First Round of Abstract Submission Ends: Apr 30, 2024
Extended Early Bird Ends: Feb 28, 2024

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dieter Bimberg
Changchun and TU Berlin, Germany
Title: From Quantum Dots to Green Quantum Technologies
Dieter Bimberg received the Ph.D. magna cum laude from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. He held for 7 years a Principal Scientist position at the Max Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Grenoble, France. After serving as a Professor of electrical engineering, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, he assumed the Chair of Applied Solid-State Physics at Technical University of Berlin. He is the Founding Director of its Center of NanoPhotonics. He was holding guest professorships at the Technion, Haifa, U.C. Santa Barbara, CA, USA, and at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, CA. He was Distinguished Adjunct Professor at KAU, Jeddah 2012-2018. In 2018 he assumed the directorship of the “Bimberg Chinese German Center for Green Photonics” at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the EU Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the US Academies of Engineering and of Inventors, Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society, a Life Fellow of the American Physical Society the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, a Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society, a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association and a honorary member of the Ioffe Institute of the RAS. He is recipient of many important international awards, like the UNESCO Nanoscience Award, the Max-Born Award and Medal of IoP and DPG, the Heinrich-Welker-Award, the Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, the Oyo Buturi and MOC Awards of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics, the Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal and Award of IEEE, the Stern-Gerlach Award of DPG (the highest German physics award), to mention a few. He received honorary doctorates of the University of Lancaster, UK, and the St. Petersburg Alferov University of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He has authored more than 1600 papers, 71 patents and patent applications, and six books. The number of times his research works has been cited exceeds 67,000 and his Hirsch factor is 113 (@ Google Scholar). His research interests include physics and technology of nanostructures, nanostructure based photonic and electronic devices, and energy efficient data communication.
Prof. Jimmy Xu
Brown University, USA
Title: Silicon Laser and Single-Photon Source
Jimmy Xu is the Charles C. Tillinghast '32 University Professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University, Providence, RI. Prior to coming to Brown in 1999, he was the James Ham Professor of Optoelectronics and the Nortel Professor of Emerging Technology at the University of Toronto. He served as Director of the Nortel Institute of Telecommunication, as Editor (compound semiconductors) of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, and on Advisory Boards of several institutions and companies, including the National Research Council of Canada. He received several prizes and awards including the 1995 Steacie Prize of Canada, the 1996 FCCP Award of Merit, the Conference Board of Canada-NSERC Best Industrial-University R&D Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, IEEE, and the American Physical Society.
Prof. Yong Zhang
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Title: New frontiers in research and applications of organic-inorganic hybrid materials
Dr. Yong Zhang is Bissell Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UNC-Charlotte. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xiamen University and Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, all in Physics. He did his postdoc at NREL and was a Senior Scientist before he moved to the current position in 2009. His research interests include electronic and optical properties of semiconductors and related nanostructures, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, impurity and defects in semiconductors, and novel materials and device architectures for applications in optoelectronics, energy, and electronic-photonic integrated circuits. He has published more than 250 papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of American Physical Society.
Prof. Wenshan Cai
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Title: Exploiting Hot Carriers in Micro- and Nano-Photonics
Wenshan Cai is a full professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment in Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Dr. Cai received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2008. His research is focused on nanophotonic materials and devices, in which he has made major impacts on the evolving field of plasmonics and metamaterials. Dr. Cai has published ~100 journal articles, which in total have been cited over 20,000 times. He authored the book, Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, which is used as a textbook or a major reference around the world. Dr. Cai is the recipient of several distinctions, including the OSA/SPIE Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He is a Fellow of SPIE.
Prof. Zhenguo Lu
National Research Council Canada, Canada
Title: Quantum Dot Coherent Comb Laser Enabled Converged Optical and Wireless Access Network Systems
Dr. Zhenguo Lu is a Principal Research Officer and Team Lead of Photonics Devices at Advanced Electronics & Photonics Research (AEP) Centre of National Research Council (NRC), Ottawa, Canada. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at both University of Ottawa and Concordia University since 2006. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1992, he was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship to work at Institute of Semiconductor Electronics, RWTH Aachen, Germany from 1993 to 1995. Then he worked at Terahertz Research Centre of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA. Dr. Lu came to NRC as a Research Officer in 1997. From 2000 to 2002, he was the Director of Product Research & Development of BTI Systems Inc., Ottawa. In 2002 Dr. Lu has re-joined NRC as a Senior Research Officer. Since then, his outstanding achievements and leadership has been recognized by numerous distinctions by the Federal Government of Canada, including The Leadership Award of 2021 at AEP, Finalist in the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2020 Awards, NRC’s Research and Technology Breakthrough of the Year Award (2018), Technology to Market Award (2015), Outstanding Contribution to Research and Technology Award and Breakthrough of the Year (2013), and Outstanding Achievement Award (2012). Dr. Lu is an expert in the field of photonics devices and their applications in optical coherent networks, data center networks, 5G & beyond wireless networks and satellite communications. He has published over 280 refereed journal and conference proceeding papers, and 8 US patents. He has given over 50 invited, keynote and plenary talks in the international conferences, universities and industry companies. Dr. Lu is a Fellow of the OPTICA.
Prof. Yasuo Koide
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Title: New Horizon for Photonic Devices of Ultrawide-Bandgap Semiconductors
Yasuo Koide received his Ph.D. degree from Prof. Isamu Akasaki, Nobel laureate in 2014, at Nagoya University in 1988. His PhD work was Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE) growth of AlxGa1-xN alloy and it’s optical and electrical properties. He fabricated the original MOVPE apparatus with special reactor design, which provided success of the highest-quality GaN and AlxGa1-xN epitaxial layers using a low-temperature buffer layer technique, together with Prof. Hiroshi Amano, Nobel laureate in 2014 and one-year younger PhD student. After Dr. Koide became an assistant professor at Nagoya University, in 1993 he became an associate professor at Kyoto University, and his work focused on development of low-resistance Ohmic contact materials for wide-bandgap and compound semiconductors, ZnSe, GaN, SiC, Diamond, InP, and GaAs, in optical and electrical devices. In 2002 he moved to National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Japan for focusing research on diamond epilayer growth and optical and electronic device applications. He published more than 200 papers by demonstrating deep-UV photodetectors, metal-oxide (MOS) and metal-Schottky (MES) gate transistors, logic circuits, and micromachine system (MEMS) sensor and switching devices.

Now he is Managing Director of Advanced Research Infrastructure for Materials and Nanotechnology (ARIM) Japan, Group Leader of Next-Generation Semiconductor Group in NIMS, and Visiting Professor of Nagoya University. He has more than 300 publications including technical articles, invited reviews, monographs, and books in semiconductor materials and devices. His research interest is now in hybrid electronic and photonic devices of diamond and III-nitride semiconductors/ferroelectrics and their transport and surface/interface physics.
Prof. Paolo Tombesi
University of Camerino, Italy
Title: If dark matter particles with millimeter charge existed bonded to atoms in ordinary materials, quantum effects would be observed.
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Prof. Wolfgang Osten
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Title: Exploitation of the whole Information Content of the Light Field for the Inspection of Micro- and Nano-Components
Wolfgang Osten received the MSc/Diploma in Physics from the Friedrich-SchillerUniversity Jena in 1979. From 1979 to 1984 he was a member of the Institute of Mechanics in Berlin working in the field of experimental stress analysis and optical metrology. In 1983 he received the PhD degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for his thesis in the field of holographic interferometry. From 1984 to 1991 he was employed at the Central Institute of Cybernetics and Information Processes ZKI in Berlin making investigations in digital image processing and machine vision. Between 1988 and 1991 he was heading the Institute for Digital Image Processing at the ZKI. In 1991 he joined the Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology (BIAS) to establish and to direct the Department Optical 3D-Metrology till 2002. From September 2002 till October 2018 he has been a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute for Applied Optics. From 2006 till 2010 he was the vice rector for research and technology transfer of the Stuttgart University. His research work is focused on new concepts for industrial inspection and metrology by combining modern principles of optical metrology, sensor technology and digital image processing. Special attention is directed to the development of resolution enhanced technologies for the investigation of micro and nano structures. Wolfgang Osten is fellow of OSA, SPIE, EOS, SEM, IAAM, and senior member of IEEE. He is a Honorary Professor of the Shenzhen University, China, a Honorary Doctor of the University of Technology of Ilmenau, Germany, the 1988 recipient oft he Leibniz Medal of the Academy of Siences of the former GDR, the 2011 recipient of the Dennis Gabor Award of The International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, the 2018 recipient of the Rudolf Kingslake Medal of the SPIE, the 2019 recipient of the Chandra Vikram Award of the SPIE, and the 2019 recipient of the Emmeth Leith Medal of the Optical Society of America OSA.