Canada is one of the leading countries in optics and photonics technology with more than $4.4 billion annual revenue generated by the Canadian photonics industry. Given the advancement of phonics science and optical technology in the current century, this technology has a great potential for penetration into engineering applications in a variety of sectors including energy systems, environment, health care, manufacturing, automotive, and defence. This talk will present an overview of the Canadian optics and photonics technology, the emerging applications in engineering fields, and Canada’s potentials for commercialization of the technology.
Hamid Alemohammad, PhD, PEng, CUT received his Bachelors and Masters from Sharif University of Technology and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
He has more than 10 years of R&D experience in the areas of opto-mechanical and opto-mechatronic systems, laser materials processing, additive manufacturing, dynamic systems and control, and robotics. He has a track record of work experience in various industries including measurement systems and instrumentation, semi-conductor and microelectronics packaging, robotics and automation, and automotive.
He is the co-inventor of an optical fiber sensing technology for down-hole condition monitoring in oil and gas wells. Dr. Alemohammad has contributed to 40 publications including book chapters, patent applications, and journal and conference papers. He is the member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Modern Physics and the reviewer of OCE Industry Academic Collaboration Program (IACP), Journal of Nanotechnology, Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Journal of Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. He is has been the member of Professional Engineers Ontario, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Materials Research Society (MRS), SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Website Link: eng.uwaterloo.ca/~shalemoh