Prof. Vassilios Kovanis


Virginia Tech, Arlinghton Virginia


Limit Cycles and Isochrons in Tunable Photonic Oscillators


Vassilios Kovanis is serving as a Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Founding Faculty and Collegiate Professor at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is Directing the Virginia Tech Masters (EE & CPE) at the Innovation Campus and Coordinating the Project Based learning of this graduate program. The MEng has the following five emphasis areas, Quantum Engineering, Machine Learning and Applications, Secure Information Systems and Networks, Electronic Power Systems, Signal Processing, Learning and Communication Systems. Vassilios past work experience includes faculty positions at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. And he served a the Chair of the Department of Physics from 2015 to 2019 in Astana KZ at Nazarbayev University. He was credited with establishing an Applied Physics Department at the bottom of the steppe via injection of US innovation culture. During the five yers he recruited hired and onboarded an international expatriate team of research professionals as faculty to teach, mentor and establish research portfolios, as well advocated to the students to continue their careers to graduate schools in flagship US R1 institutions. He served 1as the technical advisor of the photonics technologies branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton Ohio. The branch had over twenty sta↵ members and was operating a whole host of laboratories, fabrication facilities as well as managing a set of national photonic initiatives. His responsibilities included directing and executing an Air Force O!ce of Scientific Research research line for photonic oscillators and quantum dot multi section devices for generation of diverse waveforms. He also worked as a DARPA agent for microwave photonics, high precision oscillators and transformational antenna programs. He was the lead technical program manager on the optical metamaterials enterprise mandated by O!ce of the Secretary of Defense.

Dr. Yannis Kominis


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)


Isochrons in Tunable Photonic Oscillators


Yannis Kominis currently serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He holds a Diploma (1997) and a PhD (2003) from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. He has worked as a Principal Investigator in research projects on nonlinear waves and photonics as well as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the National Research Programme of Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion. His research interests include, among others, the study of complex dynamics of nonlinear systems and the nonlinear wave propagation in complex media, with applications to nonlinear photonics and plasma physics.

Prof. Cheng-Huan Chen


National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University



Dr. Cheng-Huan Chen received his MSc degree in applied optics from Imperial College, London and PhD degree in photonics from University of Cambridge. He is now a professor in Department of Photonics of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Current research interest includes micro optics, diffractive optics and display system for augmented reality.

Dr. Maria Raposo


NOVA University Lisbon (FCT-UNL)


Materials with Photoisomerization- Recent Achievements and Applications


Maria Raposo is Associate Professor with Habilitation at Department of Physics of NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon (FCT-UNL), Portugal. She has received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1999 from São Paulo University, Brazil and her research interests include electric and optical properties of ultra-thin films of polymers and biomolecules, interfaces and nanotechnology, colloids, molecular architectures for electronics, photonics magnetism and sensors, biomimetic membranes, and radiation effect in biological systems. She has been supervisor of Postdocs, PhDs students, Master Students and undergraduate students and have been coordinator and participant of projects and participated in European Scientific Networks. She has over 100 research papers, edited several books, has a 1 book to her name and is in the top 100 in “Layer-by-layer films” field. She serves on Editorial Boards of international journals and has been program chair of PHOTOPTICS, an international conference series on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology.

Dr. Hitoshi Nishino


Tamagawa Holdings Co Ltd.,



Dr. Hitoshi Nishino is the General Manager of Tamagawa holdings’ Sendai Office. The Office is responsible for deployment of new technology across the global communication systems, focusing on the low power energy devices, micro-optical systems and wireless communication devices. Recent development were the Alkali-atom vapor cells for atomic clocks mounted on satellites and communication base station. One is integrated with 45-degree mirrors, and another is used the distillation and sealing process at wafer level. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Systems Engineering, M.S. in Robotics, B.S. in Nano-mechanics from the Tohoku University in Japan. He has researched and worked for more than 10 years on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) fields. Particularly, Miniature atomic clocks and Micro Optical Systems.

Dr. Li Wang


RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics


2-well scattering-assisted terahertz quantum cascade lasers


Dr. Li Wang is the Researcher at RIKEN research center for advanced photonic, Japan. He received her PhD in engineering from the University of Nankai. The current research work is focusing on the quantum semiconductor materials and related optoelectronic devices, mainly the quantum cascade lasers at far-infrared wave band. He has been engaging in the epitaxy of semiconductor quantum wells/superlattices by using the MBE systems.

Prof. Frédéric Grillot


Télécom Paris


Microwave photonics with quantum cascade lasers


Frédéric Grillot is currently a Full Professor at Télécom Paris (France) and a Research Professor at the University of New-Mexico (USA). His research interests include, but are not limited to, advanced quantum confined devices using III-V compound semiconductors, quantum dots quantum dashes, light-emitters based on intersubband transitions, non-classical light, nonlinear dynamics and optical chaos in semiconductor lasers systems as well as microwave and silicon photonics applications. Professor Grillot strongly contributes to promote and support the development of the general optics community. He has served diligently and successfully Optica in particular as an Associate Editor of Optics Express, now as a Deputy Editor since September 2022. As of now, he has published more than 130 journal articles, 3 book chapters, and delivered many invited talks in major international conferences and workshops. Frédéric Grillot is also a Fellow Member of the SPIE as well as a Senior Member of Optica and the IEEE Photonics Society. In 2022, he received the IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award which honors excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics.

Dr. Mirko Resantoor


Erlangen Institute for the Science of Light


Coherent Fock States with Spin 1/2 Photons in Optical Cavities


Mirko Resantoor studied physics at the University of Munich, where he obtained his PhD for work on spin 1/2 photons. He is currently research group leader at the Erlangen Institute for the Science of Light. Currently, his main research interest are non-bosonic photons in quantum systems. Using AI and machine learning, he developed several methods for generating coherent light sources that are driven by vacuum fluctuations without external input. For his work on coherent Fock states in nanocavities he received the 2021 Young Researcher Award of the RPS.

Prof. Chee Hing Tan


Professor of Optoelectronic Sensors
The University Of Sheffield, UK


Towards noise free avalanche multiplication for low photon detection in infrared wavelengths


Prof. C. H. Tan obtained his BEng and PhD in Electronic Engineering at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University Of Sheffield (TUOS) in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He was a Research Associate in 2001-03, appointed as a Lecturer in 2003 and has been a Professor in Optoelectronic Sensors since Jan 2014. He has taken on leadership roles within TUOS, including the Director of Research for Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the Deputy Director of Research&Innovations for the Faculty of Engineering. Since 2019 he has been the Head of Department for Electronic and Electrical Engineering. His research includes advanced modelling of avalanche process, high quantum efficiency single photon avalanche diodes, APDs with lowest excess noise and APDs with very weak temperature dependence of breakdown voltage. He has led various research projects from the UK Ministry of Defence, Engineering, and Physical Science Research Council and EU. Some of the technologies he developed have been transferred to industry via several knowledge transfer projects to design infrared photodiodes and avalanche photodiodes. He has published more than over 100 journal papers and has delivered several invited talks in international conferences. He has carried out editorial roles for Optics Express, IET Optoelectronics and MRS Advances. In 2020 he co-founded a spin-out, Phlux Technology Limited, to commercialise a key breakthrough in low noise avalanche photodiodes. He is currently a Director of Phlux Technology Limited.

Dr. Chenglong Zhao


The University of Dayton


Acoustofluidic Scanning Nanoscope for Large Field-of-view optical Imaging


Dr. Chenglong Zhao is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Dayton. He received his Ph.D. from Peking University (Beijing, China). Then, he worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Pennsylvania State University. He leads the Nano-photonic & Nano-manufacturing (NPNM) Lab, which is dedicated to developing cutting-edge nanotechnologies for additive nano-manufacturing, super-resolution nano-imaging, and quantum sensing. Prof. Zhao has authored and co-authored over 30 journal papers including Nature Communications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Light: Science & Applications, Nanoscale etc. His research findings have been widely reported by Science Daily, Physics News, National Science Foundation, Science Codex, Science News, Nano Werk, etc. His NPNM lab has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Dr. Xiaoqin Shen


ShanghaiTech University


Organic-hybrid high quality factor microcavities for nonlinear optics


Xiaoqin Shen is an assistant professor at the Department of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. He received his PhD in chemistry (specified in laser spectroscopy and imaging) from National University of Singapore in 2013. After being a postdoc researcher in Fred Wudl group at University of California, Santa Barbara and in Andrea Armani group at University of Southern California, he joined ShanghaiTech as an assistant professor in 2019. He received the honor of Eastern Scholar professorship and Pujiang Talent in 2020. His research interest includes organic optical materials and whispering gallery mode microcavities for integrated nonlinear optics. He authored over 20 journal/conference papers including Science, Science Advances, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Optical Materials, etc. He served as a topic editor for Sensors, and a reviewer for more than 10 peer-review journals in OSA, ACS, RCS and Nature Publishing Group.

Prof. Federico Carpi


University of Florence


Electrically tuneable focusing or transmission of light through elastomeric thin structures


Federico Carpi is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florence. His main research interest concerns smart material-based biomedical and bioinspired mechatronic devices. From 2013 to 2017 he has served as the first President of the ‘European Society on Electromechanically Active Polymer Transducers and Artificial Muscles’. Since 2019, he is included in the ranking of the top 100,000 most influential scientists according to standardized citation metrics (source: PLoS Biology). He is an Editorial Board member of several journals, and member of the scientific committees of several conferences. His publications include around 80 articles in international journals, 3 edited books and several contributions to books and conferences.

Dr. Kan Takase


The University of Tokyo, Japan



Kan Takase is an assistant professor in the department of applied physics at the university of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from the university of Tokyo in 2022. His research interest is optical quantum computing. Currently, he is working on the generation of non-Gaussian states of light for achieving universality and fault-tolerance in quantum computing.

Dr. Shimon Rubin


University of California San Diego, USA


Self-induced nonlinear optical phase change and optofluidic memory in silicon photonics with applications in reservoir computing


Shimon Rubin received his BSc and MSc physics degrees from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2004, respectively, and his PhD physics degree in theoretical physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2012. Between 2013 and 2016 he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Technion focusing his research in the physics of fluids on the microscale, and in 2017 he joined as a postdoctoral researcher in ECE at UCSD to investigate light-liquid interaction, Raman spectroscopy, integrated photonics and optical-based neuromorphic computing. Currently he is assistant project scientist at UCSD and senior R&D scientist in Wyatt Technology Corporation.

Prof. Xinye Xu


East China Normal University (ECNU)



Dr. Xinye Xu has been a professor of State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy (SKLPS), East China Normal University (ECNU) since 2006. He was vice-director of SKLPS from 2007 to 2015. He also received the fund from Shanghai Excellent Academic Leaders Program. He received his Ph.D. degree in Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. He went to the Seoul National University, South Korea in 1998 to carry out the research on cold atoms guided by the hollow laser beam. In 2000 he moved to Joint Institute of laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) in United States and engaged in the strontium optical clock research. In 2003 he went to Department of Physics in Pennsylvania State University in the United States to do cesium fountain clock research. Dr. Xinye Xu came to ECNU in 2006, and he is mainly engaged in the research of ytterbium optical clock and atomic gyroscope. He presided over many funds supported by the national key basic research programs (973 and 863) and the National Natural Science Foundation in China. His research results have been published in Nature, Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. A and other academic journals.

Prof. Meisong Liao


Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), CAS, China



Liao Meisong, born in 1974, professor. Now he is the Director of High Power Laser Components Laboratory of Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has more than 260 publications in the international journals and conference. His research interests include photonic crystal fibers, soft glass microstructure fibers, nonlinear optical fibers and components, mode-locked fiber lasers and supercontinuum lasers.

Prof. Min-Chun Pan


National Central University (NCU)


Diffuse Optical Imaging System- Instrumentation and Computation


Dr. Min-Chun Pan has been a professor with both the Dept of Mechanical Engineering and the Dept of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at the NCU since 2007. He was granted the PhD degree (Mech Engg) from the KU Leuven. So far ha has authored and co-authored more than 80 academic journal papers. Dr. Pan’s research interests range over the areas of medical devices design especially for diffuse optical imaging system, dental implant osseointegration assessing devices, and IMU-based rehab engineering, sensing technology, mechanical/biomedical signal processing, condition monitoring/diagnosis and prognosis of mechanical systems, etc.

Dr. Juan Aguirre


Autonomous University of Madrid



Dr. Aguirre. Medical Engineering Development and Innovation Center. Autonomous University of Madrid. Dr. Aguirre studied physics and applied mathematics in Spain. After completing his PhD in biomedical imaging in Madrid (Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation Group. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon) he worked as a researcher in medical imaging/sensing labs in Barcelona (ICFO). Crete (Greece. FORTH), and the University of Pennsylvania. USA (LRSM). In 2013 he received a Marie Curie grant to join the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and the Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich. He has been the group leader of the optoacoustic mesoscopy group in IBMI from February 2014 until November 2021. In December 2021 he joined the Medical Engineering Development & Innovation Center as Principal Investigator and Head of the Sensors Division. Some of his technical developments have been patented, licensed, and are distributed internationally among clinical research centers being on the path of clinical adoption.

Dr. Principia Dardano





Principia Dardano received her Ph.D. in fundamental and applied physics in 2008. Since December 2004, she has been working at Italian National Council of Researches (CNR) in Naples at Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems first and Institute for applied science and intelligent systems now (ISASI), where she is the head of the photolithographic laboratory. She is responsible for the design, fabrication, and characterization of theranostic devices and imaging of micro/nano biosystems with AFM, EFM and SEM.

Prof. Yao Zhang


Institute of Nanophotonics, Jinan University



Yao Zhang is a professor at the Institute of Nanophotonics, Jinan University. He received his BEng and PhD in electromechanical engineering and optics from Xiamen University and Sun Yat-sen University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. After being a postdoctoral researcher, a lecturer and an associate professor successively at Sun Yat-sen University, he joined Jinan University as a full professor in 2016. His research interest includes optical trapping & manipulation, optofluidics, biophotonics, optical sensors & metrology, and waveguiding optics. He received the 2nd Prize of National Natural Science Award of China (3/5) in 2015. He has authored over 70 journal papers including Light: Sci. Appl., Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Sci., ACS Nano, and Nano Lett.. He served as a guest editor for Biomed. Opt. Express and an editorial board member for Nanomater. Nanotech..

Dr. Zin Lin


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Inverse design of Quantum Devices


Zin Lin is joining as an Assistant Professor at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Arlington location in August of 2022. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 2018, and his BA in Mathematics and Physics (High Honors) from Wesleyan University in 2012. From 2018 to 2022, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Applied Mathematics Department at MIT. He was a Natural Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2014 to 2018. His research focuses on modeling and inverse design of nanostructures, with an aim toward novel functionalities and compact form factors. It draws on multiple areas of expertise including quantum optics, physics of light-matter interactions, signal processing and data analytics as well as nanostructure fabrication and characterization. In particular, his recent efforts have been focused on multi-scale multi-modal physical engineering design where fundamental physical processes in nanostructures are tightly engineered into larger systemic devices via large-scale optimization. Some of his key contributions include: foundational studies in anomalous non-Hermitian wave transport, inverse-designed spectral degeneracies for enhanced light-matter interactions in photonic crystals, multi-resonant nonlinear nano-cavities for quantum frequency conversion and end-to-end inverse design of ultra-compact nanophotonics-based computational imaging.

Prof. Sean F. Wu


Fellow, ASME, ASA
Wayne State University, USA



Sean F. Wu received his BSME from Zhejiang University (China); MSME and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A. Dr. Wu joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University (WSU) as an Assistant Professor for Research in 1988; became a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 1990; Associate Professor in 1995, and a Professor in 1999. He was awarded the title of Charles DeVlieg Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2002 – 2005; and was appointed by the Board of Governors to the rank of University Distinguished Professor every year since 2005. Dr. Wu holds the rank of Fellow in the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and is a member of the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE). Currently, Dr. Wu serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Managing Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Theoretical and Computational Acoustics. Dr. Wu has over 70 refereed journal articles, 18 U.S. and International Patents, and is the author of the textbook, “The Helmholtz Equation Least Squares Method for Acoustic Radiation and Reconstruction,” (Springer, 2015). Dr. Wu has mentored supervised more than 40 Ph.D. and MS students, who have won 24 the Best Student Papers Competitions at the professional conferences. Dr. Wu has received many honors and awards. The major ones include: Excellence in Teaching Award, WSU, 2003; Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in Natural Sciences and Engineering, WSU, 2004; The Best Small Business Technology Award, the State of Michigan, 2004; The Asian Academy Hall of Fame, 2004; The Academy of Asian Leaders, 2004; The Inventor of the Year Award, WSU, in 2003, 2006; The Inaugural Alpha Award for Technology Innovation, Engineering Society of Detroit, 2006; Outstanding Faculty Advisory Board Service Award, WSU, 2010; Outstanding Faculty Service Award, WSU, 2011; The Inaugural Zhu Ke Zen Overseas Distinguished Alumni Award, Zhejiang University, 2011; The 2nd Prize Winner for the invention at the Ignite Innovation Competition, “Cardio Sound Blood Pressure Meter,” the State of Michigan, 2018; and The 2018 Per Bruel Gold Medal, ASME, 2018 (the highest award in acoustics and noise control and the first Asian to receive this prestigious award issued by the ASME since its inception in 1987). Dr. Wu was a co-founder of SenSound, LLC in 2003. In 2015, he founded Signal-Wise, LLC, a private company to provide disruptive technologies to tackle complex noise and vibration issues. He was a co-founder of Cardiosounds LLC in 2018 to develop, manufacture, and sell technologies and products related to physiological monitoring or anything else the Act permits.

Dr. Safumi Suzuki


Tokyo Institute of Technology


Resonant-Tunneling-Diode Oscillators for Terahertz Applications


Safumi Suzuki received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronic engineering and M.E. and D.E. degrees in electronics and applied physics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, 2007, and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2014, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronics and Applied Physics and, from 2014 to 2016, an Associate Professor with the Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, respectively. Since 2016, he has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interests include terahertz electronic devices and applications.

Prof. Oren Cohen


Department of Physics, Technion


New (chiral) light on selection rules in nonlinear optics


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Prof. Roger Zemp


University of Alberta


Re-imagining Photoacoustic Imaging


Roger Zemp earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2004. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Photoacoustic Imaging from 2004-2007 and is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada. His research interests include Biomedical Optics, Photoacoustic Imaging including Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy, Micro- and Nano-Fabrication, and Ultrasonics.

Dr. Ting Wang


Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Si based quantum dot comb source for optical interconnect


Ting Wang received his PhD from University College London. He then joined MIT International Design Centre for silicon photonic research in Singapore. He started his academic career by taking Associate Professor position in the Nanoscale Physics and Devices Laboratory at Institute of Physics (Chinese Academy of Sciences) with commissioning the first III-V/IV hybrid Molecular Beam Epitaxy reactor for silicon photonics in China. His current research interest focuses on the silicon photonic heterogeneous integration by using Molecular Beam Epitaxy, including the development of novel optoelectronic devices including on-chip integrated lasers, detectors, and modulators. Wang is a pioneer of silicon based III-V lasers, acknowledged as one of the initial inventors of InAs quantum-dot laser on Si for monolithic silicon photonic integration. Wang has published over 100 papers and one book in the field of silicon photonics and semiconductor lasers, including Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, and Laser & Photonics Reviews, while holding several patents on integrated silicon photonics.

Dr. Shinya Ohno


Yokohama National University


Linear and Nonlinear Optical Measurements for Surface Characterization


Shinya Ohno is an Associate Professor in Division of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Yokohama National University. He received PhD in Physics in 2003 from Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo. After being a research associate as postdoctoral fellow in Prof. John T. Yates, Jr.'s group at University of Pittsburgh for one year, he joined surface physics group in Yokohama National University as Research Assistant (2004), and was appointed as Research Fellow (2007) and Associate Professor (2015). He was awarded a Masao Horiba Award in 2009 for the application of linear optical spectroscopic methods on surface reactions. He is currently one of the assistant editor-in-chief of Vacuum and Surface Science journal (in Japanese). His primary research interests are surface science and vacuum science topics studied with a variety of surface analysis tools, which include both linear and nonlinear optical methods.

Prof. SuHui Yang


Optical Engineering Dept. Beijing Institute of Technology, China


Reduction of scattering clutter in underwater lidar system


SuHui Yang, is a professor in School of Optics and Photonics of Beijing Institute of Technology. She received her B.S and M.S. degrees in applied physics from Chang Chun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, China in 1991 and 1994, and Ph.D in physics from Jilin university in 1998. From 2001 to 2002 and in 2005, she worked in Technical University of Berlin, Germany, as a visiting scientist. In 2012, she visited RWTH in Aachen, Germany as visiting scientist. From 2012 till now, she has been a full professor in BIT. Her research interests include solid-state lasers, lidar, underwater detection and ranging. Prof. Yang is a member of Chinese Optical Society and also a member of Optical Society of America.

Ondrej Havelka


Technical University of Liberec
Czech Republic



Ondrej Havelka is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences in Engineering at the Technical University of Liberec (The Czech Republic). His main field of interest is the development of complex nanomaterials employing ultrafast lasers, which leads him to seek to shed light on the questions behind custom designing solutions for our society's needs. Thus, his research interests expand to a wide variety of nanomaterial-application sectors such as antibiotics degradation, development of intelligent fluids, and reclamation of pure water from oily polluted sources. During his scientific career, he received the Czech Republic's Minister of Education Awards in 2019 and 2021. Besides, he is a delegate in the European Council for Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

Prof. Chih-Jen Shih


Deputy Head of Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering (ICB), ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes Overcoming Intrinsic Light Outcoupling Efficiency Limit


Dr. Chih-Jen Shih is Professor of Chemical Engineering in Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He received Ph.D degree and postdoctoral training from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University respectively. After joining ETH Zurich in 2015, he has received the Victor K. Lamer Award from the American Chemical Society, the Ruzicka Preis from the Swiss Chemical Society, and the ERC starting grant from the European Research Council. Chih-Jen's research focuses on morphology, dynamics, molecular forces, and transport phenomena at nanomaterials interfaces. In the field of optoelectronics, he has been actively focused on process, physics, and device engineering of quantum-dot and organic light-emitting diodes.

Tamiris da Silva


Universidade Nove de Julho



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Prof. Alexander Ushenko


Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine


3D Mueller-Matrix Correlometry of Optical Anisotropy of Soft Matter


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Dr. Xiaolin Wang


National University of Defense Technology, China


New solutions for single-mode high-power fiber lasers employing new techniques to balance SRS and TMI effects


Xiaolin Wang received the Doctor’s degree in optical engineering from National University of Defense Technology, Chang Sha, China, in 2011. He is currently an associate professor at the College of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, National University of Defense Technology. He has finished more than 10 responsible scientific research projects and now responsible for 4 scientific research projects. He has published more than 100 research papers and participated the editing of 4 books on fiber lasers and beam combining. He also responsible for the fiber laser simulation software named SeeFiberLaser. His current research interests include high power fiber laser technology and its applications.

Prof. Xuelun Wang


National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan


High-efficiency GaN micro-LEDs fabricated by neutral beam etching


Dr. Xuelun Wang received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 1986. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1993. He then joined National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He is currently the leader of the GaN optical device team of the GaN Advanced Device Open Innovation Laboratory (GaN-OIL), AIST. He is also a designated professor at Nagoya University, Japan. His research interest includes MOCVD growth of III-V compound semiconductors, semiconductor nanostructures, and semiconductor optical devices. He is currently developing a novel GaN directional micro-LED with potential applications to high-resolution and high-brightness micro-LED displays. He is also developing a novel fabrication process for GaN micro-LEDs employing the neutral beam etching technique.

Dr. Audrey Huong


Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia


Optical Spectroscopy for Wound Assessment


Audrey Huong is an Associate Professor of Electronic Engineering at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), where she actively involved in numerous innovation projects. She has received several awards and recognition for her works on self-care diagnostics, both international and local. She has collaborated with the department of Orthopedic Surgery in Johor to improve patients’ foot care. Her current research interests include deep learning and computer vision in biomedical engineering, and in the design of medical imaging systems and optimization of imaging technologies

Prof. Bikash Nakarmi


Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


Photonics-based Robust Waveform for Mitigating the Interference in a Multi-RADAR Environment


Bikash Nakarmi received a Ph.D. degree in 2012 from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, majoring in Optical communication and networks. Currently, he is working as a Professor in the Key Laboratory of Radar Imaging and Microwave photonics at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, NUAA. As a faculty member in NUAA, his research mainly focused on different types of RF waveform generation, ranging from a few GHz to several THz, for RADAR detection and imaging used for the defense and the autonomous vehicle, WDM-enabled memory-accessing techniques using specially designed Single Mode Fabry-Perot Laser Diode (SMFP-LD), Integrated Silicon Photonics, and Surface plasmonic-based Biosensors. His research works are funded by the National Science Foundation of China, University grants, the Collaboration Grant of Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Science and Education, Kazakhstan, and others. His work has been published in several journals (more than 45) mainly on IEEE and OSA and featured in SPIE newsletters and conference proceedings (more than 40). He has given numerous invited talks (more than 15) in the ITU workshop for energy-efficient optical networks and at several international conferences and universities. Also, He has been featured as an Outstanding international expert in Jiangsu news, Jiangsu, China. Besides, He also played a leadership role in collaboration with international universities for joint projects, MoU, establishing research centers, start-up companies, and Technology transfer programs. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and OSA.

Prof. Qiurong Yan


Nanchang University


Research on clock data recovery and error correction coding in photon counting wireless optical communication


Qiurong Yan received the B.S. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2005, the M.S. and Ph. D. degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He is a professor with school of information engineer, Nanchang University and a winner of Outstanding Young Talents Project in Jiangxi Province. His research interests include underwater wireless optical communication, photon counting wireless communication, single photon imaging, and computational imaging. He has published more than 60 SCI and EI papers in important journals and academic conferences. As the first inventor, he authorized more than 20 invention patents. He participated in the formulation of 1 industry standard, participated in the organization of 5 domestic and foreign academic conferences, and gave more than 10 invited reports. He is a reviewer for high-level international journals such as Applied Physics Reviews, Optics Express, Optics Letters, etc.

Dr. Lianping Hou


University of Glasgow, U.K


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Lianping Hou received PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2005. In 2006, he was with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, as a Research Associate. In 2007, he was with the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, as a Research Associate. In 2016, he was promoted to lecturer. He is currently a Reader in Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K., working on nanofabrication, semiconductor laser technology, integrated optics, terahertz Technology, and optical biosensors. He is a Senior IEEE member, an Associate Editor of Electronics Letters, and an Editor of the American Journal of Modern Physics, and Photonics. He is the author and co-author of more than 170 papers and the inventor of several patents.

Prof. Jing Bai


University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), USA


Applications of metamaterials and thermoelectric materials in photovoltaics


Dr. Jing Bai is a Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), where she joined in August 2007. She received her M. Sc degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia) in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Her current research activities focus on nano-optoelectronics, nano-photovoltaics, metamaterials, nonlinear optics, quantum optics and biomedical engineering with both fundamental and applied interests. Her research at UMD is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, the Graduate School of University of Minnesota, and the MnDRIVE Initiatives. She served as the Department Head from 2019 to 2022 and the Director of Graduate Studies from 2014 to 2018.

Dr. Tomomasa Ohkubo


Tokyo University of Technology



Tomomasa OHKUBO received a B.S. degree in applied physics and M.S. and D.S. degrees in energy science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2001, 2003, and 2006, respectively. He is now an associate professor of the department of mechanical engineering at the Tokyo University of Technology. Before that, he was a specially appointed assistant professor of the integrated research institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology between 2006 and 2007 and was an assistant professor of the department of mechanical engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology between 2007 and 2014. In the field of laser engineering, he has been actively focused on laser heating, solar-pumped laser, laser processing, and laser propulsion.

Prof. Sanford Ruhman


The Hebrew University, Israel



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Dr. Mizue Mizoshiri


Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan


Metal microprinting using femtosecond laser pulse induced thermochemical reduction


MIZUE MIZOSHIRI, received her BS, MS, and Ph.D degrees in materials and manufacturing science from Osaka University in 2004, 2006, and 2010, respectively. She was appointed a Research Scientist in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in 2010, an Assistant Professor at Nagoya University, and a Specially Appointed Associate Professor for Academia-Industry Fusion at Nagaoka University of Technology in 2018. At present, she is an Associate Professor of Micro-Nano Processing Laboratory at Nagaoka University of Technology. Her research interests include ultrafast laser processing, three-dimensional microfabrication, and their application to fabricating microdevices.

Prof. Douglas B. Chrisey


Jung Chair of Materials Engineering at Tulane University, USA



Professor Douglas B. Chrisey is a Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics and the Jung Chair of Materials Engineering at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia in 1987 and then joined the US Naval Research Laboratory where he spent the next 17 years. His current research interests include the novel laser and photonic fabrication of thin films and coatings of advanced electronic, sensor, biomaterial, and energy storage. These materials were used in device configurations for testing and typically have an improved figure-of-merit. He is considered one of the pioneers in the field of Pulsed Laser Deposition and was the lead inventor of MAPLE processing technique. His research has resulted in more than 340 citable publications, over 16,000 citations, an h-index of 64, and has 18 patents.

Dr. CR Bhatt


National Energy Technology Laboratory- LEIDOS, USA



Dr. CR Bhatt is currently a research scientist at US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory through LEIDOS. Dr. Bhatt completed his PhD and MS in applied physics from Mississippi State University USA and master’s in physics from Tribhuvan University Nepal. During his PhD, he received Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship and later post-doctoral fellowship to work at National Laboratory. Dr. Bhatt worked as a R & D Scientist for AECOM for some time and then he was appointed as a research scientist at National Energy Technology Laboratory through LEIDOS in 2018. Primary research area of Dr. Bhatt is Laser spectroscopy and laser-based sensor development. Dr. Bhatt’s research group was awarded R&D 100 award in 2019.

Dr. Yuui Yokota


Tohoku University, Japan



Yuui Yokota is an Associate professor in Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan). He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2003, 2005, and 2008, respectively. In 2008, he became an Assistant Professor with the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan). In 2011, he joined the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, as an Assistant Professor. In 2013, he became an Associate Professor with the New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University. In 2020, he joined the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, as an Associate Professor. He has been studying inorganic material science and crystal science, especially single crystals of optical materials, scintillator and scintillator materials. In addition, he has been developing various growth methods of the functional single crystals. He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science R32 Committee.

Dr. Zuyi Zhang


Future Technology R&D Center, Canon Inc., Japan


Antireflective and Antifogging Coating of Porous Silica


Zuyi Zhang received B.Eng. in inorganic materials science from Wuhan University of Technology, China in 1985, and M.Eng. and D.Eng. in industrial chemistry from Kyoto University, Japan in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He joined Nihon Yamamura Glass Company, Nishinomiya in 1993, and pursued a career in researches of sol-gel process in New Glass Research Center as the team leader until 2000. He served as vice chairman for the Association of Young Engineers, New Glass Forum, Tokyo in 1999. After a short period of research in KRI, Kyoto, he moved to Canon Inc., Tokyo in 2001. Since then, he has been a senior member in sol-gel group in R&D Headquarters, and served as project leaders of DNA-silica hybrid and optical coating based on spinodal silica. His achievements include a class of catalysts for sol-gel process, a coating of phosphate for stabilizing subwavelength structures (SWS) on camera lens, and an antireflective coating based on spinodal porous silica. He has contributed to 28 original articles, 3 reviews and 75 patent applications on glasses, sol-gel materials and optical coatings, and was awarded President’s Prize for Invention in Canon Inc. in 2012.

Ming-Xia Huo


University of Science and Technology Beijing, China



Quantum Optics and Machine Learning

Dr. Marcos A Soares de Oliveira


Braspe Solutions LLC, California, USA


Simulated-FNA biopsy for diagnosis of thyroid nodules: an approach using hyperspectral Raman and machine learning


Dr. Soares de Oliveira is an Optical Scientist with a solid background in experimental design and setup of optomechanical systems. With 10+ years of experience doing research in the field of Biomedical Optics, his main research expertise and interests are related to Raman spectroscopy, including hyperspectral microscopy and imaging in association with chemometric techniques. Dr. Oliveira is a former Project Scientist at University of California Davis, and recently founded his own company, Braspe Solutions LLC, in which he continues to pursuit the dissemination and development of Raman spectroscopy towards industry applications.

Dr. Daniel Flamm


TRUMPF Group, Germany



Daniel Flamm studied physics at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and received his PhD in 2013. His work focused on fiber optics, digital holography and modal decomposition. Since 2014 he has been developing novel material processing strategies based on ultrashort pulsed lasers for TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH. In 2019 he became manager of the technology field “optical design” of the entire TRUMPF group. Besides being reviewer for several leading journals he has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and international conferences and is the inventor of 20 patents.

Prof. Takehiko Tawara


Nihon University, Japan



Takehiko Tawara is a Professor in the College of Engineering at Nihon University, Japan. He received a B.S. in applied physics from Nihon University in 1996 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Hokkaido University in 1998 and 2001. In 2001, he joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories. Since then, he has engaged in semiconductor nanostructure fabrication and optical characterization of semiconductor quantum systems. He left NTT to become a professor at Nihon University in 2021. His current research interests include semiconductor quantum optical properties as well as the creation of novel rare-earth doped crystals and their optical quantum memory applications.

Prof. Hashem Zoubi


Holon Institute of Technology, Israel


Quantum Nonlinear Optics in Nanoscale Structures


Hashem Zoubi is an associated professor at Holon Institute of Technology (since 2017, Holon-Israel). He received his PhD in Quantum Optics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2003, Haifa-Israel). His first postdoctoral position was at Scuola Normale Superiore (2003-2006, Pisa-Italy) in Organic Semiconductor Optics, and the second postdoctoral position at Innsbruck University (2007-2008 Innsbruck-Austria) in Optical Lattice Ultra-Cold Atoms. He completed his Habilitation in theoretical physics at Innsbruck University, where he served as a lecturer and a researcher (2009-2012). He joined Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Dresden-Germany) for two years as a visitor scientist working on Rydberg Atoms. In the period (2015-2017) he was a senior scientist at Leibnitz University Hanover (Germany) searching in the subject of Quantum Nanophotonics and Optomechanics. His main research is about quantum collective phenomena of light-matter interaction in several low dimensional systems. His current research interest is on quantum nonlinear optics in the level of single photons. He studies photon-photon interactions mediated by sound waves (phonons) in nanophotonic structures with applications for quantum information processing.

Prof. Szu-Cheng Cheng


Chinese Culture University, Taiwan



Professor Szu-Cheng Cheng joined Chinese Culture University as an associate professor in 1989. He got promotion as a full professor in 1997. Professor Cheng obtained his bachelor degree in Physics from National Central University, Taiwan and Master’s and PhD in Applied Physics from Yale University in 1988. He is a member of the American Optical Society. He is interesting in quantum optical systems with a focus on polariton condensates of quantum well microcavities.

Prof. Yasuyuki Ozeki


University of Tokyo, Japan



Yasuyuki Ozeki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively. In 2004, he joined Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., as a Postdoctoral Researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In 2006, he joined the Department of Material and Life Science, Osaka University as an Assistant Professor. From 2009 to 2013, he was also a PRESTO Researcher with JST. In 2013, he was appointed as an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, University of Tokyo, and promoted to a full Professor in 2021. He has worked on millimeter-wave photonics, nonlinear fiber optics, ultrafast lasers, and their application to microprocessing and biomedical microscopy. His current research interests include label-free biomedical imaging with stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, and its related technologies including ultrafast laser sources, detection electronics, image processing, etc.

Dr. Jin Hu


Beijing Institute of Technology, China



Dr. Jin Hu is currently associate professor of School of Information and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor/master/PhD's degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1994/1997/2009, respectively. His research interests lie primarily in the basic principle and applications of the space transformation method for electromagnetic/acoustic waves controlling and signal processing. He was the author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Prof. Xiaodi Tan


College of Photonic and Electronic Engineering, Fujian Normal University, China



Xiaodi Tan, graduated from the Optical Department of Shandong University in 1984, he obtained a Master’s Degree from the Optical Engineering Department of the Beijing Institute of Technology. His Doctoral thesis on "Optical Secure Holographic Storage Systems" was completed at The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, in the Laboratory of Kuroda-Shimura in 2001. He was a Senior Engineer of the Technology Division in OPTWARE Corporation, researching and developing the next generation of optical data storage systems. And he was a Senior Technology Analyst, Distinguished Engineer and Optical Technology Manager of Core Device Development Group in Sony Corporation. During 2012 to 2017, he was a professor at the School of Optoelectronics in Beijing Institute of Technology. He is currently a professor at the College of Photonic & Electric Engineering in Fujian Normal University. His research interests are in information optics & photonics: holographic storage, optical information display, optical devices, etc.

Prof. Constantin R. Simovski


Aalto University, Finland



Constantin (Konstantin) R. Simovski has worked in both industry and academy in several countries. Defended his PhD thesis in 1986 in the Polytechnic University of Leningrad (USSR) and Habilitat (HDR) in 2000 in the same university which is presently Peter the Great Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg (Russian Federation). In 2001 became a full professor of ITMO University at St. Petersburg. Since 2008, he has been with Helsinki University of Technology, presently Aalto University (Finland). Full professor at the Dept. Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University since 2012. Recent research areas: plasmon resonances in fluorescence and Raman scattering, light-trapping in solar cells, radiative heat transfer in nanostructures and thermophotovoltaics, homogenization and electromagnetic characterization of metamaterials and metasurfaces, THz endoscopes, coils for magnetic resonance imaging, wireless power transfer, label-free subwavelength imaging, and optical trapping. H-index in Google Scholar 56, in Scopus 53, in Web of Science 49. Total amount of sceinttific publications - 409, journal papers – 247, monographs - 3. Following to in 2022 the personal national rank in Engineering and Technology was 7.

Prof. Agostino Iadicicco


Department of Engineering, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy


Recent developments of optical in-fiber transducers for biosensing


Agostino Iadicicco received the Ph.D. degree in information engineering in 2005. Currently he is a Full Professor with the Department of Engineering of the University of Naples Parthenope, Italy where he serves as PhD board coordinator. Moreover, he also serves as the Associate Editor for the IEEE Sensors Journal and take part of the editorial board of MDPI Sensors journal. His research activity has been focused on optoelectronics and photonics devices for sensing applications. He is currently involved in the design, realization and testing of novel in-fiber devices in standard and unconventional fibers including polarization maintaining and photonic bandgap fibers.

Prof. Xiao Wei Sun


Chair Professor of EEE
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China


Quantum dot displays


Dr. Xiao Wei Sun is a Chair Professor and the Executive Dean of the Institute of Nanoscience and Applications in the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. He holds the honorary doctorate (PhD) degree from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. He is the founding Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of SUSTech. Before joining Southern University of Science and Technology, he had been working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a Full Professor. He was the Director of Microelectronics Center at Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Nanyang Award for Research and Innovation in 2009, and the Jacques Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair of INRS (Institut national de la recherchescientifique), Quebec, Canada in 2013. He was awarded the Slottow-Owaki Prize from the Society for Information Display (SID) in 2023. He is an Academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He is the fellow of several academic societies including Optica (formerly OSA), SPIE, SID and Institute of Physics (IoP, UK). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Chair of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Guangdong Chapter. His main research presently is on semiconductor nanocrystals for power-saving high-quality displays and lighting. He is the founder of a quantum dot company Planck Innovation Pte. Ltd. in Shenzhen, which is now a key supplier of quantum dot films to some big brand TV manufacturers in China. Professor Sun has authored over 500 peer-reviewed journal publications, and delivered numerous invited talks. His H-index is 81. He is an Elsevier Highly Cited Scholar.

Dr. Nikola Petrović


Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia



Dr. Nikola Petrović completed his BScs in physics and in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2003 and his PhD in physics at the University of Belgrade in 2013. Since then he has worked at the Institute of Physics, Belgrade, where he is currently a Senior Research Associate. His main field of research is finding novel analytical solutions to various partial differential equations in nonlinear optics using many different expansion methods, in particular the Jacobi elliptic function expansion method.

Prof. Witold A. Jacak


Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland



Dr. habil. Witold A. Jacak is a University Professor at Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland. He is a theoretical physicist active in the fields of nano-plasmonics, quantum mechanics, decoherence in quantum dots, quantum information and quantum communication. He is a research team leader of the Quantum Technologies Department and directs theoretical and experimental projects of the National Laboratory of Quantum Technologies at WUST.