Moustafa H. Aly has completed his PhD at the age of 34 years from Alexandria University and postdoctoral studies from Stracthclyde University (Scotland). He is professor of Optical Communications at College of Engineering, a former dean of engineering, Arab Academy. He has published more than 245 papers in reputed journals and specialized conferences. He is a co-supervisor for more than 125 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, who already obtained their degrees. He has been serving as a reviewer of many ranked journals.
09:30 AM-10:00 AM
Anjan Biswas, USA
Dr. Anjan Biswas earned his MA and Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico, USA. Subsequently, he completed his Post-Doctoral studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Currently, he works as a faculty member in Mathematics at Alabama A&M University that is located in Normal, Alabama, USA. His current research interest is in Mathematical Photonics. In particular, he focuses on the propagation of solitons through optical fibers along trans-oceanic and transcontinental distances. He concentrates on soliton perturbation theory, quasi-stationary solitons, quasi-particle theory, variational principle as well as semi-inverse variational principle that are all applicable to the study of optical solitons.
10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Ephraim Suhir , USA
Ephraim Suhir is on the faculty of the Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA, Technical University, Vienna, Austria and James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. He is also CEO of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ERS Co. in Los Altos, CA, USA, is Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country); Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS); Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Ephraim has authored 400+ publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide, and received many professional awards, including 1996 Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) Award (for developing effective methods for predicting the reliability of complex structures used in AT&T and Lucent Technologies products), and 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal (for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering and laying the foundation of a new discipline “Structural Analysis of Electronic Systems”). Ephraim is the third “Russian American”, after S. Timoshenko and I. Sikorsky, who received this prestigious award. This year he received the 2019 IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Field award for seminal contributions to mechanical reliability engineering and modeling of electronic and photonic packages and systems.
10:30 AM-10:50 AM
Group Photo and Refreshment Break
10:50 AM-11:30 AM
11:30 AM-11:55 AM
Shai Maayani , USA
Dr. Shai Maayani is a postdoctoral associate at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT. Nominated for the 2017 Fulbright post-doctoral scholar fellowship. Dr. Maayani works in Prof. Yoel Fink’s multi-functional fibers research group. He holds a BSc, MSc in Electrical Engineering and Physics and a Ph.D. titled “Cavity Optocapillaries” from the Technion – Israel. Dr. Maayani was awarded the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space, applied science and engineering scholarship for Ph.D. students.
During his Ph.D., Dr. Maayani has demonstrated the first water-walled optical resonator operating at CW (Nat. Comm. 2016), where it became the first water wave laser (Nat. Photonics 2016). Currently, in his postdoctoral research, he focuses on the engineering of functional fibers to enable investigation of new phenomena at the nanoscale. Recently, Dr. Maayani published a paper demonstrating the first fully-integrated fiber able to measure faint magnetic fields in a distributed manner (Laser Photonics Rev. 2019).
11:55 AM-12:20 PM
David Laroze, Chile
David Laroze is Full Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Tarapacá (Chile). He is the Director of the Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling at the University of Tarapacá. Previously, he was a Research Associate at the Physics and Astronomy School at the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom), and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Germany). He has published more than hundred manuscripts in journals and conference proceedings, including 97 articles in journals indexed in the Web of Science – Journal Citation Reports such as Macromolecules, Scientific Reports, Physical Review B, Nanotechnology, Atmospheric Research, Plos One, Journal of Chemical Physics, Communication in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations, Physical Review E, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. He has been advisor of several Bachelor and PhD students as well as mentor of Postdoctoral Researchers. He has participated in the scientific and in the organized committee of national and international conferences and serves as a reviewer in many international journals. He has been obtained several grants as Principal Investigator as well as a co-Investigator. Nowadays, he is member of the Chilean Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Editorial Board member of the journal Current Research in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience. Currently, he is interested on nonlinear phenomena, magnetism, radiation problems, hydrodynamic instabilities, and thermal and electronic transport in quantum systems.
12:20 PM-12:45 PM
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12:45 PM-02:00 PM
02:00 PM-02:25 PM
Paula Gawryszewska , Poland
Paula Gawryszewska is D.Sc. Eng. at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw. She received her M. Sc. in Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. In 1998 she received a PhD in Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Wrocław in the group of prof. Janina Legendziewicz. Then she spent 6 months (1998/1999) at Michigan Technological University (MTU) in the group of prof. James Riehl, where she dealt with polarized luminescence of racemic mixtures of lanthanide complexes. In the USA she stayed twice more on short stays in 1999 and 2014 in MTU and University of Minnesota Duluth (prof. J. Riehl). Her scientific interests include coordination chemistry, luminescent materials, energy transfer in lanthanide compounds, plasmon-enhanced fluorescence.
02:25 PM-02:50 PM
Ana Doblas , U.S.A.
Ana Doblas received her BS, Ms.and PhD degrees in Physics from the Universitat de València, Spain, in 2010, 2011 and 2015, respectively. After she finished her PhD work, she joined the Optical Coherence Imaging Laboratory under the supervision of Dr A. Oldenburg (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Caroline in Chapel Hill, U.S.A.) where she did her 1-year Postdoc. Since 2016, she is at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.). Firstly, as a Research Assistant Professor in the Computational Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL) and since 2019 as an Assistant Professor and principal investigator of the Optical Imaging Research Laboratory (OIRL). Her current research interests are focused on optical engineering, computational optics and three-dimensional imaging with special interest in the design of novel microscopic imaging systems and their applications. Her final goal is to develop novel optical microscopes that provide us an understanding of unsolved biological questions. Although this topic requires multi-disciplinary approaches from different backgrounds such as Biology, Physics, Microscopy and Informatics, her particular focus is the development of custom optical imaging methods with some insights in image analysis tools to pursue cutting-edge research. Since 2012, she is author of 23 peer-reviewed scientific journals, her work has been presented at over fifty international conferences and she is co-inventor of two US patents.
02:50 PM-03:15 PM
Lallas Efthymios , Greece
Dr. Lallas Efthymios is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Engineering of Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, located in Lamia of Greece, for the last 4 years. For many years in the past he has been a Lecturer under contract (PD 407/80) for Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada and other Universities (University of Thessaly) as well. His previous activities include key job positions in the private sector (Designer and Deputy Director of the Core Networks Division for the HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES SA), as well as in the Public Sector (Head Director of Lifelong Learning Registry of Ministry of Education). He has worked as a Scientific Associate for several major European Research Programs (P917-ADSL Experimental Network, P918-Integration of Internet Protocol over Optical Networks, IST-FET-OPEN-OCCULT) and Greek Research Programs (NETWORK I and II) (GRNET, OTE). Recently he has been a Scientific Associate for the European project FP7-ICT-2011-7 "NAVOLCHI" related energy-efficient architectural networks in the chip (NoC). He is an author of many scientific papers in international, under judgment, conferences (ECOC) and journals (IEEE, Elsevier) as well. His major research interests include Network Optimization, Routing-Switching Protocols-Graphs, Broadband Network Technologies, Optical Networks and Communications, Nanophotonics and Nanotechnologies, Network on Chip Architectures (NoC), Network Design and Technoeconomical Evaluation, Network System Security and Cryptography, Wireless-Sensor Networks, Cognitive Networks, Internet of Things (IOT), Fog-Mobile Edge Computing, Innovative and Advanced Informatics Techniques for Education purposes, STEM, Robotics in Education.
03:15 PM-03:40 PM
Huige Di, China
Huige Di (1981- ): female, Professor, graduated from Shanghai Institute of Technology Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Main research interest includes lidar technology for atmospheric and Optical system design.
03:40 PM-04:00 PM
Rozalina Zakaria, Malaysia
Rozalina Zakaria received her B. Sc (Hons.) in Physics in 2000, Master in Applied Physics from University of Malaya in 2002 and later a PhD degree in Laser Physics in 2009 from University of Hull, United Kingdom. She has been involving in teaching many subjects namely; Fundamentals of Matter, Experimental Methods, Optics, Thermal Properties of Materials, Photonics Materials and Devices and Photonics and Optoelectronics. She joined Physics Department after her PhD before transferred to Photonics Research Centre since 2015. Her research interest includes fundamental and applied aspects of fundamental nanophotonics such as optical fiber sensors and solar cell. Her career is spanning over than 7 years which has resulted in the graduation of 3 PhD students and 5 Master students. She is now supervising 4 PhD’s students.
04:00 PM-04:30 PM
04:30 PM-04:50 PM
Neeru Singla, India
Neeru Singla, currently submitted her doctorate in Quantitative Phase Imaging of Biological Samples using Optical Coherence Tomography at Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India. She has 4 years of research experience in the field of biomedical image processing and developed the spatial coherence tomography system. She did her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Instrumentation at SLIET Longowal, Punjab, India. She has published number of papers in International journal and conferences related to automated classification of biomedical applications.