June 12, 2017 | Gisèle Bolduc
Mise à jour : November 12, 2020
INRS is welcoming the new tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Smart Photonics that builds on the cutting-edge expertise of Professor Roberto Morandotti from Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications. This prolific researcher will conduct innovative studies to develop smart photonic devices by using both classic and quantum optical treatments.
To do this, Professor Morandotti will devote himself to researching integrated non-linear systems and quantum systems. He will also use new microfabrication methods to optimize the technological platform he has created. He will thus be able to demonstrate phenomena applicable to telecommunications, sensors, and metrology.
The Canada Research Chair in Smart Photonics also aims to develop new concepts for the internet of things to facilitate information processing and the transfer of data. The advances made by this Chair could help make these technologies more accessible and implement new services in home automation, driverless vehicles, remote medical monitoring, etc.
Roberto Morandotti holds a master’s in physics from the University of Genoa (Italy) and a PhD in electronics engineering from Glasgow University (Scotland). He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and at the University of Toronto. He is recognized as an international expert in photonics and his research has led to a number of scientific breakthroughs in quantum optics and optical physics. He has also helped revolutionize laser technologies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America, among others.