Computer Science Guest Speaker Series - Fiber Lasers: Applications for the detection of trace gases and chemicals

Event Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EST
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Event Contact Name: 
Rachael Wang
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Guest Speaker Series Presented By:

Dr. Gautam Das
"Fiber Lasers: Applications for the detection of trace gases and chemicals"

Friday, November 25th, 2022
1:30 pm

The presentation will cover the recent progress in the following areas in the Photonics Research Group at Lakehead University – (i) High-power mid-IR laser based on nanotechnology – for spectroscopic applications, (ii) Photonic device to detect trace gases – as a medical diagnostic tool, and (iii) Photonics device for the detection of proteins – as a diagnostic tool, and (iv) Research opportunities at Ph.D. and M.Sc. levels.

Dr. Gautam Das earned two Ph.D. degrees, one in theoretical research in fiber optics at the University of Calcutta, India, and the other in experimental research in fiber lasers at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was awarded individual NSERC-DGs in 2005, 2010, and 2017 and an NSERC RTI in 2005. He received NSERC-EG, NSERC CRD grants, OCE VIP II grants, and MITACS Accelerate grants in 2011, 2012, 2017, and 2021 respectively, to develop a trace gas detection system with Nutrien (Agrium Inc.) as an industrial partner. In 2020, he received an NSERC Alliance (COVID-19) grant with Wilson Analytical as an industrial partner to develop a nanoprobe for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. With the assistance of the above research grants, he has created a vibrant, ambitious research facility in Photonics at Lakehead University. Further, he received a CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund grant in 2012 to establish a facility for nanophotonics research at Lakehead University. Three Ph.D. students are performing their research work under his supervision.

To register for this virtual event, please email and a Zoom link will be shared.

Everyone is welcome.