Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nanophotonics (IPR)

13 - 16 julho 2014
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, USA

Resources: Committee Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nanophotonics (IPR) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 19 November 2014
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Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 24 junho 2014
Register for the Meeting By 16 junho 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 13 julho - 16 julho 2014

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.


All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions

General Chairs

Thomas Krauss, University of York, United Kingdom
Michael Watts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Program Chair

Christopher Doerr, Acacia Communications, Inc., United States
Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program Committee Members

Photonic Devices & Integration

Nadir Dagli, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Philippe Absil, imec vzw, Belgium
Po Dong, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States
Yeshaiahu Fainman, University of California San Diego, United States
Jonathan Klamkin, Boston University, United States
Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, United States
Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Maura Raburn, Infinera Corporation, United States
Volker Sorger, George Washington University, United States
Dries Van Thourhout, Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium
William Zortman, Sandia National Laboratories, United States

Nanophotonics & Applications

Milos Popovic, University of Colorado Boulder, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Douglas Gill, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Erich Kasper, Universit├Ąt Stuttgart, Germany
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Rakich, Yale University, USA
Laurent Vivien, Universite de Paris-Sud XI, France
Kazumi Wada, University of Tokyo, Japan
Xiaobo Yin, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Zhiping Zhou, Peking University, China

Computational Photonics, Modelling and Novel Concepts

Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Subcommittee Chair
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA
Sven Burger, Zuse-Institut Berlin, Germany
Pavel Cheben, NRC, Canada
Masafumi Fujii, Toyama University, Japan
Andreai Lavrinenko, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jens Niegemann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Stephen O'Brien, University College Cork, Ireland
Chris Poulton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia