Traveling Lecturer Directory

Xiaochuan Pan

Contact:
The University of Chicago
Dept of Radiology
MC2026
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
USA
Tel: +1 773.702.1293
Fax: +1 773.702.3766
xpan@uchicago.edu
http://www.radiology.uchicago.edu/directory/xiaochuan-pan

Discussion Topics:

  • Tomographic Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Medical Imaging

Speaker Credentials:

Professor Xiaochuan Pan received his BS in Physics from Beijing University in 1982, his MS in Physics from Institute of Physics of Academia Sinica in 1985, his MS and PhD in Physics from The University of Chicago in 1988 and in 1991. He subsequently became a post-doctoral fellow, and then an NIH post-doctoral fellow, in medical imaging physics in the Department of Radiology at The University of Chicago before being promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in November 1994. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Radiology, the College, the Committee on Medical Physics, and the Cancer Research Center at The University of Chicago. Dr. Pan's research interest centers on imaging physics and mathematics, signal processing, image quality assessment, and their applications to a wide range of medical imaging problems. The research effort in Dr. Pan’s laboratory is, and has been supported, in part by grants from NIH, DOE, DOD, numerous foundations, and industrial collaborators. Dr. Pan has authored and co-authored more than 250 journal and proceedings papers and several US patents. He has received numerous awards, including the Early Achievement Award of IEEE NPSS and is a fellow of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, and AIMBE. He is, and has been, a grant reviewer for NIH, NSF, NSF of China, NRO, NSERC of Canada, and additional funding agencies. Dr. Pan is serving, and has served, as a member of the technical committees for and as a program, track, symposium, or session chair for a number of professional conferences. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and Medical Physics (guest) and as a member of editorial board of Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and X-ray Science and Technology. He is also a regular reviewer for a considerable number of leading journals in the field. Dr. Pan is the recipient of the Kurt Rossmann Teaching Award of the Committee on Medical Physics. His students and post-doctoral fellows have also received numerous awards. The past students and post-doctoral fellows of Dr. Pan have been successful in developing their own research programs in academic institutions and leading industrial R&D centers, and some of them have established themselves as leading investigators in their areas recognized by the peers.

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David M. Pepper

Contact:
Malibu Scientific
PO Box 126
Malibu, CA 90265-0126
USA
dmpepper@charter.net
http://www.malibu-scientific.com/

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Phase Conjugation
    Describes a collection of "all-optical" techniques to compensate for a variety of optical distortions, including those occurring in high-energy lasers, the atmosphere, optical fibers. In the process, one can, in essence, "untwinkle the stars," resulting in high-quality image transmission and lasers with high efficiency, useful in commercial, medical, and industrial applications. See Sci. Am. (Jan. 1986 and Oct. 1990), for articles by me on these topic.
  • Nonlinear Optics in the Factory
    Describes how "all-optical" processes can be used for nondestructive testing of components during manufacture, as well as advanced laser welding and cutting of a variety of materials. See OSA's OPN (May 1997) for an article by me on this topic.
  • Laser-Based Ultrasonic Sensing Using Photorefractive-Based Adaptive Optical Techniques: The Emergence of Nonlinear Optics in the Factory
    In recent years, there has been a growing market pull for improved quality assurance and process control in the flexible manufacturing arena. In particular, there is a need for nondestructive, noncontact inspection of welds, surface treatments of metals, as well as in-process evaluation of composites and microelectronics components for material flaws and delamination. We will highlight a key enabling technology in this regard: laser-based ultrasonic inspection of opaque materials. One means by which to make laser-based ultrasound practical is to augment the basic architecture with nonlinear optical techniques to enable precision laboratory measurements to be made under in-factory conditions. We will discuss the use of photorefractive-based double-pumped phase-conjugate mirrors and nonsteady-state photo-emf sensing for compensated laser-ultrasonic vibrometry, and present results of experiments that prove the feasibility of this noncontact, nondestructive inspection diagnostic to function under manufacturing conditions.

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. David M. Pepper has 33+ years experience in laser technology. Owner and Scientist, Technical Consultant, Malibu Scientific (www.malibu-scientific.com): 2004 - present. Sr Research Scientist and Manager, while at HRL Laboratories (1973 - 2004); past Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University, Malibu; BS (Summa Cum Laude), Physics, UCLA; MS and PhD, Applied Physics, Caltech. Howard Hughes Masters & Doctoral Fellow. Extensive research and applied technology experience in lasers, quantum electronics, photonics, nonlinear optics, phase conjugation, laser communication, adaptive optics, spatial light modulators, remote sensors, laser ultrasonics, optical processing, fibers, E-O systems, MEMS. 250+ technical publications, presentations, university colloquia, international workshops, symposia, short courses. Served on DSRC & NSF panels. 2 feature articles in Scientific American; 6 invited chapters in 5 textbooks; 47 issued US patents. Rudolph Kingslake Award & Medal, SPIE; Fellow, OSA; past Assoc. Editor, IEEE JQE; "Who's Who" listee. Expertise in research, technical proposal writing, patents, pgm. mgt., teaching.

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Mauro Fernandes Pereira

Contact:
Materials and Engineering Research Institute,
Sheffield Hallam University,
S1 1WB,
Sheffield, UK
Tel: +44 114 225 5312

M.Pereira@shu.ac.uk
http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/professor-mauro-f-pereira

Speaker Credentials:

Area of Expertise Nonlinear and quantum optics, quantum transport, exciton and polariton effects, band structure engineering, many-body effects, semiconductor lasers (including quantum cascade structures), photo and thermophotovoltaic devices, nonequilibrium Greens functions and numerical methods. Biography Mauro F. Pereira was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and received the BSc and MsC in Physics at PUC/RJ. He completed the PhD in Optical Sciences at the Optical Sciences Center in Tucson/AZ and received an equivalent Dr. Sci. degree in Physics from UFRJ. He was a Research Associate at PUC/RJ, CBPF, Uni-Rostock, and the TU-Berlin, an Invited Lecturer in Bremen, an Associate Professor at UFBA and a Senior Researcher at Tyndall National Institute before joining the Materials and Electrical Engineering Research Institute of Sheffield Hallam University as a Professor. He has over 90 journal and proceedings publications and has been elected a Fellow of SPIE in 2011 for achievements in theory of semiconductor materials and optics

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Richard W. Peterson

Contact:
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr
St. Paul, MN 55112
USA
Tel: +1 651.638.6465
rpeterso@nsf.gov

Discussion Topics:

  • Stroboscopic Holographic Interferometry in Musical Acoustics
  • Optical Interferometry: Past and Present
  • Favorite Lecture Demonstrations with Optics and Acoustics
  • NSF Support Mechanisms for Undergraduate Teaching and Research in Physics

090.0090   Holography
120.0120   Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology

Speaker Credentials:

Dick Peterson received his PhD in physics at Michigan State University, followed by a postdoc in optical plasma diagnostics in the Physics Division at Los Alamos. Since coming to Bethel University he has worked with students in developing new methods for performing fast laser and holographic measurements. He has taught Applied Optics at 3M Center in St. Paul and has served as principal investigator in a 3M and Imation project to perfect optical quality control techniques for magnetic media surfaces. He was awarded the 1998 APS prize for research with students at an undergraduate institution and elected a fellow of the APS in 2005, and he was appointed an OSA Senior Member in 2010. During 2003 - 2007 he served in the AAPT presidential chain and on the Governing Board of the AIP. He especially enjoys the development of new apparatus for showing physics in lecture demonstrations and laboratories and loves to share these demonstrations with young and old. In 2010 he organized SPIE supported LaserFest demonstrations for high school physics classes in St. Paul. In 2010-2011 he is a Program Director of NSF-DUE in Arlington,VA.

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Ronald M. Reano
Ronald M. Reano

Contact:
205 Dreese Laboratory
2015 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
USA
Tel: 614-247-7204
reano.1@osu.edu

Discussion Topic:

  • (130.3120) Integrated optics devices
  • (130.6010) Electro-optical devices
  • (230.7370) Waveguides
  • 230.5750) Resonators

Speaker Credentials:

Ronald M. Reano is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University. His research involves integrated optics for innovation in sensors, communications, and computing. Professor Reano is serving as the OSA Frontiers in Optics Integrated Photonics Subcommittee Chair and is also the faculty advisor for the OSA Student Chapter at Ohio State University. He is the recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the ARO Young Investigator Award, and the NSF CAREER Award.

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Manijeh Razeghi

Contact:
Northwestern University
2220 Campus Dr, Rm 4051
Evanston, IL 60208
USA
Tel: +1 847.491.7251
Fax: +1 847.467.1817
razeghi@eecs.northwestern.edu
http://cqd.eecs.northwestern.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Quantum Dots Infrared Detectors and FPAs (QDIP)
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL)
  • Type II GaSb/InAs Superlattices for FPA's

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William T. Rhodes

Contact:
Associate Director, Imaging Technology Center
Bldg 96, Rm 39
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431
USA
Tel: +1 561.297.2338
+1 561.297.2338      
wrhodes@ece.gatech.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • 1607 - 2007: Four Centuries of Imaging Technology
  • The Easy Way to Understand Diffraction in Imaging Systems
  • One Hundred Years of Fourier Optics
  • Imaging Through Atmospheric /Turbulence:  A Half-Century of Developments

Speaker Credentials:

William T. Rhodes is currently Professor of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University and Associate Director of FAU’s Imaging Technology Center. From 1971 to 2005 he was Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as Director of the Center for Optical Science and Engineering and as Director of Research for Georgia Tech Lorraine, Georgia Tech’s program in Metz, France. During the period 1990-1991 he was Denver Business Challenge Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he managed the Optical Signal Processing Program of that university's National Science Foundation-supported Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center. In 1976 he was a Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, where he worked with Adolf Lohmann.

He has a BS in physics and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering, all from Stanford University. His research interests are in the areas of optics, image formation, information optics, diffraction theory, and imaging technology; he teaches in the areas of modern optics, electronic imaging, communication, and signal processing.

Dr. Rhodes is a coauthor of the textbook Introduction to Lasers and Their Applications and is currently writing a textbook on Principles of Fourier Optics. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 journal articles and book chapters on his research.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Optical Sciences monograph series published by Springer-Verlag, editor-in-chief of SPIE Reviews.During the period 1987-1993 he served as editor-in-chief of Applied Optics.

He is a Fellow and past Director of the OSA and a Fellow and past Governor of the SPIE. During the period 2005-2006 he chaired the OSA’s Publications Council.

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Bruce Richman

Contact:
Picarro, Inc.
480 Oakmead Pkwy
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
USA
Tel: +1 408.962.3906
brich@alumni.caltech.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Multi-pass second-harmonic generation using a confocal telescope and a wedged glass plate
    High nonlinear optical conversion efficiency of continuous-wave laser sources has historically been difficult because of the low nonlinear coefficient of typical nonlinear crystals and the inability to grow crystals of sufficient length. A multi-pass geometry overcomes these limitations, because the nonlinear conversion accumulates over multiple passes. For second-harmonic generation (SHG), the maximum conversion efficiency is theoretically proportional to the square of the number of passes. Maintaining phase-matching between the fundamental (F) and second-harmonic (SH) waves on multiple passes requires control of the relative optical phase between passes [1]. We used a wedged glass plate, a “phasor,” to effect this relative phase control. In addition, we employed a confocal telescope between passes, ensuring that all beams of all passes are mutually parallel, which eliminates that contribution to the relative phase gradient within the beam cross-section on successive passes.
  • Determination of the 18O/16O isotopic ratio for doubly labeled water by using cavity ring-down spectroscopy
    Cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) is an emerging technique for the precise measurement of gas concentrations. In CRDS, a gas sample is introduced into a high finesse optical cavity. Light from a tunable laser is injected into this cavity, and light exiting the cavity is monitored by a photo-detector. By bringing the laser optical frequency and the cavity resonant optical frequency into coincidence, the intra-cavity light intensity builds up. When this build-up reaches a predetermined threshold, the incident light is rapidly turned off. Then the intra-cavity light intensity decays exponentially (“rings down”) with a time constant, t, which depends on the sum of the losses due to the cavity mirrors and the absorption of the sample at the laser frequency. An absorption spectrum of the gas is obtained by stepping the laser through a series of wavelengths. CRDS possesses high absorption sensitivity because the high finesse cavity provides the equivalent of several kilometers of optical path.
    The doubly labeled water (DLW) method of measuring total energy expenditure has emerged as a vital tool in obesity research. It has enabled researchers to assess human energy requirements in health and in disease, to study the etiology of obesity, and to validate tools for the assessment of dietary intake. The method exploits two stable isotopes: deuterium (D) and 18O. Deuterium leaves the human body as water; 18O leaves the body as water and in exhaled CO2. The difference in the rate of loss between the two isotopes found in the body reveals the rate of CO2 production, which indicates energy expenditure. We designed, built, and tested an experimental near-IR CRDS setup for detecting isotopes of oxygen in vaporized water, and determining the isotopic ratio of H218O to H216O. We chose the same absorption lines of the common isotopologues of water vapor as have been used by other researchers in the vicinity of 7184 cm-1. Spectral scans took 5 seconds, and the per-scan ratio noise was 0.7 parts per thousand.

190.2620   Harmonic generation and mixing
300.6340   Spectroscopy, infrared
010.1120   Air pollution monitoring

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Richman is currently senior research scientist at Picarro, Inc. He joined Picarro in 1999 to develop cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) for commercial applications. While at Picarro, he has contributed to CRDS spectroscopic studies of CO2, CH4, aerosol, and isotopes of water. He is responsible for the optical design of CRDS instrumentation, and also of prototypes of compact solid-state lasers using multi-pass second-harmonic generation (SHG) to produce cw blue light. From 1996 to 1999, he was research scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, where he developed a mid-IR OPO source for CRDS, and also achromatic phase-matching (APM) for broad-band SHG. In 1994-5, he developed the first mid-IR implementation of frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG), to characterize pulses from a free-electron laser at Stanford University. Dr. Richman has published and patented extensively in the fields of CRDS and laser development.
 

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Jacob Robinson

Contact:
Rice University
6100 Main St.
MS380
Houston, TX 77005
Tel: +1 713.348.2933
jtrobinson@rice.edu
www.robinsonlab.com

Discussion Topics:
170.3880
350.4238
230.3120 



Speaker Credentials:

Jacob Robinson is an Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at Rice University. His research group uses nanofabrication technology to create devices that can perform large scale high resolution studies of neural circuit activity.

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Jannick Rolland

Contact:
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Floruda Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
USA
Tel: +1 407.823.6870
Fax: +1 407.823.6880
rolland@optics.rochester.edu
http://www.creol.ucf.edu/People/Details.aspx?PeopleID=310

Discussion Topics:

  • Head-worn displays, wearable displays for 3D visualization
  • Biophotonics imaging for skin imaging and endoscopy

Speaker Credentials:

Jannick Rolland received a Masters from the Institut D’Optique, Graduate School in France in 1984, and the PhD degree in Optical Science from the University of Arizona in 1990. She is a Professor of Optics and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida with joint appointments in the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering. She joined the Research Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1992 and headed the Vision Research Group 1992-1996. She holds 14 patents, wrote 6 book chapters, and has over 60 peer reviewed publications related to optical design, augmented reality, vision, and image quality assessment. Professor Rolland served on the editorial board of the Journal Presence (MIT Press) 1996-2006, and as Associate Editor of Optical Engineering 1999-2004. She is a Guest Editor for a special issue of the IEEE Journal of Display Technology on medical displays. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and SPIE, and a member of IEEE and SID.

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Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri

Contact:
Physics Dept
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-5192
USA
Tel: +1 860.486.2587
chandra@phys.uconn.edu
www.phys.uconn.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Nature of light: What is a photon?
  • Superposition Principle and Interference Phenomenon
  • If waves belong to a collective coherent phenomenon, then where from comes incoherence?
  • Non-Interaction of Waves (the NIW-Principle) and its consequences in Physics.

000.1600   Classical and quantum physics
260.0260   Physical optics
270.0270   Quantum optics
030.1640   Coherence
040.2840   Heterodyne
050.2230   Fabry-Perot
070.0070   Fourier optics and signal processing
090.0090   Holography
120.2880   Holographic interferometry
120.3180   Interferometry
140.4050   Mode-locked lasers
190.0190   Nonlinear optics
260.1960   Diffraction theory
260.2030   Dispersion
300.0300   Spectroscopy

Speaker Credentials:

Prof. Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri is an experimental physicist. Lately Chandra has been promoting publications and conferences on "The nature of light: What is a Photon?" He has several decades' of cumulative experience in industry and in academia. Chandra came to USA as a Fulbright Scholar and did his PhD from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. He is a Fellow of both OSA and SPIE and has been promoting various educational activities.

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Barry Sanders

Contact:
University of Calgary
Institute for Quantum Information Science
Tel: +1 403.210.8462
Fax: +1 403.210.8876
sandersb@ucalgary.ca
http://www.iqis.org/people/home/bsanders/

Discussion Topics:

  • Implementations of quantum information
  • Universal quantum simulators
  • Nonlinear quantum optics

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Barry Sanders is iCORE Chair of Quantum Information Science and Director of the Institute for Quantum Information Science at the University of Calgary. He is especially well known for seminal contributions to theories of quantum-limited measurement, highly nonclassical light, practical quantum cryptography, and optical implementations of quantum information tasks. His current research interests include quantum resources and also optical and atomic implementations of quantum information tasks and protocols. He also works on quantum processes in biological systems and on machine learning approaches to quantum control.

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Jose Sasian

Contact:
College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona
1630 E University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
USA
Tel: +1 520.621.3733
jose.sasian@optics.arizona.edu
http://www.optics.arizona.edu/research/faculty/profile/jose-sasian

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Design
  • Astronomical optics
  • Lens and Mirror Design

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Jose Sasian is a professor of optics at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. His areas of expertise are in optical design, testing, fabrication, and opto-mechanics. He has been involved with the design, fabrication and testing of optics for astronomy, conformal optics technology, light in gemstones, and optical lithography. His group at the University of Arizona has designed several novel optical surfaces for imaging systems and developed optical testing methodology.

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Joseph Shaw

Contact:
610 Cobleigh Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana USA 59717
ph +1 406-994-7261; fax +1 406-994-5958
jshaw@montana.edu
www.coe.montana.edu/ee/jshaw

Discussion Topics:

  • What color is the sky at night? A tribute to Lord Rayleigh
  • Optics in Nature (a photographic tour of optical phenomena in the atmosphere)

Speaker Credentials:
Joseph Shaw is the Director of the Optical Technology Center, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Affiliate Professor of Physics at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Shaw loves observing, photographing, and explaining optical phenomena in nature. He conducts research developing optical remote sensing systems and using them to study climate, weather, and natural ecosystems. Current research is in polarization imaging, radiometric imaging, multi- and hyper-spectral imaging, and lidar measurements in the natural environment. Dr. Shaw received a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and is a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE.

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Barry L. Shoop

Contact:
US Military Academy
Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
West Point, NY 10996
USA
Tel: +1 845.938.5567
Fax: +1 845.938.5956
Barry.Shoop@usma.edu
http://www.eecs.usma.edu/webs/ee/people.shtml?shoop

Discussion Topics:

  • High performance analog-to-digital conversion.
  • 2-D and 3-D image processing using artificial neural networks.
  • Leadership and education.

Speaker Credentials:

Barry Shoop is Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his fourteen years at West Point, he has served in a number of leadership positions including Director of the Electrical Engineering Program and Director of the Photonics Research Center. Currently as Professor and Deputy Head he is responsible for an undergraduate academic department with over 70 faculty and staff supporting ABET accredited programs in electrical engineering, computer science, and information technology. He received the BS from the Pennsylvania State University in 1980, MS from the US Naval Postgraduate School in 1986, and PhD from Stanford University in 1992, all in electrical engineering. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and the International Society for Optical Engineering, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi. His research interests are in the area of optical information processing, image processing, high-performance analog-to-digital conversion, and educational pedagogy.

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K Alan Shore

Contact:
Bangor University
School of Electronic Engineering
Bangor, Wales
LL57 1UT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1248.382618
Fax: +44 1248.361429
alan@informatics.bangor.ac.uk

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Chaos Communications
  • Dynamics of VCSELs

Speaker Credentials:

Professor K Alan Shore graduated in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and obtained a PhD at University College, Cardiff, Wales, UK. His thesis work was concerned with the electrical and optical properties of double-heterostructure semiconductor lasers.

He was a lecturer at the University of Liverpool ( 1979-1983) and then at the University of Bath where he became Senior Lecturer (1986 ), Reader (1990) and Professor (1995). In 1995 he was appointed to the Chair of Electronic Engineering, University of Wales, Bangor where he has been Head of the School of Informatics and of the College of Physical and Applied Sciences. He is the Director of ‘Industrial and Commercial Optoelectronics ‘ (ICON ) a Welsh Development Agency Centre of Excellence. He has been Chair of the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum and currently chairs the Photonics Academy for Wales.

His research work has been principally in the area of semiconductor optoelectronic device design and experimental characterisation with particular emphasis on nonlinearities in laser diodes and semiconductor optical waveguides. He has authored or co-authored almost 800 contributions to archival journals, books and technical conferences. With Prof Deb Kane he co-edited the research monograph ‘Unlocking Dynamical Diversity’. He co-founded and acts as Organiser and Programme Committee Chair for the international conference on Semiconductor and Integrated Optoelectronics ( SIOE ) which , since 1987, has been held annually in Cardiff, Wales, UK. He has been a programme member for several OSA conferences and was a co-organiser of a Rank Prize Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers held in the Lake District,UK in August 2002.

He was a visiting researcher at the Center for High Technology Materials,University of New Mexico,Albuquerque , in 1987.He received a Royal Society Travel Grant to visit universities and laboratories in Japan in July 1988. In 1989 he was a visiting researcher at the Huygens Laboratory, Leiden University,The Netherlands.During the summers of 1990 and 1991 he worked at the Teledanmark Research Laboratory and the MIDIT Center of the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. He was a guest researcher at the Electrotechnical Laboratory Tsukuba, Japan in 1991. In 1992 he was a visiting professor at the Department of Physics ,University de les Illes Balears, Palma-Mallorca,Spain. He was a visiting lecturer in the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Santander,Spain in June 1996 and 1998 and a visiting researcher in the Department of Physics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 1996,1998,2000, 2002 and 2005. In July/August 2001 he was a visiting researcher at the ATR Adaptive Communications Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. His current research interests include the dynamics of vertical cavity semiconductor lasers and applications of nonlinear dynamics in semiconductor lasers to optical data encryption.

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Markus W. Sigrist

Contact:
ETH Zurich
Institute for Quantum Electronics
Schafmattstrasse 16
CH-8093 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: +41 44.633.2289
Fax: +41 44.633.1230
sigrist@iqe.phys.ethz.ch
http://www.lss.ethz.ch/people/head/markus_sigrist/index

Discussion Topics:

  • Laser-based chemical sensing
  • Laser-spectroscopic trace gas analysis
  • Tunable laser sources

Speaker Credentials:

Markus W. Sigrist is a Professor of Physics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He heads the Group Laser Spectroscopy and Sensing within the Institute for Quantum Electronics. After a sabbatical at Rice University in Houston, Texas (USA) in 1990, he became Adjunct Professor at Rice in 1994 and in 2003 he was an invited professor at the Université du Littoral in Dunkerque, France. His research interests comprise general investigations on laser-interaction with condensed matter including nondestructive, noncontact studies on adhesion strength and delamination phenomena of surface layers and coatings on solids. More recently, he and his team focus on the development, implementation and application of tunable mid-infrared laser sources and sensitive detection schemes for spectroscopic analyses of trace gases and vapors. The various research projects include environmental, industrial and medical gas sensing applications. Markus Sigrist is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) since 1999 and a member of various national and international societies. He was a board member of the Quantum Electronics Division of the European Physical Society (1984-1990), and is a board member of the Swiss Society of Optics and Microscopy (SSOM) since 1993. He is author of over 130 publications in refereed journals as well as of several book chapters, encyclopedia series, and books. He coauthored the well-known german textbook entitled Laser with F.K. Kneubühl (Teubner, 8th ed., 2008), and edited the book entitled Air monitoring by spectroscopic techniques (Wiley, New York, 1994). He was a topical editor of Applied Optics and is a member of the editorial board of Infrared Physics and Technology.

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Prof. R. S. Sirohi, Director, IIT Delhi

Rajpal S. Sirohi

Contact:
Prof. R. S. Sirohi
A-15, Tripura Nest Apartments
11th Cross, Between 6th and 7th Main Roads
Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560003
India
Tel: +91 121.2578600
Fax: +91 976.0000810
rs_sirohi@yahoo.co.in
rajpal.sirohi@gmail.com
www.shobhituniversity.ac.in

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Metrology
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Laser Instrumentation
  • Holography and Speckle Phenomenon

Speaker Credentials:

Prof. R.S. Sirohi had been deeply engaged in academic administration and research since 2000 as Director IIT Delhi (Dec. 2000- April 2005), Vice-Chancellor Barkatullah University, Bhopal (April 2005-Sept. 2007), Vice-Chancellor of Shobhit University, Meerut (Oct. 2007-March 2008) and Vice-Chancellor of Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur (March 2008-Oct.2009). Prof. Sirohi did his Masters in Physics in 1964 from Agra University and Post M.Sc. in Applied Optics and Ph. D. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1965 and 1970 respectively. Prof. Sirohi was Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Madras during 1971-1979. He became Professor in the Physics Department of the same Institute in 1979.

Prof. Sirohi worked as Humboldt Fellow at Physikalische - Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig, Germany. He was a Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, USA. Prof. Sirohi was an Associate Professor at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, USA. He was ICTP (International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy) Consultant to Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia and ICTP Visiting Scientist to the University of Namibia. He was Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.

Prof. Sirohi is Fellow of several important academies in India and abroad including Indian National Academy of Engineering; National Academy of Sciences, Optical Society of America; Optical Society of India; SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) and honorary fellow of ISTE and Metrology Society of India. He is member of several other scientific societies, and founding member of India Laser Association. Prof. Sirohi was also the Chair for SPIE-INDIA Chapter, which he established with co-operation from SPIE in 1995 at IIT Madras. He was invited as JSPS Fellow and JITA Fellow to Japan. He was a member of the Education Committee of SPIE.

Prof. Sirohi has received the following awards from various organizations:

  • Humboldt Research Award (1995) by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Galileo Galilei Award of International Commission for Optics (1995)
  • Amita De Memorial Award of the Optical Society of India (1998)
  • 13th Khwarizmi International Award, IROST (Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (2000)
  • Albert Einstein Silver Medal, UNESCO (2000)
  • Dr. YT Thathachari Prestigious Award for Science by Thathachari Foundation, Mysore (2001)
  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Award in Engineering & Technology for 2000, (awarded in 2002) by MP Council of Science and Technology
  • NRDC Technology Invention Award on May 11, 2003
  • Sir CV Raman Award: Physical Sciences for 2002 by UGC
  • Padma Shri, a national Civilian Award (2004)
  • Sir CV Raman Birth Centenary Award (2005) by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  • Holo-Knight, inducted into Order of Holo-Knights during the International Conference-Fringe 05-held at Stuttgart, Germany on September 12, 2005
  • Centenarian Seva Ratna Award (2004) by The Centenarian Trust, Chennai, was awarded in February .2006
  • Instrument Society of India Award 2007 on October 24, 2007
  • Gabor Award 2009 by SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) USA on 7th April 2009
  • UGC National Hari OM Ashram Trust Award - Homi J. Bhabha Award for Applied Sciences (2005), awarded in August 2009 by UGC

Prof. Sirohi is a member on several Boards and Committees in India. He was the President of the Optical Society of India during 1994-1996. He was on the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Modern Optics, UK and on the editorial Board of the Journal of Optics (India). He was Guest Editor to the Journals "Optics and Lasers in Engineering" and "Optical Engineering". Currently he is Associate Editor of the International Journal “Optical Engineering”, USA, regional editor of the Journal of Holography and Speckle, USA and is on the editorial Board of Optik (Germany).

Prof. Sirohi has published 241 papers in national and international journals, 65 papers in Proceedings of the conferences/symposia and has authored/co-authored/edited thirteen books including five milestones for SPIE. He has participated in numerous international and national conferences and presented 139 papers. He has delivered 45 invited talks in various national and international conferences/symposia. He was Principal Co-ordinator for 26 projects sponsored by Government Funding Agencies and Industries. He has supervised 25 Ph.D. theses, 7 M.S. theses and numerous B.Tech., M.Sc. and M.Tech theses.

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HPS Portrait 1 Mar 04

H. Philip Stahl

Contact:
Space Optics Manufacturing Technology Center
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
USA
H.Philip.Stahl@nasa.gov

Discussion Topic:

  • James Webb Space Telescope: The First Light Machine
    Scheduled to begin its 10 year mission no sooner than 2013, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will search for the first luminous objects of the Universe to help answer fundamental questions about how the Universe came to look like it does today. At 6.5 meters in diameter, JWST will be the world’s largest space telescope. This talk reviews science objectives for JWST and how they drive the JWST architecture, e.g. aperture, wavelength range and operating temperature. Additionally, the talk provides an overview of the JWST primary mirror technology development and fabrication status.
  • Developed another ‘generic’ presentation entitled: “50 Years of Mirror Technology Development at NASA”

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. H. Philip Stahl is a Senior Optical Physicist at NASA MSFC where he is the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Optical Components Technical Lead. Previously, Dr. Stahl was a Senior Staff Optical Engineer at Raytheon Danbury (formerly Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, now Goodrich Aerospace) where he was the lead optical engineer for the 4 meter LAMP mirror. As President of Stahl Optical Systems Inc. he supported several NASA microgravity experiments. Also, he was an Assistant Professor of Physics and Applied Optics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Optical Products Manager at Breault Research Organization (BRO), and a Senior Optical Systems Engineer at BRO. Prior to that, he worked at Perkin-Elmer, Hughes Aircraft, and Wright-Patterson AFB. Finally, he was a Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center.

Dr. Stahl is a leading authority in optical metrology, optical engineering, and phase-measuring interferometry. Many of the world's largest telescopes have been fabricated with the aid of high-speed and infrared phase-measuring Interferometers developed by him, including the Keck, VLT and Gemini telescopes. He is a Fellow of SPIE, an SPIE Director, an International Commission for Optics (ICO) Vice President and a member of OSA. He earned his PhD in Optical Science at the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center in 1985.

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Fellow

George Stegeman

Contact:
CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics
University of Central Florida
USA
Tel: +1 407.823.6915
Fax: +1 407.823.6880
george@creol.ucf.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • New Era Discreteness and Periodicity in Optics - an overview of photonic crystals, photonic crystal fibers, nonlinear coupled waveguide arrays and negative refractive index in the visible, and their potential applications
  • Spatial Solitons in Discrete Systems

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Fellow

William C. Stwalley

Contact:
University of Connecticut
2152 Hillside Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
USA
Tel: +1 860.486.4924
Fax: +1 860.486.3346
w.stwalley@uconn.edu
http://www.phys.uconn.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Photoassociation of Ultracold atoms
  • Formation of Ultracold Molecules
  • Laser Spectroscopy of Alkan Metal Dimers

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. William C. Stwalley received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University in 1969. From then until 1993, he was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Iowa. During 1975-1976 he took a leave of absence to serve as Associate Program Director, Quantum Chemistry, at the National Science Foundation. Shortly after Dr. Stwalley returned to the University of Iowa, he also became Affiliate Professor of Physics. Since 1993, he has been Head of the Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut and since 2002, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Physics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society, the American Physical Society, the American Association for Advancement of Science, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition, he received the William F. Meggers Award from OSA in 1998, the Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award in 1999, and the Connecticut Medal of Science in 2005. Dr. Stwalley serves on many professional committees and was Chair of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in 2007-2008. Dr. Stwalley’s research interests include studies of ultracold atoms and molecules, especially photoassociation and formation and trapping of alkali dimer molecules, laser spectroscopy and photodynamics, laser ionization, long range molecules and potential curves, radiative transition probabilities, and quantum degenerate gases.

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Fellow

Eric A. Swanson

Contact:
493 Baldwin Road
Carlisle, MA 01741
USA
Tel: +1 978.371.7184
elkzjnk@comcast.net

Discussion Topics:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Optical Networking - Free Space & Fiber

Speaker Credentials:

Eric A. Swanson Entrepreneur Eric A. Swanson is currently involved in several high tech startup companies covering a wide range of technology from Web 2.0, optical biomedical imaging technology, alternative energy, and optical components. Mr. Swanson consults for several Venture Capital Firms and is also research associate at the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. Mr. Swanson is a co-founder of three successful start-up companies. The most recent was Sycamore Networks a company developing intelligent optical networking products. He served in various roles including Chief Scientist and General Manager of the Transport Business Unit - where he managed product strategy, product marketing and management, development and engineering for Sycamore's transport products. Held several other roles including: lead project manager of both Sycamore’s high capacity OEO circuit switch (SN16000) and an ultra-long haul high capacity WDM transport system (SN10000). Company went public in 1999 breaking several NASDAQ records and currently has a market cap of ~$1B. Prior to Sycamore Networks, Mr. Swanson was a co-founder of LightLab Imaging a biomedical imaging company focusing on commercializing optical coherence tomography (OCT) for a wide range of medical markets including cardiology & endoscopy. Responsible for writing company business plan, raising funds, corporate partnerships, hiring all initial employees and technical and strategic direction of Company. Company was acquired in 2002 by Goodman Corporation a leading company in the development, manufacture and distribution of vascular interventional devices. Prior to LightLab Imaging Mr. Swanson was a co-founder of Advanced Ophthalmic Devices a startup focused on ophthalmologic imaging. Company was acquired in 1994 by Humphrey Instruments a leading ophthalmic instrumentation company. Over 100,000 patients have been diagnosed worldwide and the product ships in excess of $100M/year. Mr. Swanson was involved in Research and Development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory for 15 years. He served in various technical and managerial roles of a large R&D group working on WDM networks, ultrafast Optical TDM networks, and Inter-Satellite Laser Communication Systems systems. Some notable results include development of one of the world’s first WDM All-Optical Networks and pioneering work in developing the world first successful inter-satellite laser communication system that was successfully demonstrated on the GEOLite spacecraft. Swanson has authored more than 180 technical papers. In addition, he holds 24 US patents and numerous foreign patents. He is a Fellow of the OSA and senior member of the IEEE. In 1992 he received the prestigious Rank Price for contributions to man kind in Opto-Electronics for his work in pioneering the field of Optical Coherence Tomography. Mr. Swanson holds a BS summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Fellow

Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr.

Contact:
University of Arizona
Optical Sciences Center
1630 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094
USA
Tel: +1 520.626.3723
Fax: +1 520.621.3389
grovers@optics.arizona.edu
http://uanews.org/node/20284

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Vortices
    The once esoteric area of singular optics is increasingly finding exciting applications from astronomy to microscopy in time regimes from CW to femtoseconds. This talk will serve as a primer and will help the audience understand the physics and experimental techniques of optical vortex research.
  • The Search for Habitable Exo-Planets
    The direct detection of earth-like planets is hindered by the glare of the parent star, which may be millions to billions time brighter than the planet. The optical vortex coronagraph provides a solution to this problem by removing the starlight without attenuating the planet light. This talk will introduce the challenges facing astronomers. Further, I will describe the optical physics and experimental efforts to create an optical vortex coronagraph.
  • Computer-Generated Holography
    Thanks to high resolution laser printers (5080 dots per inch), good quality holographic optical elements may be easily produced without a laser. However, one must be able to specify the desired holographic object on the computer, and numerically solve for the diffracted light. For some objects, such as optical vortices, computer-generated holography is the preferred method for creating the light field. In this talk I will describe the theories and methods used for creating CGH's, and suggest projects that may be suitable for graduate and undergraduate students.

Speaker Credentials:

Education

  • PhD, The Johns Hopkins University (1987 – 1990) and Purdue University (1985-1987), Baltimore, Maryland / West Lafayette, Indiana, Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments
    PhD Advisor: Alexander E. Kaplan
    Dissertation: Observations of Continuous-Wave Self-Deflection and Spatial Dark Solitary Waves in Nonlinear Media
  • MSE.E, Purdue University (1982-1985), West Lafayette, Indiana
    School of Electrical Engineering / Department of Physics
    Advisor: Alexander E. Kaplan
    Thesis: Self-Bending Effect in Nonlinear Refraction
  • BS, Drexel University (1977 – 1982), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science
    Mentors: Marilyn Bishop and Lorenzo Narducci
    Co-Op Experiences: Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA

Employment

  • Apr. 2001 – Present: Associate Professor
    College of Optical Sciences (formerly Optical Sciences Center)
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Mar.1999 – Apr. 2001: Associate Professor
    Department of Physics
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
  • Aug. 1993 – Mar. 1999: Assistant Professor
    Department of Physics
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
  • Sept. 1990 - Aug. 1993: ONR/ONT Postdoctoral Fellow
    Laser Physics Branch
    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Other

  • Fellow, Optical Society of America
  • Topical Editor, Optics Letters
  • Cottrell Scholar

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Mohamed Swillam

Contact:
The American University in Cairo 
AUC Avenue, P.O BOX 74 
New Cairo 11835 
Egypt 
Tel: +202.261.52612 

Discussion Topics:

  • Silicon Photonics, Silicon Nanowires, Plasmonic Devices, Silicon Plasmonics, Solar Cell, Optical Nano Devices

Speaker Credentials:

Mohamed A. Swillam received his Ph. D. from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada in 2008. After graduation he worked as post-doctoral fellow in the same group. In October 2009, he joined the photonic group and the institute of optical sciences at the University of Toronto where he works as a research fellow. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the department of Physics, the American university in Cairo (AUC). His research interests include design optimization and sensitivity analysis of active and passive nanophotonic and plasmonic devices and systems, silicon photonics, optical interconnects, integrated optical systems and lab on chip, nano-antenna, optoelectronics, metamaterials, and solar cells. The main applications include biomedical integrated systems, energy harvesting, and telecommunications. He authored more than 100 technical papers in highly ranked journals and conferences in these areas.

Dr. Swillam is a member of the editorial board of many physics and photonics journals and conferences. He is also a senior member of the IEEE Photonic society. He is also a guest editor in J of optical and quantum electronics. He is the founder and the advisor of the Optical Society of America chapter in the AUC and the vice president of the Egyptian Unit. Dr. Swillam received various awards and fellowships including the State Award 2013 and Misr Elkhair best publication award in 2012, NSERC post-doctoral fellowship 2009, and the Dean's graduate student award of knowledge translation and innovation from McMaster University in 2009. He also won the competition for Ontario ministry of research (MRI) fellowship round 5 for 2011. He is also the recipient of best student paper award from IEEE/LEOS Ottawa section for Photonics North 2007 and from ACES 2009.

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Nelson Tansu

Contact:
Daniel E. '39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor in Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Smith Family Endowed Director, Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
USA 
Tansu@Lehigh.Edu
Tel: 610-758-2678
Fax: 610-758-2605 
www.ece.lehigh.edu/~tansu 
www.lehigh.edu/cpn

Discussion Topics:

Semiconductor photonics, physics and devices of semiconductor optoelectronics, III-Nitride, light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, solar cells, thermoelectricity, and physics and technology of nanostructures.

 
140.5960 Semiconductor lasers 
250.0250 Optoelectronics 
250.5590 Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices 
250.5300 Photonic integrated circuits 
250.7260 Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers 
230.3670 Light-emitting diodes

Speaker Credentials:

Nelson Tansu received his B.S. degree (Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Physics; with Highest Distinction) and his Ph.D. degree (Electrical Engineering / Applied Physics) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 1998 and May 2003, respectively. Dr. Tansu is the Daniel E. '39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor in Photonics and Nanoelectronics at Lehigh University, and he also serve as the Smith Family Endowed (Founding) Director of the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN) at Lehigh. Dr. Tansu's research works cover both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physics of semiconductor optoelectronics materials and devices, the physics of low-dimensional semiconductor (nanostructure), and MOCVD and device fabrications of III-Nitride and III-V-Nitride semiconductor optoelectronics devices on GaAs, InP, and GaN substrates. Up to today, Dr. Tansu has published in more than 270+ refereed international journal (98) and conference (170+) publications, and he holds several US patents (total > 14). Dr. Tansu serves as the Primary Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2008-2009) and IEEE / OSA Journal of Display Technology (2012-2013), and he also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Journal (2009-present), Associate Editor for OSA Optical Materials Express (2010-present), Associate Editor for Semiconductor Photonics and Technology (2011-present), Assistant / Associate Editor for Nanoscale Research Letters (2007-present), Associate Editor for IEEE / OSA Journal of Display Technology (2013-present), Associate Editor for Journal of Photonics for Energy (2013-present), Editorial Board for Photonics (2012-present), Editor-in-Chief for Photonics (2013-present), and Editorial Board Member for Nature’s Scientific Reports (2014-present). 

Dr. Tansu has also served as the Technical Program Committee for several major technical conferences for IEEE, OSA, SPIE, and APS; the selected lists include: IEEE / OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014), SPIE Photonics West (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), APS March Annual Meeting 
(2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), ACP (2012, 2013, 2014), and others. Dr. Tansu was also selected as Invited General Participant at the 2008 National Academy of Engineering (NAE)'s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, and he served as the Organizing Committee for the 2009 NAE's U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Recently, Dr. Tansu has also been invited to participate in the NAE's 2012 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE), and NAE's 2014 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (JAFOE).


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Tarapov

Sergey Tarapov

Contact:
Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics
(IRE) National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kharkov
61085, 12 Ac. Proskura St.
Ukraine
Tel: +380.57.720.34.63
tarapov@ire.kharkov.ua
http://www.ire.kharkov.ua/Radiospectroscopy/index.htm

Discussion Topics:

160.3918 Metamaterials
240.6690 Surface waves
0.6370 Spectroscopy, microwave

Speaker Credentials:

Prof Tarapov is a specialist in applied electrodynamics, magnetophotonic solid state physics, low-temperature physics, nanophysics. His major accomplishments address experimental research composite magnetic structures as well as nanomagnetcs by the technique of extra-high frequency (EHF) radiospectroscopy. He made an income to the (1) metamaterials of mm waveband (Left handed media, magnetophotonic crystals); (2) Giant Magentoresistance/Magnetoimpedance study at low and very low temperatures. As well he studied successfully the (3) manganite perovskite nanostructures as a negative refractive materials. At present his research is focused on magnetic composite structures as a basis for left-handed metamaterials and high–frequency electronics application.
 

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Fellow

Malvin Carl Teich

Contact:
Boston University
Depts of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Boston, MA
USA
Tel: +1 617.353.1236
teich@bu.edu
http://people.bu.edu/teich/

Discussion Topics:

  • Multi-Photon and Entangled-Photon Imaging and Lithography
  • Fractal-Based Point Processes
  • How Few Photons Can the Human Eye Perceive?

040.2840   Heterodyne
190.4410   Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
250.1345   Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)
250.4480   Optical amplifiers
270.2500   Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
270.4180   Multiphoton processes
270.5290   Photon statistics
270.5570   Quantum detectors
270.6570   Squeezed states
330.5020   Perception psychology
330.5510   Psychophysics

Speaker Credentials:

Since 1995, Professor Malvin Carl Teich has been teaching and pursuing his research interests at Boston University as a faculty member with joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cognitive and Neural Systems. He is Director of the Quantum Photonics Laboratory and a Member of the Photonics Center, the Center for Adaptive Systems, the Hearing Research Center, and the Program in Neuroscience. He is a consultant to government and private industry and has served as an expert in numerous patent conflict cases. Dr. Teich is most widely known for his work in photonics and quantum optics and for his studies of fractal stochastic processes and information transmission in biological systems. His current efforts in photonics are directed toward the characterization of noise in photon streams and photodetectors while his interests in quantum optics relate to the development of imaging systems that make use of entangled photons and to the relative merits of using nonclassical vs. classical light. His work in fractals is directed toward elucidating the statistical properties of sensory-system action-potential patterns and the heartbeat sequences of patients with coronary disorders.
Dr. Teich's first professional association, in 1966, was with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he demonstrated that heterodyne detection could be achieved in the middle-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. He joined the faculty at Columbia University in 1967, where he served as a member of the Electrical Engineering Department (as Chairman from 1978 to 1980), the Applied Physics Department, the Columbia Radiation Laboratory, and the Fowler Memorial Laboratory at the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. Extending his work on heterodyning, he recognized that the interaction could be understood in terms of the absorption of individual polychromatic photons and demonstrated the possibility of implementing the process in a multiphoton configuration. He developed the concept of nonlinear heterodyne detection — useful for canceling phase or frequency noise in an optical system. In collaboration with his students, and with colleagues at the College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, he conducted optical heterodyne measurements of the vibratory motion of individual sensory cells in the cochlea. He discovered that these cells vibrate spontaneously even when no acoustic signal is present and suggested that these vibrations could be the origin of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions.

During his tenure at Columbia, he also carried out extensive research in the areas of photon statistics and point processes, noise in avalanche photodiodes and fiber-optic amplifiers, the generation of squeezed light, and the ultimate sensitivity of the human visual system. Leading a multidisciplinary team, he experimentally determined that a single photon could be perceived at the human retina, provided that the false-positive rate was permitted to be sufficiently high. Among his achievements is a description of luminescence light in terms of clustered photon emissions. This perspective led him to suggest that detector dead time could be advantageously used to reduce photon clustering and thereby luminescence noise. This approach was incorporated in the design of the star-scanner guidance system for the Galileo spacecraft, which was subjected to strong radio- and beta-luminescence background light as a result of bombardment by copious Jovian gamma- and beta-ray emissions. In a similar vein, he suggested that dead space could be effectively used to minimize carrier clustering in the multiplication region of an avalanche photodiode. This implementation resulted in a new class of ultralow-noise avalanche photodetectors suitable for use in lightwave communication systems. His work on fiber-optic amplifiers led to an understanding of the statistical properties of the photons emerging from the amplification process and thereby to improved measures of performance for these devices. He subsequently showed that the same mathematical approach was applicable to modeling the flow of neural events in human sensory systems and for characterizing their performance. He also discovered the presence of fractal behavior in neural signals such as auditory- and visual-system action-potential sequences and neurotransmitter exocytosis. In the domain of quantum optics, he developed a new form of shot noise with power-law properties — fractal shot noise — and used it to provide an accurate description of the photon statistics of Čerenkov radiation. He also developed the concept of pump-fluctuation control; using a space-charge-limited version of the classic Franck-Hertz experiment in mercury vapor, he demonstrated the validity of this concept by generating the first source of unconditionally photon-number-squeezed light. In 1996 he was appointed Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science and Applied Physics in Columbia University.

His academic credentials include an S.B. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. His bachelor's thesis comprised a measurement of the total neutron cross section of palladium metal at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory while his doctoral dissertation reported the first observation of the two-photon photoelectric effect in sodium metal. During the course of his career, he spent sabbatical leaves at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Teich is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Physical Society (APS), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). He is a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi. In 1969 he received the IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize for his paper “Infrared Heterodyne Detection” and in 1973 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1992 he was honored with the Memorial Gold Medal of Palacký University in the Czech Republic and in 1997 he was the recipient of the IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Scholar Award of Boston University. Dr. Teich has authored or coauthored some 350 refereed journal articles/book chapters and some 550 conference presentations/lectures. He holds six patents. He is the coauthor of Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, 1991, 2nd Ed. 2007, with B. E. A. Saleh), which has been translated into Czech, Japanese, German, and Russian, and of Fractal-Based Point Processes (Wiley, 2005, with S. B. Lowen).
Among his professional activities, he served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel for the journal Optics Letters from 1977 to 1979, as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation from 1989 to 1992, and as Deputy Editor of the journal Quantum Optics from 1988 to 1994. Dr. Teich is currently a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Jemná Mechanika a Optika, a Traveling Lecturer of the Optical Society of America, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. His full CV is available at http://people.bu.edu/teich/cv.html

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Fellow

Kevin Thompson

Contact:
3 Graywood Lane
Pittsford, NY 14534
USA
Tel: +1 626.840.7376
kevint@synopsys.com
www.oraengineering.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Repair of the Hubble Telescope
  • History of Geometrical Optics
  • Anything related to Optical Design

000.2850   History and philosophy
080.0080   Geometric optics
110.0110   Imaging systems
120.0120   Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
220.0220   Optical design and fabrication

Speaker Credentials:

Kevin Thompson has been Vice President of the Optical Engineering Group at Optical Research Associates for 15 years before they were acquired by Synopsys, where he is now Group Director, of Research and Development in Optics. Dr. Thompson joined ORA in 1986 after 5 years with the optical design group at what was then Perkin-Elmer's government division. Prior to that, Kevin conducted his PhD research with Dr. Roland Shack at the University of Arizona where he developed the optical aberrations for optical systems without symmetry, now known as nodal aberration theory (NAT) (see JoSa A, 2005, 2008-2011). He has worked on a broad range of optical designs from state-of-the-art FLIRs in the late '80s to the latest in EUV lithography systems at 13nm. He also was the lead optical designer for the null lenses used to test the new mirrors in both the COSTAR and the WF/PC II cameras in the Hubble first servicing mission, working with what was then Tinsley. Kevin is a Fellow of the Optical Society and a Fellow of the SPIE and he was the cochairman of the 1998 International Optics Design Conference in Hawaii and an OSC graduate in the class of 1980.

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Fellow

Elias Towe

Contact:
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Roberts Hall Room 147
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
USA
Tel: +1 412.268.8091
towe@cmu.edu
http://www.ece.cmu.edu/directory/details/180

Discussion Topics:

  • Quantum-dot infrared detectors and imaging sensors
  • Semiconductor nanowire emitters and lasers

Speaker Credentials:

Elias Towe was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received all his academic degrees (SB, SM, and PhD) from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and was also a Vinton Hayes Fellow there. He is currently the Albert and Ethel Grobstein Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringat Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Nano-enabled Device and Energy Technologies. His research interests are in photonics, sensors, and nanotechnology. Prof. Towe is the (co)-author of over 150 technical publications.

Prof. Towe has been an Editor or Associate Editor of several journals and currently serves as the Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Association for him Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Fellow

Ken-ichi Ueda

Contact:
University of Electro-Communications
Institute for Laser Science
1-5-1 Chofugaoka,
Chofu, Tokyo
182-8585 Japan
Tel: +81 4244.3.5700
Fax: +81 4248.5.8960
ueda@ils.uec.ac.jp
http://www.ils.uec.ac.jp/eng/eindex.html

Discussion Topics:

  • Ceramic Lasers
  • High Power Fiber Lasers
  • IFE Driver development

Speaker Credentials:

Ken-ichi Ueda was born in Osaka in 1946. He received the BS and MS degrees from Osaka University and Dr Sci degree from the University of Tokyo.

After research works in R&D center of JEOL, and the Physic Department of Sophia University in Tokyo, he joined to the Institute for Laser Science at University of Electro-Communications in 1981. In ILS/UEC he investigated large scale excimer laser system for laser fusion and ultra-short and ultra-high peak power lasers. Since 1990 he began to develop an ultra-stabilized laser-diode-pumped solid laser and ultra-high quality optics for gravitational wave antenna. He developed kW-output fiber-embedded disk lasers for industrial applications. He created new concepts of solid state lasers like hybrid solid state lasers and ceramic lasers. Recenty he is making some effort to realize an Inertial Fusion Energy Plant by high rep-rate Mega-Joule ceramic laser system.

He is a director of Institute of Laser Science since 1996. He is a corresponding member of Science Council of Japan, and a member of Joint Open Laboratory on Laser Crystals and Precision Measurements of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a honor professor of Shenzhen graduate school of Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is a fellow of Optical Society of America and a fellow of Japan Applied Physics Society. He received a Quantum Electronics & Optics Award from JSAP and a Sakurai-prize from OITDA in Japan for the ceramic laser research works. He received a Nikkei-BP award for the development of high power fiber-disk laser system.

He has experiences of topical editors of Applied Optics and JOSA-B. Today, he is an editor-in-chief of Optical Review and an associate editor of Laser Physics Letters. He published more than 300 publications in the international journals.

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Fellow

Alex Vitkin

Contact:
Professor, University of Toronto
(Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology)
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute
Clinical Physicist, Princess Margaret Hospital
Topical Editor, Optics Letters
610 University Ave, room 7-415
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
tel - 416 946-2990; fax - 416 946-6529
vitkin@uhnres.utoronto.ca
http://medbio.utoronto.ca/faculty/vitkin.html

Alex Vitkin is an engineering physicist/biomedical engineer by training, with further specialization in medical physics and applications of lasers in medicine.  He is currently a professor of Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, a senior scientist in the division of BioPhysics and BioImaging at the Ontario Cancer Institute, and a clinical medical physicist at Princess Margaret Hospital (all in Toronto, Ontario, Canada).  His research is the field of biophotonics, with particular emphasis on Doppler optical coherence tomography, tissue polarimetry, and optical fiber sensors. He has published ~100 papers and book chapters on diagnostic and therapeutic uses of light in biomedicine, holds several patents in the field, and currently runs a large laboratory with several undergraduate/graduate students and post-doctoral/clinical fellows.  His laboratory works closely with clinicians and with industry, and he is a consultant for several biophotonics companies.  Dr. Vitkin is a frequent research grant reviewer and site visitor for National Institutes of Health (NIH), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Centre for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies (CIMIT), and several other research granting agencies.  He has been a Guest Editor for the Optics and Photonics News (special issue on Biophotonics) and for the Journal of Applied Physics (special issue on Applied Biophysics), and currently serves as a topical editor of Optics Letters (2nd term, Optics in Biology and Medicine).  He has lectured widely, including delivering special seminars and summer school modules on biophotonics in Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Germany, USA, Cyprus, and Russia.  Dr. Vitkin is also a board-certified medical physicist through the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) and is an OSA Fellow.' .

Discussion topics:

  1. A light at the end of the tunnel: biophotonics and biomedical optics
  2. Imaging tissue structure and function with optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  3. Polarized light for biological tissue assessment: principles, applications, and challenges
  4. Photon mayhem: diagnostic and therapeutic photomedicine
  5. Light-tissue interactions, light propagation in tissue: where did the light go, and what did it do when it got there?

110.0110   Imaging systems
170.0170   Medical optics and biotechnology
290.0290   Scattering

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Fellow

Konstantin Vodopyanov

Contact:
Stanford University
E.L. Ginzton Lab
Stanford, CA 94305
USA
Tel: +1 650.725.8529
Fax: +1 650.723.2666
vodopyan@stanford.edu
http://www.stanford.edu/~vodopyan/

Discussion Topics:

  • New light from gallium arsenide: micro-structured GaAs for mid-IR and THz-wave generation
  • Novel source of THz waves based onresonnat frequency downconversion in periodically-inverted GaAs

Speaker Credentials:

Konstantin Vodopyanov obtained his Masters degree from Moscow Phys-Tech and accomplished his PhD in 1983 in the Oscillations Lab of Lebedev Physical Institute, led by Nobel Prize winner Alexander Prokhorov. He was an assistant professor at Moscow Phys-Tech (1985-90), Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bayreuth, Germany (1990-92), and a Royal Society Fellow and lecturer at Imperial College, London, UK (1992-98). He was awarded a DSc degree (Habilitation) by General Physics Institute, Moscow in 1993. In 1998, he moved to the United States and became head of the laser group at Inrad, Inc., NJ (1998-2000), and later director of mid-IR systems at Picarro, Inc.,CA (2000-2003). In 2003 he returned to Academia and is now at E.L. Ginzton Lab at Stanford University. K. Vodopyanov was elected a Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics (1997) and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (1998). He is member of program committees for several major laser conferences and was elected Program Chair for CLEO’2008 and General Chair for 2010. His present research interests include laser interaction with matter, laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, mid-IR and terahertz-wave generation using micro-and nanostructured materials, as well as spectrally-resolved atomic force microscopy.

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Dong-Xue (Michael) Wang

Contact:
Optical Engineer
Video Technologies, Cisco Consumer Products
CISCO Systems Inc.
USA
Tel: +1 408.853.8105
Fax: +1 408.525.1949
micw@cisco.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Solid-state Lighting and Illumination
  • Mobile Imaging and Display
  • Optical Amplifiers: EDFA and SOA
  • Introduction to Optical Modeling Using Commercialized Optical Simulators
  • Optical Wavelets and Neural Nets

Speaker Credentials:

Michael (Dongxue) Wang, is currently a Optical Engineer at CISCO Systems in California, and has worked as an optical scientist/engineer at several major US companies before joining CISCO. Prior to coming to the USA in 1994, he was a research engineer at the Institute Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. His broad research experiences and accomplishments include solid-state lighting, mobile imaging and display, optical lens design, optical amplifier and fiber optics, optical computing, optical data storage and digital image processing. He has over 20 referred publications and 10 issued and pending US and international patents. He is a member of OSA, SPIE, SID and IEEE, and serves as a peer reviewer for Applied Optics, Optics Letters, and Optical Engineering. Michael has his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering with minor in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology . He also holds two advanced degrees in Optics and Electro-optics, and BS in Physics.

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Fellow

Ronald R. Willey

Contact:
13039 Cedar Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
USA
Tel: +1 231.237.9392
ron@willeyoptical.com
www.willeyoptical.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Thin Films, The Icing on the Cake of Optical Systems
  • 50 Years of Optical Coatings, What is Different, What is the Same
  • Cost Effective Tolerances for Optical Systems

310.1210 Antireflection coatings
310.1620 Interference coatings
310.1860 Deposition and fabrication
310.3840 Materials and process characterization
310.3915 Metallic, opaque, and absorbing coatings
310.4165 Multilayer design
310.5696 Refinement and synthesis methods
310.6188 Spectral properties
310.6805 Theory and design
310.6860 Thin films, optical properties

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Rachel Won

Contact:
6th Floor Chiyoda Building
2-37 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 162, 0843, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6809-1721
Fax: +81-3-3267-8754
r.won@natureasia.com
www.nature.com/naturephotonics

Discussion Topics:

    1. Manuscript preparation and submission
    2. A career in science publishing and editing
    3. Life as an editor

Speaker Credentials:
Rachel joined Nature Photonics in June 2006, six months before the launch of the journal, and is now a Senior Editor of the journal. Before that, she worked for Aston University’s Business partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK, as a research commercialization officer commercializing research output of the university, particularly that of photonics research. Rachel obtained her PhD in microwave photonics and nonlinear optics as a member of Aston’s Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, she worked for Phillips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer.  She holds a Master’s degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore doing research in optical fiber sensing and a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Malaysia.

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Fellow

James C. Wyant

Contact:
College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona
1630 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721
USA
Tel: +1 520.621.2448
jcwyant@optics.arizona.edu
http://www.optics.arizona.edu/jcwyant/

Discussion Topics:

  • Dynamic Interferometry
    The largest limitation of phase-shifting interferometry for optical testing is the sensitivity to the environment, both vibration and air turbulence. In many situations the measurement accuracy is limited by the environment and sometimes the environment is sufficiently bad that the measurement cannot be performed. Recently there have been several advances in dynamic interferometry techniques for reducing effects of vibration. This talk will describe and compare dynamic interferometry techniques.
  • Advances in Interferometric Surface Measurement
    The addition of electronics, computers, and software to interferometry has provided tremendous improvements in the measurement of surface shape and roughness. This talk will describe three such improvements; use of computer-generated holograms for testing aspheric surfaces, techniques for performing interferometric measurements more accurate than the reference surface, and two single-shot phase-shifting interferometric techniques for reducing the sensitivity of an optical test to vibration and measuring dynamically changing surface shapes.
  • Experiences Starting and Growing Optics Companies
    Prof. Wyant has been involved in the starting and running of two optics companies: WYKO Corporation (1982 - 1997) and 4D Technology (2002 - Present). This talk covers his experiences with these companies and the advice he would give to others who want to experience the joy, excitement, and hard work of starting and growing a company.

090.0090   Holography
120.0120   Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology

Speaker Credentials:

James C. Wyant received the BS in physics in 1965 from Case Western Reserve University and MS and PhD in optics from the University of Rochester in 1967 and 1968. He was an optical engineer with the Itek Corporation from 1968 to 1974, when he joined the faculty of the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, where he now is a Professor of Optical Sciences and Dean of the College of Optical Sciences. He was a co-founder of the WYKO Corporation and 4D Technology and the president of WYKO from 1984 to 1997. Wyant was the 2010 president of OSA and the 1986 president of SPIE. Wyant is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and he has received several awards including the OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award in 1992 and the SPIE Gold Medal in 2003.

Please note: This speaker is an OSA Board Officer. Please contact OSA staff at chaptersandsections@osa.org before making your request directly to the lecturer.

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Fellow

Philip J. Wyatt

Contact:
6300 Hollister Avenue
P. O. Box 3003
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-3003
805-681-9009 x200
888-536-6511
pwyatt@wyatt.com
www.wyatt.com

Discussion Topics:

  • The Scattering of Light and its Applications: From protein interactions to Coca Cola
  • The Characterization of Macromolecules and Bioparticles from their Light Scattering Properties
  • An Entrepreneurial Journey through Light Scattering and its commercialization

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Philip J. Wyatt received his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and Christ's College, Cambridge University. He completed his graduate education at the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana (MS) and the Florida State University (PhD). His research interests include electromagnetic scattering theory, laser light scattering, protein aggregation phenomena, clinical microbiology, macromolecular characterization, nanoparticle characterization and measurement, and sample fractionation techniques. He is the author or co-author of over 70 scientific articles, four books, and over 40 patents. The developer of the first commercial light scattering instrumentation incorporating a laser source, he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He is the Chair-elect of the American Physical Society Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. In 2009, the American Physical Society named him the recipient of their Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. In 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences of the Florida State University named him their Graduate of Distinction. He was selected as one of 15 finalists of the first U. S. Scientist Astronaut selection program, but remained behind on Earth. He is a Registered Agent before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Wyatt Technology Corporation, a leading manufacturer of scientific instruments for macromolecular and particle characterization. Associated with the wealth of applications based on light scattering measurements is the developments of a variety of optical instruments that include absolute light scattering photometers and differential refractive index detectors. The eventual commercialization of these and related instruments resulted in the formation of a company whose products revolutionized many elements of molecular biology. With this company came the establishment of an American firm that exports its products throughout the World and is recognized in the life sciences as "One of the Best Places to Work in America."

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Fellow

Leonid Yaroslsavsky

Contact:
Tel Aviv University
Dept of Physical Electronics
Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv, 69978
Israel
Tel: +972 3.640.7366
Fax: +972 3.641.0189
yaro@eng.tau.ac.il
www.eng.tau.ac.il/~yaro

Discussion Topics:

  • Digital Computational Imaging
  • Digital Holography
  • Digital Video Processing

Speaker Credentials:

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky, MS (1961, Faculty of Radio Engineering, Kharkov Polytechnical Institute, Ukraine), PhD (1968, Institute for Information Transmission, Moscow, Russia), Dr. Sc.-Phys. Math, (1982, State Optical Institute, S.-Petersburg, Russia). Till 1995, he had headed a Laboratory of Digital Optics at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences. Beginning 1995, he is Professor at Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University. He was also a visiting Professor at University of Nuernberg-Erlangen, Germany (1991), National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA (1992-1995), Institute of Optics, Orsay, France (1995), Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France (1998), International Center For Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland (1997-, 2001, 2002, 2004-2006), Agilent Laboratories, Palo Alto, Ca, USA (2000), Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan (2003). He is an author of several books and more then 100 papers on digital image processing and digital holography. Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

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Fellow

Jun Ye

Contact:
JILA
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of Colorado
Campus Box 440
Boulder, CO 80309-0440
USA
Tel: +1 303.735.3171
Fax: +1 303.492.5235
ye@jila.colorado.edu
http://jilawww.colorado.edu/YeLabs/

Discussion Topic:

  • Femtosecond Frequency Comb and Precision Spectroscopy
  • Ultracold Atoms and Cold Molecules

020.0020   Atomic and molecular physics
270.0270   Quantum optics
320.0320   Ultrafast optics
120.0120   Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology

Speaker Credentials:

Personal

  • Born in 1967, Shanghai, China. Citizenship, US

Education

  • PhD Physics, University of Colorado, 1997
  • MS Physics, University of New Mexico, 1991
  • BS Applied Physics, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Frew Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, 2011
  • European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) Award, 2009
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 2008
  • I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, American Physical Society (APS), 2007
  • Carl Zeiss Research Award, 2007
  • Henri Sack Memorial Lecturer, Cornell University, 2007
  • William F. Meggers Award, Optical Society of America (OSA), 2006
  • Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2006
  • Friedrich Wilhem Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2006
  • Elected Fellow, Optical Society of America, 2006
  • The First Prize in Technological Innovations, Amazing Light: Vision for Discovery Symposium in Honor of Charles H. Townes, 2005
  • Elected Fellow, American Physical Society, 2005
  • Arthur S. Flemming Award (Scientific Category, US Federal Government), 2005
  • Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Department of Commerce, 2004
  • Marquis 58th Edition of Who’s Who in America, 2003
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2003
  • Technology Review Magazine’s TR100 Young Innovator, 2002
  • Gold Medal (Group), US Department of Commerce, 2001
  • Selection to Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, 2000
  • Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America (OSA), 1999
  • R. A. Millikan Prize Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1997 – 1999
  • University Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993 – 1994
  • Honor Graduate, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 1989
  • Silver-Light Prize (Exceptional Undergraduate Award), Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 1987

Appointments

  • Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2004 – present
  • Fellow, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, 2001 – present
  • Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, 2006 – present
  • Associate Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, 2004 – 2006
  • Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2006 – present
  • Guest Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, 2004 – present
  • Visiting Professor, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck, Austria, 2004.

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Fellow

Paul Kit-Lai Yu

Contact:
University of California at San Diego
Dept of ECE
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
USA
Tel: +1 858.534.6180
Fax: +1 858.534.0556
yu@ece.ucsd.edu
http://circuit.ucsd.edu/~yu/

Discussion Topics:

  • Electroabsorption Modulator for Transparent Analog Fiber Link
  • High Power Photodiode for Antenna Application
  • Nanowires for electro-optic applications

 

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Yuri Zakharov

Yuri Zakharov

Contact:
23 Gagarin ave.
Nizhny Nivgorod,
Russia
Tel: +79050109969
Email: yz-ua3@list.ru
www.rf.unn.ru

Discussion Topics:

  • 090.1705
  • 090.1995
  • 090.2880
  • 100.6640
  • 110.0180

Speaker Credentials:

  • 1976 – 1981 M.Sc. degrees in Radiophysics&Electronics, Padiophysical Faculty of Gorky State University, Russia
  • From 1998 – Associate Professor, General Physics Department, N.I.Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • From 1985- Lecture, General Physics Department, N.I.Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • From 1981–Engineer, General Physics Department, N.I.Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia