Professor Bhavin J. Shastri

Bhavin Shastri

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Engineering & Applied Physics

Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Centre for Nanophotonics

Arts & Science

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PhD (McGill University)

Graduate Opportunities

Prof. Shastri has openings for new graduate students.

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Research Interests

We have broad research interests in silicon photonics, nanophotonics, photonic integrated circuits, and neuromorphic computing. Our research follows an interdisciplinary approach to address grand engineering challenges with fundamental physical insights. Recently, we have been designing and building programmable nanophotonic processors with applications to scientific computing (deep learning and nonlinear programming) and the study of complex systems. Please visit Shastri Lab to find out more.

Honours and Awards (Selected)

  • iCANX Young Scientist Award (2022)
  • SPIE Early Career Achievement Award - Academic (2022)
  • Vector Institute Faculty Affiliate (2020–2024)
  • IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics (2020)
  • OSA Senior Member (2020)
  • AMS Undergraduate Research Mentorship Award, Queen’s University (2020)
  • IEEE Senior Member (2019)
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Government of Canada, NSERC (2014–2016)
  • IEEE Photonics Conference Student Paper Award (2014)
  • D. W. Ambridge Prize, McGill University (2012)
  • IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2011)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011–2013)
  • SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics (2011)
  • IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) Best Student Paper Award (2010)
  • IEEE Microsystems and Nanoelectronics Research Conference (MNRC) Silver Leaf Certificate (2008)
  • IEEE Lance Stafford Larson Outstanding Student Award, IEEE Computer Society (2004)
  • IEEE Life Member Award, IEEE Canada (2003)

Selected Publications

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