ECE Seminar: Light at the End of the Tunnel

April 9, 2021

Jock Bovington

Speaker: Jock Bovington, PhD, Cisco

Tuesday, April 13th | 12:30-1:20pm via Zoom

Seminar Zoom Link

An SU ECE and Physics alum offers a story of one path from Seattle University into the world including some technical and some not so technical insights gained along the way.

BIO: Jock Bovington received Bachler’s degrees in Physics, and Electrical Engineering (specialization in Computer Engineering) from Seattle University in 2006, where he co-founded SU’s Student Pugwash, and was chapter President of Engineers without Borders (EWB). He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (specialization in Photonics and Electronics) from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2009, and 2014 respectively as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow. During his graduate studies, he continued his work with EWB as UCSB chapter President and spun one of the projects into a non-profit, Unite to Light. He also cofounded and was the first VP of the IEEE Photonics Society Student Chapter at UCSB. He researched heterogeneous laser integration of III-V with Si and Si3N4, including demonstrating the world’s first 4x12.5G Hybrid Silicon Photonic link using this technology as a member of Intel’s, Photonic Technology Lab between his M.S. and Ph.D. This has since been evolved into the CWDM4 100G product. In 2014, he joined Oracle and demonstrated efficient hybrid III-V/Si flexible comb laser sources using Si micro-ring mirrors, and later spun this work out to co-founder Axalume. He is currently at Cisco working in the transceiver module group (TMG) in the optical module architecture team focused on laser diodes and silicon photonics. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical journal articles, conference publications, and patents around III-V/Si and Silicon photonic integration.