Muhammad Alam

Assistant Professor


Muhammad Zulfiker Alam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his B.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2000), M. A. Sc. from the University of Victoria (2003), and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (2012). As part of his Ph.D. research, he proposed the hybrid plasmonic waveguide which stimulated worldwide research activity. In recognition of the impact of his research he received the Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research, which is given to one researcher every year in Canada. Subsequently he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and Caltech. He was also a visiting researcher at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Dr. Alam’s work has resulted in more than 50 journal and conference publications, and three issued or pending patents. His research interests include metasurface, optoelectronics, plasmonics, and silicon photonics.