Department Chair’s Welcome

I extend a special welcome to those who got admitted to our Honors Photonics program. On behalf of the entire Physics and Computer Science Department, I want to congratulate you on your choice of Honors Photonics program. The Laurier Photonics program, the only one of its kind in Canada, will expose students to the breadth of knowledge in the field of Photonics, and equip them with the skills to conduct research in the field. The interdisciplinary program includes courses in physics, -and computer science with hands-on projects in electronics, lasers, and interdisciplinary design. Our faculty members have a strong background in optics and photonics with active research programs in a variety of topics such as Nanoscience, Optical Sensing, Quantum Computing, Metamaterials, Automation of Photonics Experiments and Optical Networks.


​Fossa award

 Heqing Hoang, fourth year Photonics 2+2 program student from China was awarded a grant in May 2014,for her research titled "Aminoacid interaction with rare earth elements".


TED presentation next week

Professor Shohini Ghose  is among 12 who represented Canadians in TED in Vancouver this Spring, 2014.

Her presentation  broadcasted through


Woman Physicist of the Month - 2014

Congratulation to Professor Shohini Ghose.

Congratulations to Shohini on being "Physicist of the month" l by the APS Committee on Status of Women in Physics!!


CAS award

Congratulation goes to Terry Sturtewant. Terry who is awarded the 2014 WLU Award for Teaching Excellence in the part-time faculty/CAS category.

Professor Marek Wartak


As an Honours Photonics student you will have the option to supplement your studies with two work term throught the Laurier Co-op program.
During the CO-op program, you will complete two work terms of at least 10 weeks each, usually in summers following your second and third years of study,- The work term will give you opportunity to work at a photonics related company and obtain industry experience. Just as electronics was the dominant enabling technology in the last century, it is anticipated that photonics will be the dominant enabling technology of this century, and graduates will have the necessary fundamental education to succeed and shape the future of an exciting and constantly evolving field.
The undegraduate Photonics program at Laurier is designed to ensure that each student is prepared with a broad range of skills enabling them to continue education at the graduate level or enter a career in academia or industry. Available possibilities include Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Health Care and Biophotonics, Optical Sensing, and Manufacturing of Optical Systems and Components.

Marek Wartak

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