Graduate Students

Simon Bilodeau

Email: sb30@princeton.edu
Background:

Simon hails from rugged northern Québec, Canada. He graduated from McGill University’s Honours Physics undergraduate program in 2015 with a focus in condensed matter. He further completed a M.Sc. there, also in Physics, where he studied strongly correlated electronic behavior in semiconductor devices at ultralow temperatures. For his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Princeton, he is interested in how fundamental nanophotonics and device-level optoelectronics can be applied to systems-level optical signal processing, notably neuromorphic photonics. Outside the lab, Simon enjoys the outdoors, physical activity, reading, and (some would say intense) board games.

Research Interests:
  • Nanophotonics
  • Integrated optoelectronic devices
  • Inverse design
  • Applications of neuromorphic photonics

Eric Blow

Email: ecb10@princeton.edu
Background:

Eric C. Blow graduated with High Honors from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in the Lightwave Communications Group, Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Eric joined the lightwave laboratory as a undergraduate researcher in 2014. Prior to the his work in the Lightwave Lab, he was a research intern for the TCNJ Photonics Laboratory and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Research Interests:

Microwave Photonics, Cancellation Systems, Photonic Integrated Circuits, RF Processing, Linear Filters.

Thomas Ferreira de Lima

Email: tlima@princeton.edu
Background:

Passionate about computers, Thomas has started his undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at ITA, a top school in Brazil. Two years into his undergraduate course, he was admitted to the traditional French École Polytechnique, in Paris-Saclay, where he majored in Applied Physics with emphasis in optics and nano sciences. Physics is beautiful and pleasant for Thomas, but he enjoys engaging in exploring other sources of beauty and joy available: arts, writing, skiing, swimming, music, history & geopolitics, good cooking, travel and languages.

Research Interests:
  • Computer architecture
  • Quantum optics
  • Optical circuits
  • Nanophotonics

Aashu Jha

Background:

Aashu is from Kathmandu, Nepal and graduated from Bates College, a small liberal arts college in Maine, with majors in Physics and Mathematics. She is currently a second year in the Lightwave lab. 

Research Interests:
  •  nonlinear optical signal processing
  • integrated photonics.

Outside research, she enjoys travelling, sketching, painting, running, cooking and coffee.

Philip Ma

Email: yechim@princeton.edu
Background:

Philip graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China with a B.S. degree in Physics in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering at Princeton University.

Research Interests:
  • communication security
  • network privacy

Mitchell Nahmias

Email: mnahmias@princeton.edu
Background:
Mitchell Nahmias graduated with Honors from Princeton University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Engineering Physics. Mitch was a recipient of the John Ogden Bigelow Jr. Prize in Electrical Engineering and co-winner of the 'Best Engineering Physics Independent Work Award' for his senior thesis. Outside of research, he has an active interest in music, composition, and jazz performance: he has participated in the Princeton University Jazz Program, was a member of the Composer's Collective, and is currently the keyboard player and longest running member of the Sensemaya Afrobeat All-Stars.
 
Mitch is pursuing a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering under Prof. Paul Prucnal to continue his undergraduate work on his excitable, photonic neuron. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Research Interests:
Mitchell Nahmias graduated with Honors from Princeton University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Engineering Physics. Mitch was a recipient of the John Ogden Bigelow Jr. Prize in Electrical Engineering and co-winner of the 'Best Engineering Physics Independent Work Award' for his senior thesis. Outside of research, he has an active interest in music, composition, and jazz performance: he has participated in the Princeton University Jazz Program, was a member of the Composer's Collective, and is currently the keyboard player and longest running member of the Sensemaya Afrobeat All-Stars.
 
Mitch is pursuing a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering under Prof. Paul Prucnal to continue his undergraduate work on his excitable, photonic neuron. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Hsuan-Tung Peng

Email: hpeng@princeton.edu
Background:

Hsuan-Tung is from Taiwan, and he graduated from National Taiwan University with a B.S. in physics in 2015. During his undergraduate years, he focused on interdisciplinary study about atomic physics and quantum information science. At Princeton University, he would like to explore theories of photonics and develop techniques for implementation of photonic neural network. Beyond academics, he enjoys outdoor sports such as biking, hiking, jogging, playing baseball and basketball. He also has cool experience in run a half marathon and cycling around Taiwan. 

Research Interests:
  • Photonic Integrated Circuit
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Optical Computing