Tao Lu

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Room 321, EOW

University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada  V8P 5C2

Telephone: 250-721-8617/2733 (Canada)

          626-389-8359 (US)

Fax: 250-721-6052

Email: taolu@ece.uvic.ca




Tao Lu received his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Physics, University of Manitoba in 1995, his M.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University at Kingston in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, in 2005.  He has worked in industry with various companies including Nortel Networks, Kymata Canada, Peleton etc., on optical communications.  Before joining UVic, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology from 2006 to 2008.   His research interests include optical microcavities and their applications to ultra narrow linewidth laser source, bio and nano photonics. 


Current Research

  • Narrow linewidth toroid laser
  • Biophotonics
  • Nanophotonics


Publications (under construction)






ELEC 220


ELEC 250


ELEC 300


ELEC 399


ELEC 434


ELEC 452




ELEC 629



Looking for...


highly motivated researchers on bio and nano photonics using silica toroid shaped optical microcavity as a platform.  Research assistantships to Master and Ph.D. students are now available at the Dept. Electrical and computer engineering, University of Victoria, Canada.  The intended research fields include:

1. Numerical modeling of optical microcavities;

2. Ultra-High Q optical cavity device fabrication;

3. Nonlinear and quantum optical effects;

4. Highly sensitive biological detection;

5. Nano structures on an optical microcavity;

6. Narrow linewidth laser.

If you have graduated or are expecting to graduate from Dept. of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Material Science, or any other related disciplines and interested in performing world class research in these fields, please contact me.