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June 2013

Radiating a love for Canada

From the earliest of ages, Shouvik Mukherjee has had an innate curiosity for how the world works. Such inquisitiveness drove him to study physics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and, now, to Montreal where he is currently conducting research with Dr. Tsuneyuki Ozaki from Université INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre to develop a form of radiation technology that could significantly impact research and innovation in the years to come.

Shouvik is researching Terahertz electromagnetic waves (T waves), which are unique in their ability to make visually opaque objects transparent. T-wave imaging provides remarkable opportunities for applications in non-destructive testing and imaging, medical diagnosis, health monitoring, and chemical and biological identification.

When asked why he chose to come to Canada, Shouvik answers excitedly, “Former Globalink students from my university told me about the opportunities that are available in my field of research in Canada. I am extremely grateful to take part in the Mitacs Globalink program, as this experience has provided me with international exposure, as well as prospects to explore new possibilities in electronics and communications.”

After spending just a week and a half in Montreal, Shouvik has fallen for Canada, so much so that he plans to return to Quebec to pursue his PhD at Université INRS.

Mitacs thanks the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec for their support of the Globalink research internship in this story. Across Canada, the Globalink program also receives support from Alberta Innovates, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Prince Edward Island, the Government of Saskatchewan, and Research Manitoba.

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