testing and instrumentation, solar materials; silicon, III-V, hyperspectral imaging, device modelling, advanced light trapping, device fabrication

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
ENG PHYS 2A04Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism
ENG PHYS 2CE4Undergraduate Computational Methods for Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 2E04Undergraduate Analog and Digital Circuits
ENG PHYS 2H04Undergraduate Statistical Thermodynamics
ENG PHYS 2NE3Undergraduate Thermal Systems Design
ENG PHYS 2P04Undergraduate Applied Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2QM3Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2W03Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information I
ENG PHYS 3D03Undergraduate Principles of Nuclear Engineering
ENG PHYS 3ES3Undergraduate Introduction to Energy Systems
ENG PHYS 3F03Undergraduate Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 3H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 3L04Undergraduate Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques
ENG PHYS 3O04Undergraduate Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
ENG PHYS 3W04Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information II
ENG PHYS 4A06Undergraduate Design and Synthesis Project
ENG PHYS 4D03 / 6D03Undergraduate / Graduate Nuclear Reactor Analysis Technical Elective List 2 Rouben
ENG PHYS 4ES3Undergraduate Special Topics in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4NE3 / 6NE3Undergraduate / Graduate Advanced Nuclear Engineering Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4P03 / 6P03Undergraduate / Graduate Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation Technical Elective List 2 Rouben
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nano- and Micro-devices
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Biomedical
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Photonics
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nuclear Labs
ENG PHYS 704Graduate NOT OFFERED - Selected Topics in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 706Graduate OFFERED MAY 2018-Toward a New Era of Nuclear Energy: Messages from Fukushima
ENG PHYS 707Graduate Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste
ENG PHYS 710Graduate Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Control
ENG PHYS 713Graduate NOT OFFERED - Nuclear Safety Analysis and Reactor Accidents
ENG PHYS 714Graduate NOT OFFERED - Nuclear Reactor Safety Design
ENG PHYS 715Graduate NOT OFFERED - Advanced Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics
ENG PHYS 716Graduate NOT OFFERED - Nuclear Reactor Heat Transport System Design
ENG PHYS 718Graduate NOT OFFERED - Reactor Heat Transport System Simulation and Analysis
ENG PHYS 727Graduate NOT OFFERED - Advanced Reactor Physics and Analysis
ENG PHYS 733Graduate NOT OFFERED - Industrial Project in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 783Graduate NOT OFFERED - Nuclear Fuel Engineering
ENG PHYS 784Graduate Nuclear Fuel Management Rouben

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Photonics Engineering


The branch of science & engineering that involves the generation, control, & detection of light to provide useful applications for society.

From manufacturing to medicine, the applications of light are everywhere. Photons are the quantum mechanical unit of light. They play a central role in many technologies. In the past two decades, photonics engineering experienced explosive growth in fibre optic communications, where light is used to transfer information over great distances. This formed the basis of the internet. The application of light also extends to many other industries such as medicine, displays, and sensors.

Photonics is also beginning to play a bigger role in clean, renewable electrical energy generation through solar and thermal photovoltaics (solar electricity). Our research encompasses a wide spectrum of projects involving light sources, lasers and light emitting diodes, photodetectors, sensors, photovoltaics, and optical displays. We are also conducting research in biophotonics, a fast emerging field in which light is used for applications in medicine, biomedical engineering, life sciences, agriculture, and environmental science. 

Related Faculty

Jonathan-photo

Dr. Jonathan Bradley

Assistant Professor

silicon photonics, integrated optics, lasers, photonic materials, optical communications, sensors, microphotonic systems

Qiyin-photo

Prof. Qiyin Fang

Professor

biophotonics, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy & imaging, intelligent sensing for point-of-care, aging-in-place, & environmental monitoring

Harold-photo

Dr. Harold Haugen

Professor

Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Micromachining, Electron Microscopic Studies of Ytterbium-Doped Optical Fibres, Applications of THz Radiation

Adrian-photo

Dr. Adrian Kitai

Associate Chair, Graduate

fundamental luminescent materials, new luminescent devices, new avalanche injection devices, optical fiber liquid crystal display technology

Rafael-photo

Dr. Rafael Kleiman

Professor

solar energy: photovoltaics and solar thermal, concentrator photovoltaics, solar testing and instrumentation, solar materials; silicon, III-V, hyperspectral imaging, device modelling, advanced light trapping, device fabrication

Andy-photo

Dr. Andy Knights

Associate Chair, Undergraduate

silicon optical circuits; silicon integrated optics

Ray-photo

Dr. Ray LaPierre

Department Chair

solar cells (photovoltaics), photodetectors, quantum information processing (quantum computers)

Peter-photo

Dr. Peter Mascher

Professor

Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy; Point Defects in Materials; Thin Film Technology; Silicon Nanostructures; Silicon Photonics; Luminescence; Rare Earth Doping; PECVD; Optical Characterization; Ellipsometry

John-photo

Dr. John Preston

Professor

Pulsed Laser Deposition, Self-Assembly of Epitaxial Nanostructures, Photovoltaics

Chang-qing-photo

Dr. Chang-qing Xu

Professor

bacterial sensors; biomedical lasers for diagnosis and treatment; periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN); PPLN related devices; lasers (solid, fiber, semiconductor); optical sensors and sub-systems; laser applications

View our Faculty Listing

Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
ENG PHYS 2A04Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism
ENG PHYS 2CE4Undergraduate Computational Methods for Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 2E04Undergraduate Analog and Digital Circuits
ENG PHYS 2H04Undergraduate Statistical Thermodynamics
ENG PHYS 2NE3Undergraduate Thermal Systems Design
ENG PHYS 2P04Undergraduate Applied Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2QM3Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 2W03Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information I
ENG PHYS 3BA3Undergraduate Electronics I
ENG PHYS 3BB3Undergraduate Electronics II
ENG PHYS 3E03 / PHYSICS 3N03Undergraduate Fundamentals of Physical Optics
ENG PHYS 3ES3Undergraduate Introduction to Energy Systems
ENG PHYS 3F03Undergraduate Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics
ENG PHYS 3H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 3L04Undergraduate Industrial Monitoring and Detection Techniques
ENG PHYS 3PN4Undergraduate Semiconductor Junction Devices
ENG PHYS 3W04Undergraduate Acquisition and Analysis of Experimental Information II
ENG PHYS 4A06Undergraduate Design and Synthesis Project
ENG PHYS 4ES3Undergraduate Special Topics in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4G03 / 6G03Undergraduate / Graduate Optical Instrumentation Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4H04Undergraduate Research Project in Engineering Physics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4I03 / 6I03Undergraduate / Graduate Introduction to Biophotonics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4MD3 / 6MD3Undergraduate / Graduate Advanced Materials and Next-Generation Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4S03 / 6S03Undergraduate / Graduate Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Elective List 2
XuXu
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nuclear Labs
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Nano- and Micro-devices
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Biomedical
ENG PHYS 4U02Undergraduate Modern and Applied Physics Laboratory - Photonics
ENG PHYS 4X03 / 6X03Undergraduate / Graduate Introduction to Photovoltaics Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 4Z03 / 6Z03Undergraduate / Graduate Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Technical Elective List 2
ENG PHYS 704Graduate NOT OFFERED - Selected Topics in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 705Graduate NOT OFFERED - III-V Materials and Devices
ENG PHYS 720Graduate NOT OFFERED - Advanced Modeling of Semiconductor Device Fabrication
ENG PHYS 721Graduate NOT OFFERED - Lasers and Laser Physics I
ENG PHYS 723Graduate Semiconductor Diode Laser Physics
ENG PHYS 726Graduate NOT OFFERED - Optoelectronic Device Physics
ENG PHYS 728Graduate NOT OFFERED - Luminescence and Point Defects in Solids
ENG PHYS 729Graduate NOT OFFERED - Thin Film Growth and Deposition
ENG PHYS 730Graduate NOT OFFERED - Thin Film Characterization
ENG PHYS 733Graduate NOT OFFERED - Industrial Project in Engineering Physics
ENG PHYS 734Graduate NOT OFFERED - Nonlinear Optics
ENG PHYS 777Graduate Advanced Photovoltaics
ENG PHYS 782Graduate Solid-State Electronics

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