Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Peter Revingston's Summer Research Program experience in Grenoble

Posted On: September 12, 2018

Peter Revington, an undergraduate student in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, & Astronomy at Queen's, participated in the Ontario/Rhône-Alpes Summer Research Program in Grenoble, France, at L'Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le Laboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (IMEP-LaHC) during the summer of 2018.The Department was happy to sponsor Peter in this exciting opportunity.

Peter worked on a project building an integrated photothermal microfluidic sensor based on a young interferometer made by ion exchange in glass for measuring dangerous chemicals safely in the nuclear industry. His responsibilities included fabricating the sensors on a glass substrate in a clean room and then testing the sensors’ waveguides with lasers to determine the quality of the produced prototypes.

  • Vista of Grenoble city

    A view of Grenoble, France, where Peter worked during the summer of 2018. (Photo credit: Peter Revington)

  • A view of the Isere river in Grenoble, France

    A view of the Isère river in Grenoble, France. (Photo credit: Peter Revington)

  • A photo of the glass substrate that was being tested in the lab at the L'Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le Laboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (IMEP-LaHC) in Grenoble France.

    A photo of the glass substrate that was being tested in the lab at the L'Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le Laboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (IMEP-LaHC) in Grenoble France. (Photo credit: Peter Revington)

  • Peter in his required  clean suit to work in the lab.

    Peter Revington was required to wear a clean room suit while working in the fabrication section of the lab at the L'Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le Laboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (IMEP-LaHC) in Grenoble, France. (Photo credit: Peter Revington)

  • Hallway in the research facility at Grenoble

    A view of the hallway leading to the clean room where Peter Revington worked in Grenoble, France during the summer of 2018 (at the L'Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le Laboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (IMEP-LaHC). (Photo credit: Peter Revington)

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