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Our Team

Our team is working together to meet our research goals. Read on to find out more.

Professor Ksenia Dolgaleva

Group Leader

My name is Ksenia Dolgaleva; I am an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Integrated Photonics. My primary affiliation is with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering. Because I studied to become a physicist, I am also cross-appointed with the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.

Dr. Shubhendra Kumar Jain

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Shubhendra Kumar Jain has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nonlinear Photonic group since November 2021. He has extensive experience in the growth and fabrication of III-V and 2D semiconductor devices. Currently he is working on the fabrication of the Nonlinear Optics devices using III-V semiconductors.

Md Saad Bin Alam

Ph.D. Candidate

M. Saad Bin-Alam is pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering under the joint supervision of Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva and Prof. Robert W. Boyd. Throughout his graduate studies, Saad demonstrates his expertise in designing and characterization of the artificial nanophotonic devices for various applications. Saad's most notable research contribution is the development of plasmonic nanostructured metasurfaces with record high-Q resonances, which has drawn a large media attention. Currently Saad is working on implementing his high-Q metasurface in advanced nonlinear and quantum optical processes such as- entangled photon-pair generation via spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC), ultrafast nonlinear modulation for flat optical applications, and absorption enhancement inside the photodetector quantum-dot absorbers.

Soheil Zibod

Ph.D. Candidate

Soheil Zibod, is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at University of Ottawa. He joined the Nonlinear Photonics group in 2019. His main research is about nonlinear materials in THz region and THz spectroscopy.

Sina Aghili

Ph.D. Candidate

Sina Aghili is a PhD student at the department of electrical and computer engineering. He holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran (2012), and a master degree in Optical Communication Engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran in 2017. He started his Ph.D. degree under Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva’s supervision in January 2020 at the department of Electrical engineering and Computer science, University of Ottawa, Canada. His main areas of research include: Plasmonics, integrated non-linear photonics, and Laterally coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers.

Daniel Hutama

Ph.D. Student


Daniel is a PhD student under the joint supervision of Professors Ksenia Dolgaleva and Jeff Lundeen.  His main interests are in the intersection of quantum cryptography and optical telecommunications. In addition to his thesis project in quantum key distribution hardware, Daniel is leading an initiative to develop a Canadian InP component library.

Rania Mahjoub

Ph.D. Student

I am a PhD student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at uOttawa under the supervision of Prof. Ksenia Dolgaleva. I joined the Nonlinear Photonics group in 2021. My research interests include semiconductor materials properties, nanotechnology and nanostructured materials. My research is focused on the nanofabrication and characterization of novel semiconductor devices.

Ozan Oner



I am a Masters student at the Department of Physics at UOttawa currently working in nonlinear characterization of Integrated Photonic Devices. I am also currently experimenting in UOttawa’s Nano Fabrication facilities where I am working on creating hybrid-integrated photonic devices based on SOI and InP.

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