Prof. Douglas H. Werner


The Pennsylvania State University, USA



Douglas H. Werner received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and the M.A. degree in mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, in 1983, 1985, 1989, and 1986, respectively. He holds the John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professorship in the Pennsylvania State University Department of Electrical Engineering. He is the director of the Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab (CEARL: as well as a faculty member of the Materials Research Institute (MRI: at Penn State. Prof. Werner was presented with the 1993 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Best Paper Award and was also the recipient of a 1993 International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. In 1994, Prof. Werner received the Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory Outstanding Publication Award. He was a co-author (with one of his graduate students) of a paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation which received the 2006 R. W. P. King Award. He received the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award and the Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award in 2011 and 2014 respectively. In 2018, he received the DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. He also received the 2015 ACES Technical Achievement Award, the 2019 ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society 2019 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award and 2023 John Kraus Antenna Award. He was the recipient of a College of Engineering PSES Outstanding Research Award and Outstanding Teaching Award in March 2000 and March 2002, respectively. He was also presented with an IEEE Central Pennsylvania Section Millennium Medal. In March 2009, he received the PSES Premier Research Award. He is a Fellow of 8 professional societies including IEEE, IET, NAI, OPTICA, SPIE, ACES, AAIA, and the PIER Electromagnetics Academy. He is also a Senior Member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Prof. Werner is a former Associate Editor of Radio Science, a former Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, a former Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (a Nature subjournal), a former Editorial Board Member for EPJ Applied Metamaterials, Editor for the IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory & Applications, a member of URSI Commissions B and G, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. He holds 20 patents, has published over 1000 technical papers and proceedings articles, and 30 book chapters with several additional chapters currently in preparation. He has published 8 books including Frontiers in Electromagnetics (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2000), Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2007), Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications (London, UK: Springer, 2014), Electromagnetics of Body Area Networks: Antennas, Propagation, and RF Systems (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/IEEE, 2016), Broadband Metamaterials in Electromagnetics: Technology and Applications (New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017), Nanoantennas and Plasmonics: Modelling, Design and Fabrication (London, UK: SciTech Publishing, IET, 2020), Electromagnetic Vortices: Wave Phenomena and Engineering Applications (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2021), and Advances in Electromagnetics Empowered by Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2023). He has also contributed chapters for several books including Electromagnetic Optimization by Genetic Algorithms (New York: Wiley Interscience, 1999), Soft Computing in Communications (New York: Springer, 2004), Antenna Engineering Handbook (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007), Frontiers in Antennas: Next Generation Design and Engineering (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011), Numerical Methods for Metamaterial Design (New York: Springer, 2013), Computational Electromagnetics (New York: Springer, 2014), Graphene Science Handbook: Nanostructure and Atomic Arrangement (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: CRC Press, 2016), Handbook of Antenna Technologies (New York: Springer, 2016), and Transformation Wave Physics: Electromagnetics, Elastodynamics and Thermodynamics (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2016). His research interests include computational electromagnetics/optics (MoM, FEM, FEBI, FDTD, DGTD, CBFM, RCWA, GO, GTD/UTD, etc.) as well as the development and application of multi-objective inverse-design techniques (topology optimization, genetic algorithms, clonal selection algorithms, particle swarm, wind driven, ant colony, and various other evolutionary programming schemes). He has also made numerous key contributions in the areas of electromagnetic/optical wave interactions with complex media, metamaterials and metasurfaces, transformation optics, nanoscale electromagnetics (including nanoantennas), flat optics (including gradient index (GRIN) and metalenses), antenna theory and design (including wearable, e-textile, electrically small, GPS, 5G/6G, conformal, additively manufactured, and reconfigurable antennas), phased arrays (including ultra-wideband arrays), high-power microwave devices, wireless and personal communication systems (including on-body networks), frequency selective surfaces, fractal and knot electrodynamics.

Prof. Chantal Andraud


ENS de Lyon, France



Chantal Andraud is a CNRS Research Director at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENSL). She received her Ph.D. degree from Paris 6 University in 1987, on spectroscopic studies of stacking defaults in unidimensional materials. She joined CNRS in 1983 in Paris, moved to ENSL in 1990 and was promoted to CNRS Research Director in 2001. She is currently exceptional class Research Director. Her team is frequently supported by several funding agencies in France and abroad (ANR, DGA, Europe, AFRL, JSPS) or by companies (Thalès, Solvay). She organized several international conferences in France, Romania or USA, as chair or co-chair. She is co-author of more than 250 publications, and has given more than 200 invited lectures and seminars. She has been at the head of the Laboratory of Chemistry of ENSL from 2010 to 2021.
Awards: SPIE fellow (2010), Légion d’Honneur (2013), Doctor Honoris Causa of University Politehnica of Bucharest (2014).
Her current research interests are molecular and materials engineering and different effects in linear and nonlinear optics, specially two-photon absorption from the visible to SWIR range for nano/biophotonics. Her investigations concern 3D microfabrication, optical limiting, photodynamic therapy, bioimaging, and more recently next generations of NIR laser triggered explosive reactions.

Prof. Julia W. P. Hsu


University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Room-temperature Fabrication of Flexible Transparent Conducting Electrodes for Perovskite Solar Cells Using Light


Julia W. P. Hsu is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and holds the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics. She received her B. S. E. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, her Ph.D. degree in Physics from Stanford University, and did her postdoctoral training at Bell Labs. Prior to UTD, she was a Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and Lucent Bell Labs, and an Assistant and tenured Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia. Prof. Hsu’s research activities are wide-ranging, from organic materials to metal oxides to semiconductors. She has been at the forefront of developing new techniques for electronic and photonic materials and devices, and her work has paved the way for new applications and technologies. Her recent work focuses on the physics and applications of organic and perovskite solar cells, novel processing of flexible electronics, and new materials for extreme UV lithography. She is also exploring machine learning approaches to accelerate the processes of materials synthesis and processing. Prof. Hsu is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Materials Research Society (MRS). She is an Honorary International Chair Professor at Taipei Tech, and was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Simons Foundation Pivot Fellows in 2022. She was awarded a Hertz Foundation Fellowship, APS Apker Award, a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, and a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. Her professional society services include MRS (Meeting Chair, Board of Directors, Treasurer, Operational Committee Chairs), APS (Division of Materials Physics Executive Committee, Award Committee), and Electronic Materials Conference (Organizers). She also served on DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, National Academies Review Panels, numerous review panels for funding agencies and external advisory committees for research centers. Prof. Hsu has published over 250 journal papers, has been granted 5 patents, and has given over 190 invited talks. (

Dr. Mathieu G. Silly


Synchrotron SOLEIL, France



Dr. Mathieu G. Silly is beamline Scientist at the TEMPO Beamline at the Synchrotron Soleil in France, since 2008. He is in charge with the development of pump probe experiment using high resolution photoemission spectroscopy to study transient phenomena in photoexcited materials. He was graduated from “Institut d’Optique Graduate School” (France) in 2000 and received his PhD Degree in surface science in 2004 from Universite Paris-Saclay (France). In 2005, he worked as a postdoc fellow at the ONERA on the optical properties of hBN, wide band gap 2D semiconductor. He joined the synchrotron SOLEIL in 2006 to develop the time resolved photoemission spectroscopy on the TEMPO beamline. After being co beamline manager in 2017, he has been appointed head of LASER installation at the TEMPO beamline. His main research interests include the optical, electronic, and chemical properties of 2D and nano materials. He received the IAAM Scientist Award in the Advanced Materials Lecture Series 2020. He is Editorial Board member for section 'Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification' within Coatings (MDPI). He is Associate Editor of Condensed Matter Physics within the journal Frontiers in Physics. He is author/co-author of over 160 publications in refereed journals and he has an h-index of 37.

Dr. Rajeev Gupta


NC State University, USA



Prof. Changzhi Gu


Institute of Physics, Chinese academy of Sciences, China


The fabrication and unique properties of nanotructured diamond


Prof. Changzhi Gu, has been a professor in condensed matter physics at Institute of Physics (IOP) since 2001. His research focused on the synthesis and property of wide-band gap thin films, artificial structures and devices in sub-micro and nanometer scale. In this field, he published about 500 papers in international famous Journals, such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communication, PRL, JACS, Nano Lett., Advaced Materials, etc., these pappers were cited more than 10000. In 2007, he was awarded the “Hugangfu Prize” by Chinese Physical Society. In 2018, he was awardesd the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Distinguished Visiting Fellowships.