Professor Boubacar Kanté

Professor Boubacar Kanté

Professor Boubacar Kanté

UC Berkeley, USA

Presentation: Topological Light Sources and Sensors

Theme: C1. Solid State, Fiber, and Other Laser Sources

Boubacar Kanté is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California Berkeley. He received an advanced graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from “École Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille” (France) together with the M. Sc. degree in Telecommunications in 2006. In 2010, he received a Ph.D degree in Physics from “Université de Paris Sud” (Orsay-France). He was assistant professor and then associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UC san Diego from 2013 to 2018. His research interests include wave-matter interaction and nano-optics, as well as related fields such as engineered nanophotonic structures, plasmonics, nanoscale-photon management, and bio-physics.

Boubacar Kanté received the 2017 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, the 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, the 2015 Hellman Fellowship, the Richelieu Prize in Sciences from the Chancellery of Paris Universities for the best Ph.D in France in Engineering, Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Technology in 2010, the Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) in Chicago in 2007, the Fellowship for excellence from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2003 for his undergraduate studies, a Research Fellowship from the French Research Ministry for his Ph.D studies.

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