PLENARY SPEAKERS

NANOP 2019 conference will gather high-profile Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics experts to deliver plenary speeches:

Prof. Peter Nordlander

Prof. Peter Nordlander

Rice University, USA

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Prof. Albert Polman

Prof. Albert Polman

AMOLF Institute, Netherlands

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Prof. Din Ping Tsai

Prof. Din Ping Tsai

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Din Ping Tsai received Ph.D from University of Cincinnati, USA in 1990. He is a Fellow of AAAS, APS, IEEE, OSA, SPIE, JSAP, Electro Magnetics Academy (EMA), Physical Society of Taiwan; respectively. He is also Academician of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), and Member of International Academy of Engineering (IAE). He currently serves as Editor of Progress in Quantum Electronics, Associate Editor of Journal of Lightwave Technology, Member of Editorial boards of APL photonics, ACS photonics, Physical Review Applied, Optics Communications, Plasmonics, Optoelectronics Letters, Opto-Electronic Advances, Small Methods, Advanced Quantum Technologies, respectively. He is now the President of Taiwan Information Storage Association (TISA). He was the Director of the Board of SPIE; Member of OSA Fellow Honorary Committee; SPIE Fellow Committee; Member of IEEE I&M Fellow Committee; IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award Committee; OSA and IS&T Edwin H. Land Medal Committee; President of Taiwan Photonics Society (TPS); Chairman of IEEE Instrument and Measurement Society Taipei Chapter; and Chairman of the SPIE Taiwan chapter; respectively.

Speech Title: Meta-lens for high-dimensional visualization

Prof. Anatoly Zayats

Prof. Anatoly Zayats

King’s College London, UK

Professor Anatoly V. Zayats is a Chair in Experimental Physics and the head of the Photonics and Nanotechnology at the Department of Physics, King’s College London, where he also leads Nano-optics and Near-field Spectroscopy Laboratory (www.nano-optics.org.uk). He is a Co-Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the London Institute of Advanced Light Technologies. His current research interests are in the areas of nanophotonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, scanning probe microscopy, nonlinear and ultrafast optics and spectroscopy, and optical properties of surfaces, thin films, semiconductors and low-dimensional structures.

Speech Title: Nonlinear optics enabled by metamaterials

Prof. Andrea Alu

Prof. Andrea Alu

The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Andrea Alù is the Einstein Professor of Physics and the Founding Director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York. He received his Laurea (2001) and PhD (2007) from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and, after a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2009, where he was the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor until 2018. Dr. Alù’s research interests focus on nano-optics, electromagnetics and acoustics, with an interest in metamaterials and plasmonics. He is a Highly Cited Researcher, and a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and APS, and has received several scientific awards, including the ICO Prize in Optics (2016), the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011)

Speech Title: New Frontiers for Light Control and Manipulation Using Metamaterials

 Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup

Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Joerg Wrachtrup, Professor and director of the 3rd Institute of Physics and the Center for Applied Quantum Science, University of Stuttgart (2000, continuing) as well as Max Planck fellow at the MPI for Solid State Research Stuttgart, has pioneered the field of single spin physics by initially doing the very first single electron and subsequently the first single nuclear spins experiments. By combining optics and spin resonance he discovered defects in insulators, most notably defects in diamond, as a valuable system for quantum information processing in novel type of quantum sensor for electric and magnetic fields. He and his group pioneered application of these novel sensor techniques. His current research interest is geared towards application of quantum enhanced sensing in bio, medical as well as material sciences.

Professor Wrachtrup published close to 300 papers in refereed journals with numerous Nature and Science papers, plus reviews in both over the past years. In 2011 and 2017, he was awarded two Advanced Research Grant of the European Research Council, in 2012 he received the Leibniz Price of the German Science Foundation, in 2013 the Bruker Prize and in 2014 the Max Planck Research Award. He is member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Science and has continuously been listed as “Highly Cited Researcher” since 2014.

Speech Title: Quantum networks and sensing with color centers

Prof. Frank Koppens

Prof. Frank Koppens

Science Park, Netherlands

Prof. Frank Koppens obtained his PhD in experimental physics at Delft University, at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, The Netherlands. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, Since August 2010, Koppens is group leader at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). The quantum nano-optoelectronics group of Prof. Koppens focuses on both science and technology of novel two-dimensional materials and quantum materials.

Prof. Koppens is vice-chairman of the executive board of the graphene flagship program, a 1000 MillionEuro project for 10 years. He is also the leader of the optoelectronics workpackage within the flagship. Prof. Koppens holds a GSMA Chair with activities related to the Mobile World Congress.

Koppens has received five ERC awards: the ERC starting grant, the ERC consolidator grant, and three ERC proof-of-concept grants. Other awards include the Christiaan Hugyensprijs 2012, the national award for research in Spain, and the IUPAP young scientist prize in optics. In total, Koppens has published more than 70 refereed papers (H-index above 49), with more than 35 in Science and Nature family journals. Total citations >17.500 (google scholar).

Speech Title: Topological nanophotonics with 2D-material heterostructures

INVITED SPEAKERS

NANOP 2019 conference will gather high-profile Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics experts to deliver plenary speeches:

Dr. Kerstin Göpfrich

Dr. Kerstin Göpfrich

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany

Dr. Kerstin Göpfrich studied Physics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Erlangen. She obtained her Master’s and PhD degree in Biophysics from the University of Cambridge, where she held a Gates Fellowship to work with Prof. Ulrich Keyser. She designed artificial ion channels from DNA origami and studied their functionality in lipid membranes, renowned with the Abdus Salam Prize. After her PhD graduation in 2017, she joined the MaxSynBio consortium and the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, focussing on the bottom-up assembly of synthetic cells. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow hosted by Prof. Joachim Spatz, her current research combines microfluidics and DNA nanotechnology to engineer fully synthetic cells from synthetic parts.

Speech Title: Coming Soon

Prof. Stefan Maier

Prof. Stefan Maier

Imperial College London, UK

Stefan Maier is the Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems at LMU Munich and the Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics at Imperial College London. A graduate from Caltech, his research in nanoplasmonics received numerous awards, including the Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences and the Paterson Medal of the Institute of Physics.

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Prof. Tim Liedl

Prof. Tim Liedl

LMU, Germany

Tim Liedl is Professor for experimental physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität since 2009.
He received his diploma in physics in 2004 in the group of Wolfgang J. Parak at Ludwig-Maximlians-University Munich (LMU) where he worked on the development of hydrophilic coatings for fluorescent semiconductor nanoparticles. In 2007 he obtained his Ph.D. in the group of Friedrich C. Simmel studying DNA-based nanodevices and switches which are driven by chemical oscillations. From spring 2007 till summer 2009 he visited William M. Shih’s laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School where he used the DNA-origami method to construct self-assembling two- and three-dimensional structures.
The research of Tim Liedl is multi-disciplinary and exploratory positioned at the interface between nanoscience, synthetic biology and cell-biology. Its current focus lies on the application of DNA-based nanostructures in biology and on self-assembled plasmonic materials.

Speech Title: Tools and materials assembled from DNA