Committee

Members of the Joint Advisory Committee include:

Dainty

Prof. Christopher DAINTY, The National University of Ireland

Professor Christopher DAINTY is the Chair of Applied Physics and the Science Foundation Ireland Professor at The National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests are in optical imaging, scattering and propagation. In these areas he has co-authored or edited 6 books, approximately 150 peer-reviewed papers and 250 conference presentations.

From 1974–1978, he was a Lecturer in Physics at Queen Elizabeth College of the University of London. Prof. Dainty joined the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in 1978 and the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in July 1982. He became Pilkington Professor of Applied Optics at Imperial College London in January 1984. In October 2002, Prof. Dainty started an extended appointment as Science Foundation Ireland Professor at The National University of Ireland, Galway and in 2005, he was appointed to the Chair of Applied Physics. He is simultaneously on extended leave from Imperial College London.

He is the 1984 recipient of the International Commission of Optics Prize, the 1993 Thomas Young Medal and Prize (IoP), the 2003 C.E.K. Mees Medal and Prize (OSA) and the Optics and Photonics Division Prize 2004 (IoP). He is also a Fellow of The Optical Society, SPIE, The Institute of Physics (UK) and The European Optical Society.

Dainty served as an elected Director at Large on the OSA Board of Directors from 1983–1985 and from 2005–2007 and currently serves as OSA President. He has served as ICO Secretary-General (1987–1990), President (1990–1993) and Past President (1993–1996); SPIE Board Member (1994–1996); President of The European Optical Society (2002–2004). Prof. Dainty also served on the Council of the UK Institute of Physics (1996–1999).

Gong

Prof. Qihuang GONG, Peking University, China

Prof. Gong’s current research interests are in ultrafast optics and spectroscopy, nonlinear optics and mesoscopic optical devices for applications in optical information processing and communication. Prof. Gong has authored more than 200 articles and the papers were cited more than 1200 times. He has received 1st Award of Science and Technology Award of Beijing City, 2nd Award of Science and Technology Award of Beijing City and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Award for China Youth, Youth-Scholar Award of Hongkong Qiushi Fund, Rao Yutai Physics Award of Chinese Physical Society and Wang Daheng Science and Technology Award of Chinese Optics Society.

Now Prof. Gong is the Chair scientist of National 973 Project, the principal of the creative group of National Natural Science Foundation of China. He also serves as the topic editor of Optics Letters, advisor editor of Chemical Physics Letters, editorial board member of the Journal of Optics and the Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, associate editors-in-chief of Chinese Physics B, Chinese Optics Letters, Chinese Optics and Applied Optics (in Chinese ), Acta Physics Sinica ( in chinese ) and Quantum Electronics ( in chinese ). He is also elected as Executive Council Member of Chinese Optics Society and Director of Fundamental Optics Division, Executive Council Member of Chinese Physical Society, Deputy Council Director of Beijing Optics Society. He is also served as the Member of Optical Society of America (OSA’s) international council, Fellow of OSA and fellow of IoP, and Co-chair of Asian Intense Laser Network.

Ning

Prof. Yongqiang NING, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, China

Prof. Yongqiang NING was born in Jilin Province, northeast of China, on October 31, 1965. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from Jilin University in 1988. In 1999, he received his Ph.D. at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 2000-2002, Professor Ning worked at University of Edinburgh as a visiting scholar and returned to China in 2002 and was employed as a professor at CIOMP. From 2005 to the present, he is engaged as a leading professor because of his outstanding achievements.

Prof. Yongqiang Ning is focusing on the VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) and high power semiconductor lasers. He and Prof. Lijun Wang firstly in the world proved that the VCSEL could generate high output-power that’s higher than 1 Watt in 2002 and successfully fabricated high power VCSEL which out-power is as high as 1.95 Watts. Prof. Yongqiang Ning has fabricated VCSEL with 2.8 Watts output and realized world’s largest 30×30 VCSEL arrays integration recently.

Because of his excellent achievements, Prof. Yongqiang Ning has achieved many awards in the last 6 years as follows:
Jilin Province Technological Invention Award, First Prize, 2010
National Science and Technology Progress Award, Second Prize, 2007
Chinese Business Innovation Award, First Prize, 2007
Jilin Province Science and Technology Progress Award, First Prize, 2006
Jilin Province Science and Technology Progress Award, First Prize, 2004

Prof. Yongqiang is the member of Editorial Boards of such academic magazines as Chinese Journal of Luminescence and Chinese Journal of Lasers. He is also the member of the Judges Committee of the NSFC (National Science Foundation Committee).

Siegman

Prof. Anthony E. SIEGMAN, Stanford University, USA

Professor Anthony E. SIEGMAN was born in 1931 in rural Michigan, and educated at Harvard College (AB degree, 1952), UCLA (MS in Applied Physics, 1954), and Stanford University (PhD in Electrical Engineering, 1957). He was appointed to the Stanford faculty in 1956, and retired in 1998 as the McMurtry Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics. During his career at Stanford he supervised some 41 PhD dissertations in microwave and quantum electronics, laser physics and devices, and optics; published several hundred scientific articles; and authored three books, including a still widely used text on LASERS (University Science Books, 1986). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard University in 1964, a Guggenheim Fellow at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich in 1969-70, and a Humboldt Senior Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching in 1984-85.

He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1973 and the National Academy of Sciences in 1988, and has been awarded the Wood Prize, Frederick Ives Medal, and Esther Hoffman Beller Medal of the Optical Society of America, the Quantum Electronics Award of the IEEE Photonics Society, and the Schawlow Medal of the Laser Institute of America. He served as President of the Optical Society of America in 1999, and has been involved in numerous other OSA and OSA Foundation activities. He is currently engaged in research on optical fiber lasers, technical and legal consulting, and service on a number of international advisory boards, and was an active participant in the LaserFest celebration of the 50th anniversary of laser during 2010.

Van Stryland

Prof. Eric VAN STRYLAND, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA

Professor Eric VAN STRYLAND received a PhD in Physics in 1976, from the University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, where he worked on optical coherent transients and photon counting statistics. He worked in the areas of femtosecond pulse production, multiphoton absorption in solids, and laser induced damage at the Center for Laser Studies at the Univ. of Southern California. He joined the Univ. of North Texas in l978 helping to form the Center for Applied Quantum Electronics. In l987 he joined the newly formed CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) at the Univ. of Central Florida where he was Prof. of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests are in the characterization of the nonlinear optical properties of materials and their temporal response as well as the applications of these nonlinear materials properties for optical switching, beam control etc. He developed the Z-scan technique with M. Sheik-Bahae with whom he also established the methodology for applying Kramers-Kronig relations to ultrafast nonlinearities and helped develop the field of cascaded second-order effects. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, a past member of their Board of Directors, former co-chair of the Science and Engineering Council, a senior member of the Laser Institute of America and a former board member, a Fellow of IEEE LEOS, Fellow of the SPIE and a member of the APS, and MRS. He also served as a topical editor for Optics Letters. He was President of the OSA in 2006. He graduated 31 Ph.D.'s and published >300 papers and is on the ISI ‘highly cited’ list. In 2003 he was awarded the highest honor UCF bestows, the Pegasus Award. He was Director of the School of Optics/CREOL from July 1999 to May of 2004. With the elevation of the School to a College, he became its first Dean. In addition, Governor Bush established the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE) in 2003. The latest addition to the College is the Townes Laser Institute named after the maser and laser inventor, Charles Hard Townes. He retired as dean in 2009 and continues as Professor of Optics.

Want

Prof. Lijun WANG, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, China

Prof. Lijun WANG was born in Jilin Province, northeast of China, on July 13, 1946. He graduated from Jilin University in 1973. In 1982, he received his Master of Engineering. From 1988 to 1989, Lijun Wang worked at Swiss Post Telegraph and Telephone and in the United States at Northeastern University as a senior visiting professor from 1993 to 1995. He returned to China in 1995. From 1995 to the present, he is employed as a leading professor in Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Lijun Wang is now the director of the High Power Semiconductor Laser Laboratory (HPSL).

Prof. Lijun Wang is focusing on the high power semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers, VCSELs (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) and their applications. He gained great achievements especially on the Al-Free InGaAsP Quantum Well lasers, Light beam Shaping and Laser combiner. Many products are widely used in industry and national defense. He and Prof. Yongqiang Ning were the first in the world to prove that the VCSEL could generate high output-power that is higher than 1 Watt in 2002 and successfully fabricated high power VCSEL which out-power is as high as 1.95 Watts. In addition, the world’s largest 30×30 VCSEL arrays integration was realized recently.

Prof. Lijun Wang has published more than 350 articles and 3 academic books, obtained more than 30 patents in the last decade and directed more than 40 Ph.D. and master graduates.

Because of his outstanding achievements, Prof. Lijun Wang has achieved many awards in the last 6 years as follows:
Jilin Province Technological invention award, First Prize, 2010
National Science and Technology Progress Award, Second Prize, 2007
Chinese Business Innovation Award, First Prize, 2007
Jilin Province T Science and Technology Progress Award, First Prize, 2006
Jilin Province Science and Technology Progress Award, First Prize, 2004

Prof. Lijun Wang is the responsible and corresponding person for all the awards listed above. In addition, he also received many other achievements and honors including Senior Experts of Jilin Province and a specialist who enjoys the Special Government Allowance Granted by the State Council.

Prof. Lijun Wang is the member of Editorial Boards of many academic magazines and journals such as Chinese Optics Letters, Laser & Optoelectronics Progress, Chinese Journal of Luminescence and Chinese Journal of Lasers. He is the member of the Judges Committee of NSFC (National Science Foundation Committee) and is also the member of several other committees including the National Science & Technology Awards, the Chinese Integrated Optics and Fiber Optics Committee and the Chinese Society of Astronautics.

Zhong

Prof. Minlin ZHONG, Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Minlin ZHONG is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University. He is a Fellow of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and was the member of Board of Directors of LIA (2005-2007). He serves the Standing Editorial Member of the “Journal of Chinese Lasers”. He has co-organized 8 China National Conference on Laser Materials Processing. He was the general conference chair of PICALO 2008 and the co-chair or committee member of numerous international conferences. He has been focusing on the research on laser micro-nano fabrication, laser surface engineering and novel material development, over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and international conference papers, 9 patents and 3 books have arisen from his research work.