Welcome to the Shastri Lab
Shastri Lab is in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University. A central theme of our research is studying photonic physics for photonic computing, neuromorphic photonics, and quantum neuromorphic photonics by unifying nanophotonics (study of light at small scales) and complex systems (e.g., neural networks) on emerging substrates (e.g., compound semiconductors on silicon). Our interdisciplinary research focuses on the design and experimental demonstration of integrated photonic devices and systems for applications to neuromorphic computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and quantum machine learning.
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. Please see our Research, Publications, and Media pages to learn more.
We have 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.
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.