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Kenneth Chau

Dr. Chau is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of British Columbia. He is also an angel investor and entrepreneur, serves on the board of directors of a local technology startup, and is the President of the University Children's Learning Center Society. Dr. Chau takes pride in crafting interesting scientific articles that are well supported by careful research, training students to appreciate the slow process of achieving excellence, and building synergistic partnerships that create happiness, wealth, and purpose. He values work ethic, balance, perspective, and guts.

Dr.Kenneth Chau
Mohammed Al Shakhs

Mohammed is a Doctoral student working on the fundamental concepts and practical designs of optical-frequency metamaterial flat lenses.

Mohamed Al Shakhs
Iman Aghanejad

Iman is a Doctoral student developing new metamaterial devices and unlocking the secrets behind metamaterials across the electromagnetic spectrum. He is co-supervised by Dr. Markley, a world-class metamaterials expert at the School of Engineering.

Iman Aghanejad
Vincent Loi

Vincent is a Doctoral student studying nanostructured electrochromic coatings and their application for realizing ergonomic smart windows.

Vincent Loi
Max Bethune-Waddell

Max is a Masters student working on simulations and experiments to probe the electromagnetic force density in deformable media.

Max Bethune-Waddell
Wilhelm Wenngren

Wilhelm is a Masters student who is part of a team developing a new portable biomedical device. He is co-supervised by Dr. Johnson, a microwave and electronics guru at the School of Engineering.

Wilhelm Wenngren
Tyler Worthing

Tyler is a Masters student who is part of a team developing a new portable biomedical device. He is co-supervised by Dr. Johnson.

Tyler Worthing
Cailan Libby

Cailan is an undergraduate student working on the development of plasmonic sensors for environmental monitoring.

Cailan Libby
Visitors/Collaborators

Henri Lezec

Henri Lezec is research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is a world-renowned and highly-cited expert on plasmonics, with several impactful publications in Nature and Science. He has been a long-time collaborator with our group on fundamental topics in plasmonic media, visible- and UV-frequency metamaterials, and radiation pressure.

Henri Lezec
Amit Agrawal

Amit Agrawal is a Project Leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Maryland. He is a collaborator with our group on topics of UV metamaterials and radiation pressure.

Amit Agrawal
Peter Ott

Peter Ott is a visiting professor from Heilbronn University in Germany. He has conducted several applied research projects in the field of optical metrology and optical design. He collaborates with our group on topics in microscopy.

Peter Ott
Vincent Sieben

Vincent Sieben is a senior research scientist at Schlumberger DBR Technology Center. He has expertise in micro- and nano-fabrication, fluid dynamics, environmental sensors, bio-energy, and reservoir fluid characterization. He collaborates with our group on novel plasmonic and metamaterials sensors for oil and gas applications.

Vincent Sieben
 
Graduate Alumni


Samuel Schaefer (MASc, 2012-2014)
*Profiled in UBC's Our Stories.
After graduation: Electrical Engineer, Metso Minerals
Current: Electronics Engineer, AEM Corp


Reyad Mehfuz (PhD, 2010-2013)
After graduation: PDF, Queen's University Belfast
Current: Optical Scientist R&D, Seagate Technology


Faqrul Chowdhury (MASc, 2010-2012)
After graduation: PhD student, McGill University


Waqas Maqsood (MASc, 2010-2011)
After graduation: Engineer, Hatch Ltd.
Current: Project Manager, Canadian Solar