First Round of Abstract Submission Ends: Sep 30, 2024
Extended Early Bird Ends: Jun 20, 2024

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dieter Bimberg
CIOMP of CAS, Changchun and TU Berlin, Germany
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Dieter Bimberg received the Ph.D. magna cum laude from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. He held for 7 years a Principal Scientist position at the Max Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Grenoble, France. After serving as a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, he assumed the Chair of Applied Solid-State Physics at Technical University of Berlin. He is the Founding Director of its Center of NanoPhotonics. He was holding guest professorships at the Technion, Haifa, U.C. Santa Barbara, CA, USA, and at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, CA. He was Distinguished Adjunct Professor at KAU, Jeddah 2012-2018. In 2018 he was appointed as executive director of the “Bimberg Chinese German Center for Green Photonics” at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the EU Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the US Academies of Engineering and of Inventors, Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society, a Life Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, a Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society, Vice-President of the International Artificial Intelligence Association and a honorary member of the Ioffe Institute of the RAS. He is recipient of many important international awards, like the UNESCO Nanoscience Award, the Max-Born Award and Medal of IoP and DPG, the Heinrich-Welker-Award, the Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, the Oyo Buturi and MOC Awards of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics, the Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal and Award of IEEE, the Stern-Gerlach Award of DPG (the highest German physics award), to mention a few. He received honorary doctorates of the University of Lancaster, UK, and the St. Petersburg Alferov University of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He has authored more than 1600 papers, 71 patents and patent applications, and six books. The number of times his research works has been cited exceeds 69,000 and his Hirsch factor is 115 (@ Google Scholar). His research interests include physics and technology of nanostructures, nanostructure based photonic and electronic devices, and energy efficient data communication.
Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Stanford University, USA
Title: Thin Film Lithium Niobate Devices for Optical Sensing, Communication and Computing
Yoshihisa Yamamoto is the Director of PHI (Physics & Informatics) Laboratories, NTT Research, Inc. He received B.S. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1973 and 1978, respectively, and joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories in 1978. He became a Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 1992 and also a Professor at National Institute of Informatics (NII) in 2003. He is currently a Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University and NII. His past research areas include coherent communications, squeezed states, quantum non-demolition measurements, exciton-polariton BEC, single photon and spin-photon entanglement generation, and mesoscopic transport noise. He has received many distinctions for his past work, including Carl Zeiss Award (1992), Nishina Memorial Prize (1992), IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award (2000), Medal with Purple Ribbon (2005), Hermann A. Haus Lecturer of MIT (2010), Okawa Prize (2011) and Willis E. Lamb Award (2022). His current research interest focuses on quantum information processing, physics of quantum-to-classical transition and coherent Ising machines.
Prof. Xiaogang Liu
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Title: Advanced Materials for Next-Generation Imaging Technologies
Xiaogang Liu earned his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University in 2004. Following this, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He joined the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore in 2006 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2017. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine.

Among his research interests are the study of energy transfer in lanthanide-doped nanomaterials, the application of optical nanomaterials for neuromodulation and light-field imaging, the development of advanced X-ray imaging scintillators, and the prototyping of electronic tools for assistive technologies. His work has been recognized with several national and international awards. He received the Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award (2012), the Taiwan National Science Council Lectureship Award (2012), President’s Science Award (Singapore 2016), the NUS Outstanding Researcher Award (2017), and SNIC-AsCA2019 Singapore Award for Solid State Chemistry & Materials (2023). He was a Chang Jiang Scholar at Northwestern Polytechnical University from 2018-2023. He is a member of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) and a fellow of the American Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering (AIBME)

He is an associate editor of Nanoscale, BMEMat, Journal of Luminescence, and has served on the editorial boards of Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Chemistry–An Asian Journal, Science China Materials, Advanced Optical Materials, InfoMat, The Innovation, Nanoscale Horizons, Small Methods, Next Technology, and Nano Letters.
Prof. Alexander Lvovsky
University of Oxford, UK
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Alexander Lvovsky is an experimental physicist. He was born and raised in Moscow and did his undergraduate in Physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In 1993, he became a graduate student in Physics at Columbia University in New York City. His thesis research, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sven R. Hartmann, was in the field of coherent optical transients in atomic gases. After completing his Ph. D. in 1998, he spent a year at the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics, and then five years at Universität Konstanz in Germany, first as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, then as a research group leader in quantum-optical information technology. In 2004 he became Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary, and from autumn 2018, a professor at the University of Oxford. Alexander is a past Canada Research Chair, a lifetime member of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Optical Society and a winner of many awards – most notably the International Quantum Communications award, commendation letter from the Prime Minister of Canada and the Emmy Noether research award of the German Science Foundation. His work has been featured by CBC, NBC, Wired, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review, the Guardian, TASS and even Daily Mail.
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Title: Lasers for remote medical diagnosis
Zeev Zalevsky received his B.Sc. and direct Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Zeev is currently a full Professor and the Dean of the faculty of engineering in Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His major fields of research are optical super resolution, biomedical optics, nano-photonics and fiber-based processing and sensing architectures. Zeev has published more than 600 peer review papers, 350 proceeding papers, 9 books (6 authored and 3 as an editor), 34 book chapters and about 100 patents. Zeev gave about 620 conference presentations with more than 220 invited/keynote or plenary talks.

Zeev is a fellow of many large scientific societies such as SPIE, OSA, IEEE, EOS, IOP, IET, IS&T, ASLMS, AIMBE and more. He is also a fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors (NAI). For his work he received many national and international prizes such as the Krill prize, ICO prize and Abbe medal, SAOT prize, Juludan prize, Taubelnblatt prize, young investigator prize in nanotechnology, the International Wearable Technologies (WT) Innovation World Cup 2012 Prize, Image Engineering Innovation Award, NANOSMAT prize, SPIE startup challenge prize, SPIE prism award, IAAM Scientist Medal Award, International Photonic Award, Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional award, The Asian Advanced Materials Award, Edison Award, IEEE distinguished lecturer award, VEBLEO Scientist Award, Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize, Lotfi Zadeh Memorial Award, E&T Innovation Award, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2022 Innovation Award, German Innovation Award 2022, the Humboldt research prize, SPIE 2023 Chandra S. Vikram Award for Metrology, IVS research excellence prize, German Berthold Leibinger innovation prize, IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2023 Laser Instrumentation Award and more.
Prof. Chrysanthe Preza
The University of Memphis, USA
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Dr. Chrysanthe Preza is the Kanuri Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis, where she joined in 2006. She received her D.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. She leads the research in the Computational Imaging Research Laboratory. Her research interests are imaging science, estimation theory, computational optical sensing and imaging applied to multidimensional multimodal light microscopy and hyperspectral imaging, and computational imaging enabled by deep learning. She received a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation in 2009, the Herff Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2010 and 2015, and she was the recipient of the Ralph Faudree Professorship at the University of Memphis 2015-2018. Since 2018, she has been the recipient of the Ravi and Eleanor Kanuri Professorship. She was named Fellow of the SPIE in 2019 and Fellow of the Optica (OSA) in 2020. She served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging and as Topical Editor for Optica’s Applied Optics, and she continues to serve as an Executive Editor for Biological Imaging, Cambridge University Press and an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Imaging, Computational Imaging and Computational Photography section.
Prof. Zenghu Chang
University of Ottawa, Canada
Title: Ultrafast mid-infrared lasers for intense-field science
Zenghu Chang graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University with a bachelor's degree in 1982. He earned a master's and a doctorate at the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1985 and 1988 respectively. From 1991 to 1993, Chang visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He worked at the University of Michigan after 1996. Then joined the physics faculty at Kansas State University in 2001 and became the Ernest & Lillian Chapin Professor in 2009. He joined the University of Central Florida in 2010 where he was a University Trustee Chair, Pegasus and Distinguished Professor, as well as the founding director of the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology. Starting in 2024, Chang became a Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Ottawa. Chang is a fellow of the American Physical Society and Optical Society of America.
Prof. Gaetano Assanto
University of Rome "Roma Tre", Italy
Title: Nematicons, fundamentals and photonic applications
Prof. Gaetano Assanto (PhD 1987) is the head of NooEL - the Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Lab established at the University Roma Tre (Italy), where he teaches Optoelectronics since 1992. He is an OSA and IEEE Fellow, with expertise in nonlinear guided-wave optics and photonics, reorientational optical solitons in liquid crystals.
Prof. Ahmed Hassanein
Purdue University, USA
Title: Laser Produced Plasma for Advanced Nanolithography
Prof. Ahmed Hassanein, is the Paul L. Wattelet Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University and the director of Center for Materials under Extreme environment (CMUXE), College of Engineering. He has more than 40 years of experience in the fields of nuclear and plasma physics, computational physics, and material science. He is internationally recognized as one of the world's foremost leaders in modeling and benchmarking materials response to various radiation and particle sources including photons, electrons, laser, plasma, and ion beams. He has developed models and comprehensive computer packages as created state-of-the art experimental facilities at CMUXE to predict materials behavior, lifetime issues, plasma evolution, and hydrodynamics under various irradiation conditions. His models and results are being used in several national and international research fields in nuclear fusion, high-energy physics, national security, and advanced nanolithography. He has authored more than 500 journal publications and reports in more than 40 different national and international journals in physics, materials, bioengineering, and computational science. Before joining Purdue, Prof. Hassanein was senior scientist, group leader, and the director of the USA Fusion Power Program at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Prof. Hassanein received several patents and national awards, including the 2013 IEEE Merit Award, the highest technical achievement award of the IEEE nuclear and plasma sciences society, for his seminal contributions in these areas, the 2019 IEEE Charles K. Birdsall Award for seminal contributions to Computational Nuclear & Plasma Sciences, and the 2020 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Outstanding Achievement Award for his innovative work and leadership in the magnetic and inertial nuclear fusion research. He is Fellows of eight professional societies including SPIE, AAAS, IEEE, ANS, Optica/former OSA, APS, IOP, and IAAM.
Prof. Daan Lenstra
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Title: Integrated two-section Semiconductor Diode Lasers as All-optical Spiking Neurons
Daan Lenstra (Amsterdam, 1947) is theoretical physicist (M.Sc., University of Groningen, 1972; Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, 1979). He researched topics in quantum optics, condensed matter, semiconductor diode lasers, nonlinear dynamics in optical systems, analogies between optics and microelectronics, optical phase conjugation, all-optical ultrafast signal processing and organic laser diodes. Prof. Em. Lenstra is now with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology. His research involves topics in nonlinear dynamics of integrated semiconductor lasers and organic diode lasers. Daan Lenstra (co)authored more than 500 publications in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He (co)edited 10 books and supervised 25 PhD students.