Sergey Ponomarenko received a five-year diploma in physics from Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in theoretical optical physics from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, in 2002. His thesis work in Rochester was supervised by Emil Wolf, a founding father of optical coherence theory. In 2004, Ponomarenko accepted prestigious Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked as a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow until July 2006. In July 2006, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada as a Canada Research Chair. Ponomarenko successfully renewed his Canada Research Chair in 2010. He published over 45 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are in the general areas of nonlinear optics, optical coherence theory and ultrafast fiber optics.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2011