Research conducted at the Carleton Optical Innovation Laboratory (COIL) by PhD student Sondos Alqarni has been selected as an editor’s pick in the recent issue of Applied Optics. Sondos developed a novel optical fiber device that could be used to destroy cancer cells through a process called hyperthermia. Hyperthermia involves heating cancer cells to temperatures greater than 40
Sondos successfully defended her PhD and is now an assistant professor at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia. Sondos conducted her work under the supervision of Christopher Smelser (Department of Electronics principal investigator at COIL) in collaboration with Jacques Albert (Electronics) and William Willmore (Department of Biology).