Ephraim Suhir is Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country); Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE) and the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS); Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Ephraim has authored about 400+ publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide, and received many professional awards, including the 1996 Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award and the 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering. He is the third Russian American, after Stephen Timoshenko and Igor Sikorsky, who received this prestigious award.
Dr Kun Li is a Research Associate in the Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors (CPDS) at University of Cambridge. He received his PhD in Engineering (laser interactions with functional material) at Cambridge in 2012. He was elected as a Junior Research Fellow of Clare Hall College, Cambridge, in 2017. He has published in top optics and photonics journals, such as IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Optics Express, etc., and filed more than ten patent applications (two granted). He is also a director and co-founder of a spinout company, CamOptics Ltd., specializing in phase-only LCoS devices.
Dr. Qasymeh received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Dalhousie University, Canada, in 2010. He was the recipient of a Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. In 2011, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi University, the United Arab Emirates, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. His current research interests include plasmonic devices, terahertz photonics, and quantum photonics.
SILVANO DONATI (M’75, SM’98, F’03, LF’09) is a full Professor of Optoelectronics at the Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy, since 1980. He leads the Group of Optoelectronics active on photodetector and noise, electro-optical instrumentation and semiconductor devices for chaos and switching applications. He is the Author of two books, ‘Photodetectors’ published by Prentice Hall, 1999, and ‘Electro-Optical Instrumentation’, published by Prentice Hall, 2004. He also authored or co-authored over 300 papers on peer-reviewed Journals and Conference Proceedings. His ten seminal papers collected 4000+ citations. His H factor is 35. He has been the founder (1996) and the past Chairman (1997-01) of the Italian LEOS Chapter, LEOS Vice President Region 8 Membership (2002-04), LEOS Board of Governors Elected Member (2004-06), Treasurers of the Italian LEOS Chapter (2002-06), Counselor of the IEEE Student Branch in Pavia (2001-07) and LEOS Distinguished Lecturer. Member of the Fellow Board and Member of OSA International Advisory Council. He has been Vice Chair in 2006/07 and later Chair of the Italy Section for the term 2008/09. He has been Visiting Professor in University of New Mexico (1992), National University of Taiwan (2005), Universidad Catolica del Peru (2006) and National Sun Yat-Sen University (2007, 2008, 2010), Cheng Kong University (2011), Chung Hsing University (2013-14) and National Taipei University of Technology (2015-16). He received the AEIT Marconi Award, and 4 more AEI Awards, and 8 Awards from IEEE LEOS. In 2015 was awarded the IEEE Phos A.Kressel prize for the self-mix invention. He is Life Fellow of the IEEE, Meritorious Member of AEIT, and Emeritus Fellow of OSA. In 2014 was elevated Emeritus Professor by University of Pavia.
Prof. Ching-Fuh Lin obtained the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1989 and 1993, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is the founding Director of Innovative Photonics Advanced Research Center (i-PARC) and a joint distinguished professor in the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, and Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. His major research area is in photonics, including Si-photonics, solar cells and applications for drones, Si-based photonics, micro-LED technologies, broadband semiconductor lasers & optical amplifiers, etc. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, and Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He has published over 180 journal papers and 500 conference papers and holds more than 70 patents. He is the author of several books and obtained many awards. He has also served in the International Scientific Committee of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition for several years and other photonics societies.
Dieter H. Bimberg is the Founding Director of the Center of Nanophotonics at TU Berlin. He was chairman of the Department of Solid State Physics at TUB from 1991 to 2012 and was holding the chair of Applied Physics until 2015. He is presently Executive Director of the “Bimberg Center for Green Photonics” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at CIOMP, Changchun. His research interests include the growth and physics of nanostructures and nanophotonic devices, ultrahigh speed and energy efficient photonic devices for information systems, single/entangled photon emitters for quantum cryptography and ultimate nanoflash memories based on quantum dots. He has authored more than 1500 papers, 36 patents, and 7 books resulting in more than 56,000 citations worldwide and a Hirsch factor of 106 (@ google scholar). His honors include the Russian State Prize in Science and Technology 2001, his election to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2004, to the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2011, to the American Academy of Engineering in 2014, to the American Academy of Inventors 2016, He was elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE in 2004 and 2010, respectively He recieved the Max-Born-Award and Medal 2006, awarded jointly by IoP and DPG, the William Streifer Award of the Photonics Society of IEEE in 2010, the UNESCO Nanoscience Award and Medal 2012, Heinrich-Welker-Award 2015 and Nick Holonyak jr. Award of OSA in 2018. The University of Lancaster (UK) and St. Petersburg Scientific University of the RAS bestowed honorary doctorates to him.
Education: BS, MS, PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Employment: 1961 – 1981 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Participated in the design, construction and operation of the liquid hydrogen storage and flow at 1000 pounds per second to the nuclear reactor as part of the Rover Program. Performed research on liquid helium superfluid film flow. Developed the diamond anvil high pressure technique to first trap a gas (hydrogen) in the cell to pressures above solidification at room temperature. Initiated and performed observations at total solar eclipses on the ground, in U.S. Airforce aircraft designated to LANL for nuclear weapons treaty security, and requested and was approved with LANL and National Science Foundation (NSF) support to fly on the Concorde 001 at the 1973 total solar eclipse. Used Fabry-Perot (F-P) interferometry for coronal observations. Used fiber optics in 1965 as link between telescope and F-P. On leave from LANL to NSF as Program Director for Solar Terrestrial Research. 1981-1988 National Science Foundation Program Director for Low Temperature Physics supporting and promoting low temperature research including support for new milliKelvin research laboratories at two university laboratories. Supported Professor C.-W. Chu’s development of the yittrium-barium-copper-oxide material as the first superconductor with a transition temperature above liquid nitrogen. On leave to the Department of Energy to support superconductivity programs of research and for development of products. 1988-1995 Office of Naval Research Scientific Officer with primary interest in superconductivity development of research and Navy opportunities for equipment. A secondary interest was in the physical development of explosive materials. 1995- present Retired Appointed as Adjunct Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University working with the research group of Professor Terry Tritt and others in materials studies of thermoelectric and other condensed matter. Including high-pressure studies of thermoelectric materials. Recently, added to the understanding of the Pulsed Electric Current Sintering process working with graduate students.
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 the cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
Prof. Chong-Xin Shan obtained his bachelor degree from Wuhan University in 1999, and Ph.D degree from Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he worked in sequence as a postdoctoral researcher in The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He got a professorship in Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, and was awarded a title of 'Hundred Talent' of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Aug. 2008. In 2015, he moved to Zhengzhou University, and currently is the Dean of School of Physics. His research interest is mainly focused on wide band gap semiconductor materials and optoelectronic devices, especially on zinc oxide and diamond based nanostructures, light-emitting devices, laser diodes and photodetectors. He has authored or coauthored over 160 peer reviewed papers or book chapters, and his H-index is 31. Prof. Shan has been awarded the National High-level personnel of special support program, the New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project, and the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China.