Dr. Mengkun Liu


Ultrafast & Near-field Infrared Laboratory, Stony Brook University, USA


Cryogenic and Magnetic Infrared Nano-imaging and Nano-spectroscopy of low-dimensional quantum materials


Mengkun Liu (Ph.D. 2012 Boston University) is an associate professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Stony Brook University (since Jan. 2015). His post doc research was at UC San Diego from 2012-2014. His research interests include physics of correlated electron systems, low-dimensional quantum materials, infrared and terahertz nano-optics and ultrafast time-domain spectroscopy. Prizes include NSF career award (2021) and Seaborg Institute Research Fellowships at Los Alamos National Lab (2009, 2010).

Prof. Johann Peter Reithmaier


University of Kassel, Germany


High-Gain Quantum Dot Materials for Telecom Applications


Prof. Johann Peter Reithmaier studied physics at TU Munich and made his PhD at Siemens and Walter-Schottky-Institute in 1990. Until 1992, he worked as Postdoc at IBM in Rüschlikon, Switzerland on III/V epitaxy. In 1992, he joined University of Würzburg where he built-up a research group working on nanostructured semiconductors and their applications in optoelectronic devices. In 2005 he became a full professor of physics and director of the Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics at the University of Kassel. He is author or co-author of more than 800 journal and conference papers (> 365 in refereed journals, 2 books, 10 book articles and > 145 invited talks, > 14,500 citations), He is a member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) and of IEEE Photonics Society. He became Fellow of IEEE in 2011. From 2014 to 2020, he was co-editor of OPTICA. He was and is on the advisory board of different national centers (EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies in UK 2010-2016, Centre of Nanophotonics for Terabit Communications (NATEC) in Denmark since 2016) and since 2021 Technical Advisory Board of EPSRC research consortium "QUantum Dot On Silicon systems for communications, information processing and sensing" (QUDOS), UK. Since 2016, he is speaker of the Center of Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT) of University of Kassel. Since 2018, he is coordinator of the LOEWE priority project SMolBits (Scalable Molecular Quantum Bits). His current interests are focused on nanostructured semiconductors and their optoelectronic applications. This includes self-assembly techniques of III-V quantum dot materials on GaAs, InP and Si substrates as well as nanostructuring by high-resolution lithographical techniques. New types of devices are investigated like nanolasers, single photon sources, ultra-high speed and narrow linewidth lasers, high power lasers, light emitting devices on silicon and nanocrystalline diamond for biomedical, quantum computing and quantum communication applications.

Prof. Xichun Luo


Technical Director of Centre for Precision Manufacturing, University of Strathclyde, UK


Ultra precision diamond turning of nanogratings


Xichun Luo is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing and technical director of Centre for Precision Manufacturing (CPM) at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He is an elected Fellow of the International Society for Nanomanufacturing, the International Academy of Engineering and Science and the International Association of Advanced Materials. He is an associate editor for Proceeding of IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Journal of Micromanufacturing and Journal of Nanomanufacturing and Metrology. His research has been founded by the EPSRC, EC, Royal Society and Industry. His research interests include ultra precision machining, digital manufacturing, hybrid micromachining and nanomanufacturing, as evidenced by two books and more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals. He won UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2015 Ludwig Mond Prize for his work in the application of digital technology in micro- and nano-manufacturing.

Prof. Jinghua Guo


University of California, USA


Operando soft x-ray spectroscopy and scattering of nanophotonics and microelectronics


Jinghua Guo is Senior Scientist in the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his B.S. from Zhejiang University, M.S. from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, and Ph.D. from Uppsala University in 1995. He continued as postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at Uppsala University in 1995-1997 and Assistant Professor before joined the ALS as Staff Scientist in 2001. His research interest focuses on the nano-structured materials, microelectronics materials and devices, battery and hydrogen-storage materials, catalysis, and environmental sciences with emphasis on the physical and chemical properties using in-situ/operando soft x-ray spectroscopy to investigate the charge transfer processes at the interfaces. He has pioneered the use of in-situ/operando soft X-ray spectroscopy for characterization of electronic structure properties of molecules solutions, energy materials and electrochemical and catalytic interfaces. He has developed the in-situ soft X-ray spectroscopy for characterization of solid/liquid interface in nanostructure materials and electrochemical interfaces in battery and photocatalysis, and made a range of in-situ/operando cells to handle special sample environments for operando studies of, e.g., electrochemical process of batteries and photocatalysis, catalysis and hydrogen storage applications. He received the MRS Innovation in Materials Characterization Award (2020) and David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS (2022).

Prof. Keyu Xia


Nanjing University



Dr. Keyu Xia is currently a full professor working in Nanjing University, China. He concentrates on the field of quantum optics and quantum information, in particular, chiral quantum optics and quantum nonreciprocity. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in the top-level journals including Science, Nature Photonics, PRL, PRX, and Science Advances. His works have been reported by Science Magazine, Nature Photonics and media Phys.Org. Several of his theoretical proposals and predictions have been demonstrated by world-class experimental groups. Dr. Xia was awarded the honor of “Outstanding Reviewer of J. Phys. B” by IOP in 2018 and also a senior member of OSA.

Prof. JunChang LI


Kunming University of Science and Technology, China


Investigations on the accurate theory and the criteria standard of image quality for a coherent optical imaging system


JunChang LI, Professor of Physical Optics, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China. Since 1984, he has worked together with four universities in France in teaching and scientific research coorporation, including INSA de LYON. In 2012, two books (Holographie numérique and Digital Holography) written by him and Professor Pascal Picart (University of Maine, France/ Université du Mans) were published in Paris (Lavoisier) and in London (WILEY). In 2016, the book of Diffusion Calculation and Digital Holography written by him (Chinese and English versions) was published in Beijing Science Press.

Dr. Yoshiaki Yasuno


Computational Optics Group in the University of Tsukuba, Japan


Computational augmentation of optical coherence tomography and microscopy


Yoshiaki Yasuno leads the Computational Optics Group at the University of Tsukuba. He received the Ph.D. degree from University of Tsukuba for spatiotemporal optical computing in 2000, and extended this conception to optical measurement including Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography. Since 2003, he has been working for ophthalmic OCT imaging, including retina and anterior eye. He has also actively worked for contrast extension of OCT, which includes OCT angiography, polarization sensitive OCT, and Jones matrix OCT. His current research interests cover multi-functional optical coherence microscopy, its augmentation by using computational technologies, and theoretical modeling of modern metrology.

Prof. Zhaojun Liu


Director of Center for Micro-LED Research, SUSTech, China



Dr. Zhaojun Liu is the director of Center for Micro-LED Research and associate professor in EE Department of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He is also adjunct associate professor in Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Dr. Liu’s research interests covers wide bandgap materials and devices, Micro-LED advanced displays, and AR/VR/XR. He received SID (Society of Information Display) Peter Brody Prize (2020), Hong Kong 25th Anniversary Young Scholars of Innovation (2022), OGC Optoelectronic Technology Innovation Award (2022), 1st place of the HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition (2020), and 7 best paper awards in top conferences. He published 120+ peer-reviewed journal & conference papers, 4 book chapters, and 200+ granted patents. He delivered 40+ invited talks for academic and industrial institutions, including 4-hour short courses of SID Display week (2019), ICDT (2020, 2022). He is Fellow of Vebleo. He servers as chair of SID Emissive, Micro-LED & QD committee and general secretary of Guangdong Micro-LED Alliance. He is co-founder of Shenzhen SiTan Technology Limited.