Renewed Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) for CRPuO members Ksenia Dolgaleva and Ebrahim Karimi

Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Two CRPuO members received renewals of their Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) to continue their leading-edge research in quantum communications and photonics. “Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work.” (Government of Canada, 2021).

Headshot of Dr. Ksenia Dolgaleva

Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva

Ksenia Dolgaleva, Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been renewed as a CRC in Integrated Photonics. “Photonic integration uses light for applications traditionally performed by electronics. Combining a laser source, waveguides that direct light and other optical components on a small semiconductor chip, photonics has a number of uses in areas such as medicine, information and communication technologies, and sensing. Ksenia Dolgaleva’s research aims to increase the functionality of existing optical chips by developing integrated optical devices that can manipulate light in new ways. These devices will be able to change the colour of incident light and manipulate light with light. This is essential to all-optical processing of information channels without needing to convert them to an electrical current.” (Research, University of Ottawa, 2021).

Headshot of Ebrahim Karimi

Prof. Ebrahim Karimi

Ebrahim Karimi, Associate Professor with the Department of Physics, has been renewed as a CRC in Structured Quantum Waves. “Ebrahim Karimi’s research program uses structured quantum waves to enhance capabilities and open new horizons in quantum communication protocols, simulators and sensing. Robust yet compact devices will be designed to efficiently structure electron and optical beams, increasing the security and capacity of information transmission — the key to establishing the first quantum network across Ottawa — as well as measuring and analyzing materials properties quickly on a small scale.” (Research, University of Ottawa, 2021)

Congratulations to Prof. Karimi and Prof. Dolgaleva for their renewals and the continued recognition of the significance of their research to both the field of photonics and society as a whole.

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