- PhD student positions available: PhD student positions are available for 2017,
to work on integrated microwave photonics 1,
2 for 5G applications. Interested
candidate with a background in Photonics or Microwave Engineering and a GPA > 80%
is encouraged to apply. In your application submitted to the University of Ottawa,
you may indicate that you are intereted in working with Prof. Jianping Yao in the Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory.
- November 2016: The paper authored by Prof. Yao entitled
"Microwave Photonics" published in
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology in 2009 was among the 20 highest cited papers in
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology both in terms of total citations and citations per year
- November 2016: Weifeng was selected to receive a Best Student Paper Award (Bronze)
at the 2016 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP2016)
for the paper entitled "Silicon-Based On-Chip Electrically Tunable Phase-Shifted Waveguide Bragg
Grating for Integrated Microwave Photonic Applications" presented at the conference.
MWP2016 was held in Long Beach, USA, on 31 October-3 November, 2016. This is the third
consecutive year that a best student paper award was received by a PhD student from the MWPLab.
- August 2016: our work "A fully reconfigurable photonic
integrated signal processor" published in Nature Photonics
was featured in an article "The bandwidth bottlenek"
published in Nature in August 2016.
- August 2016: Weifeng has been selected
as one of the recipients of the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2016 Graduate
Student Fellowships . The IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship Program
was created to honor outstanding Photonics Society student members pursuing graduate
education within the Photonics Society field of interest. Ten fellowships are
awarded each year. The award ceremony will be made during the 2016 IEEE Photonics
Conference, 2-6 October 2016, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii USA.
Three PhD students from the group were selected to receive the fellowship
in the last 4 years (Hiva 2012, Weilin 2015, Weifeng 2016).
- July 2016: The paper authored by Prof. Yao entitled
"Microwave Photonics" published in
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology in 2009 was selected as one of the
most impactful papers in the special paper collection
A Third of a Century of Lightwave Technology.
This special collection contains the most impactful papers
from JLT's third of a century-long history, reflecting
on the progress and impact that lightwave technologies have had on society.
- June 2016: Congratulations to Weilin and Xiang on
receiving a scholarship ($6000 each) from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to support their
graduate studies in the University of Ottawa. The scholarship program was created by the CSC
to support outstanding self-financed students studying abroad.
- June 2016: Congratulations to Weifeng and Xiang on receiving a
prestigious 2016 SPIE scholarship ($2,500 each). The SPIE scholarship program
was created by the the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) to support
outstanding students for their potential long-range contribution to optics and photonics.
- June 2016: Prof. Yao is conferred the title of
University Professor of the University of Ottawa. The title of Distinguished University Professor
is conferred on faculty members in recognition of exceptional scholarly
achievement, pre-eminence in a field of knowledge and a solid teaching record.
- February 2016: Prof. Yao and his team, in collaboration with
Prof. Larry Coldren from the University of California
Santa Barbara, has published a new study demonstrating the
first fully reconfigurable photonic integrated signal processor,
in the prestigious scientific journal
Please read the uOttawa media release
uOttawa scientist announces a
breakthrough photonic signal processor.
- January 2016: Prof. Yao and two other scientists interviewed by
Nature Photonics to comment on the development of
programmable optical chips.
Prof. Jianping Yao, PhD, PEng, FIEEE, FOSA, FCAE
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Ottawa
25 Templeton Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Office: ARC 311
Tel: (613) 562-5800 x 6309, Fax: (613) 562-5664
E-mail: jpyao [at] uottawa.ca
or jpyao [at] ieee.org