Our team includes experts in optical devices, nanostructures, nanofabrication, material science, experimental optics, polymer devices, art and media, and corporate specialists in nanofabrication and security applications.

 

Leadership Team

Dr. Bozena Kaminska is currently a Professor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Engineering Science and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1). She also serves as Director and Chief Scientific Officer for NanoTech Security Corp, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of CMC Microsystems. In February 2013 she was appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Board) of Canada (NSERC). Dr. Kaminska is a prolific inventor with major contributions to science and innovation. Four successful spin-off companies have resulted out of her research. She holds multiple patents and has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications in top scientific journals. Dr. Kaminska was named Innovator of the Year in 1997 by EDN magazine in the US and was the recipient of the British Columbia Innovation Council’s Entrepreneurship Fellow Award in 2010.

 
 
 

Dr. Hao Jiang obtained his B.S. degree from Peking University (Beijing, China) majoring in Electronics in 2005 and his M.E.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) majoring in Electrical Engineering in 2007 and 2011, respectively. In 2012 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia). In his research, he has developed biosensors and chemical sensors based on metal nano-particle arrays and has also studied novel optical phenomenon in nano-antenna. Dr. Jiang joined Dr. Kaminska’s research group at Simon Fraser University in 2013 as a Mitacs Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research interests include: plasmonics, nano-photonics, optical security documents, nonlinear optics and optical sensors.

 
 
 

Dr. Aleksandra Kaminska is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal. Her primary interests are in media histories, materialities, and aesthetics; culture and technological innovation; and urban media studies. In addition to the collaborative research with artists and scientists to develop speculative prototypes of nano-optical materials, images, and interfaces, her current research centers on media histories of authentication, or the technical ways we inscribe and circulate information about who and what is “real.” www.aleksandrakaminska.com
 
 
 

Researchers

Dr. Jeff Carson is a Medial Biophysicist and Imaging Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario. His research efforts are primarily focused on developing optical imaging techniques that are faster, can visualize disease at greater depths within the human body, and discriminate the color variations between diseased and healthy tissues. His research has resulted in the development of novel nano-devices for multi-spectral imaging. His group was the first to demonstrate the use of pixelated nano-hole arrays for snapshot multi-spectral imaging and multi-spectral videography. For additional information on Dr. Carson’s research please visit www.lawsonimaging.ca.

 
 
 

Dr. Mohamadreza Najiminaini is a joint postdoctoral fellow between the Department of Medical Bio-physics at the University of Western Ontario and the Department of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Najiminaini is a nanotechnology engineer performing scientific research and development in the area of nano-optics. He develops new generations of 3D photonic nanostructures with increased optical performance characteristics in sensing and filtering applications. His current research is to develop a new concept of low-cost and real-time broadband multispectral imager based on enhanced spectral filtering characteristics of 3D photonic nanostructures. The multispectral device based 3D plasmonic nanostructures could potentially be integrated to CMOS and CCD cameras and employed in biomedical imaging, security, machine vision and remote sensing applications. Dr. Najiminaini has published many journal and conference papers and holds two US patents.

 

Mohamad Rezaei received his B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2006. He received his Master of Science studies at Sharif University of Technology, Iran in the area of Material Science and Engineering. In particular, Rezaei focused on mechanical properties of composites. Since 2013 he has been pursuing his second Master’s degree in the area of new fabrication methods for color image stamps at Simon Fraser University under the supervision of Dr. Bozena Kaminska.

 

 

 

Mahssa Zahra Abdolahi is a Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. Abdolahi has studied condensed matter physics in her undergraduate studies and received a Master’s degree in atomic and molecular physics. She has implemented research on fabrication and characterization of nanostructures using Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) techniques, e.g., DC magnetron sputtering, Plasma-Enhanced CVD, and Hot-Filament CVD. In her current research, which is at the interface of nanophysics and optics, she mainly focuses on the optical interactive features of a temperature-sensitive (thermochromic) material with organic nanohole arrays imprinted by thermal embossing. She also studies the mechanisms of light coupling in microlens-integrated nanostructure-deposited waveguides using FDTD as the numerical method for simulating EM wave propagation through the waveguide medium.

 

Dr. Jaspir Patel: information coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborators

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Christine Davis

Scott Lyall

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