Sergey Ponomarenko

Dalhousie University

Dr. Sergey Ponomarenko obtained his Ph.D. degree in optical physics from the University of Rochester USA under the tutelage of the pioneer of optical coherence theory Late Professor Emil Wolf. Dr. Ponomarenko joined the faculty of Dalhousie University, Canada in 2006 after having completed a prestigious three-year Director’s Postdoctoral tenure at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. Dr. Ponomarenko was awarded a prestigious and fiercely competitive Canada Research Chair for a five-year term which he successfully renewed in 2011 up to a maximum allowed ten-year term.Dr. Ponomarenko’sresearch interests are in the areas of structured light, especially structured random light and its applications to optical imaging, sensing, and free-space optical communications, space-time coupled light, classical entanglement, topological optical effects, as well as wave packet revivals and their applications.