Anatol Khilo

Anatol Khilo


Assistant Professor - Microsystems Engineering

Anatoly is an Assistant Professor in the Microsystems Engineering program, currently pursuing a research project at Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT). Anatol received his PhD and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2011 and 2008, where he was working on integrated photonic analog-to-digital converters. From 1999 to 2005, Anatol was a modeling engineer at VPIsystems, a world’s leading provider of simulation tools for the fiber optics industry. Anatol BSc degree was in physics, received in 1999 from Belarus State University.

For more information, please visit Dr. Khilo's profile at the Nano-Optics and Optoelectronics Research (NOOR) Laboratory website.



  • Teaching interests include optoelectronics, optics and photonics, and numerical methods


Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students:

  • Henok Hamza
  • Mahmoud Shahin
  • Kenaish Al Qubaisi

Research Interest/Research Projects

Design and modeling of novel integrated photonic devices, such as silicon modulators, filters, and photodetectors. Implementation of electronic-photonic integrated circuits, such as data transmission links and analog-to-digital converters, using silicon photonics technology.

Selected Publications:

  • A. Khilo, S. J. Spector, M. E. Grein et al., “Photonic ADCs Come of Age: Overcoming the Electronic Jitter Bottleneck,” Optics Express 20, pp. 4454-4469, 2012.
  • A. Khilo, C. M. Sorace, and F. X. Kärtner, “Broadband Linearized Silicon Modulator,” Optics Express 19, pp. 4485-4500, 2011.
  • J. S. Orcutt, A. Khilo, C. W. Holzwarth et al., “Nanophotonic Integration in State-of-the-Art CMOS Foundries,” Optics Express 19, pp. 2335- 2346, 2011.