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Associate Professor, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Gric’s research career has been focused on the investigation of waveguide devices (waveguide modulators, filters etc.), namely on proposing their electrodynamical analysis. Applied research includes the design of microwave frequency selective structures, waveguide modulators, filters. Fundamental research is primarily concerned with developing rigorous computational methods for the electrodynamical analysis of the waveguide structures. Another major goal of her studies is plasmonics as the examination of the interaction between electromagnetic field and free electrons in a metal. The optically-active nanostructures have been simulated and their fundamental photonic properties have been explored. Moreover, the broad scope of research carried out by Dr. Gric has included investigations into the new fascinating properties of novel materials. Dr. Gric is involved in development of unusual materials and structures that can manipulate the flow of light in ways that are useful in optical sensing, photovoltaics, solid state lighting, fiber optics and other applications. Dr. Gric also has a record of effective teaching in the rank of Associate Professor. She has been conducting independent research projects for the past eight years. Dr. Gric has published extensively in her field of investigation with more than 35 peer-reviewed papers in top journals in physics, electrodynamics, and optics. It is worth noting that her recent publication rate is getting even higher with her being the first author.
Alexander G. Ramm
Professor, Kansas State University, USA
Alexander G Ramm was born in USSR and emigrated to USA in 1979. he is a US citizen, professor of mathematics at KSU, an author of more than 660 papers in mathematical and physical Journals, of 15 monographs, and an editor of 3 books. His scientific interests include differential and integral equations, operator theory, mathematical physics, especially scattering theory and inverse problems, numerical analysis, especially methods for solving ill-posed problems, various problems of applied mathematics and theoretical engineering. Professor A.G.Ramm was awarded many honors, including Fulbright Research Professorships in Israel and Ukraine, Mercator Professorship, NATO and DAAD professorships and grants, Khwarizmi international award, distinguished professorships in some countries and distinguished lectureships of London Mathematical Society and Hong Kong Mechanical society, and many other honors and awards. He gave invited plenary talks at many conferences throughout the world.
Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nikos Pleros joined the faculty of the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in September 2007, where he is currently serving as an Assistant Professor. He obtained the Diploma and the PhD Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2000 and 2004, respectively. His research interests include optical interconnect technologies and architectures, photonic integrated circuit technologies, optical technologies for disaggregated data center architectures and high-performance computing, silicon photonics and plasmonics, optical signal processing, optical switching, as well as fiber-wireless technologies, network architectures and protocols for 5G mobile networks. He has more than 250 archival journal publications and conference presentations including several invited contributions. He has held positions of responsibility at several major conference committees including ECOC, OFC and SPIE Photonics West. Dr. Pleros has coordinated several FP7 and H2020 European projects including ICT-STREAMS, PlasmoFab, RAMPLAS, PLATON and 5G-PHOS, while he has participated as partner in more than 10 additional projects. He has received the 2003 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship granted to 12 PhD candidates world-wide in the field of photonics, while he was proud to (co-) supervise three more Fellowship winners (Dr. D. Fitsios in 2014, Dr. C. Vagionas in 2016 and Dr. P. Maniotis in 2017) during their PhD. Dr. Pleros was also awarded the 15th prize in the Greek Mathematical Olympiad. He is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society andthe IEEECommunications Society.
professor, Jinan University, China
Hongbao Xin is currently a professor in the Institute of Nanophotonics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Sun Yat-sen University in 2011, and a Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering in 2016 , also from Sun Yat-sen University. After that, he continued his research at the University of California, Berkeley as a Visiting Scientist and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on bionanophotonics. He has extensive experience in optical trapping and manipulation using optical fiber tweezers, he also works on nanoplasmonic optical antennas for cellular exploration. Dr. Xin has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, including Nature Reviews Materials, Light: Science & Applications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Laser Photonics Reviews, Small, etc. His doctoral dissertation was selected as the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in Optics of China.” His doctoral dissertation was selected as the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in Optics of China.”
Bekir Sami Yilbas
Professor, ME Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA.
Bekir Sami Yilbas obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University in UK in 1982. He worked and affiliated with various universities and some of these include The University of Birmingham, Glasgow University, Erciyes University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Korean Institute of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and others. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia. His research area covers laser machining and applications, surface sciences and engineering, thermal processing, and energy materials. He published over 800 papers in international journals and presented over 100 papers in conferences. He received many awards over the years due to his scientific achievements. Some of these include President of India’s Prize for 1988, the best researcher awards from KFUPM (1997, 2002, 2007), Silver Jubilee Medal for the outstanding achievements in Materials and Manufacturing 2005 by Silesian University of Technology, Poland, Doctor of Engineering Degree from Birmingham University (2005), Donald Julius Groen Prize for 2007 from by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Manufacturing Industries Division, UK, Professor W. Johson International Gold Medal for 2008 by awarded by the Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies Steering Committee. Professor Fryderyk Staub Golden Owl Award by World Academy of Metals, and Almarai’s Distinguished Scholar Prize, awarded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He contributed to teaching and training of many graduate students in Mechanical Engineering and related fields.
professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Santiago Royo, PhD, is currently professor at UPC and VP of Business Development of Beamagine S.L (2016, Barcelona), a company devoted to the development and commercialization of novel 3D electrooptic vision systems based on lidar imaging. He is co-founder of two more photonics-based spin-off companies: SnellOptics (2002, Terrassa, Spain), devoted to marketing quality plastic optical components; and ObsTechSpA (2012, Santiago, Chile) commercializing systems for internet-controlled telescopes. He holds 17 patents, 11of them licensed to four different companies, and over 50 refereed publications. He has been Director of the Center for Sensor, Instruments and System Development (CD6), a research and innovation center in Optical Engineeringin Greater Barcelona for the last 10 years, and has participated and led research projects involving different optical metrology techniques for the last 20 years. He is also member of the Board of Stakeholders of Photonics21, and co-secretary of the Spanish Platform for Photonics Fotónica21.
Senior Scientist, Thorlabs, USA
Mohammed Saad is one of the world experts in fluoride glass and fluoride fiber technologies and their derivatives. He has more than 30 years of experience in both university and industrial research fields. He has over 70 publications and 25 invited talks in international conferences. In 1986 he obtained his PhD in fluoride glasses and fibers, from Rennes University in France. In 2003 he founded Irphotonics in Montreal (Canada), a leader in fluoride glass fibers technology. In 2013, Irphotonics has been acquired by Thorlabs. And since then Dr. Saad is a senior scientist at Thorlabs, Inc. in NJ, USA. He is a senior member of SPIE and OSA. He is member of technical committee of many international conferences.
Ilya V Yaroslavsky
Manager of Advanced Product Development, IPG Photonics, USA
Ilya V Yaroslavsky received MSc degreesumma cum laude in Physics in 1990 and PhD degree in Laser Physics in 1994, both from Saratov State University (Saratov, Russia). From 1994 to 2000, he did his postdoctoral training in Heinrich Heine University (Düsseldorf, Germany), working on laser interstitial thermotherapy of brain tumors, and in Louisiana State University (Shreveport, LA), developing optical diffusion techniques for stroke diagnostics. He started his industrial carrier at Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Burlington, MA) in 2000 and in 2012 assumed position of the Vice President of Advanced Research of the company. In 2015, he joined IPG Medical Corporation (Marlborough, MA) as Manager for Advanced Product Development. His scientific interests include light-tissue interactions and use of lasers for biomedical applications. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and inventions.
Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain
Crina Cojocaru received her BSc and MSc in Physics from the University “Al. I. Cuza”, Romania, in 1996 and the PhD degree in Physics from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona in 2002. After two years as a Marie Curie post-doc researcher at LPN - CNRS in Paris, she joined the Physics Department at Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, first as post-doc researcher in 2004, later as a lecturer in 2006 and since 2008 she is an associate professor. Her research covers different aspects of Photonics, focuses but is not limited to linear and nonlinear optics in a variety of materials, such as photonic crystals, metamaterials and random structures, ultrashort laser pulse characterization, laser beam shaping and control at micrometric scale using photonic crystals. These fields are reflected in more than sixty-five articles in peer reviewed journals, eighty international conferences with more than twenty-five invited talks. She is co-inventor in one European patent, and has authored two book chapters. She has participated in a large number of research projects (six of them as PI) and has supervised 5PhD thesis and more than 15 Master and Bachelor degree thesis. She is an active member of several steering committees of international scientific conferences and member of the Optical Society of America, European Physical Society, Royal Spanish Society of Physics and Catalan Society of Physics. At academic level, she teaches different courses on nonlinear optics, photonics and experimental physics for BSc and Master program students. She is currently the director of the Inter-University Master in Photonics “PhotonicsBCN” and of the Joint Master Erasmus Mundus “Europhotonics-POESII” (Spain, France and Germany).
Silicon Photonics designer, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Philippe Velha has completed PhD ,CNRS (LTM & Institut d’Optique) / CEA-GRENOBLE (SiNaPS) « Engineering of slow modes in photonic crystal on SOI »:
He is working in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna as Silicon Photonics designer. He has expertise in Fabrication: Spin resist, photolithography, e-beam lithography, wet etch, dry etch, deposition (oxide, nitride,metals), Rapid Thermal Annealing.
Metrology: ellipsometry, AFM, SEM, Dektak
Design : RCWA calculation, plane wave method, kp-method (nextnano), Lumerical Suite, Phoenix (Mentor Graphics), Matlab
Characterization : waveguided spectroscopy, near field spectroscopy, Photoluminescence,
Electroluminescence, THz spectroscopy, DC and RF electrical measurements (probe station), IC lasers.
He is expert in programming : C/C++, Matlab, Scilab, vhdl, Labview, Python.
His Publishing Statistics till date are below:
Number of contributions: 99, Number of citations : 819, h-index : 15, g- index: 27 (Harzing)
Professor, Osaka University
Masakatsu Murakami is Professor of Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University. After he defended Doctor thesis in 1988, he worked for three years at Max-Planck-Institute for quantum-optics (MPQ) in Germany on laser-matter interaction and heavy ion fusion physics. After MPQ, he engaged himself in laser isotope separation for two years at Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Japan. Since 1993 he has worked at ILE, Osaka University.He now leads a theoretical group at ILE. The scope of current scientific interests concerns interactions with intense laser and matter, high temperature plasma, laser ion acceleration, hydrodynamic phenomena in astrophysics. Recently he has proposed a new concept“micro-bubble implosion” (Scientific Reports8, 7537(2018)) to generate ultrahigh field by using ultraintense ultrashort laser.The proton beams thus generated have high potential for a number of future applications such as cancer therapy, compact neutron sources, and fusion energy.
José Miguel López-Higuera
Professor, University of Cantabria, CIBER-BBN and IDIVAL, Spain
Professor López-Higuera is the founder and head of the Photonics Engineering Group of the University of Cantabria, CIBER-BBN of Institute of Health Carlos III and IDIVAL of Hospital Universitario Marqués de VAldecilla, Spain. He is a Member of a wide set of international Committees of Conferences, R&D Institutions, and Companies in the area of photonic sensing. His work is focused on optical sensor systems and instrumentations for any sector application. He has worked in a wide range of R&D&i projects, acting in more than 90 of them as manager and Principal Investigator. He has contributed with more than 700 research publications including 20 patents closely related to optical and fiber techniques for sensors and instrumentations. He has worked as an editor and co-author of four R&D international books, as a co-editor of several conference proceedings and Journals and he has been the director of 18 PhD theses. He is co-founder of three technology-based companies.Prof. López-Higuera is a Fellow of OSA, Fellow of SPIE, Senior of IEEE and a Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Cantabria.
Dennis W. Prather
Professor, University of Delaware, USA
Dennis W. Prather received the B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 1989, 1993, and 1997, respectively. He is currently the College of Engineering Distinguished Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, where he established the Laboratory for RF and integrated-photonic systems. His research focuses on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of RF-photonic devices and their integration into various systems for imaging, communications and Radar. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a fellow of the Optical Society of America, Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers, and the National Academy of Inventors.
professor, Harvey Mudd College, USA
Qimin Yang is professor in Engineering Department in Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California USA. Harvey Mudd College is an undergraduate institution focused on science and engineering. Since 2002, Qimin Yang has been teaching in various courses in signals and systems, system controls, analog circuits and fiber optic communication systems. She is also the associate Clinic director in Engineering, where Clinic is a project-based capstone program critical for HMC engineering program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in Zhejiang University in China in 1994, and Master’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1997. She completed her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2002, focusing on researches in optical communication and network areas. Her research interests include high capacity network architecture development for parallel computing and large scale communication systems.
CEO, Diagnostic Solutions & Systems, USA
"Manish is also the CEO of Diagnostic Solutions & Systems (DiagSoSys), whose mission is to accelerate innovation and product development while simultaneously, shrinking "the cost to market" for complex products. Manish has a strong experience in developing high performance biomedical imaging & sensing systems. Manish holds 10 issued and 5 pending US patents, and has published 2 book chapters & 35 articles.
Maxim S Pshenchnikov
Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Maxim S. Pshenchnikov obtained his PhD from Moscow State University in 1987. In 1992, he moved to the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, as a postdoctoral fellow, to join the staff in 1996, first at the department of chemistry, and since 2006 at the department of physics. In the early 90s, he began to design experiments and theoretical description of femtosecond spectroscopy on liquid state dynamics. He with co-workers was the first to report time-gated and heterodyne-detected photon echoes from solutions. The technical aspects of this work culminated in 1998 with the Guinness Book of World Records certificate awarded for “The shortest flashes of light produced and measured, lasted for 4.5 femtosecond”. Later, his research was focused on hydrogen-bond dynamics in liquids and at (bio)interfaces. He was amongst the first to report infrared photon echoes from liquid and nanoconfined water. He published 150+ papers in international journals and 6 chapters in books, which altogether received more than 4800 citations (h-index 37). He organized and co-chaired a number of international meetings in the fields of spectroscopy, organic electronics and excitonics. Since 2016, he is a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His current research interests cover a wide range of ultrafast phenomena in organic materials at nanoscopic lengths and ultrafast time scales, with the focus on exciton and charge dynamics in energy-related and bio-inspired materials.
Alexander A Oraevsky
CEO, TomoWave Laboratories (Houston, Texas), USA
Alexander received his doctorate in laser spectroscopy and laser biophysics from the USSR Academy of Sciences. He began his pioneering research in the field of optoacoustic imaging, sensing and monitoring in 1988. In 1992, as Whitaker Fellow, he joined the faculty at Rice University (Houston, Texas). Presently, with 25 years of experience managing academic research labs and small businesses he serves as CEO and Chief Technology Officer of TomoWave Laboratories (Houston, Texas). Dr. Oraevsky is the recipient of multiple research awards advancing biomedical applications of the optoacoustic imaging sensing and monitoring. Alexander is the primary inventor of 21 patents, has published eleven book chapters and over 200 highly cited scientific papersdescribing novel biomedical laser technologies for imaging, sensing and therapy (Number of citations ~11,500, h-index - 50, i10-index - 155). His research was funded by ~$20 Million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and private foundations.
Professor, Technical University Berlin, Germany and Bimberg Chinese-German Center for Green Photonics of the CAS at CIOMP, Changchun, China
Dieter H. Bimberg received the Diploma in physics and the Ph.D. degree from Goethe University, Frankfurt, in 1968 and 1971, respectively. From 1972 to 1979 he held a Principal Scientist position at the Max Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Grenoble/France and Stuttgart. In 1979 he was appointed as Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen.
Since 1981 he holds the Chair of Applied Solid State Physics at Technical University of Berlin. He was elected in 1990 Excecutive Director of the Solid State Physics Institute at TU Berlin, a position he hold until 2011. In 2004 he founded the Center of Nanophotonics at TU Berlin, which he directed until 2015. From 2006 -2011 he was the chairman of the board of the German Federal Government Centers of Excellence in Nanotechnologies.
His honors include the Russian State Prize in Science and Technology 2001, his election to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2004, to the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2011, to the American Academy of Engineering in 2014, to the American Academy of Inventors 2016, as Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE in 2004 and 2010, respectively, the Max-Born-Award and Medal 2006, awarded jointly by IoP and DPG, the William Streifer Award of the Photonics Society of IEEE in 2010, the UNESCO Nanoscience Award and Medal 2012 and the Heinrich-Welker-Award 2015. In 2015 he was bestowed the D.Sc.h.c. of the University of Lancaster, UK and in 2018 the Dr.h.c. from the Research University St.Petersburg of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2018 he received the Holonyak Award of the Optical Society of America. 2017-18 he served as Einstein Professor at CIOMP of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. .Since 2018 he is the director of the Bimberg Chinese-German Center for Green Photonics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at CIOMP
He has authored more than 1500 papers, 36 patents, and 7 books resulting in more than 56,000 citations worldwide and a Hirsch factor of 106 (@ google scholar).
His research interests include the growth and physics of nanostructures and nanophotonic devices, ultrahigh speed and energy efficient photonic devices for information systems, single/entangled photon emitters for quantum cryptography and ultimate nanoflash memories based on quantum dots.
CEO, Nanoalmyona BV, Netherlands
Aurel Ymeti is co-Founder and CEO of Nanoalmyona BV, a hightech Dutch company specialized in research and technology development, project management and new business development in Hightech Systems and Materials, including integrated photonics, Lab-on-a-Chip biosensing, optoelectronics, microscopy and nanomedicine.
He received a MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Tirana, Albania, in 1996, and a PhD in Applied Physics/Nanotechnology from the University of Twente, Netherlands, in 2004, working on the development of ultrasensitive multichannel integrated photonic (bio-)sensing platforms. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same University on development of portable devices for staging of HIV infection in point-of-care settings, later commercialized by Immunicon/Veridex (J&J).
In 2008 Aurel co-founded Ostendum, a spin-off company of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, focusing on the commercialization of extremely sensitive and label-free optical analysis methods for rapid detection of micro-organisms and biomarkers based on the Lab-on-a-Chip Nanotechnology, initially invented and developed by Aurel during his PhD project. As CTO at Ostendum, he was responsible for the research and technology development, product management and new business development. In 2017 Aurel was appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, working on application of High Tech Systems and Materials in innovative product development.
Aurel has (co)authored about 40 publications in refereed journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and books, is inventor of several patents and has presented more than 30 keynote/invited lectures in (inter)national conferences. He was/is involved as a member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA), International AIDS Society (IAS), International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC) and Advisory Board Member of the Lifeboat Foundation. Aurel has served as Program Committee Member of several international conferences, including SPIE conference series of Defense, Security and Sensing (2010 – 2015).
His work on photonic biosensors has been featured in many well-known international media publications, incl. MIT’s Technology Review, Nature, Le Monde and BBC Focus Magazine and in 2007 the highly reputable business magazine FORBES has highlighted his work as one of the “13 Amazing New Nanotechnologies”. Aurel has received several awards including the prestigious European Lab-on-a-Chip Nanodevices Technology Innovation Leadership Award from FROST & SULLIVAN in 2013.
R&D Director at Lumentum, USA and, Senior lecturer III at University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Dr. Ricardo Saad is presently an R&D Director at Lumentum (spin off from JDSU). He is also a faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He has been at UTD since 2001. At Lumentum he is presently responsible for the research and development of high-speed optical transceivers for datacenters. He previously work in high-speed tunable transceivers. Dr. Saad has worked for over 25 years in engineering and managerial roles in the development of optical transceivers and subsystems at Alcatel (now Nokia), Tellabs, Finisar, Avanex, Menara Networks, Xtera Communications, JDSU and Harmonics. At UTD, he lectures graduate and undergraduate courses in RF & Microwaves, Optical Communications, Optical Transceiver Design, Analog Circuits, Electromagnetics, and Advance Mathematics.
Dr. Saad has over 20 papers in conferences and journals and he has written two chapters in books. He holds 6 US patents in optical transceiver technology and Raman amplifiers. He was the recipient of the instructor of the year awards in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010 and 2013.
He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1996, the MSEE from the University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1989, and the Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National University at Cordoba, Argentina in 1986.
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