Shastri Lab

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July 2021: A Little Photon becomes the youngest member of the Shastri Lab!

June 2021: Shastri Lab successfully made the transition from 2D meetings to a 3D get-together!

February 2021: Shastri Lab welcomes new members! We are at full-strength!

January 2021: Shastri Lab started off the year with an online chess tournament! 

December 2020: Shastri Lab Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa virtual get together with past, present and future students from Canada, US, India, Iran, Egypt!

September 2020: Shastri Lab goes kayaking to welcome new lab members and the start of the 2020-2021 academic year!

August 2020: Shastri Lab perfects social distancing (missing Ryan Burley).

August 2020: We took a break from studying spiking laser dynamics and played spikeball. Work hard, play hard in practice!

May 2020: Fika with Shastri Lab!
Fika [fee-ka] Swedish (n.) a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life.

February 2020: Shastri Lab and Prucnal Lightwave Lab at Princeton. The tradition continues!

February 2020: Liquid nitrogen (LN2) ice cream and waffles for breakfast made by Prof. Prucnal before a long week of experiments at Princeton! 

February 2020: Working hard in the Lab and playing hard at DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies! 

February 2020: Shastri Lab visits Princeton University.
Mini reunion with Queen's Engineering Physics Alumnus, Gerry Angelatos, now a PhD Candidate at Princeton!

January 2020: Shastri Lab celebrates the Lunar New Year!

December 2019: Shastri Lab Holiday Dinner and Secret Santa Party.
It turned wild with laughter!

November 2019: Thomas Ferreira de Lima and Hsuan-Tung Peng (Princeton) visiting Shastri Lab and Queen's.
We had some intense discussions!

October 2019: Dinner with Prof. Lukas Chrostowski (UBC) after presenting at the Active Silicon Photonics Fabrication Course in Quebec City, QC.
We had a 6-hour marathon discussion on zeropdk and KLayout. Stay tuned!

September 2019: Lab Dinner at The Works to kick-start the new term with Gourmet Burgers!

August 2019: Volleyball at Lake Ontario Park. We have some fierce players on the team.
Give us a shout if you would like to test your skills!

July 2019: "The Old Guard" Lightwave Lab Reunion in Sanibel, FL.
"You can check out but you can never leave!"

July 2019: Matthew (in centre) with the Queen's HyperLoop Design Team and Elon Musk
at the 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competition hosted by SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA.

July 2019: Viraj and Matthew hanging out in the Bay Area. Plotting the next "big thing"!

June 2019: Lab Dinner at Sima Sushi. Possibly the best sushi in town!

May 2019: Bhavin with Prof. Donna Strickland, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Physics.

May 2019: Hanging out with Prof. Volker Sorger (GWU) and Prucnal Lightwave Lab members at CLEO in San Jose, CA.
Volker and Bhavin made a pact. When Volker buys his private plane, they will fly together!

May 2019: Shastri Lab meets Princeton Lightwave Lab in San Jose, CA!
Viraj: "As they say, what happens in the Bay Area, stays in the Bay Area. Or wait, maybe they don’t actually say that!"

April 2019: Bhavin with Prof. Paul Prucnal's Princeton Lightwave Lab hosting
Profs. Volker Sorger’s and Tarek El-Ghazawi’s groups from GWU.

January 2019: Alex Tait (NIST, Princeton) visiting Queen's and Shastri Lab. Bhavin and Alex go back a long way!