José Azaña

José Azaña

Organisation : Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT), Canada

Titre du résumé : Highly efficient photonic signal processing for classical and quantum applications

À propos du conférencier :

José Azaña (Optica Fellow) received the Telecommunication Engineer degree and PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He completed part of his doctoral research at the University of Toronto, and the University of California, Davis, USA. After postdoctoral research work at McGill University (2001-2003), he joined the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT) in Montreal/Varennes, where he is currently a Professor. From 2011 to 2021, he has also been the holder of the Canada Research Chair in “Ultrafast Photonic Signal Processing”. 
Prof. Azaña’s research interests include temporal optics, photonics-enabled broadband signal generation, characterization and processing, all-fiber and integrated-waveguide technologies, optical telecommunications, and quantum optics. He has served in the technical program committee of numerous scientific conferences and technical meetings, and presently, he is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Photonics Journal and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. Prof. Azaña’s research outcome has been recognized with several research awards and distinctions, including the XXII national prize for the “best doctoral thesis in data networks” from the Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Spain (2002), the “extraordinary prize for the best doctoral thesis” from UPM (2003), the 2008 IEEE-Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, the 2009 IEEE-MTT Society Microwave Prize, and the 2020 Canada Brockhouse Prize for interdisciplinary research in science and engineering.