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Mr. Emadreza Soltanian

ESR in Ghent University

Short Bio:

Emadreza Soltanian received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering- Electronics in 2018. His research interests include design, modeling, numerical simulation and fabrication of devices and systems based on silicon photonics, transceivers, photonic integrated circuits, and optical MEMS/NEMS. He is working on his Ph.D. project within ETN WON at the Photonics group (IMEC), Department of information technology (INTEC), Ghent University since August 2019. His main focus is on using a novel integration method called transfer printing which enables the dense and high throughput integration of III-V optoelectronic devices on a silicon photonic integrated circuit to realize highly integrated coherent transceivers for next-generation wideband optical networks.

Early-Stage Researcher 14

Title: Wideband tunable laser source on a III-V-on-silicon photonic platform
Overview: The ESR is expected to pursue a PhD on III-V on silicon photonic integrated circuits. The goal of the project is to realize a widely tunable laser source that covers an optical bandwidth much broader than what can be achieved with a single epitaxial layer stack. For this purpose we will exploit a recently developed technique called transfer printing to densely integrate an array of different III-V active layer stacks on a single silicon photonic integrated circuit.

  • Host institution and PhD enrolment: Ghent University
  • Main supervisor: Prof. Gunther Roelken
  • Industrial Mentor: Dr. Andreas Steffan (Finisar)
  • Secondments:  Fraunhofer HHI and  Orange (France)


  1. 2018

    M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering-Electronics

    Shahid Beheshti University

Award and Recognition

  • 2018
    Top Ranked M.Sc. Student Highest Score on GPA and Dissertation (4/4)