Piotr Roztocki

Piotr Roztocki Marconi Young Scholar

Recognized in 2020

“I am honored to be recognized as a Paul Baran Young Scholar and to be granted the opportunity of connecting with luminaries in the field. I am indebted to the great people I have trained under and worked with to accomplish our research, and am eager to assist in the Marconi Society’s goal of ending digital divides.”

Research Area

Integrated and fiber quantum photonics

Current Position

PhD Researcher, INRS-EMT
Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, Ki3 Photonics Technologies Inc.


  • PhD, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Varennes, Canada)
  • Master’s Equivalent (Accelerated passage to PhD), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Varennes, Canada)
  • Honors Bachelor’s, McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)

Young Scholar Research

Development of accessible, mass-producible, and scalable quantum photonics, that can leave laboratory confines and find compatibility with existing telecommunications infrastructures. These include quantum light encoded in typical communications degrees of freedom (like colour), and which can be distributed in standard optical fiber and manipulated using off-the-shelf telecom components.

Other Honors

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2016-2019)
  • NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship-Masters (2014)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2012, 2013)

Fun Fact

I love contemporary and modern art, and try to visit the museums of any city I travel to. In my spare time, I enjoy live music, experimental cooking, and composition.