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Andrew Kirk

Andrew G. Kirk received the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of London (King's College) in 1992.

He has been a Member of the Photonic Systems Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill since 1996. Professor Kirk holds a William Dawson Scholar Chair at McGill (an internal award equivalent to a Canada Research Chair Tier II), which was renewed in 2006.

His research interests include photonic materials, diffractive and refractive micro-optical systems, periodic structures for wavefront control in planar waveguides and applications of surface plasmon resonance for optical biosensors.

In 2006 he was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill and in September 2007 he was appointed as Director of the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM).

He has been Chair of the IEEE-Photonics Society Nanophotonics Technical Committee and has also recently been appointed as an Erasmus Mundus Distinguished Scholar (European Union).

He also directs a newly formed training network in Integrated Sensor Systems, with six years of NSERC funding and with the participation of three other Montreal-area universities.

Institution: McGill University
SYTACom membership: Regular