Avik Mandal has earned his Master's Degree from the University of Cincinnati, OH, USA. His Masters research involved study of various extended range structures contributing to the topological phases observed in modified phosphate based glass system using optical probing techniques like Raman Scattering and FTIR. His work has resulted in a peer reviewed journal Frontiers in Materials.
Currently his research focuses in reconfigurable nanophotonic devices using all optical Phase Change metamaterials. His research interests include Phase Change Metamaterials, Inverse Design and Topological Insulators.
Joshua Perkins received his BSc/MSc from Utah State University, UT, USA. His research interest at that time was graphene and antenna design focusing on the viability of monolithically integrated graphene MEMS switches for radiation beam steering.
His current research interests include integrating nanophotonic metamaterial sensors with optical fibers, novel nanofabrication techniques, as well as carbon-based devices.
Yihao Cui obtained his bachelor's in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in nanoscale-phenomena at the University of Alberta. During his undergraduate years, Yihao explored topics in electromagnetism, microwave and RF communication circuits, nano/microfabrication techniques and photonics. While working towards a MSc., under the supervision of Dr. Gholipour. His current research interests include integrating phase change metamaterials into fiber optics for telecommunication purposes.
Liam McRae is a 5th year undergraduate Engineering Physics Coop student. He has experience in electrochemically activated nanomaterials for optical manipulation, energy-saving infrastructure, and energy-storing applications. His current research interests include achieving reconfigurable chalcogenide metasurfaces through ionic processes. Google Scholar
Haoyang Cheng is a second year undergraduate computer engineering student in the Nanoscale Optic Lab at Ualberta. He has interest in computer engineering and has sucessfully completed projects using 3D printer, GRBL, LABview and C++. Some of his work in the Nanoscale Optics lab include: Investigating the optical properties of FDM printed materials, surveying the use of 3d printing in scientific literature for photonic applications. Other projects include collaborating with senior labmates on various microscopy related projects.
Maximilian Maier obtained his Bachelor's degree in Physics at University of Munich, specializing in Nanooptics and Plasmonics. He is currently pursuing his Master's study, further increasing his knowledge in Photonics and Condensed matter physics. His current research interests include metamaterial switches and sensors and their integration on optical fibres.