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Office Location: VC 109
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BASc - Engineering Science (University of Toronto)
PhD - Electrical Engineering (University of Toronto)

Emanuel Istrate received his Ph.D. in Photonics from the University of Toronto in 2005. He teaches mostly in the area of social aspects of science work, such as a course in the Vic One Arthur Schawlow program in the Physical Sciences, which looks at communications and social interactions of scientists. He also teaches a course covering both the art and the science of holography, as well as a course on creativity in the sciences. In the past, he set up a number of courses and training programs in optics at all levels of the University. He also made contributions to lensless microscopy methods, entrepreneurship training programs and to collaborative projects with industry.

Selected Publications

  • E. Istrate, G.  Pedrini and S. Reichelt, “Lensless microscopy by multiplane recordings: sub-micrometer, diffraction-limited, wide field-of-view imaging,” Optics Expres, Vol. 31, Issue 22, p. 36388-36401, 2023.
  • E. Istrate and S.M. Soobramanie, “Student Group Work in Widely Interdisciplinary Teams,” International Journal on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p. 92-100, 2023.
  • E. Istrate and R.J.D. Miller, “A Holography Course in Toronto,” Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, July 2009.
  • E. Istrate and R.J.D. Miller, “Education Programs of the Institute for Optical Sciences at the University of Toronto,” Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, July 2009.
  • E. Istrate, S. Hoogland, V. Sukhovatkin, L.Levina, S. Myrskog, P.W.E. Smith and E.H. Sargent, “Carrier recombination dynamics in lead sulfide colloidal quantum dots,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 110, no. 10, pages 2757-2760,2008.
  • E. Istrate, A. S. Helmy, J. Sipe, M. C. Gohand and R.J.D. Miller, “University of Toronto Institute for Optical Sciences collaborative program in optics,” Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, June 2007.
  • E. Istrate and E.H. Sargent, “Photoniccrystal heterostructures and interfaces,” Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 78, no. 2, pages 455-481, 2006.
  • E. Istrate, A.A. Green and E.H. Sargent,“Behaviour of light at photonic crystal interfaces,” Physical Review B, vol.71, no. 195122, pages 195122-1-7, May 2005.
  • E. Istrate and E.H. Sargent, “Measurement of the phase shift upon reflection from photonic crystals,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 86, no. 151112, pages 151112-1-3, April 2005.
  • E. Istrate and E.H. Sargent, Photonic crystalwaveguide analysis using interface boundary conditions,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 41, no. 3, pages 461-467, March 2005.