Manuel Ferrer

Manuel Ferrer joined Professor Ebrahim Karimi’s group as a PhD student in Fall 2019. He got his Engineering Physics degree from the Instituto Tecnològico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus (ITESM) in December 2016. In May 2019, he received his master’s degree in Nanotechnology with specialization in nanophotonics and quantum systems at ITESM, where he was awarded with the Academic Excellence Full Scholarship for his studies. During this period, Manuel focused his research on the generation and applications of structured light for optical manipulation and telecommunications. His current research interests include beam shaping, quantum foundations and quantum computing.


Manuel Ferrer,
ARC building
Office: +1 (613) 562-5800
SQO Lab ARC 122: +1 (613) 562-5800 X 8657
SQO Lab ARC 451: +1 (613) 562-5800 X 1378
Email: mferr010″@”


  1. Optical framed knots as information carriers, H Larocque, A D’Errico, M F. Ferrer-Garcia, A Carmi, E Cohen & E Karimi, Nature Communications 11, 5119 (2020).
  2. Theoretical analysis on spatially structured beam induced mass transport in azo-polymer films, M F Ferrer-Garcia, Y Alvandi, Y Zhang & E Karimi, Optics Express 28, 19954 (2020).
  3. Newtonian orbits of nanoparticles interacting with structured light beams, M F. Ferrer-Garcia & D Lopez-Mago, Journal of Optics 21, 125403 (2019).
  4. Cylindrical vector beam generator using a two-element interferometer, J Mendoza-Hernández, M F. Ferrer-Garcia, J Arturo Rojas-Santana & D Lopez-Mago, Optics Express 27, 31810-31819 (2019).
  5. Generation of light beams with custom orbital angular momentum and tunable transverse intensity symmetries, J Mendoza-Hernández, M Szatkowski, M F Ferrer-Garcia, Julio C Gutiérrez-Vega & D Lopez-Mago. Optics Express 27, 26155-26162 (2019).