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Photonics North 2024

Dear colleagues,

Thank you very much for attending the 2024 Photonics North.  We were so glad to see familiar faces and meet newcomers.  This was the first time in the 30 years history of Photonics North that we held the conference in Western Canada.  It was a great opportunity to connect with the photonics communities in BC and AB. We hope you all enjoyed the conference.

We would like to congratulate the winners of the following awards:

Best Student Paper Awards (Sponsored by COPL)
  • 1st Place - Andreea Aura Paraipan, INRS, Université du Québec

  • 2nd Place -  Sarah Odinotski,  Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

  • 3rd Place - Benjamin Ecclestone, University of Waterloo

Best Student Poster Awards
  • Shilong Liu, Polytechnique de Montréal

  • Celine Mazoukh, INRS, Université du Québec

Photonics North Pitch Competition (supported by BDC and CMC)
  • Winner - Reza Abbasi for Point-of-care bio-marker CMOS image sensor

  • Runner-Up - Xincheng Yao for Portable non-mydriatic ultra-wide field fundus camera

We sincerely thank our top-notch technical program team led by Prof. Jinyang Liang and Prof. Lora Ramunno.  We are very grateful to all the session chairs as well as the industry and entrepreneurship event organizers for their dedication and tireless volunteering effort.   

We would also like to thank our partners, sponsors, and exhibitors.  Your support is essential to the conference and to the community.  We greatly appreciated it. 

Photonics is your community.  Photonics North is your conference.  We are here to serve you and provide you with the best conference experience year after year. 

The next edition of Photonics North will take place from May 20 to 22, 2025 in Ottawa, Canada.  Please stay tuned for more details. We hope to see you all in Ottawa next year!

Conference Chair

Luca Razzari
INRS-EMT, Montréal, Canada

Mirwais Aktary
CEO, Applied Nanotools, Edmonton, Canada                                                   

For more information, please contact the Photonics North 2024 Secretariat.

The Organizing Committee

Plenary Speakers

Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Andrew and Peggy Cherng Medical Engineering Leadership Chair California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Founder & Chief Quantum Officer, Photonic Inc. Associate Professor of Physics, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Associate Professor and Dean's Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Tutorial Speakers

Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Max-Born Str. 2A, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
Professor, Canada Excellence Research Chair, University of Ottawa, Canada