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Director - AFOSR MURI-Center for Power-Efficient Silicon Nanophotonics, The University of Texas, Austin
Ray T. Chen at UT Austin has reported its research findings in more than 930 publications, including over 100 invited papers and 74 patents. He has chaired or been a program committee member for more than 120 domestic and international conferences organized by IEEE, SPIE (The International Society of Optical Engineering), OSA, and PSC. He has served as an editor, co-editor, or co-author for over twenty books. Chen has also served as a consultant for various federal agencies and private companies and delivered numerous invited talks to professional societies. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. He was the recipient of the 1987 UC Regent’s Dissertation Fellowship and the 1999 UT Engineering Foundation Faculty Award, for his contributions to research, teaching, and services. He received the honorary citizenship award in 2003 from the Aust in city council for his contribution to community service. He was also the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Teaching Award and the 2010 IEEE HKN Loudest Professor Award. 2013 NASA Certified Technical Achievement Award for contribution on moon surveillance conformable phased array antenna. Chen served as the CTO, Founder, and Chairman of the Board of Radiant Research, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, where he raised 18 million dollars A-Round funding to commercialize polymer-based photonic devices involving over twenty patents, which were acquired by Finisar in 2002, a publicly-traded company in the Silicon Valley (NASDAQ: FNSR). He also served as the founder and Chairman of the Board of Omega Optics Inc. since its initiation in 2001. Omega Optics has received over five million dollars in research funding. His research work has been awarded over 135 research grants and contracts from such sponsors as Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, MDA, NSA, NSF, DOE, EPA, NIST, NIH, NASA, the State of Texas, and private industry. The research topics are focused on four main subjects: (1) Nano-photonic passive and active devices for bio- and EM-wave sensing and interconnect applications, (2) Thin-film guided-wave optical interconnection and packaging for 2D and 3D laser beam routing and steering, (3) True-time delay (TTD) wideband phased array antenna (PAA), and (4). 3D printed microelectronics and photonics. Experiences garnered through these programs are pivotal elements for his research and further commercialization. Chen has supervised and graduated 51 Ph.D. students from his research group at UT Austin. Many of them are currently professors in the major research universities in the USA and abroad.
Director - Zepler Institute of Photonics and NanophotonicsUniversity of Southampton, UK
Prof D. N. Payne is a research pioneer in photonics, having been in the field for over 45 years. Payne’s contributions are acknowledged as seminal in many areas of optical telecommunications, one of the greatest scientific successes of the last three decades. His work spans many other areas of photonics, from optical sensors to nanophotonics and optical materials. He has made several of the key technical achievements in almost every area of optical fibre technologies and his work has had a direct impact on telecommunications, as well as nearly all fields of optical R&D. He is the most highly honoured UK scientist in photonics. Payne’s pioneering work in fibre fabrication in the ’70s resulted in almost all of the special fibres in use today. He led the team that in 1985 first announced the silica fibre laser and the Erbium-Doped Optical Amplifier (EDFA), the device that fuelled an explosive growth on the internet through its ability to transmit and amplify vast amounts of data. The EDFA is widely regarded as being one of the foremost and most significant developments in modern telecommunications. The fibre laser is now also undergoing rapid growth for application in manufacturing and defence. Payne led the team that to international acclaim broke the kilowatt barrier for fibre laser output. Unusually, David combines world-leading science with commercial activities and has been the driving force behind several spinout companies, creating wealth and employment in the surrounding area. He has been awarded the top American, European and Japanese prizes in photonics, a very rare achievement. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Russian and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the IET, the Optical Society of America and SPIE. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Academy of Engineering.
Fellow of IEEE & OpticaIEEE 2021-Photonics Award Winner Alumnus of the Year-James C. Wyant College of Optical SciencesUniv. Arizona (2021), USA
In 1989, Jack Jewellspearheaded a Bell Labs / Bellcorecollaboration that demonstrated over 1 million VCSELs on a ~6x8mm chip. Prior to that, VCSELs werethe subject of research projects, but Jewell introduced crucial innovative advances that sparked worldwide industrialVCSEL development, and which are present in all commercial VCSELs.Later, Jewell also patented features “oxide-VCSELs” which are still used in commercial VCSELs. VCSELs are found inFugaku and Summit (world’s fastest supercomputers), CERN, essentially every “laser mouse,” and in the iPhone X and successors. VCSELs are also used in the world’s smallest atomic clocks, lidar sensors, and medical diagnostics.VCSEL chip production multi-billions/year. Jack Jewell received his Ph.D. in 1984 (U. Arizona, Optical Sciences Center) developing optical logic devices under Hyatt Gibbs. He furthered that work at AT&T Bell Laboratories, which led to the 1989 VCSEL breakthrough. Jewell left Bell Labs as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff to co-found Photonics Research Inc. in 1991, the first company committed to commercializing VCSELs (later Vixel Corp., and spinoff Cielo). In 1995 he founded Picolight Inc.Both companies were leaders in VCSEL innovation and standards development (e.g. Ethernet). Vixel went public in 1999, and Picolight was acquired by JDSU in 2007. Microlight was a 2007 Colorado Photonics Company of the Year. Jewell has been an independent consultant since 2008. From 2000 through 2014, Jewell was an influential contributor to IEEE Ethernet standards ranging from 10- to 400-Gigabit/sec. His year-2000 presentations, with Picolight demonstrations, were pivotal for 10-Gigabit Ethernet’s inclusion of a VCSEL/multi-mode-fiber embodiment. In 2013, he outlined a path for VCSEL-based Ethernet links up to 6.4 Terabits/sec. Jewell has 78 US patents and over 150 publications. Jewell is a fellow of IEEE and Optica, a senior member of SPIE, and a member of APS. He has received: Alumnus of the Year, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Univ. Arizona (2021); Photonics Award (IEEE, 2021); Aron Kressel Award (IEEE Photonics Society, 2009); Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE LEOS, 1991-92); Distinguished Inventor Award (Intellectual Property Owners,1991).
Director of National Graphene Institute & Head - Theory Division in the School of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Manchester, UK
Vladimir Falko is a condensed matter theorist working on various aspects of structure, optics, and electronic transport of two-dimensional materials, publishing >300 papers with an h-index of 58 and >25,000 citations. He contributed towards shaping the European research community in graphene and other two-dimensional materials by initiating, in 2006, and, then, running the Graphene Week Conference series and by setting, in 2008, and then chairing the Eurocores Programme EuroGraphene of the European Science Foundation. Since 2009, Fal'ko was one of the initiators and, then, leaders of the EU Graphene Flagship project (where he was Division Head and leader of WP 'Enablish Science'). Since 2014, he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the 2D Materials Journal of the Institute of Physics Publishing House. Falko managed and lead major research grants (ERC Synergy Grant, EC, and ERANET consortia, as well as EPSRC collaborative projects) and major capital investments ranging from EPSRC Strategic Packages to the interdisciplinary National Graphene Institute at Manchester. He also contributed towards EU-wide Ph.D. and postdoctoral training, by running, during 2001-to 2015, a series of 7 Windsor Summer Schools on quantum Condensed Matter Physics and, since 2014, being Co-Director of joint EPSRC-Manchester-Lancaster Centre for Doctoral Training Graphene-NOWNANO.
Bimberg Chinese-German Center for Green PhotonicsGermany
Prof. Dieter Bimberg received the Ph.D. magna cum laude from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. He held a Principal Scientist position at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Grenoble, France, until 1979. After serving as a Professor of electrical engineering at, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, he assumed the Chair of Applied Solid-State Physics at the Technical University of Berlin. He is the Founding Director of its Center of NanoPhotonics. He was holding guest professorships at the Technion, Haifa, U.C. Santa Barbara, CA, USA, and at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, CA. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at KAU, Jeddah 2012-2018. In 2018 he assumed the directorship of the “Bimberg Chinese German Center for Green Photonics” at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the EU Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the US Academies of Engineering and of Inventors, a Life Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE. He is the recipient of multiple international awards, like the UNESCO Nanoscience Award, the Max-Born Award and Medal of IoP and DPG, the Heinrich-Welker-Award, the Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, the Japanese Oyo Buturi Award of Applied Physics, the Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal, and Award of IEEE, and the Stern-Gerlach Award of DPG, to mention a few. He received honorary doctorates from the University of Lancaster, UK, and the St.Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has authored more than 1600 papers, 71 patents and applications, and six books. The number of times his research works have been cited exceeds 67,000 and his Hirsch factor is 113 (@ Google Scholar). His research interests include physics and technology of nanostructures, nanostructured photonic and electronic devices, and energy-efficient data communication.
Vice Chairman - Academic Committee of Tsinghua University, Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering, China
Yidong Huang was born in Beijing, China. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in optoelectronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1988 and 1994, respectively. From 1991 to 1993, she was with Arai Laboratories, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, on leave from the Tsinghua University. In 1994, she joined the Photonic and Wireless Devices Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, where she was engaged in the research on semiconductor laser diodes for optical-fiber communication and became an assistant manager in 1998. She received the “Merit Award” and “Contribution Award” from NEC Corporation in 1997 and 2003, respectively. She joined the Department of Electronics Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2003, as a professor, and was appointed by the Changjiang Distinguished Professor and the National Talents Engineering in 2005 and 2007, respectively. She was Vice-Chairman (2007-2012) and Chairman (2013-2019) of the Department of Electronics Engineering. Now she is Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee of Tsinghua University. Professor Huang is presently engaged in research on nano-structure optoelectronics. She authored/co-authored more than 350 journal and conference papers and holds more than 120 patents. She is the founder of H-chip Tech Co., LTD, and Seetrum Co., LTD. Yidong Huang is a Fellow of OSA, deputy member of the Director Board of Chinese Optical Society, Vice President of Chinese Electronic Education Association, Associate Editor of ACS Photonics.
Head - Optical Communications Research Group, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy, Fellow, SOA; Fellow, IET; Senior Member, IEEE; Member, ACM), CEng, Google Scholar Citation: 18393, Google Scholar h-index: 58 and i10-index: 367. BSc (Hons.), Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK, (1981), MSc (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) from Manchester Univ., UK. 1987-88 a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at City Univ., UK. 1988-2004 Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2004-2014 Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Eng. & Env., Northumbria Univ., UK, and currently is the Head of Optical Communications Research Group (one of the largest groups in optical wireless communications in Europe). A Research Fellow (2016-) and a Distinguished Professor (2015-) at the Chinese Academy of Science. Visiting Professor at the University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (2013-17), Huaqiao University, China (2017-18), Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic (2019), Technical University of Graz, Austria (2018). He was the Vice-Chair of EU Cost-Action IC1101 (2011-16) and is Vice-Chair of Cost Action CA19111, 2020-24. Over 970 publications (410 journals (IEEE, IET, IOP, SOA, Elsevier, etc.), 8 books), over 110 keynote/invited talks, supervised 11Research Fellows, and 71PhDs. Research interests include optical wireless communications (OWC), free space optics, visible light communications, optical camera communications, and hybrid RF-OWC, with many funded research projects from Research Council (UK), UK Space Agency, European Union, and industries in collaboration with many international research centers. He is leading the European Collaborative Research Network since 2020. Chief Editor of British J. of Applied Science and Technology and International J. of Optics and Applications, Associate Editor of several journals (IEEE, IET, etc.), and Co-guest Editor of many special issues on OWC. He is Vice-Cahir of OSA Technical Group of Optics in Digital Systems (2018-); Chair of IEEE Student-Branch at Northumbria University (2019-). 2004-06 was IEEE UK/IR Communications Chapter Secretary, Vice-Chair (2006-2008), Chair (2008-11), and Chair of IET Northumbria Network (2011-15). He is the founder and chair of the IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communications Systems, Networks and DSP, West Asian Symposium on Optical and mmW Wireless Communications, and South American Colloquium on Visible Light Communications; co-founder of several international events including Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications in IEEE ICC since 2015, a colloquium on OWC in CSNDSP since 2004, and international Workshop on OWC since 2015. He is a member of the international technical committee of a very large number of international conferences. He is the Vice-Cahir of OSA Technical Group of Optics in Digital Systems (2018-).
Director - Center for Microscopy-Microanalysis and Information Processing, Romania
Dr. George A. Stanciu (www.cmmip-upb.org), is a Professor of Physics at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. He is head of the Center for Microscopy-Microanalysis and Information Processing founded by him in 2001. He got his Doctor degree (Ph. D.) in Technical Physics in 1981. He received the Professor title in 1994. Starting with 1973 he has been working in the Laser Scanning Microscopy field. In 1977 his team reported the first Digital Laser Scanning Microscope. He has been working for a long time in the frame of laser scanning microscopy (instrumentation and applications) and in scanning probe microscopy (instrumentation and applications). Lately he has focused on the development of new scanning near field optical microscopy techniques with applications in Life Sciences and Materials Science. He has published over 130 ISI papers and participated in invited lectures at more than 50 conferences. Prof. George Stanciu is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow member of the IAAM.
Vice President - Research for Freedom PhotonicsUSA
Dr. Leisher holds concurrent titles of Fellow at Luminar Technologies Inc. in Orlando, FL and Vice President of Research for Freedom Photonics (a Luminar company) in Santa Barbara, CA. His current roles are focused on the technical and business development of the world’s highest brightness laser diodes. Prior to joining Luminar/Freedom, Dr. Leisher was Chief Engineer for Diode Lasers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) where he served as the principal subject matter expert for high power diode laser technology. From 2011-to 2017, Dr. Leisher served as Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Indiana) and as the Manager of Advanced Technology at night Corporation (Vancouver, Washington) 2007-2011. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bradley University (Peoria, Illinois) in 2002, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Leisher’s research interests include the design, fabrication, characterization, and analysis of high-power semiconductor lasers and other photonic devices. He has served as Principal Investigator / Principal Business Official on over $21.7M in research programs to date. He has authored over 260 technical patents, journal articles, and conference presentations. Dr. Leisher serves on the technical committee of many conferences. He is the co-chair of the SPIE Components and Packaging for Laser Systems Conference, the program track chair for the SPIE LASE Symposium Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding conferences, and the program chair of the International Semiconductor Laser Conference (ISLC). Dr. Leisher is a senior member of both SPIE and IEEE.
Director - Darende Bekir IlıcakMalatya Turgut Ozal UniversityTurkey
Director - General of the Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Fumio Koyama received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physical electronics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1980, 1982, and 1985, respectively. He is a professor, at the Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He served as the Dean, of the Institute of Innovative Research between 2018-2020. His research interest includes VCSEL photonics, photonic integrated devices, 3D optical sensing, and LiDAR. He has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 journal and conference papers, including more than 100 invited talks. For more than 35 years, Fumio Koyama has been one of the leading researchers whose work contributed to VCSEL photonics and single-mode lasers for broadband optical communications. He received various awards, including the IEEE Student Paper Award in 1985, the IEE Electronics Letters Premium in 1985 and in 1988, IEICE Paper Awards in 1990, 2002, 2004, and 2007, Marubun Scientific Award in 1998, the Ichimura Award in 2004, the IEICE Electronics Society Award in 2006, the MEXT Prize for Science and Technology in 2007, IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award in 2008, the 2012 Izumo Hayashi Award from the Japanese Society of Applied Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Award in 2015 and the Ichimura Prize in Industry for Excellent Achievement from the New Technology Development Foundation in 2016, the 32nd Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Award from the Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association in 2017, Okawa Award in 2018, Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award from OSA in 2019and IEICE Achievement Award in 2019. He is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, IEICE, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics. He was a deputy editor for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (2011-2016) and a topical editor for OSA Optics Letters (2009-2013) and was the Guest Editor of IEEE JSTQE (2002 and 2007). He has served as the IEEE David Sarnoff Award Committee Member (2009-2012) and the IEEE Fink and Baker Awards Committee Member (2013-2014). He also has served as various committee members, including General Chair (2010), Program Chair (2008) and Sub-committee Chair (2006) of IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conferences, Sub-committee Co-Chair of ACP 2009-2010, Steering Committee Chair of CLEO Pacific-Rim (2012-), CLEO/QELS TPC member (2006-2008), LEOS Annual Meeting TPC member (1998-2003), General Co-chair (2007) and Program Co-chair (2005) OECC. He was the chair of IEEE Photonics Society Japan Chapter and Board Member of IEEE Tokyo Section. He also served as President of Electronics Society, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) (2011-2012), and the member of IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors (2012-2014).
Director - Institute for Theoretical and Applied Micro Magnetics, The Netherlands
Anna Backerra has graduated in theoretical physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands and worked for three years at Philips Research Laboratories. She continued independently, making a search for complementary physics. To develop a way of complementary thinking she studied composition at the Conservatory in Enschede and in Saint Petersburg. After that she constructed a complementary mathematical language and applied this to physics, obtaining twin physics. The surprisingly diverse results are published in Physical Essays (3 papers), Applied Physics Research (3 papers), Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (1), Int. J. of Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine (1), and combined in a book (Twin physics, the complementary model of phenomena, Lambert Academic Publishing, www. more books. shop). The most recent article (not yet published) is titled ‘Four types of electrons and their associated finite magnetic fields.
Group Leader - Jianan lab of Nanophotonic BiosensorsUniversity of Oulu, Finland
Jian-An Huang is a tenure-track assistant professor and a group leader of the Jianan lab of Nanophotonic Biosensors at the University of Oulu in Finland. He received a Ph.D. degree in reproducible surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy biosensors from the City University of Hong Kong. As a postdoc, Jian-An worked on scanning near-field optical microscopy and low-dimensional semiconductor photodetectors at the University of Hong Kong, and plasmonic nanotechnologies at the Italian Institute of Technology before joining the University of Oulu. His group combines plasmonic nanostructures (nanotube, nanopore, nanopillar) with molecular manipulation methods for single-cell, single-particle, and single-molecule biosensing toward digital healthcare and personalized medicine. He is a member of the Nano Letters early career board and the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics.
Zhigang Zang received his Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University in 2011. He joined the School of Optoelectronic Engineering, Chongqing University as a professor in 2014. His research interests mainly focus on the synthesis of II-VI, III-V semiconductor materials and their applications in solar cells and light-emitting diodes. He has published more than 100 journal papers and has been selected as National Talent Program since 2019.
Head - Photonics Systems Manufacturing groupOST University, Switzerland
Dr. Oliver Faehnle received his Ph.D. from the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands, in “Optics Fabrication and Testing” in 1998 and has been working and teaching in this field ever since, running projects within both environments: academia and industry. Currently, he is heading the “Photonics Systems Manufacturing” group at the OST- University of Applied Sciences, Buchs, Switzerland. He is a senior member of OSA, senior member SPIE, and chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board of the European Optical Society. Besides that, he has been training and teaching Japanese sword fencing, kendo, for more than 29 years increasing his awareness.
Ningbo Univeristy of ChinaChina
Rongping Wang was born in December of 1969 and got his Ph.D. from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000. After then he worked in Israel, Japan. In 2005, he moved to Australia as a Fellow at the Laser Physics Centre, Australian National University. He has been a full professor at Ningbo University in China since 2017. His research area includes chalcogenide glasses and related waveguide/fiber devices. He has supervised 8 Ph.D. students, managed a number of research projects funded, published more than 250 papers in refereed scientific journals, and edited one book on chalcogenide glasses.
Director - Ultrafast Optics and Photonics LaboratoryYerevan State University, Armenia
Dr. Aghavni Kutuzyan is the Sci. Director of Ultrafast Optics and Photonics Laboratory in Yerevan State University, Armenia. In 1996, she received the B.S degree in Physics and the M.S degree in Laser Physics in 1998. She received Ph.D. degree, in Chair of Quantum Electronics in Department of Physics in 2005 and then received Diploma of Associate Professor, in YSU. She has been the supervisor of 15 B.S degree and 7 M.S degree students from YSU. She is the author of one book as well as more than 50 articles. Her research interests include ultrafast optics, laser physics, nonlinear fiber optics and optical solitons.
Xi'an Jiaotong UniversityChina
Yang Yue received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and optics from Nankai University, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor with the School of Information and Communications Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Dr. Yue’s current research interests include intelligent photonics, optical communications and networking, optical interconnect, detection, imaging and display technology, integrated photonics, free-space and fiber optics. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers (including Science) and conference proceedings with >9,000 citations, four edited books, >50 issued or pending patents, >100 invited presentations (including 1 tutorial, >10 plenary and >30 keynote talks). Dr. Yue is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and an Editor Board Member for three other scientific journals. He also served as Guest Editor for eight journal special issues, Chair or Committee Member for >60 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals.
Director - Gazi Photonics Application & Research CenterTurkey
Suleyman Ozcelik is a Professor of Physics at Gazi University in Turkey, where he is also the founding Director of Gazi Photonics Application &Research Center (http://fotonik.gazi.edu.tr/?language=en_US) and the founding Head of Department of Photonics. He obtained his MSc (1986) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Gazi University. As the Director of Gazi Photonics Research Center, with a team of around 65 national and international researchers, Prof Ozcelik leads prestigious national and international research and R&D collaborations with academic and industry partners. His research expertise includes the development of photonic crystals, epitaxial growth, bulk single-crystal growth, growth of 2D nanomaterials, modeling, designing, and fabrication of optoelectronic devices. Prof Ozcelik’s team has established Turkey’s first epitaxial growth and bulk Germanium and Sapphire crystal growth systems, as well as pioneering the production of space-qualified solar cells. He has led more than 40 projects in the fields of advanced materials, semiconductor, and optics-photonics technologies funded by national and international agencies. He has published more than 200 articles in SCIjournals, and more than 550 publications overall. Prof Ozcelik is a member of several high education boards and civil society organizations, supporting and promoting R&D, researcher training, research and industry collaborations, and academia-public engagement. He regularly gives keynote/invited talks in national and international conferences. In 2019, he has received an Honor Award from the Turkish Physical Society for his distinguished contributions to the discipline of physics.
Director - Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of Brescia, Italy
Costantino De Angelis (http://costantino-de-angelis.unibs.it) was born in Padova, Italy, in 1964. He received the Laurea Degree (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the University of Padova, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Since 1998 he is with the University of Brescia where he is a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields in 2004. He is OSA Fellow. He has been responsible for several University research contracts in the last 20 years within Europe, the United States of America, and Italy. His technical interests are in optical antennas and nanophotonics; he is the author of about 150 publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Professor Oliker received his Ph.D. in mathematics from St Petersburg University, Russia (formerly Leningrad State University, Soviet Union). He has published over a hundred papers in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, co-authored with R. Winston and L. Jiang the book Nonimaging Optics, CRC Press, 2021, co-edited two books published by the American Mathematical Society, and co-translated a book on nonlinear partial differential equations published by Wiley. Since 1984 he has been developing theoretical and computational methods for the design of freeform optics. He is a Fulbright US Scholar, a Senior Member of the SPIE, and is a recipient of numerous research grants and awards.
Institute of Photonics and NanotechnologyVilnius University, Lithuania
Dr. Habil. Vaidotas KAŽUKAUSKAS is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He was awarded Dr. Habil. degree in 1999. The topics of his research work are carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in advanced materials and structures for (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic applications. Prof. V. Kažukauskas is/was involved as a team leader into the six large-scale international projects and other numerous projects. He was awarded the National Science Award of Lithuanian Republic, the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientist, the Science Award of the Rector of Vilnius University and others. V. Kažukauskas has more than 380 publications, had delivered more than 60 invited lectures at the international conferences, and authored three textbooks.
Dayalbagh Educational InstituteIndia
Professor Sukhdev Roy received the theB.Sc. (Hons.) Physics degree from Delhi Univ. in 1986, M.Sc. Physics from DEI, in 1988, and PhD. from IIT Delhi in1993. He joined the DayalbaghEducational Institute in 1993, where he is at present the Head of theDepartment of Physics and ComputerScience. He has been a Visiting Professor at many universities that include, including Harvard (USA), Waterloo(Canada), Würzburgand Regensburg (Germany), Osaka(Japan), City University, and Queen Mary University of London (UK), TIFR, Mumbai, and IISc.Bangalore (India). He has also been an Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, and is a Member of the Global Panel of MIT Technology Review. Prof. Roy has made significant contributions in Photonics that encompass nano-bio-photonics, silicon and neuro photonics, fiber optics, and optical computing. His experimental and theoretical research on nano-bio-photonic systems that includes low-power and high-frequency optogenetic control of neural spiking, defines a new paradigm of technological convergence and innovation and opens up fascinating prospects for energy-efficient, ultrafast and low-cost all-optical information processing, sensing, energy conversion, and healthcare. He has won a number of awards and fellowships that include, the AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers in 2001, JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Japan in 2004, H.C. Shah Research Endowment Prize by Sardar Patel University in 2006, 1st IETE B.B. Sen Memorial Award in 2007, IETE-Conference on Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies Award in 2012, IETE-M. Rathore Memorial Award in 2016, the Systems Society of India’s National Systems Gold Medal in 2016, and the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Dayalbagh Educational Institute in 2021. He also has been awarded seven best paper awards in international and national conferences. He has published 175 research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings and 11 book chapters. He chaired the 8th World Conference and Expo on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Philadelphia, the USA in 2020. He has delivered more than 100 invited talks in India and abroad that include Keynote Addresses and Plenary Talks at International Conferences that include the prestigious International Year of Light commemorative Keynote Address, at the 38th Convocation of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), in 2015 and at the Annual Meeting of American Physical Society in 2008. He was the Guest Editor of the March 2011 Special Issue of IET Circuits, Devices and Systems Journal (UK) on Optical Computing. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and is a member of the Editorial Board of Optics and Photonics Journal. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE (USA) and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, India, IETE (India), and the Optical Society of India. He is listed in the recent Stanford researchers’ study of Top 2% in World Ranking of Scientists-2020, in Optoelectronics and Photonics.
Shiva Kumar received an MS (1990) and Ph.D. degrees (1994) in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, India, and a Ph.D. degree (1997) in communications engineering from Osaka University, Japan. He was a Humboldt fellow at the University of Jena, Germany, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 1997-to 98. He worked at Corning Incorporated, New York as a Senior Research Scientist (1998-2001), and then as a Project Leader (2001-2003). He is currently a Professor at McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica) since 2019. He has authored a textbook on fiber optic communications (2014), edited a book on nonlinear fiber optics (2011), and has published about 90 papers in refereed journals and 8 book chapters. He was awarded the ‘R&D 100 award’ for the product design ‘Metrocor’ by R&D Magazine in 2001, ‘circle of excellence award’ from the magazine Photonics spectra in 2001, and ‘outstanding individual contributor award’ by Corning Inc., 2002. He holds 9 US patents in the field of fiber optics.
Institute of PhysicsChinese Academy of ScienceChina
Zihao received his B.S. degree in Opto-electronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2012. Then he joined the Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. program at Rochester Institute of Technology and focused on integrated InAs quantum dot (QD) Laser for Silicon Photonic Optical Transceiver. After he graduated in 2018, he joined Irixi photonics Inc. working on hybrid photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for high-speed optical transceivers. In 2018, he joined the Institute of physics, CAS as an associate professor. His current research is on the monolithic integration of quantum dots lasers for silicon photonics and microwave photonics using direct epitaxy growth technology. He has published two US patents, 10 Chinese patents, more than 40 peer-reviewed journals, and conference papers on integrated photonics. He developed a metal bonding platform that can integrate InAs QD mode-locked lasers with silicon photonics circuits. He also developed a single section mode-locked lasers directly grown on the silicon substrate and stabilized by self-injection locking technology. These silicon-based mode-locked lasers can generate stable comb lines and optical pulses, which are the high efficiency and low power consumption light sources for telecommunications, microwave photonics, and neuromorphic photonics.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryUSA
Dr. Vineet Khullar obtained his Ph.D. in Opt-electronics from the University of Tennessee, the USA in 2019. He also worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the USA where he developed an easier way to generate electrons for nanoscale imaging and sensing, providing a useful new tool for material science, bioimaging, and fundamental quantum research. He joined a laser manufacturing organization in 2018 where he developed and conducted experiments in laser photonics to understand the mechanism of thermal absorption in optical coatings. Dr. Khullar’s current research focuses on the development of optical probes which when coupled with surface plasmons in the evanescent fields enhance contribution from the target material and help map inhomogeneity and optical properties on the nanometer scale. Dr. Khullar’sresearch has resulted in over 10 publications in various peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as a number of international conference proceedings. Dr. Khullar’s work on plasmonic tips has gained big attention from scientific media (link1). He has collaborated with various scientific journals as a reviewer of over 15 scientific papers including SPIE and was also a guest editor of MDPI’s special issue of thin-film optical coatings.
Indian Institute of Science Education and ResearchIndia
Dr. Amlan. K. Roy completed his Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Panjab University, in India. Later he pursued his post-doctoral research in a number of places in North America, such as the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, Canada), University of Kansas (Lawrence, USA), University of California (Los Angeles, USA), University of Florida (Quantum Theory Project). His primary research interest is to develop methods for the electronic structure and dynamics of many-electron systems, within the broad domain of density functional framework. Presently he is an Associate Professor at IISER Kolkata, India. He has published more than eighty research papers and book chapters in reputed journals. He has been serving as a reviewer in several renowned journals. His biography has been included in the 63rd Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2009. In 2012, he has edited a book entitled “Theoretical and Computational Developments in Modern Density Functional Theory”.
Delft UniversityThe Netherlands
Paddy French received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Electronics from Southampton University, UK, in 1981 and 1982, respectively. In 1986 he obtained his Ph.D., also from SouthamptonUniversity, which was a study of the piezoresistive effect in polysilicon. After 18 months as a post doc at DelftUniversity, The Netherlands, he moved to Japan in 1988. For 3 years he worked on sensors for automotive applications at the Central Engineering Laboratories of Nissan Motor Company. He returned to DelftUniversity in May 1991 and is now a staff member of the Laboratory for Electronic Instrumentation In 1999 he was awarded the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chair and was from 2002 to 2012 head of the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory. In 2019 he moved to the bioelectronics Laboratory. He was Editor-in-chief of Sensors and Actuators A and General Editor of Sensors and Actuators A&B from 2002-2018. He is an IEEE Fellow His research interests are integrated sensor systems, technology in particular for medical and environmental applications.
University of MalayaMalaysia
Dr. Saaidal Razalli Azzuhri is currently a Sr. Lecturer with the Department of Computer System & Technology, Faculty of Science Computer & IT. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia, specializing in the wireless ad-hoc routing protocol. In 2018 he managed to secure private funding to establish a Blockchain Technology Lab, which is the first Blockchain physical lab in Malaysian University. Other than that, he obtains a government grant on Artificial Intelligence (AI) deep learning application in wireless communication and autonomous drone system, and also a Newton Mobility grant (International Funding) on optical microfiber application. His areas of expertise are wireless network, mobile ad-hoc network, autonomous system, fiber laser, fiber sensor, Blockchain, and AI. His research interest includes autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), optical fiber sensor and communication, Blockchain and cryptocurrency, machine learning, and deep learning.
Arab Academy for ScienceTechnology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt
Albashir Adel Youssef (S’08-M’11- SM’19): received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Cairo, Egypt, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2019. Currently, he is an Assistant professor at AASTMT. He also serves as a reviewer for IEEE and Springer journals. His current research interests include Free Space Optical (FSO) Communications, Information Theory, Error control Techniques, Blind channel Estimation Algorithms, Virtual Multiple Input Multiple Output, and Wireless Body Area Networks.
Head - Department of Oral Surgery, University Dental ClinicCroatia
Dragana Gabrić is an Assistant Professor and senior research scientist at the University of Zagreb, School of Dental Medicine. She received her Ph.D. degree in Oral Surgery, experimental laser bone surgery research field (2010), from the University of Zagreb. She has numerous research visits to Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, and Macedonia. She currently teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level core courses (Oral Surgery, Preclinical Oral Surgery, Dental Implantology, Pre-prosthetic Surgery, Surgical Prosthodontics, Current Concepts of Local Anesthesia) Her research, clinical and professional interests include minimally invasive techniques in dental implantology, augmentative techniques in oral surgery, platelet-rich fibrin usage for bone defects, laser-assisted soft and bone tissue surgery. She was a member of one national project of the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport (“Healing of defects after immediate implant placement”). She has been involved in the international collaboration (School of Dental Medicine, University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; King’s College London, UK; University of Greenwich, UK) “Histological and ultrastructural evaluation of bone healing after Er: YAG laser, piezo tone, and surgical drill osteotomy – in vivo study”, serving as a supervisor of a Ph.D. student who is doing research on the healing of bone defects after usage of different surgical methods for bone preparation on experimental animals. She has published 127 papers (16 in CC and 1 in Sci base) and conference proceedings (18 in CC and 3 in SCI base), 10 papers in Index Medicus-Medline, Scopus, 31 conference papers in Index Medicus-Medline, Scopus; 34 papers in other journals, 12 other conference proceedings, 2 elaborates on English and Russian languages; 4 chapters in international and domestic professional books. She has been active in organizing national and international congresses, conferences, and workshops and active participant in many international scientific and professional courses and congresses. She has invited speakers of several international scientific and professional courses, congresses, and Universities (China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bulgaria). She is a member of the Croatian Chamber of Dental Medicine, Croatian Society of Oral Surgeons, Croatian Association for Dental Implantology, Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Society for Maxillofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face and Neck, Laser and Health Academy, and reviewer for several international scientific journals (Journal of Periodontology, Acta Stomatological Croatica, Journal of CranioMaxillary Diseases, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Journal of Laser, Optics & Photonics)
Vasudevanpillai Biju studied chemistry at CSIR-RRL and the University of Kerala and obtained his Ph.D. in 2000. After postdoctoral research in Japan and the US, he was a scientist in AIST, Japan. He was also a visiting faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, Kerala University; Mahatma Gandhi University, Southern University, The University of Tokushima, Kwansei Gakuin University, and Nagoya Unievrsity. He was also a JST PRESTO Researcher. Since 1 February 2016, he has been a Professor at Hokkaido University. His research interests include semiconductor quantum dots, photo-functional molecules, and single-molecule techniques. His research activities are recognized with various awards by the Ozaki Foundation (Gennai Award), the Japanese Photochemistry Association, the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association, and the Chemical Society of Japan. Since 2011 he has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He works/ed as the editor of the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C, Nano Reviews, and NPG Asia Materials.
Jerusalem College of Technology Israel
Professor Salman Noach received his PhD in physics in 2003 from the Hebrew University Jerusalem ISRAEL. At 2007 he returned back to Academy at the "Jerusalem College of Technology" and founded the Solid State Lasers Laboratory there. The lab is mainly engaged in applied research and development of CW and pulsed solid-state lasers, nonlinear optics, Raman wavelength shifting, and Optical amplifiers in the SWIR and mid IR range. The results of the lab research were the object of many publications in high-ranked journals in the optics and laser community and two patents. He is a senior member of OSA and member of SPIE.
Experimental Aerodynamic Area at INTASpain
Adelaida García-Magariño studied Aeronautical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid finishing her studies in November 2009. She started working at INTA in Spain in February 2010 as an external consultant and approved the exam to become a civil servant at INTA in November 2016, taking possession on December 15, 2017. When she started working, she also started the University Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering that gave access to the doctorate, finishing the Master's studies in November 2011. He began his research career in the field of deformation and breakup of droplets in the vicinity of the leading edge of an airfoil for ice formation on aircraft wings, within the framework of an INTA-NASA collaboration. In September 2014 she began her doctorate entitled “Water Droplet Deformation and Breakup in the vicinity of the leading edge of an incoming airfoil” directed by A. Velázquez at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, finishing her Ph.D. in November 2016. Since 2017, she has expanded her field of study to other areas of experimental aerodynamics and engineering such as aerodynamics on the deck of aircraft carriers, the flow field around the Martian Rover, the study of filters to be embarked on aerial research platforms, the ILIDS method for long-range measurements, or the naval hydrodynamics. She has participated in the projects PHOBIC2ICE (Super-IcePhobic Surfaces to Prevent Ice Formation on Aircraft), SENS4ICE (SENSors and certifiable hybrid architectures for safer aviation in ICing Environment), DFLOW (Droplet deformation and breakup in normal and supercooled conditions in aeronautics related flows), MICRAS (Scientific missions from manned and unmanned aerial platforms), ELECTROBIOTA (Development and implementation of sampling equipment for the study of airborne microorganisms at altitude: one stage electrostatic precipitators in Aerial Research Platforms), MEDA (Science and Technology of space instruments for the characterization of the martian environment in multiple NASA missions: REMS, TWINS and MEDA. Phase C/D), MINEOLICA (Promotion of small power wind technology), EnviroPlanet (Thematic Network of Micro- and Nano plastics in the Environment) and CAMELIA-MICRO (The Cycle of Aerosols on Mars and Earth, a comparative study. Implications for LIfe and PlAnetary Protection). Up to now, she has published more than 20 scientific papers in journals belonging to the JCR rank, she has participated in a patent and in works presented in more than 40 conferences.
Dibrugarh University Institute of Engineering and TechnologyIndia
Koszalin University of TechnologyPoland
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak was born in Koszalin, Poland, on December 30, 1965. He graduated in mathematics (numerical methods and programming) from the University of Gdansk, Poland in 1990. He received a Ph.D. degree in 2007 in computer science from the Polish – Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland. From 1991 to 1994 he was a civilian programmer in the High Military School in Koszalin. He was a teacher of mathematics and computer science in the Private Economic School in Koszalin from 1995 to 1999. Since March 1998 he has worked in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland, and since October 2007 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Chair of Computer Science and Management in this department. His research interests connect mathematics with computer science and include computer vision, artificial intelligence, shape representation, curve interpolation, contour reconstruction, and geometric modeling, numerical methods, probabilistic methods, game theory, operational research and discrete mathematics.
University of OttawaCanada
Dr. Farshad Nejadsattari obtained his Ph.D. in solid-state physics from the University of Ottawa in 2016. After graduation, he continued his research as a postdoctoral associate in professor Stadnik’s group where he used density functional theory methods to simulate the electronic structure of novel compounds, their magnetic properties, as well as hyperfine interaction parameters in solid-state nuclei. He joined Professor Karimi’s structured quantum optics group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017 where he designed an experimental quantum simulator capable of simulating the dynamics of a two-state particle performing a quantum walk over a closed one-dimensional structure. Dr. Nejadsattari’s current research focuses on theoretical simulations of time crystalline phases of matter in closed systems using the polarization states of photons. While being affiliated as a research associate at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Nejadsattari has also been a professor of physics and mathematics at Collège Universel, campus Gatineau since 2020. Dr. Nejadsattari’s research has resulted in over 20 publications in various peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as a number of international conference proceedings. He has collaborated with various scientific journals as a reviewer of over 30 scientific papers and is currently a guest editor of MDPI’s special issue of optics, Novel research on quantum optics simulations, and quantum simulators.
Director of STI laboratoryMoulay Ismail UniversityMorocco
Prof. Dr. Yousef FARHAOUI, is a Professor at Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of sciences and Techniques, Morocco. Chair of IDMS Team, Director of STI laboratory. Local Publishing and Research Coordinator, Cambridge International Academics in the United Kingdom. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Security from the Ibn Zohr University of Science. His research interests include learning, e-learning, computer security, big data analytics, and business intelligence. Farhaoui has three books in computer science. He is a coordinator and member of the organizing committee and also a member of the scientific committee of several international congresses, and is a member of various international associations. He has authored 6 books and many Book Chapters with Reputed Publishers such as Springer and IGI. He is served as a Reviewer for IEEE, IET, Springer, Inderscience, and Elsevier Journals. He is also the Guest Editor of many Journals with Wiley, Springer, Inderscience, etc. He has been the General Chair, Session Chair, and Panelist in Several Conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, IET, ACM, and EAI Research Group.
University of AveiroPortugal
Mário F. S. Ferreira graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. His research interests have been concerned with the modelling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. He has written about 400 scientific journal and conference publications, and several books, namely: “Optics and Photonics” (Lidel, 2003, in Portuguese), “Topics of Mathematical Physics” (Editora Ciência Moderna, 2018, Brazil, in Portuguese), “Optical Fibers: Technology, Communications and recent Advances” (Ed., NOVA Science Publishers, 2017), “Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development” (CRC Press, 2019), “Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers” (John Wiley & Sons, OSA, 2011), “Optical Signal Processing in Highly Nonlinear Fibers” (CRC Press, 2020), “Optical Fiber Technology and Applications – Recent Advances” (IOP Publishing, 2021), “Solitons in Optical Fiber Systems” (John Wiley & Sons, 20212), and “Dissipative Optical Solitons” (Springer, 2022). He was the Guest Editor of five Special Issues of “Fiber and Integrated Optics” (Taylor & Francis): “Fiber Optics in Portugal” (2005), “Nonlinear Fiber Optics” (2015), “Optical Fiber Sources and Amplifiers” (2020) and “Quantum Communications” (2020), a joint Special Issue of “Optics Express” and “Applied Optics” (OSA) on “Optical Sensors and Sensing 2019”, and a Special Issue of “Fibers” (MDPI) on “Optical Fiber Communications” (2021). He is a Senior Member and a Travelling Lecturer of both of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, He served in various committees of OSA and of SPIE, as well as in the organizing and scientific committees of various international conferences. Actually, he serves also as an Associate Editor or as an Advisor Board Member of several international journals in the area of optics and photonics.
Russian Academy of SciencesRussian Federation
Prof. Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov has his expertise in theoretical molecular and chemical physics. Education: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Faculty of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (1966 – 1972), Moscow, USSR. He has completed his PhD from Theoretical Department of Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences (1981), and he has completed his Dr. Phys&Math Sci degree from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences (2004). He is a leading researcher at FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Prof Egorov is working on the development of a fundamentally new physical theory ‒ quantum-classical mechanics and its applications in physics, chemistry, biology, and biomedicine.