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Orad Reshef
University of Ottawa



Dr. Orad Reshef is working in nanophotonics, metamaterials and nonlinear optics under Robert W. Boyd at the University of Ottawa. Prior to this, he completed a bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours in Physics at McGill University, and a doctorate in Applied Physics at Harvard University, working with Prof. Eric Mazur. He is interested in engineering interactions and responses that are not typically found in nature by structuring materials on the nanoscale. Among other topics, his publication resume includes work on zero-index metamaterials, nonlinear optics in epsilon-near-zero materials, high-Q plasmonic metasurfaces, and visible photonic integrated circuits based on titanium dioxide. His Erdős number is 4.

Beside his research focus, Orad is passionate about science outreach: he is the co-chair of the Photonics Online Meetup (POM), the world’s first entirely free online optics conference, and was the co-host of a science podcast called Yet Another Science Show. He also enjoys music, playing the keys and singing on Late for Dinner’s 2009 release, the Amber album. His favorite food is probably poutine.

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Document Created: 12 Apr 2021
Last Updated: 14 Apr 2021