Helmy, Amr S.




Contact Information
E-Mail: a.helmy@utoronto.ca
Phone: (416) 946-0199
Office GB 446
Website: http://photonics.light.utoronto.ca/helmy/


Amr S. Helmy joined the department of Electrical and Computer engineering of the University of Toronto with a mixed experience in academic as well as industrial settings. He received both his MSc (1995) and PhD (1999) degrees from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in the field of photonics. Between 2000 and 2004 he joined Agilent Technologies, where he was involved in developing different photonic devices ranging from high reliability submarine-class lasers, to un-cooled single mode lasers, to integrated photonic circuits. Dr. Helmy’s research interests include quantum/non-linear integrated photonic devices/circuits and nano-photonic devices/circuits using hybrid metallic architectures. The application domains, where his group contributes, include optical signal processing, communications and sensing.


  • Vice President for the IEEE Photonics Society
  • Editor for several IEEE and OSA journals
  • Chaired flagship conferences for IEEE and OSA; namely CLEO and IEEE IPC