Ross Cheriton

Roles and responsibilities

Postdoctoral researcher.  Simulation, design, experimental characterization of integrated photonics for astronomy and space technologies.

Current research and/or projects

Development of chip-scale, ultra-compact, correlation spectroscopy techniques for remote sensing of atmospheric gases for Earth and astronomy.  Optical satellite communication technologies using integrated photonics, beamforming, artificial intelligence, and fiber optics.

Research and/or project statements

Development of novel integrated photonic remote spectrometers and Integrated photonics simulation tools.


English: B.Sc. (Hons.) Science with specialization in Physics, University of Ottawa, 2009

M.Sc. Quantum Physics, University of Ottawa, 2012

PhD Semiconductor Physics, University of Ottawa, 2018

Professional activities/interests

-Supervise students research

-Member of Optical Satellite Consortium

-OSA, CAP, SPIE member

-Publish papers

-Contribute to writing research proposals

-Provide 3D modelling workshops


SPIE, IEEE, Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)


-Ontario Graduate Scholarship

- SPIE Elevator Pitch winner

-Ontario Centres for Excellence Talentedge Internship

-NRC postdoctoral research fellowship


IBM Artificial Intelligence Engineering Professional Certificate

Inventions and patents

-Integrated Ring Resonator Remote Gas Correlation Sensors

-Fiber Optic Remote Gas Correlation Sensor (Pending)

Previous work experience

June, 2008 — Dec, 2009

National Research Council of Canada

Visiting Researcher

  • Determination of semiconductor band parameters using genetic algorithm
  • Simulation of electrostatic quantum dots using gate electric field profiles
  • Double quantum dot simulations
    June, 2009 — Dec, 2012
    National Research Council of Canada
    Visiting Researcher
  • Spectroscopy of entangled photon sources under electric fields
  • Fabrication and characterization of InP single quantum dots
    June, 2016 — Dec, 2017
    iBionics Inc.
    Prototyping Engineer
  • Research and Development for epiretinal implant
    June, 2018 — Sept, 2018
    University of Ottawa
    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Research in photovoltaics
  • Research in wireless laser-based power and data for epiretinal implants
    Sept, 2018 —
    National Research Council of Canada
    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Simulation of integrated photonic correlation spectrometers

Characterization of integrated photonic correlation spectrometers

International experience and/or work

2010, 2011

Grenoble, France

  • High magnetic field characterization of single quantum dots
Ross Cheriton

Ross Cheriton

Assistant Research Officer
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): English, French, Arabic, German
Telephone: 613-993-2448

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Energy, Molecular spectroscopy, Advanced photonics sensing, Quantum, Quantum communication components and networks, Thermometry, Metrology, Sciences, Physical sciences, Atomics, molecular and optical physics, Physics, Space Physics, Scientific research, Observational astronomy, Astronomy, Space sciences, Microelectronics, Technology, Nanotechnology, Simulation & Numerical Modelling, Technological innovation