February 27, 2020
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 27, 2020 — A weeklong integrated photonics bootcamp, offered by MIT as part of its work with the manufacturing institute AIM Photonics, provided students with the opportunity to solve problems using lab equipment to test passive photonic chips, preparing them for challenges they could face on the job. The curriculum was built by professor Lionel Kimerling’s team. Kimerling, a faculty member at MIT, is the founding director of the MIT Microphotonics Center. The bootcamp, which took place in January, was led by Anu Agarwal, principal research scientist at the materials research lab and leader of the lab for education and application prototypes (LEAP) at MIT.