2021 Organizing Committee

GENERAL CO-CHAIR

Monica Allen, Ph.D.

Monica Allen Bio:

Monica Allen is a Senior Research Electronics Engineer at the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida. Her primary areas of research interest include modeling, simulation, fabrication and characterization of nonlinear optical, photonic, and plasmonic physics through exploitation of light-matter interactions for application in detection and sensing.

GENERAL CO-CHAIR

Jeffery Allen, Ph.D.

Jeffery Allen Bio:

Jeffery Allen is a Senior Research Electronics Engineer at the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. His primary area of interest is electromagnetic wave matter interaction, metamaterials, optimized RF apertures, conformal/structurally integrated apertures, semiconductor physics, IR plasmonics, nonlinear optics, quantum sensing and research in novel sensing paradigms.

Topic Committees

ANP – Advanced Nanophotonics Platform

Topic Chair:
Hayk Harutyunyan, Emory University, USA

Committee Members:
Amit Agrawal, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Jeffery Allen, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Palash Bharadwaj, Rice University, USA
Marcelo Devanco, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Anthony Hoffman, Notre Dame University, USA
Stephanie Law, University of Delaware, USA


AOP – Applications of Photonics

Topic Chair:
Tom Lewis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Steven Chambreau, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
George Fischer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA
Fouad Kiamilev, University of Delaware, USA
Will Lewis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Frederick Long, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA
Justin Meadows, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ronald Rapp, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Martin Schmidt, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Subith Vasu, University of Central Florida, USA


BBT – Bioinspired and Bioprincipic Technologies

Topic Co-Chairs: 
Ric Wehling, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Dennis Goldstein, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members: 
Laura Bagge, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Mark Massie, Raytheon Vision Systems, USA
Francis Reininger, Spectral Imaging Laboratory Inc. (SPILAB), USA
Nick Rummelt, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


ETP – Enabling Technologies in Photonics

Topic Co-Chairs:
Sukrith Dev, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Harris Hall, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Scott Bukosky, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jake Fontana, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Yifei Li, UMass Dartmouth, USA
John Murray-Bruce, University of South Florida, USA
Michael Rucci, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Lavern Starman, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Weimin Zhou, Army RDECOM, USA


FPM – Functional Photonic Materials

Topic Co-Chairs: 

Tod Grusenmeyer Air Force Research Laboratory USA
Ryan O’Donnell Army Research Laboratory USA

Committee Members: 
Jason Azoulay, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Aditya Mohite, Rice University, USA
Matthew Sfeier, City University of New York, USA
Jarrett Vella, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

HMB – Human State Measurement and Biosensing

Topic Chair:

Patrick Bradshaw, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Curt Grigsby, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Jorge Chavez-Benavides, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Steve Kim, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ivan Lima, North Dakota State University, USA
Andy McKinley, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Anil Raj, Institute For Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Regina Shia, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


LDPM – Low-dimensional Photonic Materials

Topic Co-Chairs:
Yohannes Abate, University of Georgia, USA
Amber Reed, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Nicholas Glavin, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Galan Moody, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Ruth Pachter, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Nathaniel Stern, Northwestern University, USA
Simeon Trendafilov, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Wang, University of South Florida, USA


MMAP – Materials and Manufacturing for Advanced Photonics

Topic Chair:
Jason Foley, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Tyson Back, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
John Boeckl, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Parag Deotare, University of Michigan, USA
Kurt Eyink, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Edward Kinzel, Notre Dame University, USA
Hjalti Sigmarsson, Oklahoma University, USA
Shiva Vangala, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


OEDDIP – Optical Emitters, Detectors and Devices

Topic Chair:
Daniel Wasserman, The University Texas at Austin, USA

Committee Members:
Ryan Feaver, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Carl Liebig, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Daehwan Jung, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Babak Nikoobakht, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University, USA
Anthony Valenzuela, Army Research Laboratory, USA


OIST – Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology

Topic Chair:
Stephen Davis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Eric Buckthal, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Margaret Kim, University of Alabama, USA
Matthew Burfeindt, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Jerome Cuenca, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jacob Martin, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Elizabeth Steenbergen, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
David Ting, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Jason Zeibel, US Army Futures Command, USA


OMPEES – Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Engineered Electromagnectic Structures

Topic Chair:
Ben Braaten, North Dakota State University, USA

Committee Members:
Monica Allen, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ivan Avrutsky, Wayne State University
Ben Braaten, North Dakota State University, USA
Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
Junpeng Guo, University of Alabama at Huntsville, USA
Dipankar Mitra, North Dakota State University, USA
Sayan Roy, South Dakota School of Mines, USA
Ventsislav Valev, University of Bath, United Kingdom


PDS – Photonics for Defense Systems

Topic Chair:
Jon Harris, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Alex Gracia, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Mark Schmitt, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Johnson, Air Force 96th Test Wing, USA
Bradley Houck, Air Force 96th Test Wing, USA
David Rabb, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Brian Stadler, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Andreas Keipert, Air Force 96th Test Wing, USA