Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing

Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing
Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing

Welcome to NSERC CREATE-MAPS!

Why join our cohort? 

  1. You are interested in doing an international or industrial internship to broaden your experience and networks
  2. You want an interdisciplinary supervisor team supporting you, including an external mentor.
  3. You want to tailor your graduate student experience to your goals, including attending international conferences, helping to run our annual retreat, and suggesting workshops for the MAPS cohort. 
  4. You want  courses that focus on both the science but also problem solving, leadership, and professional skills development.
  5. You think light is pretty cool!

Why photonics?

The economic importance of photonic materials and their manufacturing, including photovoltaics, novel light sources, and optical sensors, is hard to overestimate. The global market for nanophotonic devices alone was $2.5 billion in 2011 and projected to reach $10.9 billion by 2018. While the photonics industry has experienced unprecedented economic growth, the chemistry, physics and engineering curricula of most Canadian universities do not reflect the interconnectedness of material synthesis, characterization, and modelling needed for advanced photonic applications.CREATE-Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing (MAPS) fills this gap by providing you with a comprehensive training in photonics problem solving using the best tools and approaches from physics, chemistry and engineering. 

  • Fraser group members working in their favorite campus coffee shop, overlooking Lake Ontario.

    Fraser group members working in their favorite campus coffee shop, overlooking Lake Ontario.

  • MAP trainee Matt Windeler (right) on internship working on a new high power ultrafast laser for integration with the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC (Menlo Park, CA).

    MAP trainee Matt Windeler (right) on internship working on a new high power ultrafast laser for integration with the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC (Menlo Park, CA).
    (Photo provided by Matt Windeler)

  • Dr. Escobedo and his research team having fun bowling.

    Dr. Escobedo and his research team having fun bowling.

  • Prof. Fraser in an intense discussion.

    Prof. Fraser in an intense discussion. (Photo credit Bernard Clark).

  • Nishan and Prof. Hughes

    Nishan and Prof. Steve Hughes from an article in the Gazette. (Photo credit Bernard Clark)

  • Prof. Kevin and some of his team

    Prof. Stamplecoskie and some of his team.

  • Prof. Nuzi and some of his team.

    Prof. Nuzi and some of his team.

  • Dr. Crudden and her research team - sledding.

    Crudden group doing some low-friction materials research.

  • Prof. Suning with some of her team in the lab

    Prof . Wang with some of her team in the lab.

  • Prof. Oleschuk and some of his group in Chernoff.

    Prof. Oleschuk and some of his group in Chernoff.

  • Hughes group out for the Wolfe Island Classic

    Hughes group out for the Wolfe Island Running Classic.

  • Dr. Loock at Chemistry Lab Banquet

    Dr. Loock at Chemistry Lab Banquet.

  • At NanoOntario Awards

    At NanoOntario Awards.

  • Dr. Stamplecoskie and some of his research team

    Dr. Stamplecoskie celebrating with some of his research team.

  • Prof. Loock and his research team

    Prof. Loock and his research team

  • Dr. Loock and some of his group

    Dr. Loock and some of his group members working in the lab.