Evening and Keynote Speakers

 

 

                            Keynote Speaker                                                                       Evening Speaker                          

Norbert Kaiser

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Germany

New Trends and Developments in the Field of Optical Interference Coatings

Consumer electronics, semiconductor lithography, medicine, life sciences, solar energy, architecture, aerospace, automotive, telecommunication, and quantum devices are pushing optical thin film technology to new frontiers, which are far beyond the present capabilities of established deposition processes and production strategies.

Consumer electronics, semiconductor lithography, medicine, life sciences, solar energy, architecture, aerospace, automotive, telecommunication, and quantum devices are pushing optical thin film...

About the Speaker

Norbert Kaiser has been involved in optical coatings for more than 40 years. He is the head of the Optical Thin Film Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena. Norbert has authored a large number of papers and patents. He edited together with Hans Pulker the book “Optical Interference Coatings” (Springer Series in Optical Sciences) and worked as a chair for many conferences and as an instructor of courses worldwide. He coordinated national and international science projects on topics about optical coatings, their properties and their applications. At the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, University of Applied Sciences, he was a lecturer in the fields of Coating Technology and Nanooptics.

Norbert Kaiser has been involved in optical coatings for more than 40 years. He is the head of the Optical Thin Film Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision...

David R. Smith

Duke University, USA

Invisibility Cloaks and Other “Impossible” Optics: Metamaterials: From Revolutionary Science to Disruptive Technology

Metamaterials have provided a new framework for the design of optical and electromagnetic devices, giving way to the demonstration of unique materials and structures such as negative index media and “invisibility cloaks.” In this talk, I’ll provide an introduction to metamaterials and an overview of their profound impact on optics and their current transition to commercial products.

Metamaterials have provided a new framework for the design of optical and electromagnetic devices, giving way to the demonstration of unique materials and structures such as negative index media...

About the Speaker

David R. Smith is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University, where he also serves as Director for the Center for Metamaterial and Integrated Plasmonics. Dr. Smith is also the founding director of the Metamaterials Commercialization Center at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Smith received his doctorate in 1994 in physics from the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Smith’s research interests include the theory, simulation and characterization of unique electromagnetic structures, including photonic crystals, metamaterials and plasmonic nanostructures. Smith and his colleagues demonstrated the first left-handed (or negative index) metamaterial at microwave frequencies in 2000, and the first metamaterial “invisibility cloak” in 2006. In 2005, Dr. Smith was part of a five-member team that received the Descartes Research Prize, awarded by the European Union, for their contributions to metamaterials and other novel electromagnetic materials.  Since 2009, Dr. Smith has continually been named a "Citation Laureate" in physics by Clarivate’s Web of Knowledge. Dr. Smith is a co-recipient of the McGroddy Prize for New Materials, awarded by the American Physical Society, for “the discovery of metamaterials” (2013). In 2016, Dr. Smith was elected to the National Academy of Inventors.

David R. Smith is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University, where he also serves as Director for the Center for...