Invited Speakers

Below is the list of Invited Speakers who represent the topics approved by proposal. The Invited Speakers will share their innovative technical contributions and applications, addressing some of the most complex technologies in the photonics and optics fields.

ANP - Advanced Nanophotonics Platform

Igal Brener, Sandia National Labs, USA
Sage Doshay, Applied Materials, USA
Thomas Folland, University of Iowa, USA
Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia
Qiang Lin, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Galan Moody, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Lisa Poulikakos, University of California at San Diego, USA
Maxim Sukharev, Arizona State University, USA
Wei Ting Chen, AMS, USA
Tian Zhong, University of Chicago, USA

AOP - Applications of Photonics

Peyman Barakhskhan, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jennifer Gottfried, US Army DEVCOM, USA
Daniel Guildenbecher, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Yuping Huang, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Richard Lepkowicz, Peak Nano, USA
Robert Lucht, Purdue University, USA
Hisham Menkara, PhosporTech, USA
David Osborn, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
John Prineas, Firefly Photonics, USA
Nicholas Rock, Spectral Energies LLC, USA
Daniel Wasserman, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Shin-Tson Wu, University of Central Florida, USA

ETP - Enabling Technologies in Photonics

Edward Ackerman, Photonics Inc, USA
John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Hengky Chandrahalim, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
David Dickensheets, Montana State University, USA
Benjamin Diroll, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Fabio Durante Pereira Alves, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Michael Eismann, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Cosme Furlong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Tingyi Gu, University of Delaware, USA
Ryan Hayward, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Victor Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Marina Leite, University of California at Davis, USA
Charles Middleton, Critical Frequency Design, USA
Catherine Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
George Schatz, Northwestern University, USA
Sivasubramaniam Yegnanarayanan, MIT-Lincoln Labs, USA
Yuebing Zheng, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

FPM - Functional Photonic Materials

Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA
Laura Bradley, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Ning Li, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Ralph Jimenez, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Kevin Mayer, The University of Southern Mississipi, USA
Jeffrey Rack, University of New Mexico, USA
Sam Sanders, Quadratic3D, USA

HMB - Humanstate Measurement and Biosensing

Russell Cohen Hoffing, Army Research Laboratory, USA
David Lodowski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Jeffrey Phillips, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Kayla Presley, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
John Rogers, Northwestern University, USA
Thomas Schnell, Iowa Technology Institute, USA
Shreyas Sen, Purdue University, USA
Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA
Dali Sun, North Dakota State University, USA
Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University, USA

LDPM - Low-dimensional Photonic Materials

Ritesh Agarwal, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Chitraleema Chakraborty, University of Delaware, USA
Danhong (Dan) Huang, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Deep Jariwala, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Madhab Neupane, University of Central Florida, USA
Jayan Thomas, University of  Central Florida, USA
Luke Wilson, Sheffield University, UK

MMAP - Materials and Manufacturing for Advanced Photonics

Jennifer Choy, University of Wisconsin, USA
Robert Hovden, University of Michigan, USA
Ighodalo Idehenre, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Frederik Kotz, University of Freiburg, Germany
Anupam Madhukar, University of Southern California, USA
David Shrekenhamer, John Hopkins University, USA
Daniel Wasserman, University of Texas Austin, USA
Nanfang Yu, Columbia University, USA

OEDDIP - Optical Emitter/Detector Devices and Integrated Photonics

Tsing-Hua Her, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
Ronny Kirste, Adroit Materials, USA
Zetian Mi, University of Michigan, USA
Jorge Rocca, Colorado State University, USA
Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

OIST - Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology

J. Gary Eden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
John Gilchrist, Cyde HSI, UK
Isaac Harris, Purdue University, USA
Michael Hoenk, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Joseph Lukens, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Sanjay Krishna, Ohio State University, USA
Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern University, USA
Bridget Tannin, Spectral Sciences Inc, USA
Meimei Tidrow, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA
Preston Weber, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

OMPEES - Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Engineered Electromagnectic Structures

Scott Bukosky, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Pai-Yen Chen, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ricky Gibson, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Goldflam, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Grant Gourley, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Neelam Gupta, US Army DEVCOM, USA
Ahmed Hassan, University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA
Ighodalo Idehenre, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials Directorate, USA
Daniel Leykam, National University of Singapore, SG
Stefan Maier, LMU-Munchen, Germany
Gil Markovich, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dipankar Mitra, North Dakota State University, USA
Sushil Mujumdar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Hiromi Okamoto, Institute for Molecular Science and The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan
Varun Raghunathan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Sayan Roy, South Dakota Mines, USA
Jinghua Teng, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, SG
Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London, UK

PDS - Photonics for Defense Systems

Dale Fried 3DEO USA
Pradip Mitra DRS USA
Brett Pokines, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jason Vosatka, 96th Test Wing, USA