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
Anthony Hoffman, Notre Dame University, USA
Stephanie Law, University of Delaware, USA


AOP – Applications of Photonics

Topic Co-Chairs:
Jon Harris, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Fouad Kiamilev, University of Delaware, USA
Frederick Long, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA

Committee Members:
Subith Vasu, University of Central Florida, USA
Martin Schmidt, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
George Fischer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA
Will Lewis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Steven Chambreau, 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:
Yifei Li, UMass Dartmouth, USA
Weimin Zhou, Army RDECOM, USA
Lavern Starman, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
John Murray-Bruce, University of South Florida, USA
Michael Rucci, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


HMB – Human State Measurement and Biosensing

Topic Chair:
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


HPLSET – High Power Laser Science and Engineering Technology

Topic Chair:
Shekhar Guha, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Member:
Ryan Feaver, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jeremy Pigeon, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Anthony Valenzuela, Army 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
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
Edward Kinzel, Notre Dame University, USA
Hjalti Sigmarsson, Oklahoma University, USA
Nelson Tabiryan, Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements, USA


NPNMAP – Novel Phenomena and New Materials for Advanced Photonics

Topic Chair:
Jeffery Allen, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Amit Agraval, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Scott Bukosky, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Marcelo Devanco, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Sukrith Dev, Air Force Research Laboratory  
Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
Ventsislav Valev, University of Bath, United Kingdom


OEDDIP – Optical Emitter/Detector Devices and Integrated Photonics

Topic Co-Chairs:
Babak Nikoobakht, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Daniel Wasserman, The University Texas at Austin, USA

Committee Members:
Eric Shaner, Sandia National Labs, USA
Arka Mazumdar, University of Washington, USA


OIST – Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology

Topic Co-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
Jason Zeibel, US Army Futures Command, USA
Elizabeth Steenbergen, Sandia National Laboratory, USA


OMPEES – Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Engineered Electromagnectic Structures

Topic Co-Chairs:
Robert Magnusson, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Shiva Vangala, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Ivan Avrutsky, Wayne State University
Jason Foley, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Junpeng Guo, University of Alabama at Huntsville, USA
Monica Allen, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ben Braaten, North Dakota State University, USA
Sayan Roy, South Dakota School of Mines, USA
Dipankar Mitra, North Dakota State University, USA


OPM – Organic Photonic Materials

Topic Co-Chairs:
Tod Grusenmeyer, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ryan O’Donnell, Army Research Laboratory, USA

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


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