Piotr

Piotr Roztocki

PhD Student

piotr.roztocki@emt.inrs.ca

Piotr Roztocki is a physicist with a broad interdisciplinary background, interested in applied and fundamental research in the fields of nonlinear, integrated, and quantum optics. Piotr graduated with distinction in May 2014 from McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada) with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science & Physics. This mixed degree offered him the opportunity to focus his studies on physics and photonics, while also providing considerable exposure to other disciplines (biology, chemistry, geology, etc.) valuable in bridging optics to its industrial applications. Piotr was the recipient of two NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, holding research positions at Ryerson University (2012) and the University of Toronto (2013). His work in medical physics, focused on accounting for respiratory motion during radiotherapy (Prof. Emily Heath), and his work in quantum information, focused on numerical approaches to measurement device independent quantum key distribution (Prof. Hoi-Kwong Lo) have been recognized on a national and international scale at undergraduate conferences.

In May 2014, Piotr joined INRS-EMT as a Master’s student under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Morandotti and is a PhD student since September 2015. His research, conducted under a NSERC CGS-M scholarship, investigates the nonlinear dynamics of integrated photonic devices with applications in telecommunications and computing technologies, among others.

Honors & Awards

  1. 2014 NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarships – Master’s. (CAD$17,500).
  2. 2013 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award awarded by the University of Toronto. (CAD$4,500).
  3. 2013 Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarship awarded by McMaster University. (CAD$1,500).
  4. 2012 Third place of Oral Presentation Competition, Biological and Medical Physics Division, “Comparison of Dose Accumulation Methods for Radiation therapy of Lung Cancer” awarded at 2012 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference.
  5. 2012 Fourth place of Paper Competition, “Comparison of Dose Mapping Methods for Radiation therapy of Lung Cancer” awarded at 11th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers. CAD$100.
  6. 2012 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award awarded by Ryerson University. (CAD$4,500).
  7. 2012 Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarship awarded by McMaster University. (CAD$1,500).
  8. 2010 McMaster President’s Award (95%+ Secondary Average). (CAD$2,500).
  1. “Numerical approach for the estimations in measurement-device-independent quantum-key-distribution”, 2013 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference. Hamilton, Canada, 2013. (Oral Presentation)
  2. “Comparison of Dose Accumulation Methods for Radiation therapy of Lung Cancer”, 2012 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference. Vancouver, Canada, 2012. (Oral Presentation)
  3. “Comparison of Dose Accumulation Methods for Radiation therapy of Lung Cancer”, 11th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers. Toronto, Canada, 2012. (Oral Presentation)