The People's Republic of China Ministry of Science and Technology, China
Jianlin Cao is Professor in Optics and former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He graduated from the Department of Physics at Fudan University in 1982, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the joint-training program at the Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (CIOFM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Tohoku University in Japan in 1989. From 1989 to 1992, he undertook postdoctoral research at CIOFM, later working as a research professor, supervisor of Ph.D. students, Executive Deputy Director (legal representative) and Director of CIOFM, as well as Director of the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics. He served as an assistant to the President of CAS, head of the preparatory CAS Opto-Electronics Group, and President of the CAS Academy of Opto-Electronics. In January 2005, he was nominated for Vice President of CAS, President of the CAS Academy of Opto-Electonics, and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Applied Optics. In September 2006, he was appointed as Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journals Light: Science & Applications and holds editorial positions with several other academic journals.
Cao has been working in the area of soft x-ray multilayer technology research and has received recognition both domestically in China and internationally for his outstanding achievements. He received first grade awards for young scientists from CAS in 1995 and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 1997.
Institute of Applied Optics , University of Stuttgart, Germany
Wolfgang Osten received the MSc/Diploma in Physics from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 1979. From 1979 to 1991 he was working at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin in several institutes making investigations in coherent metrology, digital image processing and machine vision. In 1983 he received the PhD degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for his thesis in the field of holographic interferometry. In 1991 he joined the Bremen Institute for 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, and SEM, 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 2011 recipient of the Dennis Gabor Award of the 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 International Society OPTICA.
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China.
Lianshan Yan received B.E. and Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University and the University of Southern California (USC), respectively. He has worked on solid state laser in North China Research Institute of Optoelectronics (1994-1999) and has been with General Photonics Corp. as the chief scientist and manager of Engineering (2005-2007). He is currently the director of Center for Information Photonics & Communications (CIPC) at Southwest Jiaotong University, China.
Prof. Yan is the author and co-author of more than 500 papers, including more than ten invited journal papers and more than forty invited talks. He also authored three books and two book chapters. He holds thirteen issued U.S. patents and more than forty Chinese patents.
Prof. Yan is a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA). He received the IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award (2011-2013) and IEEE LEOS Graduate Fellowship (2002). He is the co-chair or TPC member of more than forty international conferences. He is also the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, Chair Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars Programme. He was the Chair of Optical Fiber Technology Technical Group of Optical Society of America (OSA, 2015-2018) and an associate editor of IEEE Photonics Journal (2009-2015).
Monash University, Australia
Professor Xinhua Wu is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Precinct Partnerships) at Monash University, Fellow of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering(ATSE) and IoM3, UK, and Director of Monash International Advanced Manufacturing Hub. In her role she is responsible for leading the Monash Technology Precinct partnership agenda, contributing to the implementation of Monash’s ambition to transform the Precinct into a global innovation and translation centre. Prior to this, she was the founding Director of Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Director for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub(ITRH) for high value additive manufacturing, leading research centres while working collaboratively with industry and government to advance research of 3D printing of metals and aerospace materials.
Prof. Wu has pioneered systematic fundamental materials research to transform the 3D printing technique from producing artefacts to manufacturing components for aerospace applications and by designing microstructurally enhanced non-equilibrium light alloys since 2011. She conducted ground breaking research to use 3D printing to print the world’s first full size jet engine in 2014 and achieved international aerospace qualification for 3D printed Ti components for civil aircraft applications in 2017. Xinhua and her team were awarded Australia BHERT Award for Best Research Translation (2016). Her scientific contribution in aerospace materials was acknowledged in 2009 by the Harvey Flower Ti award, IoM3, UK: “In recognition of her outstanding record of world class research in titanium and its alloys”. She worked extensively with aerospace industry, in particular Rolls-Royce, Safran, Airbus, Bombardier, Messier-Dowty, DSTL UK, BAE Systems, European Space Agency, COMAC etc.
Mahr GmbH, Göttingen, Germany
Andreas Beutler studied physics at the Universities of Bremen and Hamburg, Germany. He wrote his doctoral thesis on surface physics at Lunds University / MAXlab, Sweden. Since 1999 he develops measuring instruments and researches at Mahr GmbH, Göttingen, Germany. He is responsible for advanced technology developments and research projects. His emphasis is on profilometry, optical sensors and metrology for optics production.
Ji Hua Laboratory, China
Prof. Hai Bi received his BE and ME degrees in Chemistry from Jilin University in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He received his doctoral degree in Physics from Technique University of Munich in 2014. He was working in Harvard University SEAS from 2015 to 2019. He moved to Ji Hua Laboratory as a principle investigator from 2020 and founded the Germany-China Joint Innovation Laboratory. His research interests include the super-resolution microscopy with near-field enhanced mechanism, optoelectronic devices of organic semiconductors and organic semiconductor. He is spending much effort to apply his proposed methods and technologies to the practical industrial field, especially for the technique and equipment of OLEDs.
Institut für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Meßtechnik, Ulm
Daniel Claus studied Precision Engineering at the University of Ilmenau. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick, UK. He worked as a postdoc at the University of Sheffield (Ultramicroscopy project) and at the University of Stuttgart (ITO). Since 2017, he is head of the optical metrology group at the Institut für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Meßtechnik, Ulm. His main research interests are quantitative phase imaging and chromatic confocal imaging.
TU Dresden, Germany
Juergen Czarske is Full Professor, Director and Senator at TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany. He received the Diploma, the Ph.D. and habilitation (venia legendi) degrees from Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. From 1986 to 1991 he was funded by a scholarship from the company Siemens AG and worked in the Corporate Technology of Siemens AG in Munich. From 1991 to 1996 he was based at the Leibniz University. From 1995 to 2004 he was with the Laser Center Hannover (LZH e.V.). As a visiting scholar he conducted research at companies and institutes in Japan and the USA from 1996 to 2001.Since 2004 he is based at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TU Dresden. His awards include the1996 AHMT Measurement Technology Award, a 2008 Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award, a 2014 Reinhart Koselleck project of the German Research Foundation and the 2019 Joseph Fraunhofer Prize and the Robert M. Burley Prize of the Optical Society (OSA) for achievements in optical engineering. He is Life Fellow of OSA and SPIE, Fellow of EOS and senior member of IEEE. He was recognized as SPIE Community Champion for outstanding volunteerism. Juergen Czarske is associate editor of Photonics, the Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications, advisor of the Student Chapter Dresden of SPIE, board member of the German Association for Applied Optics (DGaO) and the German Society for Laser Anemometry (GALA), elected member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, and of the Scientific Society for Laser Technology (WLT). Juergen Czarske has published around 200 articles in peer-reviewed SCI-journals, held over 100 invited lectures and holds more than 20 patents. His research aims on the universal control and application of coherent waves using adaptive digital systems. He is known for computational laser metrology, unconventional optical imaging with wavefront shaping and adaptive optics, lensless fiber endoscopy for cell rotation, Brillouin microscopy using fs-laser, real-time digital optical phase conjugation, advanced biomedical imaging and stimulation with optogenetics, and non-intrusive precision measurements with interferometry and holography at harsh environments and inline monitoring of production processes.
Arie Den Boef
Advanced Semiconductor Material Lithography (ASML), Veldhoven
Arie den Boef worked at Philips Research Laboratories from 1979 till 1992 in the area of laser diodes for compact disc applications and optical interferometry for industrial metrology applications. In 1991 he received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Twente with a thesis titled “Scanning Force Microscopy using Optical Interferometry”. From 1992 till 1995 den Boef worked at Philips Medical Systems on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and in 1995 he worked as system engineer on CD-Recordable systems. In 1997 he joined ASML where he started exploring various optical sensors with emphasis on wafer alignment sensors and scatterometry for CD and overlay metrology. Den Boef was appointed part-time full professor in 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam in the area of “nano-lithography and metrology”. At the university he is teaching a course on optical wafer metrology techniques and he has set-up a small research group that explores new optical techniques for metrology applications in the semiconductor industry.
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China
Baofu Ding holds BSc degree in the department of physics from Northeast Normal University (2004) and Ph.D. degree of condensed matter physics in the department of physics from Fudan University (2009). He worked as a postdoc in the EEE department from University of Hong Kong (2009 - 2012), and Research Associate in the Electron Science Research Institute from Edith Cowan University, Australia (2012 - 2017). He then worked as a senior research scientist in Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School from Tsinghua University (2017 - 2021). Since 2021, he moved to Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and joined the Institute of Technology for Carbon Neutrality and Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering as an Associate Professor.
His research interests include inorganic and organic semiconducting materials and related optical device physics. Particularly, his current focus is on the development of new type of 1D/2D material based inorganic liquid crystals with unique physical and optical properties, such as giant electro/magneto-optical effects and electro/magneto-chromic effects. He has published more than 60 papers in high-impact journals, among which, he published first- or corresponding- author papers in Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Commun., Light Sci. & Appl., Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Nano, etc. He is one of four core members of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team (Guangdong Pearl River Talent Program) and ever received Shenzhen Peacock Overseas Talent Awards.
Hangzhou Institute for Advanced Study, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hangzhou, China
Song-Yuan Ding is a professor in College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Hangzhou Institute for Advanced Study, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2005 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Xiamen University in 2012. From 2013 to 2018, he was a research fellow at the Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Xiamen University. From 2019 to 2022, he was an associate professor and then a professor in Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University. His research interests include scanning probe-based nanoscale infrared and Raman spectroscopy, infrared and terahertz optoelectronics, and thermal shock-based manufacturing of composition materials and devices.
University of Fukui, Japan
Prof. Motoharu Fujigaki received his BE and ME degrees in mechanical engineering from Osaka University in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He received his doctoral degree from Osaka University in 2001. He was working in NABCO Ltd. from 1992 to 1995. He moved to Department of Opto-Mechatronics, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University in 1995 as a research associate. He became an associate professor in 2003. He moved to Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui as a full professor in 2015. He is interested in optical metrology using image processing, especially 3D shape measurement using gating projection method, deformation measurement using phase analysis method used for structural health monitoring and small displacement and strain distribution measurement using laser interferometry. He is spending much effort to apply his proposed methods and technologies to the practical industrial field. He is an executive board member of The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM), and a steering committee member of Asian Society of Experimental Mechanics (ASEM).
Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
Xuetao Gan is a professor of Applied Physics in Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, China). He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2007 and 2013, respectively. From 2010 to 2012, he was a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, USA). His research interests include nanophotonics of photonic crystals, spectroscopy and optoelectronic devices of low-dimensional materials. He has published more than 30 papers in journals of Nature Photonics, Light: Science & Applications, Optica, Nano Letters, ACS Photonics, Laser Photonics Reviews, Advanced Optical Materials, etc.
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
ROGER M.Groves is Associate Professor in Aerospace Non-Destructive Testing, Structural Health Monitoring (NDT/SHM) and Heritage Diagnostics at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In his research, he develops optical and ultrasonic instrumentation for the inspection and monitoring of materials and structures for aerospace and heritage applications. He has a Ph.D. in Optical Instrumentation (2002) from Cranfield University UK and was a researcher at the Institute for Applied Optics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany before joining the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft as a faculty member in 2008. He has more than 150 journal and conference publications in optical metrology, fibre optic sensing and ultrasonic testing. He is a Fellow of SPIE, a member of OSA and is currently the Chair of the Institute of Physics Optical Group, UK.
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology & Suzhou H&L Instruments LLC
Dr. Sen Han is the Professor of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in China, the Adjunct Professor of University of Arizona in the United States and a SPIE Fellow. He is a co-founder for H&L Instruments. Dr. Han obtained his BE and ME from Changchun Institute of Optics and Mechanics in China and Ph.D. from University of Stuttgart in Germany. He worked at WYKO / VEECO as a Principle Scientist and won R&D 100 awards twice in the United States.
University of Huddersfield, the UK
Professor Dame X. Jane Jiang holds a UK Royal Academy of Engineering/Renishaw Chair in Precision Metrology and is the Director of a UK National Hub for Future Metrology. She obtained her Ph.D. in measurement science in 1995, a Professorial Chair in 2003, a DSc for precision engineering in 2007. She received a Damehood in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to manufacturing and engineering Jane’s research involves advanced metrology with two major aspects: i) mathematical models and algorithms for surface texture analysis, filtration and parametric characterisation and ii) optical measurement technologies for embedded sensors/instruments applying to autonomous manufacturing.
Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Research (FCIRP), and the Institute of Engineering Technology (FIET). She has published more than 400 journal papers; was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2006 and the Sir Harold Hartley Medal and IET Innovation Awards in 2014.
Norbert Kerwien is Director of the Design and Concepts Group at Corporate Research and Technology of ZEISS. After his Ph.D. on polarization effects in microscopic image formation at the Institute of Applied Optics, University of Stuttgart, he joined the lithography division of ZEISS in 2006 as optic designer. Since 2010 he works at Corporate Research and Technology. Among his primary interests are physical optical image formation, computational imaging and optical design.
Bernard C. Kress
Principal Optical Architect at Microsoft Corp
Bernard Kress has made over the past two decades significant scientific contributions as an engineer, researcher, associate professor, instructor, and author. He has been instrumental in developing numerous optical sub-systems for consumer electronics and industrial products, generating IP, teaching and transferring technological solutions to industry. Application sectors include laser materials processing, optical anti-counterfeiting, biotech sensors, optical telecom devices, optical data storage, optical computing, optical motion sensors, digital image projection, displays, depth map sensors, and more recently head-up and head mounted displays (smart glasses, AR, VR and MR). His is specifically involved in the field of micro-optics, wafer scale optics, holography and nanophotonics.Bernard has published numerous books and book chapters on micro-optics and has more than 30 patents granted worldwide. He is a short course instructor for the SPIE and was involved in numerous SPIE conferences as technical committee member and conference co-chair.He is an SPIE fellow since 2013 as has been recently elected to the board of Directors of SPIE. Bernard has joined Google [X] Labs. in 2010 as the Principal Optical Architect on the Google Glass project, and is since 2015 the Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft Corp, on the HoloLens MR project.
Richard Kowarschik received his diploma degree and his Dr. rer. nat. in Physics and Dr. habil. degrees from the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, in 1973, 1977, and 1991, respectively. He accepted the Chair of Experimental Physics/Coherent Optics in 1992 and was the director of the Institute of Applied Optics at the Friedrich Schiller University between 1990 and 2016. His primary research interests are the physics of the interaction of optical wave fields with media and boundary surfaces and cover optical measuring techniques, optical information storage and processing, and diffractive optical elements. His work regarding optical measuring techniques has, following a long tradition in Jena, a strongly application-oriented character. It includes optical methods for the measurement of 3D surface profiles and deformations (structured light, digital holography, holographic interferometry), wave front sensing and adaptive optics, and microscopy with interferometric techniques. His research in optical information storage and processing includes volume holography, real-time storage, materials (photorefractive crystals, photo polymers), and light-induced processes (wave mixing, spatial solitons) within these materials.
TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH
Klaus Loeffler began his engineering studies at IFSW in 1985. After completing his studies, he worked in the development department of CO2 lasers at TRUMPF Lasertechnik. In 1995 Klaus moved to Plymouth, MI to manage the TRUMPF Lasertechnology subsidiary. In 2002 he transferred to Volkswagen where he took over the management of the Joining Technology Department. In 2006 he became Head of International Sales at TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH. Since 2014 he has been Managing Director of Sales & Services at TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH.
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Andreas Ostendorf is currently a professor in applied laser technologies and optics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (RUB). Besides, he is a member of the rectorate of RUB where he serves as Vice‐Rector for Research, Transfer and Talent Development. He studied Electrical Engineering at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. In 2000 he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Leibniz University Hannover. Also in 2000 he was appointed Executive Director at Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), a non‐university and worldwide renowned research center in laser optics, laser sources and laser applications. After a very successful development of LZH he was appointed professor at RUB in 2008. In 2003 he was elected member of the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT), which he chaired as president from 2013‐2016. Since 2004 he is also member of the Board of Directors at Laser Institute of America (LIA), where he was elected president in 2008. He is Fellow of LIA, SPIE and the International Academy of Photonics and Laser Enegineering IAPLE.
During his scientific career he has published more than 300 peer reviewed papers. His research is focused on laser materials processing using short and ultrashort pulsed lasers as well as in laser metrology, especially in spectroscopic applications and the use of microresonators in precision measurement. He has been coordinating a Priority Programme at the German Research Foundation (DFG) on the generation of sub 100 nm structures using ultrashort laser pulses. From 2012 – 2017 he was member of the DFG Grants Committee on Research Training Groups.
Nikolay V. Petrov
ITMO University, Russia
Nikolay V. Petrov received a master's degree from Saint-Petersburg State University in 2007 and got a Ph.D. degree in optics from the ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 2011, he has been a Senior Researcher and Associate Professor with the Department of Photonics and Optical Information Technology, ITMO University. Since 2016 he established a digital and display holography laboratory, and since 2017 he is a leading researcher. In 2019 he gained a doctorate (Dr. habil.) degree in optics. His research interests are currently focused on holography, femtosecond optics, and terahertz imaging. He has co-authored around 100 publications in the Scopus database. He is a member of OSA, SPIE and the Optical Society named after D.S. Rozhdestvensky. Dr. Petrov was the recipient of the Russian Federation Government Prize in Education in 2010 and is a winner of several prizes: St. Petersburg Youth Award in Education in 2012, Yu. I. Ostrovsky Prizes for the best scientific work in the field of optical holography and interferometry in 2012, and 2015, St. Petersburg Government Prize in the field of scientific and pedagogical activity in 2015 and Yu.N. Denisyuk medal in 2017. OSA Senior Member from 2019.
Le Mans Université, France
Pascal Picart is a Professor at Le Mans Université, France. He graduated from the École Supérieure d’Optique in 1992 and received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, in 1995. He joined Le Mans University in 1996. He is the author of 98 journal papers, 18 invited talks, 98 articles in international conferences, 6 book chapters, coordinated 3 books and co-founded one start-up. His research topics are connected with coherent imaging based on digital holography and its various applications to acoustics, mechanics and fluid mechanics.
Pascal Picart is member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE, Société Française d’Optique (SFO), European Optical society (EOS), Club EEA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Tsinghua University, China
Hui Qiao is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University. He received the BE degree in automation from Tsinghua University, China, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2019. From 2019 to 2021, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University. Dr. Qiao was selected into National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents in 2019. His research interests include computational imaging, biomedical engineering, and artificial intelligence. He has published papers in the journals such as Cell, Light: Science & Applications, Patterns, IEEE TPAMI and so on.
Guangdong University of Technology, China
Yuwen Qin is Specially-appointed Professor of Guangdong University of Technology and former Executive Director of Information Sciences Department of NSFC. He received his BS in physics from Henan Normal University (1987), MS in Optics from Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (1992) and Ph.D. in Optical instrument from Tianjin University (1996). He worked as postdoctoral researcher in Beijing Jiaotong University from 1996 to 1998, and as postdoctoral researcher and visiting scholar in Virginia Tech from 2000 to 2001. He has set-up a research group with his colleagues to explore optical communication and optical fiber sensors in Guangdong University of Technology. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 technical papers. He also served as associate editors-in-chief for SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis and SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Editorial Board Members of Light: Science & Applications, Referee for OE, Chairman and Program Chairman for several international conference.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgique
Prof. Peter Schelkens received the industrial engineering degree in electronic engineering option VLSI-design from the Industriële Hogeschool Antwerpen-Mechelen (IHAM) in 1991. Thereafter, he obtained an electrical engineering degree (MSc) in applied physics (1994), a biomedical engineering postgraduate degree with a specialization in medical physics (1995), and, finally, a PhD degree in applied sciences (2001) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
Peter Schelkens currently holds a professorship at the Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. He is also affiliated with the Interuniversity Institute for Microelectronics (imec) in Leuven, Belgium, where he is currently active as principal investigator. The research interests of Peter Schelkens are situated in the field of multidimensional signal processing encompassing the representation, communication, security, rendering and quality assessment of these signals while especially focusing on multidisciplinary research. He obtained an ERC Consolidator Grant focusing on sparse coding of interference-based modalities (INTERFERE, 2014-2019).
His team is participating to the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 (JPEG) standardization activities. He is currently rapporteur/chair of the JPEG Plenoptic Coding and Quality Subgroup and actively involved in the coordination of the JPEG PLENO standardisation activity. He is editor of the ‘JPEG Pleno Part 1: Generic framework’ (file format) and ‘JPEG Pleno Part 2: light field coding’ standards. Before he has been fulfilling several other chairing roles in the committee. Currently, he is co-chairing the JPEG Pleno Holography AHG and chairing JPEG’s Plenoptic Coding and Quality Subgroup.
Rajpal Singh Sirohi
Indian Institute of Technology, Indian
Prof. Rajpal Singh Sirohi obtained Post M.Sc. Diploma in Applied Optics and Ph. D. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1965 and 1970 respectively. He served Indian Institute of Technology Madras as Assistant Professor and Professor during 1971-1979. He joined Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as Director in 2000 and superannuated in April 2005. During 2005 – 2011, he was Vice-Chancellor of Barkatullah University Bhopal, Shobhit University Meerut and Amity University Jaipur. He was also the Visitor to the Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad (June 2012- June 2013).
He is currently serving in the Physics Department, Alabama A &M University, Huntsville, Alabama USA. Prior to this (2013 - 2016), he was the Chair Professor, Physics Department, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India. He was Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indian USA during 2011 - 2013.
Prof. Sirohi worked in Germany as a Humboldt Fellow at PTB, Braunschweig, and as a Humboldt Awardee at Oldenburg University. He was a Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and Associate Professor, and Distinguished Scholar at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana. He was ICTP (International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy) Consultant to Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia and ICTP Visiting Scientist to the University of Namibia. He was Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, and EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prof. Sirohi is Fellow of several important academies/ societies in India and abroad including the Indian National Academy of Engineering; National Academy of Sciences, Optical Society of America; Optical Society of India; SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering), Instrument Society of India and honorary fellow of ISTE and Metrology Society of India. Recently, the Optical Society of India conferred on him the distinction of Distinguished Fellow. He is member of several other scientific societies and founding member of India Laser Association.
Prof. Sirohi has received 22 national and international awards. A few of them are:
Humboldt Research Award (1995) by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany; Galileo Galilei Award of International Commission for Optics (1995); Padma Shri, a national Civilian Award (2004) by Govt. of India; Sir CV Raman Birth Centenary Award (2005) by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata; Gabor Award (2009) by SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) USA; Vikram Award 2014 by SPIE, USA. Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award (2022) by SPIE, USA. According to Stanford University ranking report, he is listed with in 2% of the global scientists in Optoelectronics and Photonics.
Prof. Sirohi was the President of the Optical Society of India during 1994-1996. He was also the President of Instrument Society of India for three terms (2003-06, 2007-09, 2010-12). He was on the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Modern Optics, UK and on the editorial Boards of the Journal of Optics (India), Optik, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics. He was Guest Editor to the Journals “Optics and Lasers in Engineering” and “Optical Engineering”. He was Associate Editor of the International Journal “Optical Engineering”, USA during (1999-Aug.2013), and its Senior Editor (August 2013-November 2021). He is the Series Editor of the Series on ‘Advances in Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics’ published by Institute of Physics (IoP) Publishing, UK.
Prof. Sirohi has 500 papers to his credit with 254 published in national and international journals, 78 papers in Proceedings of the conferences and 168 presented in conferences. He has authored/co-authored/edited thirteen books including five milestones for SPIE. He was Principal Coordinator for 26 projects sponsored by Government Funding Agencies and Industries, has supervised 25 Ph.D. theses, 7 M.S. theses and numerous B.Tech., M.Sc. and M.Tech. theses.
Prof. Sirohi’s research areas are Optical Metrology, Optical Instrumentation, Laser Instrumentation, Holography and Speckle Phenomenon.
Sofia State University, Bulgaria
Elena Stoykova After getting her M.S. degree in physics from Sofia State University, Bulgaria, Elena Stoykova received a Ph.D. degree in wave optics in 1988. In 2011, she defended her thesis for Doctor of Science degree. She was a Research Associate and a Senior Scientist in the Institute of Electronics to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). In 2002 she joined as a head of Holography and Optical Metrology department the Central Laboratory on Optical Storage and Processing of Information to BAS which was transformed in 2010 into Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies(IOMT). Currently Dr. Stoykova is a full Professor and acts as a Scientific secretary of this institute. Dr. Stoykova worked as a visiting scientist in DLR, Germany, University of the North Paris, France, Tampere University, Finland, University of Ghent, Belgium, Tokyo University of Science, Japan and Bilkent University, Turkey. In 2011 – 2017, she was a visiting scientist in the Korea Electronics and Technology Institute, Seoul, South Korea. In 2019, she was a visiting scientist as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Stoykova’s research interests are in optical metrology, digital holography and digital signal processing. She has published more than 254 papers (among them 77 journal papers in the database of ISI-Thompson, 12 journal papers in the database of the European Physical Society, 62 papers in Proceedings of SPIE, four chapters in books published by Springer, Wiley-VCH and InTech).
Elena Stoykova was a lecturer in Bulgaria on General physics in the Institute of Foreign Students, Optical processing of information and holography at Technical University in Sofia, Medical physics at Medical University in Sofia, Lasers in biology and medicine at Plovdiv State University, Digital holography at Sofia State University. Elena Stoykova was involved as a coordinator and a member in many projects with the National Science Fund of Bulgaria and projects of the European Union within different COST Actions, VI-th and VII-th Framework Programs and Horizon 2020. She was involved in 9 research projects in South Korea.
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Rong Su is a senior research scientist at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. Prior to his current position, he worked at the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Nottingham in the UK. His research interests include theory of 3D imaging and light scattering, and modelling, calibration and development of high accuracy optical instruments for surface and dimensional metrology. He currently focuses on developing interferometric and holographic imaging techniques to measure freeform and complex surfaces; and virtual optical instruments. Dr Su has published 60+ peer-reviewed papers and two book chapters. He is a member of the editorial board of Light: Advanced Manufacturing and Nanomanufacturing and Metrology, a scientific committee member of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, SPIE Photonics Europe and European Optical Society Annual Meeting, and a former Research Affiliate of CIRP.
Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China.
Dapeng Tian received the B.E. degree in aircraft design from Beijing Institute of Technoloty, Beijing, China, in 2007. He was then directly recommended to study at Beihang University, Beijing, where he received the Ph.D. degree in control science in 2012. From 2009 to 2012, he was a co-researcher with the Advanced Research Center, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. Since 2012, he has been with the Key Laboratory of Airborne Optical Imaging and Measurement, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China, where he is currently a Full Professor (Research Fellow). Prof. Tian is an IEEE Senior Member. He is also the chair of Changchun Branch of Youth Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 papers. He holds eighteen Chinese patents, and also won the awards of First Prize of National Science and Technology Progress of China and other high-level science and technology awards. His current research interests include motion control, high accuracy instruments and its manufactory.
Din Ping Tsai
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Din-Ping Tsai received Ph.D from University of Cincinnati, USA in 1990. He is an elected Member of International Academy of Engineering (IAE), and Academician of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). He is an elected Fellow of AAAS, APS, EMA, IEEE, JSAP, OSA, and SPIE, respectively. He is author and coauthor of 313 SCI papers, 65 book chapters and conference papers, and 38 technical reports and articles. He was granted 67 patents in USA (19), Japan (3), Canada (3), Germany (2), China (1), and Taiwan,China (39) for 44 innovations. He was invited as an invited speaker for international conference or symposium more than 275 times (12 Plenary Talks, 48 Keynote Talks). He received many prestigious recognitions and awards including “2019 Global Highly Cited Researchers,” Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics); China’s Top 10 Optical Breakthroughs in 2018,” Chinese Laser Press (2019); “Mozi Award” from International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) (2018), etc.
CEO of SUSS MicroOptics SA, Switzerland
Reinhard Voelkel received his Diploma in Physics in 1989 and his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, where he worked at the Applied Optics Institute (Prof. Adolf W. Lohmann, Prof. Johannes Schwider) on holographic optical elements for optical interconnects and backplanes. After his Ph.D. he joined the Institute of Microtechnology (Prof. René Dandliker, Prof. Hans Peter Herzig) at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, working on micro-optics for biosensors, optical interconnects, photolithography systems, miniaturized imaging and camera systems. Reinhard Voelkel is co-founder and CEO of SUSS MicroOptics SA, a leading supplier of micro-optical components and systems located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He is a member of the German Optical Society (DGaO), the Swiss Optical Society (SSOM), the European Optical Society (EOS), Swissmem Photonics, the Optical Society of America (OSA), expert for Innosuisse and SPIE Fellow. He is author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications.
University of Science and Technology of China
Dong Wu is a professor of Engineering Science at the University of Science and Technology of China. He obtained Ph.D. degree from Jilin University in 2010 and then became a postdoc at RIKEN in Japan from 2011 to 2014. His thesis was awarded “100 Excellent Doctoral Theses” of China. His research interests are SLM-based high-efficiency femtosecond laser 3D micro-fabrication in various materials towards highly functional 2D-3D devices, which have found applications in nonlinear beam shaping, particles filtering, and cell manipulation. Prof. Wu has published 100 papers in the journals such as Nature Photonics, Nat. Comm., Light: Sci & Appl., PNAS, Laser Photon. Rev., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano and so on.
Dr. Xi Xiao is the CEO of National Information Optoelectronics Innovation Center (NOEIC) in China, the Vice Director of the State Key Laboratory of Optical Communication Technologies and Networks, and the silicon photonics group leader of China Information Communication Technologies Group Corporation (CICT). He was an associate professor of the institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences till 2013. His present research interests include the 400G-to-Terabps-scale silicon-based photonic devices for telecommunications, datacom and interconnect applications, as well as their enabling fabrication and integration technologies. He has published over 100 papers and over 20 invited talks. His group demonstrated the world’s first 80Gbaud and 90Gbaud silicon MZI modulators and the China’s first 100G/200G silicon photonic coherent transceiver product. He also works as an active TPC member of CLEO, ACP, OECC and POEM, etc.
Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China.
Wei Xu received Ph.D. degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008). He is the director of Key Laboratory of Space-based Dynamic Fast Optical Imaging Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the director of Space New Technology Department, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics. He is also a member of the Committee on Space Electromechanics and Space Optics of the Chinese Academy of Space Sciences, the director of the Young Scientists Committee, the executive director of Jilin Young Science and Technology Staff Association. He has been engaged in the fields of general optical remote sensing technology, new optical imaging technology and advanced micro-nano optical payload technology research for a long time.
The team led by Wei Xu has undertaken more than twenty projects of national pre-research and engineering model research. He was awarded the title of 'Advanced Workers in Strategic Emerging Industries of Jilin Province' in 2014. He was supported by the 'Excellence Youth Science Fund' in 2018, and was selected as the seventh batch of top innovative talents of Jilin Province in 2019. The team was awarded the '16th Jilin Youth Science and Technology Innovation Team Award' in 2020.
Huawei Technologies Co., LTD. China
Fan Yang works at Huawei 2012 Laboratory as a senior optical engineer. He obtained his BSc in Opto-Electronic Information Engineering from Harbin institute of technology (2009), MSc in Mems from University of Southampton UK (2011) and Ph.D. in Nano Optics from Harbin institute of technology (2016). During the Ph.D., he did two years research in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan. His expertise include AR/VR optical design and modeling, Nano fabrication, Subwavelength grating fabricating by multi-beam interference, Surface plasma polariton interference lithography, Naked-eye 3D display developing, and High-precision detection technology.
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Fucai Zhang holds the BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic Engineering from North China Electric Power University and Ph.D. degree from Gunma University, Japan. He worked in the Institute of Applied Optics, University of Stuttgart, from 2004-2007, the University of Sheffield from 2007-2011, and then University College London, from 2011-2017. He moved to Southern University of Science and Technology and joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as an Associate Professor in 2017. Current research interests are on method development for high-resolution microscopy at short wavelengths with synchrotron x-rays and electrons, particularly on the development phase retrieval algorithm and new scheme of coherent diffractive imaging to meet the ever-increasing needs in biology and materials sciences.
Chongqing University, China
Tao Zhu is a professor and vice-dean of College of Optoelectronic Engineering of Chongqing University, China, where he obtained Ph.D. degree in 2008. He then worked as a post-doc in the University of Ottawa, Canada during 2010-2011. His interests are mainly in the fields of laser technology, optical fiber sensing, as well as photoelectric functional devices. He was a winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. Currently he is an associate editor of IEEE Photonics Journals and a council member of COS & CIOE. He has authored/co-authored over 200 papers and holds over 20 patents. He also co-authored a monograph entitled "Principles and Applications of Fiber Bragg Grating".
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Yiming Zhu is a professor in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and the director of the Terahertz Spectrum and Imaging Technology Cooperative Innovation Center. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He was awarded numerous titles/projects including “Young Yangtze Professor” (MOE) and the “Outstanding Youth Foundation” (NSFC), etc. His research focuses on terahertz technologies and applications, including terahertz devices, terahertz spectroscopy, imaging systems, terahertz bio-applications, etc. He has published more than 100 papers in Light Sci. & Appl., Adv. Mater., Laser Photon. Rev., etc., among those 5 are selected as ESI highly-cited papers. He has more than 60 patents and 7 of them are commercialized.