Nicolas Jaeger

 BSc (California, USA), MASc, PhD (UBC)

Office: KAIS 3040
Phone: (604) 822-5673
Fax: (604) 822-5949


Nicolas Jaeger has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC since 1989. He received his BSc degree from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, USA, in 1981, and his MASc and PhD degrees from the University of British Columbia (UBC)  in 1986 and 1989, respectively, each in Electrical Engineering. 

He has received the Canadian Institute of Energy’s Research and Development Award, the BC Advanced Systems Institute’s Technology Partnership Award, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada’s Synergy Award, the Canadian Association of Physicists and the National Optics Institute’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics for his research, and has received UBC’s Killam Teaching Prize and Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring for his undergraduate teaching and graduate mentoring, respectively.

Research Interests

Integrated-optics, fiber-optics, optical sensors, optical measurement of voltage and current in power substations, ultrahigh-speed electro-optic modulators, ultrahigh-speed measurement techniques.

Research Areas

Research Groups


  • ELEC 301 – Electronic Circuits II
  • ELEC 584 – Nanophotonics Fabrication
  • ELEC 412 – Optical Waveguides and Photonics
  • ELEC 581 – Active Silicon Photonics Design
  • ELEC 582 – Optical Fibers and Devices
  • BIOMechatronics
  • Optical Fibers and Devices

Current Research Projects

Silicon on Insulator (SOI) based nanophotonics

Silicon waveguides using SOI substrate allow for the fabrication of extremely compact photonic circuits based on standard CMOS processing. The goal of this project is to simulate, design and characterize several highly attractive optical functions based on SOI waveguiding.

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