Mr. Serge Vincent recipient of NSERC's prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Award

Serge Vincent
Mr. Serge Vincent (right)

May 20, 2014 - Serge Vincent (MASc, Electrical Engineering) is numerically, theoretically, and experimentally characterizing nonlinear effects in optical microcavities within Dr. Tao Lu's lab. He is a recent recipient of the top tier NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship and has, in the past, been funded by a UVic Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research and 2 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards.

Serge has authored and co-authored 4 journal papers as well as 1 book chapter. One of his goals is to address the fundamental challenges facing nanophotonic and plasmonic sensors towards developing the next generation of optical single-molecule detectors. He will carry this forward as he later pursues his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany, where he will contribute to the emerging field of plasmon-assisted whispering gallery mode biosensing.