A year 2021-2022 of accomplishments for Professor Leslie A. Rusch

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Despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic, Professor Leslie A. Rusch and her research team have achieved many successes in 2021-2022.

These successes have included both the advancement of research, the receipt of grants and awards.

As evidence, see the list below:

Research grant and teaching prize

  • 2021: Une foresterie agile face au climat: De l’écosystème jusqu’aux marchés: CFI – total funding 3,432,151$; co-applicant
  • 2021: A High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer for Optical Communications; RTI; total funding 150,000$; principal applicant
  • 2021: Prof. Leslie Rusch received the Teaching Prize at the AESGUL Student Merit Gala
  • 2022: Reconfigurable broadband photonic characterization system; RTI; total funding 150,000$; co-applicant

Publications and talks

  • “Silicon Photonics in Optical Access Networks for 5G Communications” by Xun Guan, Wei Shi, Jia Liu, Jim Slevinsky, and  Leslie Rusch in IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Zibo Zheng’s paper “Silicon IQ Modulator for 120 Gbaud QAM” was selected for the ECOC 2021 Best Student Paper Award (10 finalists)
  • Leslie Rusch’s invited workshop presentation at OFC 2021 “Challenges and opportunities in scaling SiP to higher baud rates”

Students recognition

  • 2021: MSc student Ariane Gouin received the scholarship of the AFDU Québec Danielle V. Gagnon
  • 2021: PhD student Hamed Rabbani received the ESSOR scholarship from the Faculty of Science and Engineering of UL
  • 2021: MSc student Arman Safarnejadian received the Citizens’ Scholarship of the World BCCM-FSG
  • 2022: PhD student Arash Rabiepoor received the Citizens’ Scholarship of the World BCCM-FSG