NANOP 2018 conference will gather high-profile Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics experts to deliver plenary speeches:

Dr. Stefano Cabrini

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Stefano Cabrini is the Director of the Nanofabrication Facility at the Molecular Foundry (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) since 2006; leader of the interfacility Single Digit Nano Fabrication and Assembling program. Molecular Foundry is one of the five DOE NanoScale Research Center, a user oriented facility. Stefano Cabrini got his Laurea degree at “Universita’ degli studi di Roma La Sapienza”; his postdoctoral experience was at the IOTA Inst. Theor. & Appl. Optics (France). He worked as researcher at CNR Istituto di Elettronica dello Stato Solido (IESS) of Rome Italy and as senior scientist at Sincrotrone Triese ScpA and INFM  ELETTRA Synchrotron Light Source of Trieste Italy. He has over 190 publications in the field of nanofabrication and 27 years of experience in experimental physics, 20 years of experience in micro-nano-fabrication, electron-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, thin-film deposition and plasma etch processing. Also Dr. Cabrini has experience in nanophotonic and metamaterials (metallic and dielectric resonators), semiconductor device fabrication, optical device fabrication, N-MEMS fabrication, and the development of new lithographic tools. Recently he focuses on the so called Single Digit Nano Fabrication, or exact fabrication and organization of nanostructures with dimensions below 10 nm. He is the co-editor with Prof Satoshi Kawata of the book: “Nanofabrication Handbook” CRC Press 2012

Speech title: Exciton diffusion of directed assembly of perovskite nanocrystals on patterned surfaces

Prof. Dieter Bimberg

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Bimberg Chinese-German Center for Green Photonics,  Chinese Academy of Sciences at CIOMP, Changchun

Dieter H. Bimberg is an internationally highly cited pioneer of novel semi-conductor nanostructures, in particular dots (QDs), as gain or memory materials with size- and shape-dependent characteristics. His discovery of the unusual electronic and optical properties of QDs has enabled to build novel nanophotonic and nanoelectronic devices, like mode-locked lasers, optical amplifiers and VCSELs, thus solving pressing problems of our energy-hungry and security-conscious society. His patent portfolio covering his most important material and device developments contains 30 patent families, many of them sold to world-leading companies. Several start-up companies based on such patents have been founded together with his co-workers. His scientific work was leading to more than 1600 publications, about 30 patents, and 6 books resulting in more than 55,000+ citations worldwide and a Hirsch factor of 104 (@Google Scholar).
His honors include the Russian State Prize in Science and Technology 2001, his election to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2004, to the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2011and to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2014, as Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE in 2004 and 2010, respectively, the Max-Born- Award and Medal 2006, awarded jointly by IoP and DPG, the William Streifer Award of the Photonics Society of IEEE in 2010, the UNESCO Nanoscience Medal 2012, the Heinrich-Welker Award and Medal 2015 and three times the “Green Photoniscs Award of SPIE in 2012, 2014 and 205. In 2015 he also received a D. sc h. c. from the University of Lancaster. The National Academy of Inventors elected him as Fellow in 2016. The Chinese Academy of Sciences awarded him an Einstein Professorship in 2017.

Speech title: Nanophotonics for a Green Internet

Prof. Laura Na Liu

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany

Laura Na Liu is Professor at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at University of Heidelberg, Germany. She received her Ph. D in Physics at University of Stuttgart in 2009, working on 3D complex plasmonics at optical frequencies. In 2010, she worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, she joined Rice University as Texas Instruments visiting professor. At the end of 2012, she obtained a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and became an independent group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. She joined University of Heidelberg in 2015. Her research interest is multi-disciplinary. She works at the interface between nanoplasmonics, biology, and chemistry. Her group focuses on developing sophisticated and smart plasmonic nanosystems for answering structural biology questions as well as catalytic chemistry questions in local environments.

Laura Na Liu is an associate editor of Science Advances. She obtained several prestigious awards, including Hertha-Sponer Prize of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) (2010), Nanowissenschaftspreis AGENT-D (2011), Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2012), Elisabeth Schiemann-Kolleg of the Max Planck Society Fellowship (2013), Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft Gesellschaft (DFG) (2014), European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award (2014), Light2015 Young Woman in Photonics Award of the European Optical Society (EOS) (2015), and IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics from the International Commission for Optics (ICO) (2016).

Speech title: The DNA origami route for nanoplasmonics

Prof. Stefan Maier

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

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.

Speech title: Charge transfer in nanoplasmonics as an avenue for control of chemical SERS enhancement and molecular self-assembly

Prof. Nikolay Zheludev

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

University of Southampton, UK

Nikolay Zheludev, directs the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials at Southampton University, UK and Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also deputy director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre at Southampton and co-Director of the Photonics institute at NTU, Singapore. His research interests are in nanophotonics and metamaterials. His personal awards include the Thomas Young Medal for “global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics”, Senior Professorships of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) and the Leverhulme Trust and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellowship. He was awarded MSc, PhD and DSc from Moscow State University. Professor Zheludev is the Editor-in-Chief of the IOP “Journal of Optics”.

Speech title: Nano-Photonics of Super-Oscillations

Prof. Javier Garcia De Abajo

ICFO, Spain

F. Javier García de Abajo is ICREA Professor and Group Leader at ICFO, Barcelona (Spain). He graduated from the University of the Basque Country, visited Berkeley National Lab as a postdoc, and was a Research Professor at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). He is Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. His interests range from surface science and electron microscopy and spectroscopy to nanophotonics and plasmonics. See more details at

Speech title: Optical excitations in atomic-scale materials

Prof. Daniele Sanvitto

Institute of Nanotechnology – CNR, Italy

Daniele Sanvitto is a senior scientist at the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) leading the group of advanced photonics and polaritonics. His research interests concern the studies of strong light-matter coupling in semiconductor and nanostructures. In particular, his recent activities include the study of quantum fluids of polaritonic particles on semiconductor heterostructures as well as on different organic and hybrid materials systems.

Speech title: Polariton quantum fluids

Prof. Mark Stockman

Georgia State University, USA

Prof. Mark I. Stockman received his PhD and DSc degrees from institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and the Director of the Center for Nanooptics (CeNO) at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of Optical Society of America, and Fellow of SPIE – The International Society for Optoelectronic Engineering. He has served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) and as a Visiting Professor at Ecole Supérieure de Physique and de Chimie Industrielle (Paris, France), and also as a Guest Professor at University of Stuttgart (Germany), Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany), Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China), and Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich, Germany). A major direction of his research is theoretical nanoplasmonics and strong-field ultrafast optics. He is an author of over 200 major research papers and has presented numerous plenary, keynote, and invited talks at major international conferences. He gave lectures and taught courses on nanoplasmonics and ultrafast optics at many major international meetings, schools, and scientific institutions in US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has received over 16,000 citations; on average his work is cited over 1,800 times per year, and his H-factor is 56. He currently has five research grants totaling over $10 million from Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and National Science Foundation.
Among his major achievements is invention of a spaser (plasmonic nanolaser), which is a laser of 21 Century: the smallest laser whose size is comparable with biological molecules. Spaser is a source of light on the nanoscale with unprecedented brightness and concentration. Besides being a fundamental achievement, the spaser has shown a high promise of applications in biomedicine, in particular, for diagnostics and treatment of cancer, and in ultrasensitive detection and sensing for environmental monitoring and defense and homeland security. Another field of major achievement is ultrafast physics in strong laser fields where he published articles in such leading journals as Nature, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, etc. In particular, he has predicted and participated in observation of such a new phenomenon as femtosecond semi-metallization of dielectrics. He has recently been developing topological optics of high-field attosecond phenomena in two-dimensional solids.

Speech title: Latest Progress in Spasers

Prof. Aristide Lemaitre

CNRS C2N, France

Aristide Lemaître is a senior researcher at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologie CNRS-Université Paris-Saclay (Marcoussis, France). His research activities focus on the MBE growth and the physics of III-V heterostructures, in particular for quantum and non-linear optics. He has a well-recognized expertise in the epitaxy of high finesse microcavities for quantum optics applications, as polariton physics, single photon and photon pair generation. His structures are at the state of art, yielding numerous and successful collaborations with research groups in France and abroad. He has published more than 310 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Speech title: Quantum and non-linear optics with semiconductor microcavities

Prof. Gerhard Abstreiter

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Gerhard Abstreiter is Prof. Emeritus at TU Munich since 2015. Before that he was director at the Walter Schottky Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study of TUM in Garching. His research concentrates on semiconductor heterostructures with emphasis on materials technology, structural as well as optical and electronical properties and quantum effects in nanostructures. He has received numerous awards for his pioneering work in various research fields.

Speech title: Semiconductor Hetero-Nanowires on Silicon for Photonic Applications

Prof. Marc Lamy de la Chapelle

Paris 13 University, France

Prof. Marc Lamy de la Chapelle is professor at the Le Mans University at the Institute of Molecules and Materials of Le Mans (IMMM UMR 6283) since 2017.
Engineer from the Polytechnical school of the University of Nantes, Material sciences speciality (1996), he got his PhD in science physics in 1998 at the University of Nantes on the study of carbon nanotubes by Raman spectroscopy. After two post-doctoral position at the Office National d’Etude et de Recherche en Aéronautique (ONERA) in Paris (Optimisation of the synthesis method of carbon nanotubes by laser ablation, 1998-2000) and at the physics department of the Tsinghua University in Beijing (China) on the study of nanostructures by Raman spectroscopy (2000-2001), he got a position of associate professor at the Université de technologie de Troyes (UTT) in 2001. His research activities were focused on nanooptics (Optical properties of metallic nanoparticles (surface plasmon), near-field optics…) and Raman spectroscopy. He notably worked on Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) (effect of the plasmon resonance on the enhancement, enhancement optimisation). From nov. 2007 to aug. 2017, he was professor at the Paris 13 University. His research subject is the application of SERS and TERS to biological problems and more especially to the diagnosis of pathologies. He joined Le Mans University in sept. 2017 to develop some research activities in plasmonics, SERS and sensors.
He manages several research projects at the national and international level. He is notably the coordinator of the Nanoantenna european project including 12 partners on the developement of a nanobiosensor. He is also director of the CNRS national research network on the Molecular Plasmonics and Enhanced Spectroscopies.
He has published more than 100 international publications (more than 5000 citations, h-index = 30), 3 patents and he is editor or co-author of 4 books.

Speech title: Optical properties of metallic nanoparticles: from field enhancement to molecular detection

Prof. Femius Koenderink

ALMOF Institute, The Netherlands

2018 ACS Photonics Lectureship Winner

Femius Koenderink is scientific group leader and department head at the Center for Nanophotonics, AMOLF Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD in 2003 working on the interplay of order and disorder effects on emission and transport of light in 3D photonic crystals (University of Amsterdam). After a postdoc at ETH Zürich exposed him to nano-optics, he became fascinated by physics at the interface of plasmonics, metamaterials, and nanoscopy of single quantum emitters and single nanostructures. In his group at AMOLF, founded in 2008, theory development goes hand in hand with experiment, with insights and techniques impacting beyond plasmonics also on applications in solid-state lighting, metrology and microscopy.

Speech title: Plasmonics for high quality light sources