Nanophotonics • Intelligence • Computing

Nature Photonics 15 (2021)

Neuromorphic • Photonics • Processor

Nature Electronics 4 (2021)

Welcome to the Shastri Lab

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 see our Research, Publications, and Media pages to learn more.

We have ready access to major shared infrastructure at Queen's, including Nanofabrication Kingston, which provides researchers with access to leading-edge equipment, methodologies, and expertise for designing and prototyping microsystems and nanotechnologies, and the Centre for Advanced Computing. The Department has recently established a new CFI-funded Nanophotonics Research Centre (through the Innovation Fund program), which forms an important research strength within the department and university.

We are always looking for exceptional student researchers (graduate and undergraduate), postdocs, and visiting scholars to join our dynamic team. Please see openings for more information.


Prof. Shastri talks to Optica about his research in silicon photonics for neuromorphic computing and artificial intelligence, and shares his excitement about working with his students at Queen's.