About the IOL

The Integrated Optics Laboratory (IOL), under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Holzman, is within the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia's (UBC) Okanagan Campus. Our research focuses on micro-sensor technologies, and the majority of the IOL projects are multidisciplinary in nature.

At the large-scale, we are developing sensing devices for solar tracking/optimization and free-space optical wireless communications. At the small-scale, we are using new semiconductor-polymer nanocomposite materials for a broad range of applications. These applications include microspheroid sensing, ultrafast switching, and optoelectronic terahertz applications. Photonic techniques and digital microfluidic architectures are brought together for these new sensor and actuator lab-on-a-chip technologies.

Latest News

June 20, 2017

Awards in Excellence

Dr. Jonathan Holzman received the 2017 Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education, the 2017 Natural Sciences and Engineering Researcher of the Year Award at UBC's Okanagan Campus, and the 2016 APEGBC President's Teaching Award for Excellence in Engineering & Geoscience Education. Check out the video: https://youtu.be/GBtmLAjFILA

August 15, 2016

Display Technologies

The laboratory and its industry partners have successfully developed new technologies for integrated microlens arrays. The microlens arrays are being applied within new heads-up display systems.