Chairman and Co-chairman
Dr. Patrice Genevet
Patrice Genevet is a CNRS researcher, affiliated to the center or research on hetero-epitaxy and applications, located at Sophia-Antipolis in France. Dr. Genevet obtained a PhD from the University Côte d’Azur in 2009. He joined the Capasso group at Harvard University in collaboration with Prof. Marlan O. Scully to work on plasmonics and metamaterials. He worked for 5 years as research associate at Harvard University and developed further the concept of metasurfaces and planar optics. In 2014 he was appointed as a senior research scientist in A*STAR, Singapore. In 2015, he received the ERC stg and joined the CNRS to work on semiconductor-based metasurfaces. He is the recipient of the 2017 “Aimé COTTON” prize, awarded annually to a young physicist working in the field of atomic and molecular physics by the Council of the French Physics Society. He published 65 papers, co-authored 5 chapters, and holds three US patents.
Dr. Jérome Wenger
Aix Marseille University, France
Jerome Wenger graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique in 2001. After a PhD in quantum optics at Institut d’Optique, he joined the CNRS and Institut Fresnel at Marseille in 2005. His main research interest focus on nanophotonics, plasmonics and biophotonics, with a special emphasis on the enhanced detection of fluorescent molecules enabled by nanophotonic structures. He has authored more than 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and is co-inventor of 6 patents. His scientific work has been recognized by 7 scientific prizes and >40 conference invited talks.