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  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2015-05-30 New book published by the Springer editor

    Collective Plasmon-Modes in Gain Media

    (Click here or on the image for more information on this book)

    Quantum Emitters and Plasmonic Nanostructures
    Series: SpringerBriefs in Physics
    Rivera, V.A.G., Silva, O.B., Ledemi, Y., Messaddeq, Y., Marega Jr., E.
    2015, XXV, 123 p. 28 illus., 25 illus. in color.

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-11-12 Professor Messaddeq at Wake Forest University

    On November 12  2014, professor Messaddeq held a presentation intitled "Special Optical Fibers and Nanostructured Glasses: Research and Development of new Techologies" during the Fall 2014 Seminar Series, held at the Department of Chemistry of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,  USA.

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-11-10 Jeff Viens in Algeria

    From November 10 to 12, 2014, Jeff Viens held a presentation intitled "Research and Development at the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Enabling Photonic Innovations for Information and Communication" during the 1st International Conference on Logistics and Transport, held at Bilda, Algeria.

     

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-11-10 Victor Bélanger-Garnier in UK

    Victor Bélanger-Garnier was in Loughborough , UK, from November 10 to 11, as an invited speaker to the 2014 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC).  His presentation is intitled "Novel Multi-material Fibers for Wireless Communication Textile Devices".
     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-11-04 Younès Messaddeq is a distinguished guest during the visit of the President of the French Republic

    Younès Messaddeq has been invited as an official guest during the internationally publicized meeting of the following dignitaries:  François Hollande, the President of the French Republic; Philippe Couillard, the Premier of Québec and Denis Brière, the rector of Université Laval.
     
    Many articles related to this huge event have been published. This conference meeting also highlights the Université de Bordeaux-Université Laval partnership program, a collaboration covering the fields of Optics, Photonics and Lasers. As the holder of Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations and as a collaborator of this international agreement, Younès Messaddeq has been invited to attend this meeting.

    During this event, Marcel Babin, who's the holder of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Artic Frontier and who's the director of Takuvik Joint UL/CNRS Laboratory Progam, has given a presentation.

     

    Related article published in Montreal Gazette

    The Canadian Press

     

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-10-31 Conferences given by Jeff Viens in Brazil

    From October 26 to 30  2014, Jeff Viens held a presentation intitled "Special Optical Fibers and Nanostructured Glasses" during the X Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials, held at São Carlos, Brazil.

     

    From October 30 to 31 octobre 2014, Jeff Viens held a presentation intitled  "Research Potential of Specialty Glass Fibers" during the CeRTEV International Advisory Board Meeting. The CeRTEV is the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials. The event took place at São Carlos, Brazil.

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-10-18 SUMMA-Research Prize

    During the Ceremony of the SUMMA-Research Prize from the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering at Laval University, in the presence of Denis Brière, the Rector of the University, professor Messaddeq held a short 15 minute conference entitled "The Inexhaustible Potential of glass".

     

    The Summa Award is related to research achievements from the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering at Laval University.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-08-29 ISNOG 2014

    Professor Messaddeq was in Jeju, South Korea, from August 24 to August 28, as an invited speaker to the 19th International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses, (ISNOG) 2014. This conference provided a great opportunity for material scientist, chemists, physicists, and device engineers to debate about the state of the art and perspectives, to share their ideas, solutions and issues related to the crucial role played by Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses in cutting edge technologies.  Dr. Messaddeq did a 15 minute presentation intitled "Rare-earth doped chalcogenide fiber for optical devices". Between 250 and 300 scientists and business representatives attended his presentation.

     

    Professor Messaddeq is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the ISNOG.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-08-26 Professor Benoît Gosselin in USA

    From August  26  to 30, 2014, professor Benoît Gosselin was in Chicago, Illinois, USA,  as an invited speaker to the "36th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society". His presentation is intitled "Novel wireless-communicating textiles made from multi-material and minimally-invasive fibers".

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-08-01 ICOOPMA 2014

    Professor Messaddeq was in Leeds, UK, from July 27 to 1st of August, as an invited speaker to the 6th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA) 2014. This conference included several notable plenary lectures from world's top researchers in the field of photonics and optoelectronics.  Dr. Messaddeq did a 35 minute presentation intitled "Tailoring of the Morphology of Chalcogenide glasses using femtosecond laser". Between 250 and 300 scientists and business representatives attended his presentation.

    Professor Messaddeq is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the ICOOPMA.

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-08-01 ICOOPMA 2016

    Professor Messaddeq, professor Raman Kashyap, from Polytechnique Montréal and professor Safa Kasap, from the University of Saskatchewa, have officially been assigned by the evaluating program committee as the organizers of the ICOOPMA 2016, which will be held in Montréal.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-06-20 CERC Younès Messaddeq delivers keynote at North Africa Smart Cities summit

    Younès Messaddeq, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations at the Université Laval, has delivered on 9th June a keynote speech at the 1st International Summit for Smart Cities (ISSC) in North-Africa 2014.

    Held at the Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, the summit provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas on improving urban life in an era where technological innovation is changing the ways in which cities are governed and citizens, businesses, and public institutions interact. The main goal of the summit is to find innovative, realistic solutions for urban living within the North African geopolitical context.

    The event will delve into key issues such as innovation and economic growth, urban planning and mobility, resource management and infrastructure, education, digital inclusion, and governance. Messaddeq will provide an overview of his research as a Canada Excellence Research Chair, and explain how communication technologies and optical fibers are required to meet the growing economic and business needs of smart cities everywhere in the world.

    However, says Messaddeq, who also serves on the ISSC advisory board, efficient and omnipresent communication is not the only thing that defines smart cities. “My research in photonics and optical fibers at Université Laval has real life applications in fields such as health, environment, energy and security,” he says. “It touches many sectors of the economy and is essential to the development of smart cities in North Africa since it contributes to the well being of society.”

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-06-09 Dr. Bora Ung in USA

    From June 8  to 13, 2014, Dr. Bora Ung was in San Jose, California, USA,  as an invited speaker to the "CLEO’2014: Science and Innovations". His presentation is intitled "Characterization of Optical Fibers Supporting OAM States using Fiber Bragg Gratings".

     

     

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-05-22 Université Laval Hosts the 4th Annual Meeting of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs

    This important scientific event was organized by Younès Messaddeq and Marcel Babin’s teams. On April 15th and 16th, students were invited to attend conferences given by world leading experts in various fields such as health, natural resources, energy, quantum physics, photonics and oceanography. Students who participated in the event had the opportunity to get an overview of the work accomplished by these researchers and to learn more on different scientific issues. Younès Messaddeq’s presentation focused on the research activities of his team and on the new partnership with Brazil. He emphasized the benefits of this initiative on research in optics and photonics. It is important to mention that this event would not have been a success without the work and organisation of Messaddeq's and Babin’s teams.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-05-16 A Very Special Day

    More than 230 people took part in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) on May 8th. The members and partners of this world-renowned research center were invited to conferences about accomplishments and current projects at the COPL. Students in the different research groups that make up the center got the opportunity chance to present their work during a poster session. It was Younès Messaddeq’s group that was best represented on that day with over twenty of his students and researchers participating in the event. Andrée-Anne Trudel, a student at the master’s level in Messaddeq’s group, won the prize for the best poster. Needless to say, the work performed by the excellence research chair certainly did not remain unnoticed during this special day.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-03-21 A Partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources

    The CERCP has set up a scientific partnership with Dr. Mohammed Lamhamedi’s team who work at the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Québec Metro High Tech Park. This partnership will allow progress in the development and characterisation of electrochemical sensors developed at the CERCP since 2012 and reacting to phosphate, nitrates and potassium. It will also allow the training of high qualified personel working in the fields of agriculture and the agri-food industry.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-02-21 Viens and Ledemi at Photonics West

    The Director of Technology Transfer Jean-François Viens and Research Scientist Yannick Ledemi were in San Francisco from February 1st to February 6th to participate in Photonics West, the biggest event in the field of laser technology and photonics in the world. Dr. Ledemi did a twenty minute presentation about the fabrication of novel fluoro-phosphate glass and glass-ceramics doped by rare earth ions for luminescence in the visible and white light generation. This topic was linked to the work of a student in Younès Messaddeq’s group. More than twenty scientists and business representatives attended his presentation.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-02-21 Messaddeq awarded $700 000 to enhance infrastructure within his Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations (CERCP)

    This important subsidy will be used to purchase equipment for the CERCP’s advanced research program. The new equipment will be used to carry out innovative projects that target the development of new fibers and new optical components for the fields of communications, the environment, medecine, biophotonic and defense. The acquisition will enhance the working environment of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows as well as the technical and scientific staff working for the CERCP. It will also attract Canadian businesses wishing to build partnerships with the Excellence Chair.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2014-01-24 Current opening position for Post-doctoral research (12 months) for a glass-chemist

    The research group of Prof. Y. Messaddeq at Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL), University Laval (Quebec City, Canada) is hiring a post-doctorate for a 1-year (12 months) project funded by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, Department of Energy, USA). All the research activities will be conducted at the COPL facilities, in Quebec City. The goal of the project is the development of an inorganic glass filling precisely defined optical specifications.

    The COPL is a multidisciplinary research center that has acquired leadership status not only in Canada but also around the world. A critical mass of twenty-one professor-researchers actively pursues scientific activities in six fields of research within state-of-the art facilities. The Center is also supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced technicians. The researchers working at the COPL have access to the most comprehensive facilities in optics and photonics located on a university campus in Canada, including a brand-new optical fibre fabrication facility (for a total estimated value of 60 M$). These laboratories allow them to work in synergy in a multidisciplinary and very stimulating environment. More detailed information about COPL can be found on its website www.copl.ulaval.ca/en/home/.

    The Prof. Younès Messaddeq is holder of the Canadian Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Enabling Photonic Innovations since 2010. This Chair provides unique world-class expertise in glass and optical fibres fabrication and characterization in the priority research areas of environmental science and technology; natural resources and energy; health and related life sciences and technologies; and information and communications technologies. To date, the Prof. Messaddeq’ s team consists of 6 research scientists, 2 post-doctorate researchers, 3 qualified technicians, 15 graduated and 3 undergraduate students whose research activities are linked to the following topics: (i) the reduction of intrinsic losses in infrared glasses and their derivatives (optical fibers and components) and the development of new methods for the purification and synthesis of these materials; (ii) the production of fibers based on chalcogenide glass that allow low optical attenuation in the mid infrared (30dB/km at 3microns); (iii) the development of new vitreous materials that offer a wide transmission spectrum, especially in the IR, in order to create a new generation of optical fibers and photonic components and; (iv) the development of new nanostructured and microstructured functional glass materials and their applications. Further information about the CERC group and research activities may be found at www.cercp.ca/en/.

    The present offer is a one-year post-doctoral position. The starting date is expected to be in February-March 2014. The annual salary will be 40 k$ for a 12 months contract.

     

    Required skills:

    -       Excellent glass science knowledge and more specifically in domains like glass chemistry, redox reactions in glass melts, glass optical basicity

    -       Excellent practical skills for glass preparation (melting, pouring, cutting, polishing, etc.)

    -       Excellent technical knowledge for basic glass characterizations (optical absorption, thermal analysis (DSC, TMA), etc.)

    -       Excellent interpersonal skills

    -       Being resourceful and interested in glass-science.

     

    Additional information:

    -       BiMonthly conference calls will be held with LLNL to discuss progress and strategy,

    -       Conduct agreed upon experimental plan,

    -       Samples of melts will be sent to LLNL for further analysis as agreed upon by LLNL and the technical representative at Laval University,

    -       Document all experimental procedures and results/data acquired,

    -       A final report summarizing all experiments and including all data collected as well as

    detailed recommendations for promising glasses, will be provided to LLNL,

    -       All work will be performed on a best effort basis.

    To apply, contact Jean-François Viens (jfviens@copl.ulaval.ca) by sending a CV, the name of two references and a list of publications. 

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-11-05 One hundred and forty high school students visited the laboratories of the CERCP

    The goal of this annual event organized by students of Université Laval is to awake the teenagers’ interest for photonics. These students are coming from different high schools located in Québec City. They got the chance during the Photonic Games to visit the laboratories of Younès Messaddeq’s Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovation. A member of Messaddeq’s team and PhD student Mathieu Boivin showed them the fabrication process of optical fiber and talked about the use of optical fibers for data transmission in sensors and communication networks. For these high school students, this first contact with optics & photonics technology should prove to be a very memorable one.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-11-05 The CERCP offers four scholarships

    Université Laval’s Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) is a multidisciplinary research center that has acquired leadership status not only in Canada but also around the world. A critical mass of twenty-one professor-researchers actively pursues scientific activities in six fields of research within state-of-the art facilities. The Center is also supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced technicians (including a technician specialised in the production of optical fibers from silica, chalcogenide and fluoride glass as well as a technician specialised in optical characterisation).

    The researchers working at the COPL have access to the most comprehensive facilities in optics and photonics located on a university campus in Canada (estimated value of 60 million dollars).  These laboratories allow them to work in synergy in a multidisciplinary and very stimulating environment.

    Research Topics

    Professor Younès Messaddeq, holder of the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Enabling Photonic Innovations, is offering two scholarships for PhD students and two scholarships for Master’s students to support the development of unique expertise in innovative glass materials and optical fibers at Université Laval.

    The team’s research activities are linked to the following topics:

    -The reduction of intrinsic losses in infrared glasses and their derivatives (optical fibers and components) and the development of new methods for the purification and synthesis of these materials.

    -The development of new vitreous materials that offer a wide transmission spectrum, especially in the IR, in order to create a new generation of optical fibers and photonic components.

    -The production of fibers based on chalcogenide glass that allow low optical attenuation in the mid infrared (30dB/km at 3microns).

    -The development of new nanostructured and microstructured functionalglass materials and their applications.

    The students’ research activities will be part of the R & D program of Prof. Messaddeq’s CERC.

    Selected students will have four years at the PhD level and two years at the Master’s level to complete their projects.

    Applicant Profile

    We are looking for students who have a background in engineering physics or chemical engineering of materials as well as strong skills in the area of the physics and chemistry of glass and optical fiber characterisation. Ideally applicants must have had prior experience relevant to the topic (Master’s degree internship and / or internship required to complete an engineering program).

    Candidates must be fluent in French and English and send their applications to Dr. Mohammed El Amraoui (mohammed.elamraoui@copl.ulaval.ca) with the following supporting documents:

    -a cover letter

    -a resume that includes a short description of their experience in the field

    -the names and contact details of two academic references

     

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-11-04 Offer regarding a collaborative project with Prof. Daniel Côté

    We are recruiting Master’s or Ph.D. students having an excellent knowledge of fiber-based devices in the laboratory to work on a collaborative project with Prof. Daniel Côté. We are especially looking for students who generally “like to build things” to take part in the research project called “Neurosurgical Guidance with Optical Fibers” headed by Profs. Messaddeq, Galstian, Parent, Cantin, Prudhomme, and Côté.

    http://www.dcclab.ca/grant-for-neurosurgical-guidance-with-coherent-raman-sensing/

     

    Please send your resume and academic transcripts to Prof. Messaddeq.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-10-29 The Brazilian National Laboratory for Astrophysics

    Two Brazilian scientists in charge of the Brazilian National Laboratory for Astrophysics came to the CERCP

    from October 6th to October 10th. They visited the laboratories of Prof. Messaddeq’s research chair and discussed the development of special optical fibers for telescopes.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-10-08 Messaddeq and Viens in Morocco

    Both men met the Minister of Research and Development and discussed future possibilities for collaboration in line with the activities of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovation (CERCP).

    This ministerial meeting was organised by OCP, a Moroccan mining company, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Scientific Research. The main objective of the event was to develop research and development programs on phosphates between the industry and the universities. Professor Messaddeq participated in the workshop on materials. One of the purposes of the workshop was to identify future trends for research on phosphates.

    While he was in Morocco, Younès Messaddeq gave a seminar to OCP representatives. The company is one of the international leaders in phosphate mining. Technological innovation is very important for OCP. Dr. Messaddeq’s presentation focussed on technology development for the design of optical sensors for phosphate ore.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-10-03 Special guests at the COPL

    Since the beginning of September, the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) at Université Laval has welcomed several visitors who have toured the laboratories of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonics. These visits have provided the Chair opportunities to make presentations, create development programs and talk about future opportunities for collaboration.

    The Université de Bordeaux’s Vice Rectorate for Research staff visited the laboratories on September 20th. This activity was part of the bilateral cooperation program between Université Laval and this French university. The main goal was to create additional opportunities for students to participate in exchanges between both universities.

    German researchers came on September 23rd to give presentations during a bi-national workshop organized by the COPL. These experts were from Fraunhofer Institute, one of the biggest research institutions in Germany. They got the chance to discuss their research with Dr. Messaddeq and COPL director Réal Vallée. The German scientists were also given an overview of the province of Québec’s research priorities in optics, photonics and nanotechnologies. They visited the laboratories and talked about future opportunities for collaboration.

    From September 22nd to September 28th, representatives of the Brazilian company Luxtec were in Québec City. Luxtec makes optical fibers. During their visit at the COPL, they discussed opportunities of creating development programs with Younès Messaddeq and they met the research staff working for the Chair. They also visited Québec City-based companies specialized in the field of optics and optical fibers such as Doric Lenses, Coractive and Opsens. 

    A group of Chinese researchers also visited the COPL on September 10th and 11th for the Québec-China colloquium organised by Québec’s Natural Science and Technology Research Funding agency (FRQNT), the National Natural Science Research Council of China and the COPL. Twelve Chinese researchers attended and gave presentations on ultrafast intense laser science, guided-wave optics and photonic materials. Professor Messaddeq gave a presentation titled “Towards the development of new optical fibers”.

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