Alexander L. Gaeta                

Alexander L. Gaeta
Columbia University, USA
Ultrafast nonlinear optics, all-optical processing, the development and application of photonic crystal fibers, nanophotonics, and quantum effects in nonlinear optics.

 

Alexander L. Gaeta is a Professor of Applied Physics and of Materials Science. His research Interests include ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation in fibers and bulk media, photonic crystal fibers, coherent interactions of laser light with matter, the generation of non-classical light fields, stimulated scattering processes. He received B. S. (1983), M. S. (1985), and Ph. D (1991), in Optics from University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He obtained the College of Engineering Teaching Award, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2007; Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 1995; and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1993.

 

 

Eugene A. Fitzgerald                

Eugene A. Fitzgerald
MIT, USA
III-V-CMOS integration

 

Prof. Eugene A. Fitzgerald's group's research activities attack the current limitations of electronic materials, especially limitations created by imperfections in materials such as point, line, and planar defects. Much of the group's efforts are focused on lattice-mismatched semiconductor systems, in which layers in electronic materials and devices have different lattice parameters. Such material combinations have potential in printing, storage, display, communications, and interconnect applications. But the utility of these materials depends on our ability to understand and eliminate crystalline defects which can be generated due to the lattice-mismatch between semiconductor layers. Current projects involve the fabrication of GeSi/Si detectors and InGaAs/GaAs emitters which may be used in fiber-to-the-home applications; GeSi/Si structures for integrated, micro-mechanical devices; visible AlInGaP LEDs and lasers integrated on Si and GaAs; III-V microwave transistors integrated on Si; III-V solar cells integrated on Si; basic studies concerning the generation, propagation, and interaction of defects in these heterostructures; and investigations of microscopic failure mechanisms in optoelectronic and electronic devices.

 

 

Markus B. Raschke                

Markus B. Raschke
University of Colorado, USA
near-field nano-optics, spectroscopy

 

Prof. Markus B. Raschke, interest in linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy at surfaces and of nanostructures. For simultaneous spatial information we explore new routes for ultrahigh resolution optical imaging far beyond the diffraction limit. Topics include single molecule spectroscopy, surface photochemistry, molecular plasmonics as well as surface electron dynamics and electron-phonon interaction.

 

 

Michal Lipson                

Michal Lipson
Columbia University, USA
Silicon photonics, optomechanics, new photonic materials and fabrications, nonlinear photonics

 

 

Professor Michal Lipson joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Columbia University in July 2015. She completed her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the Technion in 1998 followed by a Postdoctoral position at MIT in the Materials Science Department till 2001. In 2001 she joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. She was named Cornell Given Foundation Professor of Engineering in 2013. Lipson was one of the main pioneers in the field of silicon photonics and is the inventor of several of the critical building blocks in the field including the GHz silicon modulator. She holds over 20 patents and is the author of over 200 technical papers. Professor Lipson's honors and awards include the MacArthur Fellow, Blavatnik Award, IBM Faculty Award, R. W. Wood Prize, and the NSF Early Career Award. She is a fellow of OSA and IEEE. Since 2014, she has been named top 1% most cited by Thomson Reuter Award.

 

 

Nikolay I. Zheludev                

Nikolay I. Zheludev
University of Southampton, UK & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 

Nikolay Zheludev, Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellows, PhD, DSc is Professor of Physics at the University of Southampton (UK). He is Deputy Director (Physics) of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton and direct the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials at Southampton and the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies at NTU, Singapore. He is also Adjunct Professor at IMRE (A*STAR). Prof. Zheludev received MSc, PhD and DSc from Moscow State University and joined the faculty at Southampton University in 1991. His awards include a Senior Research Fellowship with the Leverhulme Trust (2001), a Senior Research Prvofessorship of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2002) and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2009). Professor Zheludev is Fellow of the European Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (London) and the Optical Society of America. Professor Zheludev is the Editor-in Chief of 'Journal of Optics' (IOP Publishing) and Advisor to the Nature Publishing Group.

 

 

Wei Huang                

Wei Huang
Northwestern Polytechnical University
organic optoelectronics and flexible electronics

 

Professor Wei Huang is Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Foreign Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of Institute of Advanced Materials, and an eminent scientist in the area of organic optoelectronics and flexible electronics. He is Chair Professor of 'The Recruitment Program of Global Talents' and the 'Cheung Kong Scholars Program', Winner of the 'National Outstanding Youth Fund', Chief Scientist of 'The National 973 Programs', Honorary Doctor of the University of Sheffield, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Moreover, Professor Huang was awarded the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award as the principal investigator for his work of 'The Design principles, effective fabrication of organic semiconductors and application for optoelectronic devices' in 2012, and the Technological and Scientific Progress Award from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, Hong Kong in 2014.