Plenary/Tutorial & Invited Speakers

Below is the list of Plenary, Tutorial and Invited Speakers. The speakers will set the tone of the conference's technical week and the meetings that coincide. Speaker details will be updated weekly as the conference is organized.

Plenary Speakers

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA
Tobias Kippenberg, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan, USA
David Lambert, Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate, USA

Invited Speakers

ANP – Advanced Nanophotonics Platform

Amir Arbabi, University of Massachusetts, USA
Amit Agrawal, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
Shangjr (Felix) Gwo, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Yongmin Liu, Northeastern University, USA
Xingjie Ni, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Leland Nordin, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Matthew Pelton, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Gennady Shvets, Cornell University, USA
Greg Sun, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Dries Vercruysse, Stanford University, USA
Esther Wertz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Yu Yao, Arizona State University, USA


AOP – Applications of Photonics

James Oleson, Oleson Convergent Solutions, USA
Damien Marianucci, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Armaments Center, USA
John Prineas, The University of Iowa, USA
Daniel Wasserman, University of Texas at Austin, USA


ETP – Enabling Technologies in Photonics

Oliver Boomhower, GE Research, USA
Thomas Clark, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Vivek Goyal, Boston University, USA
Karl Nelson, Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Technology, USA
Dennis Prather, University of Delaware, USA
Nelson Sepulveda, Michigan State University, USA
David Torres, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Birsen Yazici, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA


HMB – Humanstate Measurement and Biosensing

Nathaniel Bridges, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Nathaniel Cady, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University, USA
Matthew Coppock, CCDC Army Research Laboratory, USA
Ahyeon Koh, Binghamton University, USA
Ivan Medvedev, Wright State University, USA
Dharmakeerthi Nawarathna, North Dakota State University, USA


HPLSET – High Power Laser Science and Engineering Technology

Jennifer Elle, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ajoy Kar, Heriot Watt University, UK
Ki-Yong Kim, University of Maryland, USA
Sergey Vasilyev, IPG Photonics, USA


LDPM – Low-dimensional Photonic Materials

Monica Allen, University of California, San Diego, USA
Stefan Catalin Badescu, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Nicholas Glavin, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Richard Hagland, Vanderbilt University, USA
Bo Li, Villanova University, USA
Deep Jariwala, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Francesco Monticone, Cornell University, USA
Ruth Pachter, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


MMAP – Materials and Manufacturing for Advanced Photonics

Shamsul Arafin, The Ohio State University, USA
Kent Averett, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Seth Bank, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Andre Cauduro, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
Luciano De Sio, University of Rome, Italy
Rebecca Dylla-Spears, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Phillip Feng, University of Florida, USA
Mark Mirotznik, University of Delaware, USA
Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern University, USA
Li Yang, Washington University at St. Louis, USA


NPNMAP – Novel Phenomena and New Materials for Advanced Photonics

Edward Flagg, West Virginia University, USA
Hayk Harutyunyan, Emory University, USA
Ortwin Hess, Imperial College London, UK
Malcolm Kadodwala, University of Glasgow, UK
Zhenqiang Ma, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Nicolae Panoiu, University College London, UK
Stephan Reitzenstein, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Kartik Srinivasan National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University, South Korea
Yuebing Zheng, The University of Texas at Austin, USA


OEDDIP – Optical Emitter/Detector Devices and Integrated Photonics

Lilian Casias, Sandia National Lab, USA
Sang-Yeon Cho, Army Research Laboratory, USA
Qing Gu, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Tingyi Gu, The University of Delaware, USA
Jason Kawasaki, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Zetian Mi, University of Michigan, USA
Larry Minjoo Lee, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
Babak Nikoobakht, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Paul J. Simmonds, Boise State University, USA


OIST – Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology

Samuel Cogar, Rutgers University, USA
Andrew Hood, Attollo Engineering, USA
Michael Goldflam, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Volker Sorger, George Washington University, USA
Zachry Theis, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Oliver Weatherbee, SpecTIR LLC, USA
Nicholas Westing, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Michael Wilson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA


OMPEES – Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Engineered Electromagnectic Structures

Liang Feng, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Deniz Mengu, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California, USA
Halldor Svavarsson, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Nanfang Yu, Columbia University, USA


OPM – Organic Photonic Materials

Daniel Adams, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
James Cahoon, University of North Carolina, USA
Anthony Johnson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Matthew Jones, Rice University, USA
Neeraj Rai, Mississippi State University, USA
Sean Roberts, University of Texas at Austin, USA
James Schuck, Columbia University, USA
Chandra Yelleswarapu, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA


PDS – Photonics for Defense Systems

Hamzah Ahmed, University of Delaware, USA
Christopher Goldstein, Purdue University, USA
Stephen Grib, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Margaret Shea, US Army CCDC C5ISR Center, USA
Jason Stafford, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA