Behnam Banan

Email: behnam[dot]banan[at]mail[dot]mcgill[dot]ca

 

Study interests:

 

- Plasmonic devices
- Optical interconnects
- Optoelectronic chips
- MEMS, NEMS, MEOMS
- Semiconductor materials

 

Education:

 

 

2011 – Present

 

PhD in Electrical Engineering

McGill University – Montreal – Quebec – Canada

Thesis Title: “Data Transfer through Plasmonic Based Chip”

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, McGill   University, January 2011-present, under supervision of Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur.

 

 

2008 – 2010

 

M.Sc. in Nanotechnology

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) – Stockholm – Sweden

Thesis Title: “Simulation, Fabrication, and Characterization of a Polymer-based Plasmonic Waveguide”

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, McGill University, January-December 2010, under supervision of Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur.

 

 

2004 – 2008

 

B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering

University of Tehran – Tehran – Iran

Thesis Title: “Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Maraging Steels with Nano-Precipitants Using Sever Plastic Deformation and Thermo-Mechanical Operations”

Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tehran,
April 2007-Jun 2008, under supervision of Prof. Mahmoud Nili-Ahmadabadi.

 

 

 

Publications:

 

[J1].  B. Banan, M. Hai, E. Lisicka-Skrzek ¬, P. Berini and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Multi-Channel Transmission Through a Gold Strip Plasmonic Waveguide Embedded in Cytop, IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 2201811, 2013.


[C1]. B. Banan, M. Mirshafiei, P. Berini and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Microwave and Optical Transmission on Metal Strip Plasmonic Waveguides, The 6th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, MO-27-P-11, 2013.


[C2]. B. Banan, M. Hai¬, E. Lisicka-Skrzek, P. Berini and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, 49 Gbit/s Optical Transmission through Long-Range Surface Plasmon Polariton Waveguide, IEEE Photonics Conference, TuI 3, 2012.


[C3].  B. Banan, A. Salehiomran and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Investigation of a Flexible On-chip Interconnection using a Plasmonic Strip Waveguide, IEEE Photonics Conference, MB 4, 2011.


[C4]. P. J. R. Roche, M. C. Cheung, S. Wang, B. Banan, V. P. Chodavarapu, and A. G. Kirk, Demonstration of a reusable plasmonic polymer microarray sensing platform, Proceeding of SPIE 7908, 79080P (2011).


[C5]. B. Banan and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Investigation of Long-Range Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation in a Multi-layer Structure, IEEE Photonics Conference, TuX 3, 2010.

 

 

Awards

 

- Two times McGill Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards (G.R.E.A.T.).

 

Research and Work Experiences

 

- Student volunteer at IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) 2010, 2011, and 2012.

 

- Connaught Summer Institute in Nanofabrication, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto, Jun 2011.

Twenty-three (23) hours of lectures in Nanolithograp Nanophotonics, AFM, Metrology, Micro- and Nanofluidics, Nanoplasmonics,  Nanoimprint,     Micro- and Nano-device Applications, and Cleanroom Technologies Eighteen (18) hours of hands-on sessions in Cleanroom Safety and Practices, Optical and Electron Beam Lithography, Plasma Etching, Thin-Film Deposition     and Measurement, Scanning electron and Optical Microscopy, and Profilometry.

 

- Photonic System Group, ECE Department, McGill University August 2010-December 2010.

Researcher, under supervision of Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur.
Investigation of electro-magnetic wave propagation in plasmonics waveguides.

 

- Photonic System Group, ECE Department, McGill University, January 2010-July 2010.

Graduate Research Trainee, under supervision of Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur.
Simulation of Plasmonics waveguides.

 

Experiences:

 

- Simulation of plasmonic waveguides.
- Fabrication of polymer-based plasmonic waveguides.
- Fabrication of a pressure sensor.
- Modeling and simulation of MOSFETs.

 

Skills:

 

- Familiar with running characterization instruments such as LCR meter, AFM, Ellipsometer, XRD, SEM, and NSOM.


Software:


- Good knowledge of MATLAB, Lumerical MODE Solutions, Lumerical FDTD Solutions, and HFSS.

 

Languages

 

- Farsi (mother tongue)
- Fluent in English
- Familiar with Arabic

 

 

February 2014

  • Meet Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur and her student Peicheng Liao who will be at OFC 2014 presenting our recent paper from the RODIN project: "Gain Effect on the Scalability of SOA-based Optical Space Switches" (paper M3E.5).

    September 2013

    • We wish the best to our team members Xi Lu who graduated with an M.Eng now working at Ciena and Postdoc Mehrdad Mirshafiei now with the R&D team at Ericsson.

      August 2013

      • Meet Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur at ECOC 2013 in London where she will present on September 25 "A Compact Silicon-on-Insulator Optical Hybrid for Low Loss Integration with Balanced Photodetectors," paper We.2.B.2.

      June 2013

      • Meet one of our Photonic DataCom team members at the IEEE Summer Topicals this summer in July were we will present our recent work. Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur is also giving an invited presentation at Photonics in Switching on July 5th in Kyoto, Japan.

      September 2012

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented two papers (WM4 and TuI3) at the IEEE Photonics Society Conference in San Francisco next September.

      Summer 2012

      • Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur is Chapter Chair of the IEEE Photonics Society. For information about local events go to website

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented three papers at the SPIE Photonics North Conference in Montreal.

      May 2012

      • We congratulate Mr. Meer Sakib for receiving the SPIE Graduate Scholarship.

      February 2012

      • Our project RODIN was awarded the Premio Venezia from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada honouring excellence in collaborations between Quebec and Italy.

      October 2011

      • Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Photonic Interconnects

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented three papers at the IEEE Photonics Conference in Arlington, VA (Oct. 9-13)

      September 2011

      • We wish the best to Mr. Venkat Mahalingam (M.Eng. 2011) who is now working at Telus in Montreal as a network design engineer

      August 2011


      • We congratulate Mr. Meer Sakib for receiving the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship