Montréal Technological University

Nicolas Godbout


Director, Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montréal , Director, Institut transdisciplinaire d’information quantique (INTRIQ)


Nicolas Godbout is the Head of the Department of Engineering Physics at the Polytechnique Montréal (Technological University) from 2021. His research interests include: Optical Fibre Components, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Information, Optical Telecommunications, and Nonlinear Optics Lasers. He is a former Co-President and is a Co-Founder of Castor Optics, a spin-off of Polytechnique commercializing optical fibre couplers for biomedical applications.

From 2019, he is the Director of the Institut Transdisciplinaire d’Information Quantique (INTRIQ), a group of university researchers, and divided between 8 departments of 4 universities in Quebec. Prof. Godbout received Meritas Award for Best Professor of Engineering Physics – Polytechnique Montreal in 2005.