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Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center, University of Electro-CommunicationsJapan
Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Sciences, an international open-access journal on all aspects of applied natural sciences published semi-monthly online by MDPI. Professor Takayoshi Kobayashi is a `Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is presently working as a Lifetime Chair Professor of the Department of Electro-Physics and a Director of the Ultrafast Laser Research Center in at National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and working as a specially appointed professor of the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. He had received his Ph.D. in the Faculty of Science from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has membership in reputational societies. He is the recipient of a number of honors for his scientific achievements. He also has a number of publications in the fields of Ultrashort pulse lasers, Ultrafast spectroscopy, Super-resolution microscopy, and Nanoscience. For more than 35 years, research on the development of ultrafast lasers and on ultrafast spectroscopy. From about 15 years ago research is extended to quantum information science and technology. From about 10 years ago, the development of photothermal super-resolution microscope and its applications to biological and medical research. Published > 640 original papers in international journals and >300 review papers.
Founding Director of Optical Sciences CentreSwinburne UniversityAustralia
David J. Moss is the founding Director of the Optical Sciences Centre at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. From 2016 to 2020 he was Director of the Centre for Microphotonics at Swinburne. From 2004 to 2014 he was with the University of Sydney and before that was a manager and senior scientist at JDS Uniphase in Ottawa Canada from 1998-2003. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Physics and BSc from the The University of Waterloo. He won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Science Prize and Google Australia Prize for Innovation in Computer Science. He currently has over 20,000 citations on Google Scholar with an h index of 92. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, and SPIE.
Founding Chair of Electrical Engineering University of MassachusettsUSA
Greg Sun received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Since then, he joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he is currently a professor and the founding Chair of the Engineering Department. His research interests are in semiconductor optoelectronics, quantum structures, silicon photonics, and Nano-photonics. He has published about 160 papers in refereed journals and book chapters, delivered over 150 invited and contributed conference talks, and given over 50 seminars and colloquia. As of December 2020, his work has been cited about 7000 times with H-index 48. He has served on the various conference and symposium committees, a guest editor for Optics Express, ACS Photonics, and Journal of Physics D. He is now an associate editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Nankai UniversityOSA MemberChina
Zhigang Chen is currently a specially-appointed professor at Nankai University, China. His research interests include nonlinear optics, topological photonics, and optical manipulation, with over 250 papers in refereed journals. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has served as an Editor/Guest Editor for several journals and as a Chair/Organizer for many conferences including General Co-Chair for the CLEO-Fundamental Science.
Head of Infrared LaboratoryOptics Research CenterUniversity of ArizonaMexico
Prof. Marija Strojnik (Scholl)is a distinguished professor (InvestigatorTitular E) at the Optics Research Center in Leon, Mexico. Previously, Dr. Strojnik was a senior optical scientist at the Caltech JPL. She earned Ph. D. degree in Optical Sciences from the Optical Sciences Center from the University of Arizona, the USA in 1979. Professor Strojnik has published over one hundred refereed publications in international journals with impact factor. She is an invited Guest editor of many journals and Deputy Editor of Optics Express. Prof. Strojnik was awarded the SPIE George W. Goddard Award for conceiving, implementing, and demonstrating an autonomous robotic technique for optical navigation using star maps and an intelligent CCD camera. The technique is now used in all navigational instruments and cell phones. She was awarded seven NASA Technology Certificates. Dr. Strojnik is a Fellow member of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow member of the SPIE.
Director of Photonics Research CentreUniversity of MalayaMalaysia
Professor Datuk Dr Harith Ahmad FASc obtained his first degree in BSc (Physics), with First Class Honours from the University of Malaya, in 1979. Following that, he obtained his MSc and PhD from the University of Wales in 1980 and 1983 respectively. He is currently the director of the Photonics Research Centre of the University of Malaya, a Higher Education Centre of Excellence (COE) under the purview of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (MOE). He has been recognized for his substantial contributions in the area of photonics with multiple awards, including as a Fellow of AkademiSains Malaysia in 2006, Malaysia-Toray Science Foundation Award in 2007, Merdeka Award for Scholastic Achievement in 2010, ASEAN Outstanding Scientist and Technology Award in 2014, and Distinguished Professor Award from MOE in 2014. He has supervised 65 PhD students and published more than 800articles in ISI indexed journals.
Group Leader For Medical PhotonicsAston UniversityUK
Dr. Karina Litvinova has over 15 years of experience in biomedical photonics and medical imaging. Most of her research specializes in advancing biophotonic technologies and ultimately providing consistent, reliable, and meaningful diagnostic information within clinical practice, especially for the early diagnosis of conditions such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Currently, Dr. Litvinova is leading a research group in Medical Photonics at Aston Medical School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Her academic and industrial collaborative work, both national and international, has resulted in over 50 publications, including 5 patents, invited, and keynote talks.
OSA Group MemberAustralian National UniversityAustralia
Nail Akhmediev is a Professor of Physics at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America for his achievements in nonlinear optics. The OSA Fellow title is awarded to select OSA Members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of optics. Prof. Nail Akhmediev is a recipient of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Prize for his contributions to the field of solitons and rogue waves. This Prize is granted to academics “whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline.” He is a Highly Cited Researcher according to Clarivate Analytics. This recognition identifies scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence.
Director of Photonic LaboratoryGeorge Washington UniversityUSA
Volker J. Sorger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Photonic AI and Technology Laboratory at the George Washington University. His research areas include optoelectronics, nanophotonics, intelligent information processing, and photonic AI systems. Among his breakthroughs are the first micrometer-compact GHz modulator, strain optronics photodetector, plasmon laser, and innovations such as multilevel photonic memory and photonic tensor core processor. For his work, Dr. Sorger received multiple awards among are the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP), the Hegarty Innovation Prize, and the National Academy of Sciences award of the year. Dr. Sorger is the editor-in-chief of NANOPHOTONICS, and Associate editor for OPTICA and J. Phys. Photonics, and holds the position of the OSA Division Chair for ‘Photonics and Optoelectronics’ serving at the boards of OSA & SPIE. He is a senior member of IEEE, OSA & SPIE, and the founder of Intelligence Company.
University of RochesterUSA
Jie Qiao is an Associate Professor in the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She leads the Advanced Optical Fabrication, Instrumentation & Metrology Laboratory where her team works on ultrafast-laser-based photonics/ optics fabrication and integration, wavefront sensing and laser beam control. Prior to joining RIT, Dr. Qiao worked on technology innovations for various photonic devices, optical imaging and ultrafast laser systems ForTwo photonic startups, one optics company and the Department-of-Energy-funded Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Qiao earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.B.A from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester. She is an associate editor for Optics Express.
Head of the laboratory Physics of Complex SystemsUniversity of MariborSlovenia
Samo Kralj is a full Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (FNM), University of Maribor, Slovenia, and at International Postgraduate Scholl Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He was a Senior Research Advisor at Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Head of the Laboratory “Physics of Complex Systems”, Department of Physics, FNM, University of Maribor, Vice Head of the Department of Physics, FNM, University of Maribor, Head of the Ph.D. program in Physics, FNM, University of Maribor. His Awards are “Silver Award” from the University of Maribor, 2001, Award “Prometej of Science” from the Slovenian Science Foundation, 2009 . “Golden Reward” from the University of Maribor, 2012, “Golden Reward” from “Zvezda za tehniško kulturo Slovenije” (Society for Technical Culture of Slovenia), 2015 , Award for outstanding educational achievements and constantly highest marks in students’ assessments from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, from the University of Maribor, 2015 and “Zois award” from the Republic Slovenia (the highest Slovenian award for outstanding scientific discoveries), 2020.
Soft Condensed Matter PhysicsUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
Peter Schall is a full professor in Soft Matter Physics and Nanomaterials at the University of Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. in physics from RWTH Aachen (Germany) and joined the University of Amsterdam after a postdoc at Harvard University (U.S.A). His current research spans fundamental and applied aspects of Condensed Matter and Nanomaterials, including the assembly of nanocrystals such as perovskites, and their resulting optoelectronic properties. The focus is on phase formation principles governed by equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics, as well as properties of the resulting micro-and nanostructured materials such as mechanical and optical response
FSRC Crystallography and PhotonicsRussian Academy of SciencesRussian Federation
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.
University of Central FloridaUSA
David J. Hagan received his Ph.D. degree in Physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1985. After a brief spell as a research scientist at the University of North Texas, he moved to UCF in 1987 as a founding member of the CREOL faculty. He is currently Pegasus Professor of Optics and Photonics and also serves as theInterim Dean of the College. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Optical Materials Express and also served as Executive Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Optics Letters. His current research interests include nonlinear optical materials, especially semiconductors and organics, applications of extremely nondegenerate nonlinear optics, and techniques for nonlinear optical characterization and spectroscopy. Dr. Hagan is a Fellow of OSA and SPIE.
Director of Bio and Environmental Sensing TechnologiesGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
Dr. Ali Adibi is the director of Bio and Environmental Sensing Technologies (BEST) and a professor and Joseph M. Pettit Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research group has pioneered several structures in the field of integrated nanophotonics for both information processing and sensing. He is the author of more than 140 journal papers and 400 conference papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanophotonics, and the nanophotonic program track chair of the Photonics West meeting. He is the recipient of several awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Packard Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award. He is also a fellow of OSA, SPIE, and AAAS.
Director of the Institute for Theoretical and Applied Micro MagneticsEindhoven University of Technology, 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 results are published in Physical Essays (three papers), Applied Physics Research (three papers), and combined in a book (“Twin Physics, the Complementary Model Of Phenomena”- Lambert Academic Publishing).
Source Photonics’ Chief Engineer for advanced and next-generation transceiver design
Frank Chang is an expert in photonic IC technologies, optics transceivers, and optical networking. He is currently Source Photonics’ Chief Engineer for advanced and next-generation transceiver design. Previously he served as a Senior Principal Engineer for Optics Interconnect within the CTO Optics Office at Inphi Corporation for over 5 years after over 12 years of service at Vitesse Semiconductors. In addition, he also held various project and management positions with Cisco/Pirelli, and JDS Uniphase, working on the design, development, and commercialization of fiber optics components. Frank recently published the industry-first DCI book entitled “Datacenter Connectivity Technologies: Principles and Practice”. He is a frequent conference speaker, co-authored over 100 plus regular journal and conference papers, and has served in ECOC and OFC technical committees for several years in a row. Frank was the president and now among the board and advisors at Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans (PSC-SC). He is the Industry Forum & Exhibition (IF&E) Chair for Globecom 2015 in San Diego, Globecom 2019 in Hawaii, and now ICC 2024 in Denver with IEEE Communication Society. Frank obtained his Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics from the Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Canada for his research thesis on the ultrafast optical generation of 1550nm tunable solid-state lasers. Besides Frank is a senior member of IEEE and OSA Fellow.
United States Naval Academy USA
Svetlana Avramov-Zamurovic attended the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (Serbia), and moved to the US in 1990 where she received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. From 1990 to 1994, she was involved in developing a voltage ratio bridge for the NASA Zeno experiment, that flue in space in 1994 and onboard the follow up the mission in 1997. She has been a Guest Researcher with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, since 1990. She is currently a Professor with the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Her recent work in metrology involves the development of impedance measuring techniques and developing displacement sensors using nanotechnology. She has been focusing on laser propagation in a maritime environment since 2009 and performed numerous field and laboratory experiments with structured laser light. Earlier work includes exploration of spatial partial coherence and polarization of light where she is presently concentration on the light that carries orbital angular momentum. She currently leads the research on the development of an underwater communication system using spatial multiplexing of basis beams and the classification of the received messages using machine learning algorithms.
Chair of IEEE Consumer Technology & Broadcast TechnologyUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint DavidUK
Professor Ezendu Ariwa is a Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS) and Chair of IEEE Consumer Technology & Broadcast Technology Chapter, UK and Ireland. He holds the post of Postgraduate Research Supervision at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, London campus, UK and previously held the role of Academic Supervision at Warwick University, UK and also co-ordinating international research and Director of Studies for doctoral research project supervision. He has excellent research project supervision and curriculum development records and completion rates including External Examination roles in the UK and internationally. He also undertakes international research and sponsored consultancy projects including Executive Training Workshops for top Government Executives. In addition, he holds the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and International Outreach at the University of Management and Technology (UNIMTECH), Sierra Leone and previously held the role of Director of Planning for International Outreach at IAMTECH University. He also held various academic and professional positions with many years of experience in the United Kingdom and Internationally. He has a good research profile and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), and Associate Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronic Magazine as well as Area Representative of Journal of American Academic Research, USA. Ezendu is author of a number of books and papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He has also delivered keynote speeches at various international conferences. He recently published a book on Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation, Publisher: IGI Global
Institute of Modern OpticsNankai UniversityChina
Prof. 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 a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor at the Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Tianjin, 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 >8,000 citations, four edited books, >50 issued or pending patents, >100 invited presentations. 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, Committee Member and Session Chair for >50 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals.
University of BesanconFrance
Arnaud Mussot received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Besancon in 2004. Until 2005 he had a post doc position at the French Atomic Agency (CEA) in Bordeaux in France. In 2005 he joined the University of Lille as a lecturer and he was appointed full professor in 2014. Since 2015, he has been a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). His interests focus on nonlinear fiber optics. He has co-authored more than 130 papers in peer-review journals.
Prof. Chong-Xin Shan obtained his bachelor's degree from Wuhan University in 1999, and a Ph.D. degree from Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he worked in sequence as a postdoctoral researcher at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He got a professorship in Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, and was awarded the title of “Hundred Talent” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. In 2014, he moved to Zhengzhou University, and currently is the Dean of the School of Physics and Microelectronics. His research interest is mainly focused on diamond materials and devices. He has authored/co-authored over 280 peer-reviewed papers or book chapters, and his H-index is 47. Prof. Shan has been awarded the Changjiang Scholarship, National High-level personnel of special support program, and the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, etc.
Dr. Haider Butt did his M.Phil. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2008, followed by a Ph.D. in Nanophotonics in 2012. In 2013, he was appointed as a Lecturer of Nanotechnology at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2016 and was appointed as the Senior Admissions Tutor for Mechanical Engineering in 2017. He joined Khalifa University as an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering in 2019. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology Advances, Light Science and Applications, and ACS Nano. He has earned international recognition for his research and leadership in optical sensors where he has contributed to nanoscale devices by conceiving novel holographic lithography methods to produce optical transducers. Dr. Butt is a Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and holds life fellowships of Cambridge Philosophical Society, Hughes Hall College, (University of Cambridge), and Wolfson College (University of Cambridge). He is an acting co-editor of the Sensors journal.
Leader of Advanced Optics and Photonics GroupNottingham Trent UniversityUK
Mohsen Rahmani is an Associate Professor at Nottingham Trent University. His research activities span over light-matter interactions with various subwavelength nanoparticles for applications in flat optics, near-infrared imaging, bio-sensing, etc. He has obtained his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore in 2013, followed by a postdoc fellowship at Imperial College London, and the Australian Research Council Early Career Fellowship at the Australian National University (ANU). In 2020, he has moved to the Nottingham Trent University as a Royal Society Wolfson Fellow and has recently been awarded the UK Research and Innovation Fellowship. Associate Professor Rahmani has delivered 20+ invited talks, seminars, and keynotes in international conferences, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers (H-index=31). He is a recipient of several prestigious awards and prizes including the Australian Eureka Prize, Early Career Medal from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and the Australian Optical Society Geoff Opat Award.
University of MichiganUSA
Dr. Tomozawa has been a faculty member of the University of Michigan, Physics Department since 1966 and became a Professor Emeritus in 2003. Dr. Tomozawa has focused on theoretical high energy physics research his whole career and he currently continues to publish research annually in the area of general relativity, cosmic rays, and astrophysics. Dr. Tomozawa earned a B.S. in Physics in 1952 and a D.Sc. in 1961 from Tokyo University. He was an Assistant at Tokyo University from 1956 to 1957 and at the Tomonaga’s Institute of Tokyo University of Education, now known as Tsukuba University, from 1957 to 1959. He left Japan in 1959 and worked at Cambridge University, University College London, University of Pisa, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Dr. Tomozawa also spent time at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University (1972) and at the Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University (1988-89). His work is well known as the Weinberg-Tomozawa formula for pion nucleon scattering length. In 1985, Dr. Tomozawa proposed the evidence of a new particle at 3 PeV, and named it a “Cion” particle, as the cause of the knee energy of cosmic ray energy spectrum (a bump at 2.6±0.3 PeV for neutrino cross-section by ICE CUBE is a possible candidate for Cion). In 2015, he discovered the physical metric that is the exact solution for the Einstein equation which fits the time delay experiment by Shapiro for the solar system. In his metric, the size of compact objects (black holes and neutrino stars) is 2.6 times the Schwarzchild radius and the gravitational redshift on the surface is √3 = 1.732. Dr. Tomozawa’s metric serves to replace Newton’s law of gravity and will be essential to future study and understanding of black holes and neutron stars.
Deputy Director Aircraft Swarm Intelligent SensingUniversity of Electronic Science and TechnologyChina
Dagang Jiang is an associate professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He received his BS and MS degrees from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in optics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2014. Now, he is the deputy director of the Aircraft Swarm Intelligent Sensing and Cooperative Control Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province in China. His current research interests include free-space optical communication and laser atmospheric propagation.
Advanced Optics & Photonics LaboratoryNottingham Trent UniversityUK
Dr. Lei Xu obtained his Ph.D. (2014) in Optics from Nankai University, China. Since then, he has been performing research and engineering activities in different universities: Nankai University, The Australian National University, and the University of New South Wales. His research interests are linear and nonlinear nanophotonics, optoelectronics meta-devices, low carbon technologies (i.e. solar energy harvesting, as well as innovative radiative cooling for energy saving), and bio-photonics (i.e. tissue engineering via light, and wearable optical sensors).
Lead for Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry groupSpain
Joaquín Calixto García Martínez graduated in Chemistry from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in 1998. I got my PhD in this same in 2002, with Cum Laude distinction, European PhD and a UCLM Extraordinary PhD Award in the academic year 2002-2003. The post-doctoral stay, with a MECD-Fulbright scholarship, was in the group of Prof. Richard M. Crooks, at The University of Texas A&M (USA), between 2003 and 2005. In November 2005, I joined the UCLM, as a Ramón y Cajal Researcher, and after 3 years and a half, I joined the UCLM staff as an Associated Professor in the Organic Chemistry Area of the Faculty of Chemistry of Ciudad Real. In September 2010, I moved to the Faculty of Pharmacy of Albacete, where I held the position of Associate Dean until 2014. I am currently leading the Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry group since its creation in 2010. Currently, my main research interest is focused on the design, synthesis and self-assembly of new pi-conjugated light-emitting systems in order to control their photo physical properties in solution and solid state for various applications such as sensors, photodynamic therapies or drug-delivery systems. I have participated in about twenty research projects of regional, national and European character, eight of which as principal investigator. I have published a total of 61 articles (53 in JRC), including reviews, research papers, books and book chapters, with an H index of 22, inventor of 5 patents and have participated in more than 50 national and international conferences. I am also a member of different scientific societies such as the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (specialized groups of Organic Chemistry and Bioanalytic Technologies), and the Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT). Since 2019 I am a member of the Board of Directors of the SEQT and of the Editorial Board of the MDPI journal Polymers.
Institute of Photonics and NanotechnologyVilnius University Lithuania
Patrik Ščajev received a Ph.D. degree in 2013 at Vilnius University (VU, dissertation: “Investigation of wide-band-gap semiconductor photoelectric properties by using optical techniques with temporal and spatial resolution”). Since 2018 he is a senior scientific researcher at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, Faculty of Physics, VU. He is a co-author of 70 papers and 100 conference presentations and involved in 18 scientific research projects. Patrik Ščajev research interests concern development of optical techniques for semiconductor characterization, characterization of semiconductor materials (silicon carbide, III‐nitrides, diamond, cadmium telluride, germanium alloys, perovskites) by nondestructive optical techniques (light-induced transient gratings, time-resolved photoluminescence, time-resolved pump-probe spectroscopy, photoconductivity); analysis and modelling of carrier-exciton transport (diffusion, mobility, recombination) in various semiconductors.
Scientist for Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterUSA
Dr. Subhash C. Singh is a scientist at Institute of Optics, University of Rochester and an Associate Professor in GPL Laboratory at Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP). He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Allahabad, India in 2009. Prior to joining the Guo Group, Dr. Singh was an IRCSET-EMPOWER Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dublin City University, Ireland for two years and DST-SERB Young Scientist at University of Allahabad, India for three years. Dr. Singh has more than ten years of research experience in a wide range of field including lasers, plasma, nanomaterials, spectroscopy, and energy applications. He has published more than 100 articles in high IF refereed journals and conference proceedings. His current research interest includes development of materials for photonics and plasmonics, solar water sanitation, space and electronic device cooling, solar and thermal energy harvesting and energy storage. Dr. Singh served as main editor for Wiley-VCH book “Nanomaterials; Processing and characterization with lasers” and guest editor for special issues of many journals
Head of the laboratory for theory of nonlinear processesRussian Federation
Almas Sadreev received the first Doctor degree in condensed matter theory from Kazan State University in 1974, the second Doctor degree in condensed matter theory from L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk, USSR in 1990, and Honors Causa. A doctor from Linkoping University, Sweden in 2002. Currently, he works in the position of the Head of the lab. of the theory of nonlinear processes in L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. His research interests include first of bound states in the radiation continuum in photonic structures; spontaneous breaking of symmetry in photonic structures owing to the Kerr effect; engineering of a high-quality factor in photonic resonators; resonant optical manipulation, sorting, and deformation of dielectric particles; acoustic transmission.
Deputy dean of research and innovationUniversiti Sains Islam MalaysiaMalaysia
Wan Zakiah Wan Ismail is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FKAB), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). She is currently the deputy dean of research and innovation in FKAB. She has published more than 30 peer-review journals and conference proceedings and 10 book chapters and 1 book in her field. She is a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Technology specialist (Ts), a professional member of Malaysia’s Board of Technologists (MBOT). She took undergraduate study at Multimedia University, Malaysia, and pursued her Master's and Ph.D. at Melbourne University and Macquarie University. She was the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Endeavour award and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) fellowship in 2012. Her Ph.D. study focuses on optical devices specialized in laser engineering. Her expertise including optics and laser, image processing, biosensing, and material science.
Ying Yang is an associate professor at Soochow University in China since 2014. She received her master's degree in 2004 from the State Key Laboratory of quantum optics and optical devices, at Shanxi University in China, and her Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the Quantum information group at Lund University in Sweden. Her research interests are the quantum control of the light-matter interaction for quantum computing and quantum information processing, and the manipulation of the state of light based on the meta-surfaces.
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.
Universidad de JaénSpain
Amparo Navarro Rascón graduated in Chemistry from the University of Granada in 1992 with Honors. I defended my Ph.D. Thesis (mention Cum Laudem) with Honors at the University of Jaén in 1997. I performed several predoctoral and postdoctoral research stages at the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble (France) at the School of Chemical Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). After successive positions at the University of Jaén from 1997 to 2000, I obtained a permanent position of Associate Professor in 2003 in the Area of Physical Chemistry in the Faculty of Experimental Sciences where I held the position of Head of the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry (2008-2016). I am currently leading the Structure and Dynamics of Chemical Systems group since 2015. I’m a member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (specialized groups of Chemistry and Computation (GEQC) and Nanoscience and Molecular Materials (NAM)). I have published 72 JCR research papers and 2 book chapters. I have contributed 97 presentations at national and international conferences. My research is mainly focused on the rational design and theoretical characterization using Computational Chemistry and Density Functional Theory of organic semiconductors and light-emitting systems in order to decipher and interpret their optoelectronic properties in different states (solution, aggregates, and solid phase) and chemical environments.
Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Federation
Belyakov Vladimir Alekseevich has graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Post graduated student at I.V.Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute. His Fields of activities are Theory of Fermi-liquid, in particular, applied to the nuclear properties any many. His Honors are Grants of Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Soros Grants, INTAS Grants; Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Member of Russian Academy of Metrology, Member of Liquid Crystal Society of CIS (mem. Governing bd. 1982); Member of International Liquid Crystal Society, Avocation: skiing, cross-country skiing, Mountain climbing. He has many publications into his account.
Athens Institute for Education and ResearchGreece
Prof. Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi holds a Ph.D. in Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics and Modeling from Provence University (currently Aix-Marseille University), France, and a diploma of advanced studies in Plasma Physics and Radiation Astrophysics from the same institution. He worked with different worldwide research departments in UK, South Korea, China, Greece, India, and he is currently affiliated with Athens Institute for Education and Research (Mathematics and Physics Units). He is the author of more than 240 peer-reviewed papers in peer-refereed reputed journals and a reviewer for more than 90 scientific journals. His research ranges from applied mathematics to theoretical physics including nonlinear dynamical systems, space physics, celestial dynamics, high-energy astrophysics and cosmology, geophysical flows, physics and chemistry of solids, plasma MHD, nuclear reactors, magnetic materials, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and physics at nanoscales among others.
Founder of Infocomm LabNational Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityRussian Federation
Prof. Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody, Senior Member IEEE, Fellow, IET, received the Ph. D. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, from the University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his MSc degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey (under the University full graduate scholarship). From 2014 - 2016, he was a Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Tartu, Estonia and University of Bergen, Norway. From 2016, he is a Professor at the School of Computer Science & Robotics, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia. Prof. Jayakody also serves as the Head of Research and Educational center on Automation and Information Technologies and Founder of Tomsk infocomm Lab at TPU, Russia. In addition, since 2019, he also serves as the Head/ School of Postgraduate & Research, Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Padukka Sri Lanka and Founding director of Centre of Telecommunication Research, SLTC, Sri Lanka. He is supervising/supervised 15 PhD students and many master and undergraduate students. He held visiting and/or sabbatical positions at the Centre for Telecommunications Research, University of Sydney, Australia in 2015 and Texas A&M University in 2018. Prof. Jayakody has received the best paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT) in 2017 and International Conference on Emerging Technologies of Information and Communications, Bhutan, March 2019. In July 2019, Prof. Jayakody received the Education Leadership Award from the World Academic Congress in 2019. In 2017 and 2018, he received the outstanding faculty award by National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. He also received the Distinguished Researcher in Wireless Communications in Chennai, India 2019. Prof. Jayakody has published nearly 200 international peer reviewed journal and conference papers and books. His research interests include PHY and NET layer perspective of 5G communications technologies such as NOMA for 5G etc, Cooperative wireless communications, device-to-device communications, LDPC codes, Unmanned Aerial vehicles etc. In his career, so far, he has attracted nearly 6M $ research funding. Prof. has organized or co-organized more than 25 workshops, special sessions and IEEE conferences. He currently serves as an Area Editor of the Elsevier Physical Communications Journal, MDPI Information journal, MDPI Sensors and Wiley Internet of Technology Letters. Also, he serves on the Advisory Board of MDPI Multidisciplinary Journal Sci. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for various IEEE Transactions and other journals.
Instituto Superior TecnicoPortugal
Rui M. Almeida obtained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees University of California, Los Angeles and he became a Full Professor (Catedratico) of Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon, Portugal) in 1990. Meanwhile, he was Visiting Professor at 8 different foreign universities, namely Penn State, UCLA, and Lehigh in the US. His main interests are the structural and optical properties of glasses and sol-gel-derived thin films, as well as photonic crystal-assisted frequency conversion for applications in energy and white light generation. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 15 book chapters and has edited 4 books. He is a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids and Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, as well as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science. He was a member of the ISGS Board of Directors from 2009 - 2015. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the Society of Glass Technology (UK), and the International Sol-gel Society.
University Nove de JulhoBrazil
Dr. Paula Tatiane Alonso Studies the Post Graduate Program in Bio photonics Applied to Health Sciences, University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE-São Paulo-Brazil- since 2019). She is dedicated to the study of Photo biomodulation in respiratory diseases (especially asthma) and also pain and pathologies and syndromes in triathletes (and athletes in general). Currently teaches Photo Acupuncture (Laser Acupuncture) courses for students of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Physical Educator (UNICAMP- Campinas-Brazil- 2005) with Specialization in Physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry and Training (UNICAMP- Campinas-Brazil -2006), Specialization in Exercise Physiology (UNICAMP- Campinas-Brazil -2006), Specialization in Acupuncture (EBRAMEC-São Paulo-Brasil-2017) and Advanced Studies in Acupuncture and Moxibustion (TCM University of Shandong - China-2018).
University of MariborSlovenia
Aleksander Zidanšek is Vice Dean of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School responsible for study matters since 2020. He has been Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics of Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the University of Maribor since 2011. He started his research career at Jozef Stefan Institute in 1988 and is a researcher at Condensed Matter Physics Department. Professor Zidanšek is also the founding member of the Slovenian Association for the Club of Rome and its President since 2011. Professor Zidanšek received his education from the University of Ljubljana. After Bachelor’s Degree in Physics in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Physics in 1992, he completed Doctoral studies in Condensed Matter Physics with Professor Robert Blinc in 1995. For his first postdoc, he was a Fulbright Fellow with Professor V. Hugo Schmidt at Montana State University in 1995 and 1996. In 1997 and 1998, he was a researcher at Trieste Syncrotrone in Italy. His teaching career started at the University of Ljubljana in 1994 as Assistant for Physics and continued at the University of Maribor as Assistant Professor of Physics in 1996. Since 2011 he has been Professor of Physics at the University of Maribor and at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School.
University of Eastern FinlandFinland
Ms. Sughra Mohamd received her master's degree in photonics from the University of Eastern Finland, with a thesis on nonlinear light-matter interaction of thin films from the University of Eastern Finland, Finland. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in medical physics from the Univerity of Bahrain, Kindom of Bahrain. She is currently working as an early-stage researcher at the University of Eastern Finland and in the final stage of her Ph.D. degree. Her research interests are linear and nonlinear light-matter interaction of quantum optic, and nanophotonics (a lasing, bound state in the continuum, topological charges, material properties ..etc). She was the recipient of the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation for graduate studies, and the Saastamoinen Foundation grant to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers for research abroad, and Corning Women in Optical Communications award. She is a member of the optical society of America (OSA), and photonics Finland.
Chief Engineer of Laser Optic System DesignTurkey
Mr. Emrah Ilbey is Laser Optic System Design Chief Engineer at Meteksan Savunma Inc. With over 10 years, he has experience in laser and optic systems. Emrah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Bilkent University in 2010. He is currently in his last year of MSc education in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of TOBB University of Economics and Technology.
Bangor UniversityQioptiq LtdUK
Dr. James N. Monks is a research fellow in the school of computer science and electronic engineering at Bangor University, Wales. His recent work involves researching novel nano-manufacturing methods for industrial applications. He also currently serves as a technology development engineer in nanomaterials and coatings at Qioptiq Ltd/Excelitas technologies company. He received a B.Eng (Hons) in electronic engineering in 2016, and a Ph.D. in nanophotonics and optoelectronics in 2019 from Bangor University, Wales. He has previously held a visiting researcher position at the school of chemistry in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include optical metamaterials, novel nanofabrication methods, computational electromagnetics, nanomaterial development, bio-optics, non-hermitian physics, and laser physics.
Chalmers University of TechnologySwedan
Daniel Midtvedt Completed my PhD at Chalmers University of Technology in November 2013. Has since then worked with optical microscopy, in particular label-free techniques, for quantitative analysis of living matter. The past two years I have worked with enhancing microscopic imaging with deep learning, with the aim to characterize biophysical properties of living matter.
Nottingham Trent UniversityUK
Dr. Nikolaos Kalfagiannisis a Senior Lecturer in Materials in the Department of Physics and Mathematics, School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University(UK), and a visiting faculty of the Computational MaterialScience Lab at the University of Ioannina (Greece). He completed his Ph.D. in nanotechnology (2009) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). In 2013, he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to explore the self-assembly of noble metal layers into nanoparticles using laser processing. His research focuses in the experimental and computational investigations of light-matter interaction with emphasis in laser-induced nanostructuring of materials, laser induced defect engineering and plasmonic effects.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research KolkataIndia
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”.
Jerusalem College of TechnologyIsrael
Professor Salman Noach received his PHD in physics at 2003 from the Hebrew University Jerusalem ISRAEL. Since than he work at some startups companies At 2007 he returned back to Academy at the "Jerusalem College of Technology" and founded there the Solid State Lasers Laboratory. 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 publicationsin high-ranked journals in the optics and laser community and two patents.Salman is an OSA senior member and SPIE member.
Research DirectorUniversity of BlidaAlgeria
Professor Abdelkader Aissat received the magister diploma and doctorate degree in electronics from the University of Blida, ENP Algeria in 1999 and 2007 respectively. He became a lecturer in the department of electronics at Blida University. He occupied the post of the head of the electronics department. He joined the Engineering Faculty of Blida University from 2000 to 2003 as director of pedagogy and research. His research interests include materials, semiconductors, semiconductors lasers, detection, modeling of the components optoelectronic, microwaves and mixed. He is an active reviewer in Elsevier, IEEE, Springer. He has several publications and conferences (232). He has achieved international projects in the field of materials, new materials, and nanostructures for optoelectronics and photovoltaic.
University of DelhiIndia
Dr. Nilesh Kumar Pathak has completed his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, and postdoctoral studies from the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)/the University of Delhi, India. He was an exchange fellow at EPFL Switzerland. He was Visiting Research Fellow at National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Maharaja Agrasen College, the University of Delhi since 2018. He is working in the Computational plasmonics field to explain the electromagnetics of metallic nanogeometries. He has published more than 30 Research papers, 5 Book chapters 7 conferences proceeding in reputed journals, and has been serving as an editorial board member and reviewer of reputed journals like ACS Photonics, Scientific Report, Plasmonics, Nanoscale etc.
University of ExeterUAE
Dr. Pramod KUMAR ( M.Phil & Ph.D.-Laser Tech.), is working as a Principal Scientist and team leader at QuantLase Imaging Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Moreover, he has invented laser-based DPI technology (Diffractive Phase Interferometry) to detect COVID-19 infection. The DPI breakthrough is based on tunable laser technology using blood samples for examining the viral infection. It allows the health authorities to carry out large-scale screening within a few seconds. He has received his M.Sc (Physics) Degree from C.C.S University, Meerut, India, and M. Phil. (Instrumentation Physics) degree from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee(IIT-R), Roorkee, India in 2000. He has completed his Ph.D. (Laser Physics) degree from the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi, India in 2009. He has been worked as Assistant Professor at Delhi University, India in 2010 after that he moved to Paris, France, and joined Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie (LNE-INM/CNAM), La Plaine Saint-Denis (France) as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2010-2011. He has worked as Post-doctoral Research Associate (2011-2014) in Femtosecond Laser Laboratory, IISER Mohali, Punjab, India. He has been with the University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute from Jan 2015 to March 2017, where he was the senior Laser research staff. His research interest is in the field of ultrafast Laser and nonlinear Photonics with covers various fundamental and applicative aspects, in particular the understanding, manipulation, and control of ultrashort pulse. In May 2017, Dr. Kumar joined as a Disordered Photonics Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, England, United Kingdom. He was dealing with the problem of Prime Factorization problem with the light. Particularly, Design and development of a suitable optical setup to demonstrate Shor’s Algorithm experimentally. Optical systems are perhaps the most robust and fastest accessible system capable of dealing with Shor’s function. In this work, we have developed an optical platform of proof-of-concept experiments for period findings. We present experimental and numerical observations that demonstrate prime factorization based on Shor’s Algorithm using laser light. Scalability is one of the major strengths inherent in this DMD (digital micromirror device) based technique. Although this classical approach cannot compete with the quantum algorithm in terms of efficiency. Quantum entanglement can potentially be used as aimed at speeding up prime factorization for classical computers.
Yahia CHERGUI has completed his Ph.D. from Badji Mokhtar University in Annaba, Algeria. His research field is Physics(condensed matter, simulation by molecular dynamics). He is a lecturer at Boumerdes University( Electrical & Electronics Engineering Institute) since 2012. He has published more than 7 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as a referee with condensed matter journal (IOP), Energy journal (Elsevier), and recently accepted to be a reviewer of American Journal of Modern Physics. He did all his Ph.D. work at Cardiff University in UK.