Silvano Donati (M’75, SM’98, F’03, LF’09) and has been Chair Professor of University of Pavia from 1980 to 2014, before becoming Emeritus Professor in 2015. He has authored or co-authored 350+ papers and holds a dozen patents. He has introduced self-mixing interferometry and chaos-shift-keying cryptography, the topics covered in his Distinguished Lecture talk given in 21 LEOS (now IPS) Chapters in two terms, 2007/09. He has authored two books, ‘Photodetectors’ (Prentice Hall, 1999) and ‘Electro-Optical Instrumentation’ (Prentice Hall, 2004). He has received several awards from the AEIT and IEEE, in particular the Marconi medal of AEIT, the Aaron Kressel Award and the Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Photonics Society. He was the founder (1996) and first Chairman (1997-01) of the Italian LEOS Chapter, LEOS VP Region 8 Membership (2002-04) and BoG (2004-06), and the Chairman of the IEEE Italy Section (2008-09). He has been Visiting Professor at several Universities of Taiwan: NTU, Taipei, 2005, Sun Yat Sen, Kaohsiung (2007, 2008, 2010), NCKU, Tainan 2012, NCHU, Taichung, 2013-14, and NTUT, Taipei 2015-6, and is advisor at COBRA (The Netherland), Oulu University (Finland), Xi'An, Nanjing and Wuhan Universities (P.R.C.) and evaluator of National Taiwan University. Prof. Donati is Life Member of SPIE, Life Fellow of the IEEE, and OSA Emeritus Fellow
Dr. Tohru Higuchi received his Ph.D from Tokyo University of Science in 2000. He worked as Assistant Professor in Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 2000 to 2007 and a visiting scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California in Berkeley, U.S.A from 2007 to 2008. From 2009, he is an Associate Professor in Tokyo University of Science. His research interests include the nanoionics devices using oxide ionic conductor and strongly correlated oxide thin film. He has authored and co-authored 210 journal papers and presented totally more than 550 oral and poster presentations including 30 invited presentations.
Mehmet Ertugrul received the B.Sc. degree from the Department of Physics, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey, in 1986, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Atatürk University, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, 1996 to 2001, and 2001 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, and a Full Professor with the Department of Physics, Atatürk University, respectively, where he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, since 2003. He was a visitor scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA for several periods and several years. He has authored or co-authored over 166 papers published in international SCI journals. His current research interests include superconducting and semiconducting devices with applications, nanofabrication and nanoelectronics, ultraconductors, metamaterials, wearable antennas, gas and biomedical sensors. He has several national and international awards. Dr. Ertugrul was a recipient of the Award by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) and Ataturk University. He has two of NATO-C grant.
Mohamed Henini obtained his first degree at the University of Oran, Algeria. He went to Nottingham University and was awarded the PhD degree in 1984. Mohamed has over 25 years of experience in Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth. His particular speciality is the physics and technology of MBE growth for III-V electronic and optoelectronic devices. He has authored and co-authored over 920 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has an h-index of 50. He is the founder of two international conferences namely, Low Dimensional Structures and Devices (LDSD) and Epitaxial Semiconductors on Patterned Substrates and Novel Index Surfaces (ESPS-NIS). He edited six books which were published by Elsevier and serves on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.
Dr. Houxiao Wang received his PhD degree from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2013. He conducted the collaboration work attached with the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) in Singapore from 2009 to 2011. He got the NTU Research Scholarship (Singapore) in 2008. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University. His current research interests mainly focus on advanced laser drilling, trepanning, machining, processing and manufacturing assisted by water-based ultrasonic vibrations and/or magnetic fields, materials processing, and focused ion beam (FIB) nanofabrication and nanometrology for optical applications. He is an invited editorial board member of American Journal of Physics and Applications (AJPA). Dr. Wang is currently the member of several professional organizations such as The Optical Society of America (OSA), the Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), and the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRSS). He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has been invited as or served as the (honorable) plenary/keynote/invited speaker, the honorable guest/speaker, the (honorable) session chair/co-chair, the honorable/invited organizing committee member, the invited scientific committee member and/or the technical program committee member for around20 important international conferences in the area.
Greg Sun received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1993. He is currently a professor in Electrical Engineering and founding Chair of the Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests are in optoelectronics, silicon photonics, and nanophotonics. He has published over 150 papers in refereed journals and book chapters, delivered over 150 invited and contributed conference talks, and given over 50 seminars and colloquia. As of November 2018, his work has been cited over 5000 times with the h-index of 41. He served on various conference and symposium committees and as a guest editor for Optics Express, ACS Photonics andJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics. He is now an associate editor for Journal of Lightwave Technology.
Hamid Reza Karimi received the B.Sc. (First Hons.) degree in electrical power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2016 he was a full professor of Mechatronics and Control Systems at University of Agder. Since 2016, he has been a professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His current research interests include control systems and mechatronics with applications to automotive control systems and wind energy. Prof. Karimi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems, Taylor & Francis, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Machines (MDPI Switzerland), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Designs (MDPI Switzerland) and an Editorial Board Member for some international journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Information Sciences, IFAC-Mechatronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, Journal of The Franklin Institute, for instance. He is a member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, the Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the Committee on Robust Control, and the Committee on Automotive Control. Prof. Karimi awarded as the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering.
Dr. Alexander L. Kalamkarov is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada since 1993, and Director of Smart Materials Centre since 1995. He was awarded the PhD degree from the Moscow State University in 1979 and the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1990. His academic career spans over 40 years in Research and University teaching. He has taught in the Universities in USA, England, France, Australia, Japan, and visited numerous Universities and Research Institutes around the world. Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in mechanics of solids, and specifically in micromechanics of advanced composite materialsand smart structures is internationally recognized. Hehas authored more than 350research publications, including 150refereed journal papers, 8 Research Monographs and 2 US patents. Prof. Kalamkarov is awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for the “outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics” in 2011. He has served as a Vice-President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and is a Member of numerous prestigious International Editorial and Advisory boards in the area of composite materials and smart structures.
Dr. Rosli Ahmad is a metallurgical researcher known for his contribution to the magnesium research as well as his work in promoting magnesium for light-weighting applications in the transportation sector. He received his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wales in 2006.
Dr. EminTaner ELMAS, is an “Assistant Professor” and “Head of Department” of “Energy Systems Engineering” of “Faculty of Engineering And Natural Sciences” at Iskenderun Technical University (İSTE) in Turkey. He is also the “Director of Energy Institute” of İSTE- Iskenderun Technical University and he is a universitysenate member at İSTE. His job title is DR. Mechanical Engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D., and he was born in 25/06/1974 in Sivas / Turkey. He has graduated from faculty of Mechanical Engineering as B.Sc. in 1995 and then completed his M.Sc. in “Energy” at Mechanical Engineering Department of DokuzEylül University in İzmir, Turkey and after that he received his Ph.D. in “Thermodynamics” at Mechanical Engineering Department of Ege University, in İzmir, Turkey. He has worked in various industrial companies at different scope of supply, sectors, subjects and at different positions, e.g. Site Chief, Project Manager, Management Representative, Quality Manager, Factory Manager, Energy Manager, R&D Manager (CSO-Chief Science Officer , CTO-Chief Technology Officer), Business Development Manager (CBDO-Chief Business Development Officer), Deputy General Manager and General Manager. He is also serving as a Peer Reviewer and member of SCIEI- Science And Engineering Institute. Asst. Prof. Dr. ELMAS has served as a Peer Reviewer for NPP- NASA Postdoctoral Program (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA) and USRA (Universities Space Research Association, USA). He has also served as a Peer Reviewer for some NASA EPSCoR and NASA EPSCoR ISS Proposal projects. He has also made peer reviews for various articles / publications for some universities. Asst. Prof. Dr. ELMAS has also been serving as a Peer Reviewer and member for the Education Committee of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) International Gas Turbine Institute. He is also member of American Energy Society (AES).
Dr. Mohan Reddy Moola working as a Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, Curtin University Sarawak Campus. Prior joining Curtin University, he worked several years as a lecturer in India and Ethiopia. In addition, he has 2 years industrial experience in Sujala Pipes Pvt Ltd, India. He obtained his PhD (Manufacturing area) from Curtin University and Master degree (Mechanical Systems, Dynamics and Control) from I.I.T. Kharagpur. His teaching interest in the area of Materials, Mechanics, Machine Dynamics, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Process. His current research focused on the machining of Composite materials.
Dr. Akhtar is an Assoc. Professor at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) of The National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). He received his BSc in 1996 and MSc in 1998 in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2000, he was awarded the Japanese Government’s Monbukagakusho Scholarship and joined the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS) in Okazaki, Japan where attained his PhD in March 2003. After his PhD, he joined at the Dept. of Electronic Chemistry of The Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan as a Postdoctoral Researcher for three years. Subsequently, he worked at Fujifilm Fine Chemical Company in Japan in 2006-2007 (Chemist), King Saud University in Saudi Arabia in 2009-2010 (Assistant Professor), Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan at the Dept. of Chemistry in in 2010-2012 (Assistant Professor) and University of Malaya at The Dept. of Chemistry in 2012-2013 (Senior Lecturer). He was also awarded one of the most prestigious fellowship of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion Science) in 2007-2009 at the Dept. of Electronics and Applied Physics of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His research interests are on rational design of organic/inorganic semiconductors, Nano-materials for various applications, including Dye-sensitized Solar cells (DSSCs), Perovskite thin film solar cell, Graphene /Quantum dots-based Hybrid solar cells , Bulk-heterojunction Solar cells (BHJs), Light-Emitting Organic Field-effect Transistors (LE-OFETs), Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs), Flexible Memory Devices, Chemical and Biological Sensors, Nano-electronics and Electroluminescence devices.
Mário F. S. Ferreira was born in Ovar, Portugal. He graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 and the Aggregation in Physics in 2006, both from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. His research interests have been concerned with the modeling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, nanophotonics, optical sensors, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. He has written about 350 scientific journal and conference publications, and several books, namely: “Optics and Photonics” (Lidel, 2003, in Portuguese), “Topics of Mathematical Physics” (Editora Ciência Moderna, 2017, Brazil, in Portuguese), “Optical Fibers: Technology, Communications and recent Advances” (Ed., NOVA Science Publishers, 2016), and “Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers” (John Wiley & Sons, OSA, 2011). He is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - The International Society for Optical and Photonics, IEEE Photonics Society, and the Portuguese Physical Society. He has been a member of the “Membership & Education Services Council”, “Publications Council”, “Web Committee”, and “Special Publications Activities Committee” of OSA. He has been a member of the “Symposia Committee” and the “SPIE Awards Committee” of SPIE. He is a Travelling Lecturer of SPIE and OSA, having been invited to present lectures in many countries around the world. He has been the General Chair of the “Optical Sensors” Meeting, part of the annual “OSA Advanced Photonics Congress” since 2010. He served also in the technical committees of various international conferences and as a reviewer of several scientific journals in the area of optics and optoelectronics. He is presently an Associate Editor of “Optical Fiber Technology- Materials, Devices, and Systems” (Elsevier) and a member of the Advisory Board of “Fiber and Integrated Optics” (Taylor & Francis), “Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics” (Old City Publishing, Inc.), “Journal of Optics and Photonics” (Herbert Publications), and “International Journal of Optics” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation). He was the Guest Editor of the Special Issues “Fiber and Integrated Optics: Fiber Optics in Portugal” (Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, PA, USA), Vol. 24, Nº 3-4, 2005) and “Fiber and Integrated Optics: Nonlinear Fiber Optics” (Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, PA, USA), Vol. 34, 2015.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last four years (2014 - 2018) over 50 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE). Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
He received his PhD degree in Polymer Science from Hokkaido University in 1999 under the supervision of Profs. YoshihitoOsada and Jian Ping Gong. In this year, he moved to Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University as an assistant professor. In 2002, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Patrick De Kepper of CRPP Bordeaux in France. He works currently at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University as a research professor since 2016. He has published more than 110 scientific papers (including reviews and books) and 11 patents dedicated to soft materials, especially magnetic responsive gels or elastomers.
Manuel Malaver graduated in Central University of Venezuela, who held Doctor in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He has been Professor in General Physics, Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Fluids in the Maritime University of the Caribbean since January 2007.Member of research promotion program since 11/25/2006 to 12/31/2008 with the rank of research candidate. Member of research promotion program since 01/20/2009 until 12/31/2010 with the rank of Researcher Level I. Member of the stimulus program for research and innovation since June 2011 until february 2013 with the rank of Research Level A.Member of the Editorial Committee International of the RevistaIngeniería of the University of Costa Rica since June 24, 2013 until june 2015.Member of the Editorial Board of Applied Science Reports since December 27, 2013. Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science, Open Science Journal of Modern Physics and American Journal of Modern Physics and Application from march 25, 2014 until march 25, 2016.Member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Modern Physics from may 14, 2014. Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science from may 14, 2014. Member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Physics and Applications from may 14, 2014. Lead Guest Editor of special issue “Compact Objects in General Relativity” in International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science. Member of the Editorial Board of Universal Journal of Physics and Applications since march 31, 2015 until march 30, 2018. Member of the Editorial Board of General Scientific Researches since July 1, 2016.Member of the Editorial Board of World Applied Programming since July 1, 2016.Academic Editor of Physical Science International Journal since 07/15/2017 until 07/14/2021. Academic Editor of Asian Journal of Mathematics and Computer Research since 08/17/2017 until 08/17/2020. Referee of Asian Journal of Mathematics and Computer Research, Annals of Physics, Journal of Applied Physical Science International, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, British Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science, Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, Universal Journal of Physics and Applications, Astrophysics and Space Science, Enseñanza de lasCiencias, Physical Science International Journal, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Asian Journal of Physical Sciences. Member of the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA) since 3/3/2010. Academic Member of Athens Institute for Education and Research since 3/1/2016. He is an author of more than 50 research papers in international journals and 2 textbooks. His areas of research are Applied Mathematics, Exact Solutions to the Einstein Field Equations, Mathematical Physics, General Relativity, Cosmology and Gravitation and Applied Thermodynamics
Xavier Fernando is a Professor and Multimedia Stream Coordinator at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has PhD from the University of Calgary, Alberta. He has co-authored close to 100 research articles and holds a patent. He is leading Ryerson Communications Research Lab. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He has delivered invited talks worldwide including the Cambridge University (UK) and Princeton University (USA). He is a member in the IEEE COMSOC Education Board Working Group on Wireless Communications. He is a co-author and co-editor of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communication Body of Knowledge (WEBOK). He was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications (IAT), UK in 2008. He has worked for AT&T for three years as an R&D Engineer. He is a program evaluator for ABET. His work has won several awards and prizes including IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Prize in 2010, second prize in Sarnoff Symposium 2009, Opto-Canada best poster prize 2003 and CCECE best paper prize in 2001. He is very active professionally and won IEEE COMSOC Chapter Achievement Award for 2008 and IEEE Toronto Section exemplary service award in 2007. He was the General Chair for IEEE Toronto International Conference on Science and Technology for Humanity 2009. He has obtained funding from Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA), Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (ICORE), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Canadian Foundation of Innovations (CFI), Ontario Innovations Trust Fund (OIT), Ryerson International, MITACS, and Canadian Photonic Fabrication Research (CPFR).
Professor Mahi R. Singh received both his M.Sc. (1970) and PhD (1976) degrees from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India in condensed matter physics. Consequently, he was awarded an Alexander von Humbold Fellowship in Stuttgart University, Germany from 1979 to 1981. Between 1981 and 1985 he was a Research Associate as well as a Lecturer at McGill University, Canada. During 1982 to 1983 he worked in INSA, Toulouse, France as a visiting scientist. In addition, he worked as a Research Associate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. Following this he joined the University of Western Ontario, Canada as an Associate Professor in 1985. In 1995 he became a Full-Professor at UWO. He was a visiting professor at the University of Houston, USA from June to November in 1992. He also worked as a chief researcher at CRL HITACHI, Tokyo between November 1992 and May 1993. In the summer of 1993 and 1994, he was a visiting professor and Royal Society Professor at the University of Oxford, UK. Additionally, he was the director of the Centre of Chemical Physics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also served as the director of the Theoretical Physics Program for many years at UWO. Dr. Singh has worked in many research areas of science and technology, including nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanophotonics, optoelectronics, semiconductor heterostructures, high temperature superconductors, positron annihilation, Josephson Junctions, Many Body Theories, Condensed Matter Physics, semiconductor devices, thermal transport, DNA Molecules and DNA wires and more. He has published approximately 200 papers in international journals and has written several books which are used as text books at UWO. In addition, he has organized several international conferences and has been invited as a plenary and an invited speaker in several conferences around the world. (see his website for more information)
Internationally renowned author of academic writings in both science and humanities, his top books belong to British National Bibliography and British Library Catalogue. Editor-in-chief, editorial board member, and peer reviewer to multiple academic journals. Organizing committee member to multiple academic conferences. He began at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. He was a senior research fellow at B.M. Birla Science Center in Hyderabad, India. He got B.Sc. degree in physics from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, Russia
Dr Walter Belardi is a senior research fellow at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Study of Physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) (Moscow), PhD in Physics obtained from the MIPT and the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1981. From 1981 to 1995, scientific employee at the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In addition also assistant professor at the MIPT from 1987 to 1988. Professor Chichkov joined the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) in 1995 and was a scientific employee until 1997. In 1997, he completed his habilitation at the University of Hannover (now: Leibniz Universität Hannover). From 1997 to 2000, associate professor at the Institute for Quantum Optics (IQ), University of Hannover. From 2001 to 2004, Head of the Strategy Group of the LZH. Since 2004, Professor Chichkov is Head of the Nanotechnology Department at the LZH and he obtained a W3 professorship for Nanoengineering at the IQ of the University of Hannover in 2009.
Bose held the Condra Chair of Excellence (Endowed Chair Professor) in Power Electronics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1987, where he was responsible for teaching and the research program in power electronics and motor drives. Concurrently, he was the Distinguished Scientist (1989-2000) and the Chief Scientist (1987-1989) of EPRI-Power Electronics Applications Center, Knoxville, TN. Prior to this, he was a Research Engineer in the General Electric Corporate Research and Development (now GE Global Research Center), Schenectady, NY, for 11 years (1976-1987), an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY for five years (1971-1976), and a faculty member at Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU)(formerly Bengal Engineering College), India for 11 years (1960-1971). He is specialized in power electronics and motor drives area, and has given extensive contributions in power converters, PWM techniques, electric/hybrid vehicle drives, microprocessor/DSP control, system simulation, renewable energy systems, and application of artificial intelligence techniques (expert system, fuzzy logic and neural network) in power electronics and drives systems. He served as a visiting professor in Federal University of Mato Grosso Sul (1989), Brazil; Aalborg University (1997), Denmark; Padova University (2003), Italy; Sevilla University (2008), Spain; and European Ph.D. School (2010), Italy. He has been power electronics consultant in a large number of industries. Dr. Bose has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers and holds 21 U.S. patents. He has authored/edited seven books in power electronics: Power Electronics and Motor Drives -Advances and Trends (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006), Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 2001), Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives (Wiley/IEEE Press, 1997), Modern Power Electronics (IEEE Press, 1992), Microcomputer Control of Power Electronics and Drives (IEEE Press, 1987), and Adjustable Speed AC Drive Systems (IEEE Press, 1981). The books have been translated in several foreign languages. 'Dr. Bimal K. Bose: A Reference for Generations - globally promoted power electronics, not only by his research publications and books, but also through his endless tutorial presentations, invited seminars, IEEE Distinguished Lectures and keynote addresses throughout the world'- comments IEEE IES Magazine Editor (June 2009). The IEEE IE Society Magazine (June 2009) honored him by publishing a 'Special Issue Honoring Dr. Bimal Bose and Celebrating His Contributions in Power Electronics' with his photo on front cover.Dr. Bose has served the IEEE in various capacities, including Member of the IEEE Awards Board, Member of the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Committee, Chairman of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Power Electronics Council, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE IECON Power Electronics Chairman, Chairman of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Industrial Power Converter Committee, IAS Member of the Neural Network Council, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Medals Council, Vice-Chair of the IAS Distinguished Lecture Program, Member of IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, Member of IEEE Lamme Medal Committee, Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, and Member of IEEE Spectrum Advisory Board. He was the Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE (Special Issue of Power Electronics and Motion Control, August 1994), and Special Section Editor of IEEE Transactions of Industrial Electronics (Neural Network Applications in Power Electronics and Motor Drives, February 2006). Dr. Bose has B.E. degree in 1956 from BESU, India, M.S. degree in 1960 from University of Wisconsin, Madison,, and D. Phil degree in 1966 from Calcutta University.
Luca Argenti earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry in 2001 from the University of Pisa (Italy, EU), and his PhD degree in chemistry in 2008, from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, with a thesis on theoretical methods for resonant atomic photoionization, under the direction of Prof. Roberto Moccia. In 2009 he joined the department of Physics at Stockholm University (Sweden, EU), with a post-doctoral research position under the direction of Prof. Eva Lindroth, to develop the theory of time-resolved attosecond processes in atoms. In August 2010, Dr. Argenti joined the group of Prof. Fernando Martín at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain, EU), where he further developed new theoretical and numerical methods for atomic and molecular attosecond interferometric spectroscopies, as well as for high-resolution molecular photoelectron spectroscopies. During this time, he directed one master and two PhD thesis, one of which has been defended in December 2015. In 2016 he joined UCF as assistant professor with a joint appointment at the Department of Physics and at CREOL. Dr. Argenti has authored several peer reviewed papers, some of which in high-impact journals such as Physical Review Letters, Nature, and Nature Communication.
SHI Baosen is a professor of physics in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received his PhD from USTC in 1998. After that, he joined the Laboratory of Nonlinear Optics as a lecturer, and the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information of Chinese Academy Sciences as an associate professor in 2001, a full professor in 2008. Between April 2001 and November 2004, he worked at the NEC Tsukuba Laboratories of Japan as a JST researcher. In 2015, he was supported by China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists. He has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal papers. His main interests include quantum information based on atomic ensemble, nonlinear frequency transfer using resonant cavity, interface between atomic system and photonic system and atomic optics.