Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN)Summer School – August 3-5, 2021
Reconfigurable Photonic Computing
Mark Thompson: Photonic quantum computing
Mark Thompson is Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of PsiQuantum. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of integrated photonics and quantum technologies, with a PhD from Cambridge University, positions at Toshiba, Corning, Bookham Technology, PsiQuantum, a Professorship at the University of Bristol and Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He established and was Director of the Bristol Centre for Quantum Engineering and the Bristol Quantum Technology Enterprise Center, and holds prestigious UK and European fellowships and prizes. He has more than 100 publications and patents and has founded two startup companies in quantum technologies.
Dr. Elshaari is an Associate Professor at the applied physics department at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research focuses on hybrid quantum integrated photonics with the goal of realizing novel high performance quantum circuits for communication, sensing, and metrology that leverage the quantum nature of photons. Dr. Elshaari received number of research grants including VR starting grant from the Swedish research council, Marie Curie individual fellowship, ATTRACT grant (EU Horizon 2020) for developing breakthrough technologies for science and society, and the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technologies starting grant for quantum communication.
Harish Bhaskaran: Non-von Neumann photonic computing for machine learning and artificial intelligence
Harish Bhaskaran is the Professor of Applied Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford and leads the Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group. He holds the EPSRC Fellowship in Manufacturing. His research is primarily in the exploration and use of optoelectronic materials to create photonic or neuromorphic computing and displays, as well as additive manufacturing techniques to take such devices into the manufacturing realm. Key contributions include the demonstration of atom-by-atom wear, a novel optoelectronic framework, a photonic nonvolatile memory, and recently, the development of photonic synapses and computing. He is an active innovator and has established two spinout companies, Bodle Technologies (2015) and Salience Labs (2021). His work has been featured widely over the last several years in Nature, The Economist, BBC, MIT Technology Review, Fortune, Wired etc.
Jelena Vučković: Inverse designed integrated photonics
Jelena Vučković is professor at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also the director of Q-FARM: the Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative.Vuckovic has won numerous awards including the IET AF Harvey Prize, James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership from the OSA, Humboldt Prize, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Young Investigator Awards from DARPA and the Office of Naval Research. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
Din Ping Tsai: High Dimensional Optical Meta-devices: Classical to Quantum
Din Ping Tsai is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is an elected Fellow of AAAS, APS, EMA, IEEE, JSAP, NAI, OSA, and SPIE. He had 68 patents in Canada (3), China (1), Germany (2), Japan (3), USA (19), etc. He was recognized by Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) as the Highly Cited Researcher in 2020 and 2019. He received many prestigious recognitions and awards, including “China’s Top 10 Optical Breakthroughs” in 2020 and 2018, and “Mozi Award” from the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) (2018), etc.
Isabelle Staude: Active semiconductor metasurfaces
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Staude studied physics at the University of Konstanz, and subsequently received her Ph.D. degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2011. For her postdoc, she moved to the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. She returned to Germany in mid-2015 to establish a junior research group on functional photonic nanostructures at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. In fall 2017, she became a junior professor at the same institution. She was promoted to full professor in spring 2020.
Timothy J. Palinski: Plasmonic Metasurfaces for Sensing and Tunable Optical Absorption
Dr. Timothy J. Palinski received the B.S. degree from the University of Toledo, OH, USA, in 2009, and the M.S.E.E. from Cleveland State University, OH, USA, in 2014. He received the Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College, NH, USA, in 2019, with a focus on plasmonic metasurfaces for on-chip biosensing. He is currently a Research Engineer in the Communications & Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Glenn Research Center, OH, USA. His research interests include photonic and plasmonic metasurfaces, actively tunable devices, integrated photonics, and the application of these technologies to on-chip bio/chemical sensing.
Karl F. Böhringer:MEMS-tunablemetasurface Alvarez lens
Karl F. Böhringer received his Dipl.-Inform. degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and his M.S. / Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley before joining the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, where he is currently Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, Director of the Nano-engineered Systems Institute, and Site Director for the University of Washington / Oregon State University node in the NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network. received his Dipl.-Inform. degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and his M.S. / Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley before joining the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, where he is currently Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, Director of the Nano-engineered Systems Institute, and Site Director for the University of Washington / Oregon State University node in the NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network.
Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus: Free-space active photonics from hybrid electro-optic metasurfaces
Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus is a SNF Fellow and a Hans-Eggenberger fellow at John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her current work focusses on nanoscale hybrid silicon-organic flat optics that change their optical functionality by electro-optic transduction. In addition, she has been developing on-chip integrated electro-optic devices for terahertz science and technology. Overall, her postdoctoral and doctoral work have received several recognitions from the Hans Eggenberger foundation, as well as the European Physical Society and the Swiss Physical Society. Aside from science, she strives to contribute positively to the community she’s a part of, e.g by serving on the Metamaterials Technical Group of OSA among other activities.
Future Directions in Nanophotonic and Biophotonic Sensors
Jian Ye: Opportunities of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy in biomedical science
Prof. Jian Ye received his B.E. and M.S. degree from Zhejiang University (China) and Ph.D. degree from KU Leuven (Belgium). He joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2013 and was promoted as a full professor in 2017. Dr. Ye has received a number of awards including Outstanding Youth Fund from Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (2016) and Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2020 Emerging Investigators. His research interests focus on biomedical applications of plasmonic nanostructures and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. He has published 2 book chapters and over 80 papers including Nature Communications, Nano Letters and ACS Nano.
Prof. Heidi Ottevaere: Photonics-based biosensing: measuring the devil inside!
Heidi Ottevaere is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) since October 2009. She graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1997 as an electrotechnical engineer with majors in Photonics and received her PhD degree in Applied Sciences in 2003 from the same university. Since 2019 Heidi chairs the Applied Physics and Photonics Department (TONA) of the Faculty of Engineering that is responsible for the Photonics Education Curriculum at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is responsible for the Instrumentation and Metrology platform at the Photonics Innovation Center and for the research unit ‘biophotonics’ of the Brussels Photonics Team B-PHOT. She is coordinating and working on multiple research and industrial projects focusing on the design, fabrication and characterization of different types of photonic components and systems in the field of biophotonics, interferometry, holography and imaging.
Dr Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo: Gold Nanostars as excellent nanoplatform for surface-enhance Raman scattering-based sensors
Dr. Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo (female) holds both Diploma (2007) and PhD (2012) degrees in Chemistry and Nanotechnology, respectively, from the University of Vigo, Spain. She is a staff researcher in the Water Quality group at INL. She was awarded recently Scientific Employment Stimulus contract by FCT. Her research focuses on the development of devices able to monitor in real-time of biotoxins and other organic pollutants, and emerging contaminants (e.g. microplastics) in water bodies and the photocatalytic purification of urban wastewater. She has integrated several major competitive research projects: LABPLAS (101003954), Nanoculture (EAPA_590/2018), National Centres of Competence in Research (SNF Switzerland) NRP-66 (136976) and -64 (PP00P2-123373/1) (SNF-SW). She was awarded a L’Oreal Fellowship “For Woman in Science 2013” and “the 100 most influential young people at the francophone Swiss zone” in 2015 by L’Hebdo journal. Laura has published 64 peer-reviewed papers, with an h-index of 25, and she is co-author of 3 book chapters and 1 patent related to biosensors and nanoparticle characterization.
Andrea M Armani:Portable Sensors based on Integrated Photonics
Prof. Andrea Armani is currently the Ray Irani Chair in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California. She received her BA in physics from the University of Chicago and her PhD in applied physics with a minor in biology from the California Institute of Technology. She is on the editorial Board for Optics Letters (associate editor from 2011-2017, features editor 2018-present) and ACS Photonics (associate editor). She is a senior member of IEEE and AIChE, a Fellow of OSA and SPIE, and a full member of Sigma Xi.
Xavier Rottenberg:Integrated ultrasound microphone with optical readout for emerging imaging techniques
Dr. Xavier Rottenberg (MSc Physics Engineering 1998 and DEA Theoretical Physics 1999 from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)) He obtained in 2008 his PhD in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven. He joined IMEC Leuven in 2000, where he contributes to research on RF, RF-MEMS, photonics, acoustics, photo-acoustics and micro/nanosystems. As imec fellow, he leads the Wave-based Sensing and Actuation developments. He (co-)authored over 150 peer reviewed publications, had various patents granted, was lecturer or invited speaker at conferences, symposia and summer/winter schools. He co-founded Pulsify Medical in 2019. He is since 2020 lecturer at ULB in the Applied Physics department.