Ali Adibi is the director of Bio and Environmental Sensing Technologies (BEST) and Joseph M. Pettit Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research group has pioneered several structures in the field of integrated nanophotonics for both information processing and sensing. He is the author of more than 120 journal papers and 350 conference papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanophotonics, and the nanophotonic program track chair of the Photonics West meeting. He is the recipient of several awards including Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Packard Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award.
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 in the faculty of engineering in Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His major fields of research are optical super resolution, biomedical optics, nano-photonics and electro-optical devices. By April 2015 Zeev has published more than 380 refereed journal papers, more than 200 conference proceeding papers, more than 335 international presentations out of which more than 110 were invited or plenary, 38 issued patents and more than 15 patents pending, 6 authored books, 3 books as an editor, 27 book chapters and 4 papers in SPIE Milestone series. In 2007 Zeev has received the Krill prize given by the Wolf foundation (Wolf prize for young scientists) and in 2008 the International Commission of Optics (ICO) prize and Abbe medal for his contribution to the field of optical super resolution. In 2009 he won the Juludan prize for advancing technology in medicine and in 2010 he was selected to be a fellow of the SPIE for his significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics and imaging. In 2011 Zeev received the international SAOT (School for Advanced Optical Technologies) Young Researcher Prize for his pioneering contributions in the development of optical techniques for enhanced imaging resolution and its use for biomedical applications. In 2011 he also received the Lean and Maria Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research for the development of a "Multi-functional bio-medical micro probe". In 2012 Zeev was selected to be a fellow of OSA for his significant scientific contribution to the field optical super resolution and extended depth of focus imaging. He was also selected to be IEEE senior member for his significant contribution in electro-optics. In 2012 Zeev also received the young investigator award in nanoscience and nanotechnology given by the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI) together with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Labor and was the winner of the international Wearable Technologies (WT) Innovation World Cup 2012 Prize. In 2013 Zeev has received the Tesla Award for Outstanding Technical Communication in Electro-Optics. In 2014 Zeev received the Best paper award for paper presented in the 2013 Information Optics Workshop, he was the first and the second place winner in ICIS'2014 startup competition and received OSA Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2013. In 2014 Zeev also received the EOS fellow award for his significant contribution to the field of super resolved imaging and biomedical sensing. In 2015 Zeev received Image Engineering Innovation Award of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) for the invention of the Kinect as breaking through 3-D sensing technologies and products. His paper on optical realization of the Radon transform received the best poster paper award in OASIS which is the largest conference on optics and electro optics in Israel organized every second year. In 2015 Zeev also received the "Christians for Israel Chair in Medical Research" awarded for the academic year of 2013/2014 for his research on Non-Contact Photonic Biomedical Diagnostics and Sensing of Diseases.
Satoshi Fujii received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Material Science from Tsukuba University, Ibaragi, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He received his Ph. D. degree in Material Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2007. In 1987, he joined Sumitomo Electric Industries and engaged in research on GaAs ICs and diamond SAW devices. In 2009, he moved to Chiba University as a professor. In 2015, he joined the faculty of the National Institute of Technology, Okinawa and also works for Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo as a professor.
Prof. Kohei SOGA received the Ph. D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1995 with the thesis relating the spectroscopic properties of the rare earth ions and the structure of the host glass. Since 2004, he has challenged to develop biophotonic system under near infrared excitation as an interdisciplinary research by a bio -nano-photonics collaboration. The research is attracting the interests from the researchers in medicine, biomaterials, photonic materials and bioengineering. He has authored and co-authored 180 journal papers and presented totally more than 600 oral and poster presentations including 90 invited presentations.
Professor Habil.dr. Vaidotas Kažukauskas is The topic of my research work is investigation of carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in crystalline, non-crystalline (A2B6, A3B5, Si, SiC, GaN, etc.), and organic semiconductors, their compounds and structures by means of photo-magneto-electric and thermally stimulated methods. Material defects, their interaction with inhomogeneities and their complex effect on carrier transport and trapping are analysed in advanced materials for electronic, optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications. Currently organic and inorganic photovoltaics is in the focus of our research work. I am/was involved as a national team leader into four large-scale international projects. I have all in all more than 370 scientific publications. Many of them were published in the world – leading journals, e.g., Phys. Rev. B, Appl. Phys. Lett., Sol. En. Mat. Sol. Cells, J. Appl. Phys., Org. Electron., Semicond. Sci. Technol., and others. I have delivered more than 57 invited lectures at the international conferences. Our original investigation method of the transport and recombination phenomena is patented as an invention. I have authored three textbooks. All in all I have spent more than three years working abroad at the well-known universities and research centres. The financial support for these academic and scientific projects was given by the international governmental and private foundations, basing on the competitive ability of my scientific projects. I know well Lithuanian, English, German, and Russian languages, and have a basic knowledge of French and Polish languages.
Manuel F. M. Costa hold a PhD degree in Science (Physics) from the University of Minho (Portugal) were he works since 1985 at its Physics Department teaching and performing applied research in optical dimensional metrology, image processing, fiber optics, optometry, optical and optometric instrumentation, and on physics science and technology education and scientific literacy. Presented over three hundred invited, oral or poster communications in international meetings and published around the same number of scientific papers, monographs and books. He is editor or member of the editorial board of several scientific and educational international journals. He organised and acted as chairperson on eighteen international conferences and on over forty summer schools and workshops as well as European teacher training courses. Supervised nearly thirty master and PhD students in varied fields ranging from optical dimensional metrology and biomedical diagnosis to solgel and nanoparticles production and characterization or physics and science and technology teaching and learning. He organised and delivered countless outreach activities in different countries. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Optical Society, member of the Board of the Iberoamerican Optics Network, RIAO, and member of the Board of Stakeholders of PHOTONICS’21. He act as president of the Hands-on Science Network, of the Portuguese Territorial Committee of the International Commission for Optics and of the Portuguese Society for Optics and Photonics, SPOF. He is member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, SPIE and Fellow of European Optical Society.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last four years (2014 - 2017) over 30 conferences as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE), web: http://saise.org/, Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), web: http://www.sciei.org, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, web: http://www.iacsit.org/, The Academic World Education and Research Center (AWER-Center), web: http://www.awer-center.org/, and other institutes and companies. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
Gabriela Carja received her Ph.D. in the subject of industrial catalysis, at Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania in 1996. After that she was a UNESCO research Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan and did a postdoctoral stage at Institute Superior Technique of Lisbon, Portugal, in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. From 2007 she is Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi and from 2009 the head of the group of the Laboratory of Materials Nanoarchitectonics. She was a DC Rapporteur at European Cooperation in Science and Technology Commission (COST) of EU, for the Domain: Physics, Materials and Nanoscience between 2010-2014. She has acted as ascientific referee for international journals in the fields of catalytic materials (e.g. Applied Catalysis B, Journal of Catalysis, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communication, Environmental Science and Technology). She was employed as a visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2012 and University Blaise Pascal, France, 2013. She is co-author e has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers in the area of photoresponsive materials.Her general interest focuses on tailoring novel nanoarchitectonics for catalysts and their applications in the fields of new energy production and environmental remediation.
Boris Fainberg received his Ph.D. (1977) from the State Optical Institute named for S.I.Vavilov (St.-Petersburg, Russia). In 1991 he moved to the School of Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University where he is a visiting professor beginning 2000. In 1998 he joined the staff of the Holon Institute of Technology (Israel) where he works as a professor of chemical physics. He published more than 115 papers in reputed journals. He was a visiting professor at Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Taipei; Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Strasbourg; Humboldt University of Berlin; University of Augsburg; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
He joined Bar-Ilan University in October 2012 after spending one year with the group of Emily Carter at Princeton University and three years at the ECE department of Carnegie Mellon University. He completed Ph.D. from the group of Leeor Kronik of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The main interest of the group is electronic devices based on two-dimensional materials. They combine theoretical methods, synthesis of materials and nanofabrication techniques. Ultimately, they wish to harness novel physical phenomena and properties of 2D materials into functional technology, even if their operation is beyond existing paradigms.
Dr. Tohru Higuchi received his PhD from Tokyo University of Science in 2000. He worked as a research associate in Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 2000 to 2007 and a visiting scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California in Berkeley, U.S.A from 2007 to 2008. From 2009, he is an Associate Professor in Tokyo University of Science. He has published more than 190 papers in reputed journals. His research interests include the nanoionics devices using oxide ionic conductor and strongly correlated oxide thin film.
João Manuel R. S. Tavares graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto - Portugal (1992); MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the field of Industrial Informatics, University of Porto (1995); PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto (2001). From 1995 to 2000 he was a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB). He has been senior researcher and project coordinator at the Laboratory of Optical and Experimental Mechanics (LOME) at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management (INEGI) since 2001. Between 2001 and 2011, he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMec) of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto (FEUP), and he has been Associate Professor at DEMec since 2011. He is co-author of more than 350 scientific papers in national and international journals and conferences, co-editor of 18 international books and guest-editor of several special issues of international journals. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging “ & “ Visualization (CMBBE: Imaging “ & “ Visualization); Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB); Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics (IJCV” & “B); Co-Editor of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics (LNCV” & “B); Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (JASP), Journal of Engineering, ISRN Machine Vision, Advances in Biomechanics “ & “ Applications, and of the Journal of Computer Science (INFOCOMP), and reviewer of several international scientific journals. Since 2001, he has been Supervisor and Co-Supervisor of several MSc and PhD thesis and involved in several research projects, both as researcher and as scientific coordinator. Additionally, he is co-author of 3 international patents and 2 national patents. He has been Co-Chairman of various international conferences, such as: CompIMAGE 2006/2010/2012, VipIMAGE 2007/2009/2011/2013, CIBEM 2011, BioDENTAL 2009/2012, TMSi 2010, IMAGAPP 2009 and EUROMEDIA 2008; and of numerous mini-symposia, workshops and thematic sessions. In addition, he has been a member of scientific and organizing committees of several national and international conferences. His main research areas include Computational Vision, Medical Imaging, Computational Mechanics, Scientific Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction and New Product Development.
Dr. Sergiy Ryabchenko graduated from Dnipropetrovsk State University, Physical Department at 1962; He completed his Ph.D (candidat of sci.; physics & mathematics) Institute of Semiconductors of AS of Ukraine, Kiev, at 1968; Doctor of Sci (phys. & math.) Phys. & Engineer. Inst. of Low Temperat., AS of Ukraine, Kharkov, at 1978; He is a Professor in Solid State Physics since 1987; He served as Head of Lab. of Magnetic Phenomena Physics of IP ASU - 1983-89; Head of State Committee of Ukraine for Sci. & Techn., Kiev - 1991-95; Head of department of Magnetic Phenomena Physics of Institute of Physics NASU, Kiev - from the 1995 up to present day; He was awared State Prize of Ukraine for achievements in field of Sci. & Techn. -1992; elected of corresponding-member of National Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine -1992; He has been the Member for Ukrainian Physical Society - from 1992, President of UPS in 1998 – 2002.
John Ballato is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of COMSET, which is a South Carolina Research Center of Economic Excellence. Previously, Dr. Ballato served as the interim Vice President for Research. Dr. Ballato earned a B.S. in Ceramic Science and Engineering (1993) and the Ph.D. in Ceramic and Materials Engineering (1997) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Ballato has published more than 200 archival scientific papers, holds 25 U.S. and foreign patents, has given in excess of 125 invited lectures/colloquia, and has co-organized 25 national and international conferences and symposia. Dr. Ballato has received the Kreidl Award (ACerS, 1997), the Robert Lansing Hardy Award (TMS, 2003), the Robert L. Coble Award (ACerS 2004), and the Schwartzwalder-PACE Award (NICE 2004) “in recognition of the nation’s outstanding young ceramic engineer whose achievements have been significant to the profession and the general welfare of the American people.” Dr. Ballato also has been a traveling lecturer for the International Commission on Optics (2002). Dr. Ballato was chosen as a Liberty Fellow (2005). The Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership program that identifies future South Carolina leaders and trains them in value-based leadership. Dr. Ballato’s mentor is the Honorable David Wilkins; former U.S. Ambassador to Canada. In 2006, Dr. Ballato was honored as the distinguished young alumni for Rutgers University’s Graduate School and also was selected as the faculty representative on the Clemson University Board of Trustees. In 2009, he received the Medal of Excellence for Alumni Achievement in Academia from the Rutgers University School of Engineering and was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America. In 2010, Dr. Ballato received the Fulrath Award from the American Ceramic Society and was elevated to the rank of Fellow of the SPIE (Class of 2011). Dr. Ballato has been a Principal Investigator (PI) on more than $34 million worth of sponsored programs, gifts and contracts. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and is an active participant on the “Optoelectronic Glasses,” technical committee for the International Commission on Glass as well as the Ferroelectrics Standards Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society. His Erdös number is 4 and Einstein number is 5.
Dr. Ervina Efzan currently, Deputy Director Research Management Centre in Multimedia University. She completed her PhD in Materials Engineering (Advanced Materials) from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Ervina is responsible to a number of courses in mechanical engineering for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her research is focused primarily to soldering, intermetallic and alloys, aluminium foam and nanostructured metal fabricated by powder metallurgy, mechanical alloying and nanomaterial. Dr. Ervina’s research interest also covers metal joining using friction welding, spot welding and soldering techniques. She has more than 20 international publications including chapter in books, book and one Malaysian Patent. Dr Ervina has received awards from Telekom Malaysia; GCEO Award 2017, Kristal Award and Green Award 2017 by Melaka State, Malaysia. In addition, she has received many other awards for her research such as Special Award from Thailand Innovation Association, Romanian Forum Inventor and World Invention Intellectual Property Associations. Currently, Dr. Ervina is actively involved as reviewer in journals including Journal of Alloys and Compound, Powder Metallurgy, Materials Science and Technology and Soldering and Mount technology. She is also actively involved in consultancy for various government institutions and private companies including conducted training courses for Dyson Sdn. Bhd., CTRM Sdn. Bhd., Infineon Sdn Bhd and Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Aman Ullah had pursued his PhD in Chemical Sciences and Technologies in 2010 at the University of Genova, Italy. He pursued his Postdoctoral studies before accepting an Assistant Professor position at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He has been teaching a graduate course entitled Renewable Biomaterials. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and 3 patent applications. His research is focused on the development of bio chemicals, bio polymers/bio materials from lipids and other renewable resources. He has received several awards including Canadian Rising Star award in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada in 2012.
Professor B. M. Azizur Rahman received BSc Eng and MSc Eng degrees in Electrical Engineering with distinctions from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He also received two gold medals for being the best undergraduate and graduate student of the University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University College, London in 1982. From 1976 to 1979, he was a Lecturer at the Electrical Engineering Department, BUET. After completing his PhD he joined University College London as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow and continued his research work on the finite element modelling of optical waveguide until 1988. In 1988, he joined the Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering Department of City University, London, as a Lecturer, where he is now a Professor. Prof. Rahman is a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (formerly IEE), England, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA).
Prof. Nan-Chyuan Tsai, Ph.D.,earned his MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering both from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and 1993, respectively. In 1995 he received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He has been a professor at Mechanical Engineering Department, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, since 2010. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed international journals. His research interests include Mechatronics, Control Engineering, Active Magnetic Bearings and Micro System Technologies.
Mario F. S. Ferreira was born in Ovar, Portugal. He graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department.Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. His research interests have been concerned with the modeling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication.
Valery I. Donin received his degrees MSc (Tomsk State University) and Ph. D (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences SB RAS) and Doctorate in Physics and Math. Sc (SB RAS) in 1963, 1972, and 1989, respectively. Currently Dr. Donin conducts studies of all-solid-state lasers. In particular, he proposed and developed an original method for the implementation of Q-switching and simultaneously mode locking in solid-state lasers using only a single acousto-optic modulator of a traveling wave, and also using further shortening of the lasing pulse by the formation of a Kerr lens in a doubling-frequency crystal or other nonlinear element inside the cavity. He has authored about 130 scientific publication, including 7 invitations, book High-power ion gas lasers,Nauka,1991, chapters in books Encyclopedia of the lower-temperature plasma, ser.B,v.XI-4, Fizmatlit,2005 and Nd YAG Lasers, InTech,2012. He has been awarded a Medal at the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements (USSR, 1979), the Medal 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century (IBC, 2001), the American Medal of Honor and the Twenty-first Century Achievement Award (ABI, 2001). He has been inducted into the 500 Leaders of influence Hall of Fame (ABI, 2002) and the 500 Founders of 21st century Honours List (IBC, 2002). Dr. Valery Donin is a member of the Russian Rozhdestvensky Optical Society, the European Optical Society and American Optical Society. The main interests of Dr. Donin have been concentrated on physics of CW high-current gas ion lasers. In this field he has implemented new principles for stationary arc discharges in order that to reach and explain the output power saturation with a discharge current in CW ion lasers, studied parameters and attributes of the plasma in such conditions e.g., the ion-acoustics instabilities which destroy a discharge tube, the Coulomb broadening of the Lamb-dip. Developed by Dr. Donin in 1973, the unique argon lasers are the most powerful source of CW short-wave radiation; with these lasers he has fulfilled the pioneer applications laser annealing and etching of semiconductors.
Setsuhisa Tanabe received his PhD from Kyoto University, Japan. He is now a full Professor of Kyoto University. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals, 25 book chapters and 37 review papers on rare-earth doped luminescent materials for up conversion, fiber amplifier for optical telecommunication and LED phosphors. He has served as a plenary, keynote or invited speaker at more than 100 international conferences. He was the chair of Technical Committee of Optoelectronic Glasses (TC20) of International Commission on Glass (ICG) and now a member of Steering Committee of ICG since 2013. He has been serving as a vice Editor of Journal of Luminescence since 2015.
S. J. Xu is currently a professor with tenure in Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1993. Prior to joining HKU, he was employed as research fellow by Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore, and NSTB postdoctoral fellow by National University of Singapore earlier. S.J. Xu has authored 4 book chapters, >150 peer-reviewed articles with >5300 citations (Google Scholar).SJ Xu's current research interests include quantum light emissions from individual quantum dots and defects in crystals, especially many-body coherence in quantum light emissions.
Huiyun Liu received the Ph.D. in Semiconductor Science from the Institute of Semiconductor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After receiving his PhD, he joined the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies at University of Sheffield in August 2001. He was responsible for the development of Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of semiconductor materials for the UK academic and industrial research community. In 2007, he was awarded Royal Society University Research Fellow and started his academic career in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL as a Senior Lecturer. In 2012, he was appointed to a Chair in Semiconductor Photonics.He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers in the area of semiconductor materials and devices. His general interest concentrates on the nanometre-scale engineering of low-dimensional semiconductor structures (such as quantum dots, quantum wires, and quantum wells) by using molecular beam epitaxy and the development of novel optoelectronic devices including lasers, detectors, and modulators by developing novel device process techniques.
Alexey V. Kiryanov was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1969. I received thePh.D. (Technical Sciences) in 2009. In 1992, I joined Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering, first as design engineer, and then junior researcher and research worker. In 2013, I joined Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences as research worker. Since 2016 the head of Integrated Informational Control System Laboratory. Research interests laser pattern generators, precision mechatronic systems, optoelectronic angular encoder. Author and co-author more than 50 scientific articles, patents for inventions.
Hassen Maaref received his M Phys in Solid State Physics in 1974 and PhD in Electronic of Semiconductor Materials in 1978 from the University of Paul Sabatier and the National Institute of Applied Sciences at Toulouse in France. Currently, he is a Professor in Semiconductor Physics and Quantum Mechanics in the Department of Physics-Electronic at the Faculty of Sciences of Monastir, University of Monastir since 1979. At the same university, he leads an active research group in the area of epitaxial growth of III V semiconductor materials and hetero structures (QW, Qdots, HEMT), modeling and characterizations of semiconductor devices for high speed and photonic applications
Dongfang Yang received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Guelph in 1995. After graduated from University of Guelph, he worked at University of Ottawa and National Research Council Canada in Ottawa both as a research associate for two years. In 1999, he moved to US to work as a senior electrochemist at Upscale Water Technologies Inc. in Miami on waste water treatment and then move back to Canada in the same year to work as a Research Chemist at the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research at Fredericton, New Brunswick. Since 2001, He joined National Research Council Canada in London Ontario, first as Assistance Research Officer, and then Associate Research Officer and now Senior Research Officer. His current search interests include laser materials processing; pulsed laser, sputtering and e-beam deposition of thin films; new materials development for energy devices; chemical and optical sensors development; and electrochemical studies of organic adsorption and self-assembly monolayer. In his career, he has authored 3 book chapters, 1 patent, 45 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, and 14 papers in conference proceedings. He is currently serving as Member of Editorial Board for 5 scientific journals including The Research Reviews in Electrochemistry, Current Chemical Research and journal Sensors Transducers. He has also held the Adjunct Professorship at the Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University since 2006.
Mikhail Mikhailovich Mikhailov (date of birth October 27, 1941, Kochetki village, Baevsky district, Altai region) doctor of physico-mathematical Sciences, Professor, Honored science worker of the Russian Federation, Honorary worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation, Honorary Professor of the Harbin technical University, academician of RANS, academician of Academy of Engineering Sciences them. A. M. ProkhorovGraduated from Baev's high school in Altai Krai. During one year he worked at the farm in the village of Kochetki.September 1959 student of the technical school № 6 of Novosibirsk, in June 1960 was sent to the industrial practice and then to work in Tomsk-7 (now Seversk).In November 1961, drafted into the Soviet Army. After the service in 1964-1969 student of the Tomsk Institute of radio electronics and electronic engineering. Pre-diploma practice and diploma projects took place in NII YAF at TPI, where he then worked as engineer, senior engineer. In 1972-1975 he is a graduate of the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute, in the years 1975-1988 senior researcher, Institute of Nuclear physics at Tomsk Polytechnic Institute. In 1988, invited to a professorship in the Department of electrical insulating and cable equipment to give lectures to the students of 4-5 courses of specialization Radiation and space materials science.The title of Professor received in 1989In 1991 he was elected as a head of the Department of electrical insulating and cable equipment, worked in this position until 2000. At the same time headed the laboratory of Radiation and space materials science.In 2000, he moved to the Tomsk Institute of Radioelectronics and Control Systems (TUSUR) as a head of Laboratory of Radiation and space materials science. He also worked as a Professor in the Department of Electronic devices. Currently (June 2016) working in these positions.From 2006 to 2008 worked at Harbin Technical University of China in the position of a visiting Professor.PhD thesis defended in 1976 at the Institute of materials science (Korolev, Moscow region) on the theme Questions of imitation of space conditions in the study of thermal control coatings. Doctoral thesis on the Influence of space factors on optical properties of pigments and thermal control coatings, made on their basis in the Moscow Institute of electronic technology in 1985.Member of the Academy of natural Sciences since 1996, full member of Academy of engineering Sciences them. A. M. Prokhorov in 2008. In 2013 he was elected Chairman of the Tomsk branch of the Academy of engineering Sciences them. A. M. Prokhorov.Author of over 200 scientific works, 3 monographs, 5 collections of scientific papers, 26 inventions , 2 textbooks. Prepared 5 doctors and 10 candidates of Sciences. The main direction of scientific research: radiation physics and chemistry, physics and surface chemistry, optics, development of coatings for spacecraft the study of the processes of degradation of the optical properties of materials and coatings under the action of space factors, the forecasting performance of coatings in real orbits.
Manuel F. M. Costa hold a PhD degree in Science (Physics) from the University of Minho (Portugal) where he works since 1985 at its Physics Department teaching and performing applied research in optical metrology, applied optics,thin films and nanoscience, nanostructures and applications,optometry and science education and literacy. Presented over three hundred communications in international meetings and published around the same number of scientific papers, monographs and books. Editor or member of the editorial board of several scientific and educational international journals. Chairperson on nineteen international conferences. Deputy Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Optical Society, member of the Board of the Iberoamerican Optics Network and member of the Board of Stakeholders of PHOTONICS�21. President of the Hands-on Science Network, of the Portuguese Territorial Committee of the International Commission for Optics and of the Portuguese Society for Optics and Photonics, SPOF. Senior member of SPIE and fellow of European Optical Society.