Karin Hinzer

Karin%20Hinzer.JPGis named a Canada Research Chair in photonic nanostructures and integrated devices. A professor at uOttawa’s School of Information Technology and Engineering and a member of the Centre for Research in Photonics, Karin is working with CMC Microsystems on a solar cell that provides enough renewable energy to power various sensor, communications and computing functions. Integrated into a microchip one-millimeter square, the technology would offer a more compact and environmentally friendly alternative to batteries. Born in Montreal, Karin moved to Ottawa at age 15. She earned graduate and post-grad degree at uOttawa, where she received a PhD in physics in 2002. She worked for Nortel and Bookham before recently returning to academia to teach and further her research.

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