About the Director
Joyce Poon is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Integrated Photonic Devices. She is also an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Technical University of Berlin. She will assume directorship at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics as her primary appointment in the spring of 2019.
Prof. Poon obtained the Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 2007 and 2003 respectively, and the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (physics option) from the University of Toronto in 2002. She and her team specialize in integrated photonic devices and circuits on silicon for communications and neurotechnology. Their main interest is multi-level and multi-material integrated photonics on silicon and integrated microsystems.
More information is available at www.photon.utoronto.ca