Dr. Peng-Sheng Wei received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Department at University of California, Davis, in 1984. He has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering of National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, since 1989. Dr. Wei has contributed to advancing the understanding of and to the applications of electron and laser beam, plasma, and resistance welding through theoretical analyses coupled with verification experiments. Investigations also include studies of their thermal and fluid flow processes, and formations of the defects such as humping, rippling, spiking and porosity. Dr. Wei has published more than 80 SCI journal papers with the corresponding author, delivered keynote or invited speeches in international conferences more than 110 times. He is a Fellow of AWS (2007), and a Fellow of ASME (2000). He also received the Outstanding Research Achievement Awards from both the National Science Council (2004), and NSYSU (1991, 2001, 2004), the Outstanding Scholar Research Project Winner Award from National Science Council (2008), the Adams Memorial Membership Award from AWS (2008), the Warren F. Savage Memorial Award from AWS (2012), and the William Irrgang Memorial Award from AWS (2014). He has been the Xi-Wan Chair Professor of NSYSU since 2009, and Invited Distinguished Professor in the Beijing University of Technology, China, during 2015-2017.
Prof. Devki Talwar, Indiana U of Pennsylvania (IUP), Chair of Department of Physics, conducts research on optical/electronic properties of defects and phonons in semiconductor materials used for various electronic and opto-electronic devices. He has been with Indiana U of Pennsylvania (IUP), Department of Physics, for almost 27 years and is the author of more than 120 refereed journal articles, 3 book chapters and review articles. His expertise in the sophisticated Greens function technique is considered very useful for providing information on the electronic and vibrational properties of defects in semiconductors, quantum wells and super lattices
Vladimir V. Rumyantsev is Head of Department of Theory of Complex Systems Dynamic Properties at A.A. Galkin Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering (DonIPE). He is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Nanotechnology Department at Donetsk National University (DonNU). He received PhD in Theoretical Physics (1988) from DonNU and Dr. Sci. in Condensed Matter Physics (2007) from DonIPE. Prof. Rumyantsev has authored/co-authored 4 books, 2 chapters in books and more than 230 scientific publications. He is a member of the American Physical Society as well as Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP, Italy) and Editor-in-Chiff of Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology (Science PG, USA).
Prof Edik Rafailov received his Ph.D. degrees from the Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg. Since 1987, Prof. Rafailov has been engaged in the research and development of different light sources. He was responsible for the first demonstration of novel high-power Al-free laser diodes. He was also responsible for the first demonstration of femtosecond pulse generation directly from laser diodes. In 2005 Prof. Rafailov moved to University of Dundee, UK, and established the new group and later in 2014 he moved to Aston University (UK). He has authored and co-authored over 450 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including two books (WILEY), ten invited chapters and numerous invited talks to SPIE, LEOS and CLEO. He also holds 11 UK and two US patents. In 2014 he has been awarded the Lebedev Medal of the Russian Optical Society. Prof. Rafailov coordinated a €14.7M FP7 IP FAST-DOT and the €12.5M NEWLED projects. Recently he was awarded the H2020 FET project Meso-Brain (€3. 3M) and EPSRC UK) (£1M). He also leads other projects funded by EU FP7H2020 and UK EPSRC. His current research interests include high-power CW, ultrashort-pulse lasers; generation of UV/visible/IR/MIR and THz radiation, nano-structures; nonlinear and integrated optics; and Biophotonics.
His current research interests include high-power CW, ultrashort-pulse lasers; generation of UV/visible/IR/MIR and THz radiation, nano-structures; nonlinear and integrated optics; and Biophotonics.
Dr Noor Azura Awang received her undergraduate education in physics and went on to do her master's degree in Fiber Bragg Grating and Application at University of Technology Malaysia and a doctorate in Fiber Laser Technology from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She has been a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics and Chemistry, Faculty Applied Science and Technology of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia since 2007. Dr Noor Azura Awang's areas of expertise are Fibre Optics and Lasers (Fiber and Laser Technology). She has over 50 journal publications and conference proceedings in her name, all of which are recognized by the International Citation Index. She has supervised 5 PhD students and 15 MSc students.
Her research contributions in laser technology, optics and optical fibres include the design and fabrication of semiconductor-pumped solid-state lasers, developing techniques to design a fibre laser and developing tuneable solid state lasers.
Apollonov V.V. is the doctor of physics and mathematics, professor, academician of RANS and AES, laureate of State prize of USSR (1982), Russia (2001) and prize ECOWORLD-2017. Date of birth: 08/07/1945; Apollonov V.V. is the leading specialist in the area of basic principles of creation and development of high power laser systems and high power laser radiation interaction with matter.
He has made an outstanding input into creation and development of new branches of science - physical and technical fundamentals of high power laser optics and adaptive optics, investigation of physical processes in a high volume self-controlled volume discharges, creation of high power continuous wave, pulsed and high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser systems, high intensity laser radiation interaction with matter, high power laser application for an effective protection of valuable objects and water surface cleaning from oil films, medical applications for UV lasers.
Shien-Kuei (Peter) Liaw received double PhD degrees from National Chiao-Tung University in photonics engineering and from National Taiwan University in mechanical engineering, respectively. He joined the Chunghua Telecommunication, Taiwan, in 1993. Since then, he has been working on optical communication and fiber based technologies. Prof. Liaw joined the department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in 2000. He has ever been director of the Optoelectronics Research Center and the Technology Transfer Center, NTUST. He was a visiting researcher at Bellcore (now Telcordia), USA for six months in 1996 and a visiting Professor at University of Oxford, UK for three months in 2011.
He owned seven U.S. patents, and authored or coauthored for more than 250 journal articles and international conference presentations. He has been actively contributing for numerous conferences as technical program chair, international advisory committee, session chair and keynote speaker, invited speaker. He serves as an Associate Editor for Fiber and Integrated Optics. Currently, Dr. Liaw is a senior member of IEEE, OSA and SPIE. Currently, Dr. Liaw is a distinguished Professor and Vice Chairman of ECE department of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), President of the Optical Society (OSA) Taiwan Chapter and Secretary-General of Taiwan Photonic Society.
Eliade Stefanescu graduated the Faculty of Electronics, Section of Physicist Engineers, in 1970, and obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1990. As a Scientist from 1976, a Senior Scientist III from 1978, he worked in technology of semiconductor devices. From 1978, he worked in physics of optoelectronic devices. From 1987, and from 1990 as a Senior Scientist II, he worked in the field of open quantum physics. In 1991 he discovered that the penetrability of a potential barrier can be increased by coupling to a dissipative system, and described the decay spectrum of some cold fission modes. As a Senior Scientist I, from 1997 he developed a microscopic theory of open quantum systems, and discovered a physical principle for the heat conversion into usable energy. In 2014, he produced a unitary relativistic quantum theory. In the years 1995-2000, he held a course called Dissipative Systems for the master degree
In 2014, he produced a unitary relativistic quantum theory. In the years 1995-2000, he held a course called Dissipative Systems for the master degree.
Emmanuel Fokitis Received his PhD in Experimental High Energy Physics from the University of Notre Dave in USA in 1976, where he participated in Experiments in Fermi Laboratory and Brookhaven National Lab. He then worked as a faculty member at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) from 1976 till 2012. He served there as Lecturer, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. . He coordinated several research programs, namely, (a) X–ray powder diffractometer, with high speed and spatial resolution based on silicon technology. (b) Applications of Optical Technology on Ophthalmic Lenses and Scientific Instruments, (c) Research and Development for prototype sources for general lighting: New materials for development of efficient and environmentally friendly electrical discharges, and study of operational modes and parameter space for lamps including a variety of active media such as Hg, Xe and N2. (d) Techniques for Precision Measurements in Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays using Extensive Air Showers – Interactions with Earth Magnetic Field.
Arkady Major received his BSc in engineering physics from Vilnius Technical University in 1997 and MSc in laser physics and nonlinear optics from Vilnius University in 1999, both in Lithuania. In 2002 he got the PhD in laser physics from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. After postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto (2002 – 2007) Dr. Major joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Canada, where he is now a Full Professor.
His current research interests are in laser photonics and biophotonics. In particular, his efforts are focused on development of advanced laser sources and laser technologies for high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy.
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 photonics sensing techniques, Si-based photonics, organic-inorganic composites for light emission & sunlight harvest, broadband semiconductor lasers & optical amplifiers, integration of photonics and electronics.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials, and a member of OSA. He has published over 180 journal papers and 500 conference papers and holds more than 70 patents. He is also the sole author of two books, “Optics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Applications” (in Chinese, 2012), and “Optical Components for Communications: Principles and Applications”, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers (USA 2004), and co-authors a book, “Organic, Inorganic and Hybrid Solar Cells –Principles and Practice”, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and IEEE Press, 2012. He had obtained the Outstanding Research Award (2003) and several Class A Research Awards from National Science Council of Taiwan, ROC, Outstanding Research Award (2017) from Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, ROC, and the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering. He and his students had also been granted the 18th Acer Research Golden Award, 18th Acer Research Excellent Award, 14th Acer Research Excellent Award, 6th Y. Z. Hsu Technology Invention Award, Outstanding R&D Innovation Award of NTU 2014, Outstanding Technology Transfer Contribution Award of MOST 2014, Collins Thesis Awards for years of 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012. Prof. Lin has served in the International Scientific Committee of 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 32nd, 33rd, & 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition and as the Chair of IEEE LEOS Chapter Taipei Section, the Board member of the 17th IEEE Taipei Section, and the Council member of the 10th Optical Engineering Society of ROC and Taiwan Photonics Society.