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

Ali Adibi, Georgia Tech, USA
Viktoriia Babicheva, University of New Mexico, USA
Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington, USA
Tingyi Gu, University of Delaware, USA
Deep Jariwala , University of Pennsylvania, USA
Daniel Laorenza, MIT, USA
Gururaj Naik, Rice University, USA
Carlos Rios Ocampo, University of Maryland, USA
Ventsislav Valev, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Jiefei Zhang, Argonne National Lab, USA

AOP - Applications of Photonics

Kyle Daniel, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Dana Dement, CFD Research Corporation, USA
David Frost, McGill University, Canada
Christopher Fugger, Spectral Energies, LLC, USA
Nick Glumac, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Chris Goldenstein, Purdue University, USA
Daniel Guildenbecher, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Lars Hildebrandt, Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany
Jerry Meyer, Navy ST for Quantum Electronics, NRL Code 5604, USA
Kyle Snow, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Soo, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head, USA
Subith Vasu, University of Central Florida, USA
Elliot Wainwright, Army Research Laboratory, USA

ETP - Enabling Technologies in Photonics

Joel Guo, University of California, Santa Barbar, USA
Lute Maleki, OEwaves Inc., USA
Umit Ozgur, Virginia Commonwealth University – College Of Engineering, USA
Ashwin Parthasarathy, University of South Florida, USA
Edward Reehorst, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Lawrence Salvati, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, SUNY, USA
Fernando Soria Proano, University of Central Florida, USA
Paul Sotirelis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Kerry Vahala, California Institute of Technology, USA

FPM - Functional Photonic Materials

Scott Bukosky, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Junho Choi, Los Alamos National Lab, USA
Igor Fedin, University of Alabama, USA
Jinsong Huang, University of North Carolina, USA
Aleksandr Krasnok, Florida International University, USA
Sunil Mittal, Northeastern University, USA
Tse Nga Ng, University of California San Diego, USA
John Reynold, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Matthew Sfeir, City University of New York, USA

HMB - Humanstate Measurement and Biosensing

Robert Dizor, University of West Florida, USA
Larry Drummy, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Jason Heikenfeld, University of Cincinnati, USA
Blake Johnson, Virginia Tech, USA
Shashi Karna, Army Research Laboratory, USA
Dominic Labanowski, Sonera, USA
Jinyang Liang, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada
Jeffrey Phillips, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington University of St. Louis, USA
Corey Smith, Case Western University, USA
Zachary Steelman, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ivan Tashev, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Michael Weisend, Teledyne Technologies, USA
Jeong-Yeol Yoon, The University of Arizona, USA

MMAP - Materials and Manufacturing for Advanced Photonics

Anton Bykov, King’s College London, England
Tian Gu, MIT, USA
Ortwin Hess, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nicholas ​Kotov, University of Michigan, USA
​Hong-Gyu ​Park, Korea University, Korea
Paul Barclay, University of Calgary, Canada
Francois Chenard, IRflex Corporation, USA
Dan Gibson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Shiv Halasyamani, University of Houston, USA
Deep Jariwala, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Hyeon-Ho Jeong, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Aleksandr Krasnok, Florida International University, USA
Todd Sparks, Product Innovation and Engineering, USA
Susanne Stemmer, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

OEDDIP - Optical Emitters, Detectors and Devices

Liang Feng, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Weilu Gao, The University of Utah, USA
David Hilton, Baylor University, USA
Darren Luke, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Satyabrata Kar, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama, USA
Martin Wilkens and Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH
Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Germany

OIST - Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology

Enrico Bellotti, Boston University, USA
Mattew Kenyon, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Rajeev Ram, MIT, USA
David Rhiger, Raytheon Corporation, USA
Zachry Theis, U.S. Space Force, USA
Chrysoula Tsogka, University of California Merced, USA
Michael Wilson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Yang Yang, Michigan State University, USA
Amanda Ziemann, Los Alamos National Lab, USA

OMPEES - Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Engineered Electromagnectic Structures

Pai-Yen Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Jacob Fontana, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Hayk Harutyunyan, Emory University, USA
Marina Leite, University of California, USA
Robert Magnusson, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA
Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California, USA
Dan Wasserman, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Yuebing Zheng, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

PDS - Photonics for Defense Systems

Arielle Adams, AFRL/RWWI, USA
Trevor Courtney, AFRL/RWWG, USA
Christopher Crabtree, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Daniel Eckhardt, U.S. Space Force, USA
Richard Miles, Texas A&M University, USA
Ryan Schultz, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Abhijit Sen, Institute for Plasma Research, India
Tracy Sheppard, Army Research Laboratory, USA
Cheryl Sorace-Agaskar, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
Vladimir Sotnikov, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Cheng Sun, Northwestern University, USA
George Williams, NanoVox, USA