2022 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:
Mark Adams, Auburn University, USA
Amit Agrawal, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Marcelo Devanco, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Anthony Hoffman, Notre Dame University, USA
Stephanie Law, University of Delaware, USA
Tomer Lewi, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Gennady Shvets, Cornell University, USA

AOP – Applications of Photonics

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

Committee Members:
Andrew DeBlase, Spectral Energies, USA
Jennifer Gottfried, Army DEVCOM, USA
Fouad Kiamilev, University of Delaware, USA
Andreas Keipert, Air Force 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, USA
Justin Meadows, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
James Phillips, Air Force 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, USA
Martin Schmidt, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Subith Vasu, University of Central Florida, USA
Jason Vosatka, Air Force 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, USA
Patrick Walsh, University of Dayton Research Institute, USA


ETP – Enabling Technologies in Photonics

Topic Chair:

Jeffery Allen, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA 

Committee Members: 
Mithun Bhowmick, Miami University, USA
John Murray-Bruce, University of South Florida, USA
Scott Bukosky, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Joseph Deroba, Army C5ISR, USA
Babak Nikoobakht, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Michael Reshchikov, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Charles Rohde, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Rucci, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Saville, Wright State University, USA
Weimin Zhou, Army Research Laboratory, USA

FPM – Functional Photonic Materials 

Topic Chair:

Sukrith Dev, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA  

Committee Members: 
Jason Azoulay, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Stefan Badescu, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Sukrith Dev, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Benjamin Diroll, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Ricky Gibson, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Alexander Khanikaev, City University of New York, USA
Galan Moody, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Amber Reed, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Simeon Trendafilov, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jarrett Vella, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

HMB – Human State Measurement and Biosensing 

Topic Co-Chairs: 

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

Committee Members:
Nathaniel Bridges, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Joel Bixler, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jorge Chavez-Benavides, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jason Foley, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Josh Hagen, West Virginia University, USA
Steve Kim, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ivan Lima, North Dakota State University, USA
Anil Raj, Institute For Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University, USA

MMAP – Materials and Manufacturing for Advanced Photonics

Topic Chair:

Monica Allen Air, Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members: 
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
Mariacristina Rumi, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Hjalti Sigmarsson, Oklahoma University, USA
Jonathan Slagle, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Peter Stevenson, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

OEDDIP – Optical Emitters, Detectors and Devices 

Topic Chair: 

Jeffery Allen, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
Max Andrews, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria
Eric Buckthal, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Enam Chowdhury, The Ohio State University, USA
Bryan Holtsberry, Army DEVCOM, USA
Margaret Kim, University of Alabama, USA
Eric Rosenthal, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Andreas Schmitt-Sody, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Daniel Short, Army DEVCOM, USA
Anthony Valenzuela, Army Research Laboratory, USA
Weidong Zhou, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

OIST – Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology 

Topic Co-Chairs: 

Stephen Davis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Daniel Wasserman, The University Texas at Austin, USA

Committee Members: 
Gamini Ariyawansa, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Matthew Burfeindt, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Jerome Cuenca Air Force, Research Laboratory, USA
Jacob Martin Air Force, Research Laboratory, USA
Elizabeth Steenbergen, Raytheon, USA
David Ting, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Jason Zeibel, US Army Futures Command, USA

OMPEES – Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Engineered Electromagnetic Structures 

Topic Chair:

Ben Braaten, North Dakota State University, USA   

Committee Members:
Ivan Avrutsky, Wayne State University, USA
Dipankar Mitra, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA
Shashi Karna, Army Research Laboratory, USA
Sayan Roy, South Dakota School of Mines, USA
Varun Raghunathan Indian Institute of Sciences India
Ventsislav Valev, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Shiva Vangala, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

PDS – Photonics for Defense Systems 

Topic Chair: 

Jon Harris, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Committee Members:
George Fischer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA
Bradley Houck, Air Force 96th Test Wing, USA
Kirk Ingold, United States Military Academy Westpoint, USA
Frederick Long, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA
Brett Pokines, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Mark Schmitt, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Brian Stadler, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Andre Van Rynbach, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Plenary Session

Topic Chair: 

John Henry Williams, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


STEM Session

Topic Co-Chairs: 

Phillip Flater, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Brian Mitchell, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


Workforce Development/Veterans

Topic Co-Chairs:

Nibir Dhar, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
George Fischer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA


WiP/WiSE

Topic Chair: 

Adriane Moura, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA