NANOP 2016 - Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference


NANOP 2016 conference will gather high-profile Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics experts to deliver plenary speeches:
Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Germany

Oliver G. Schmidt is a Director at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany, and holds a full Professorship for Material Systems for Nanoelectronics at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. His scientific activities are focused on inorganic nanomembrane materials and bridge across interdisciplinary research fields, ranging from nanophotonics and quantum optics to optofluidics and biomedical applications. He has received several awards, among them the Otto-Hahn Medal from the Max-Planck-Society in 2000, the Philip-Morris Research Award in 2002, the Carus-Medal from the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina in 2005 and the International Dresden Barkhausen Award 2013.

Speech title: Nanophotonics with nanomembrane materials and architectures

Prof. Harald Giessen

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Harald Giessen (*1966) graduated from Kaiserslautern University with a diploma in Physics and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1995. After a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart he moved to Marburg as assistant professor. From 2001-2004, he was associate professor at the University of Bonn. Since 2005, he is full professor and holds the Chair for Ultrafast Nanooptics in the Department of Physics at the University of Stuttgart. He is also co-chair of the Stuttgart Center of Photonics Engineering, SCoPE. He was guest researcher at the University of Cambridge, and guest professor at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Sydney, at A*Star, Singapore, as well as at Beijing University of Technology. He is associated researcher at the Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. He received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012 for his work on complex nanoplasmonics. He is on the advisory board of the journals “Advanced Optical Materials”, “Nanophotonics: The Journal”, and “ACS Photonics”. He is a topical editor for ultrafast nanooptics, plasmonics, and ultrafast lasers and pulse generation of the journal “Light: Science & Applications” of Nature Publishing Group. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. His research interests include Ultrafast Nano-Optics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, 3D Printed Micro- and Nano-Optics, Novel mid-IR Ultrafast Laser Sources, Applications in Microscopy, Biology, and Sensing.

Speech title: Merging micro- and nano-optics

Prof. Giorgio Margaritondo

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional Positions:

Present: Director for Continuing Education and (since 1990) full professor of physics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
Concurrent Responsibilities: President of the Scientific and Technological Committee, IIT Editor-in-chief, Journal of Physics D (Applied Physics) President, Evaluation Board, Politecnico di Torino International Advisory Board, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa Foundation Board, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)


Semiconductors, superconductors, interfaces, synchrotron light, free electron lasers, photoemission, spectromicroscopy, biological spectromicroscopy, radiology.

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Speech title: X-ray Free Electron Lasers: the New frontier of Spectromicroscopy

Prof. Satoshi Kawata

Osaka University, Japan

Satoshi Kawata has been a Professor (currently Distinguished Professor) of Applied Physics and Frontier Biosciences at Osaka University since 1993, and also a Chief Scientist in RIKEN from 2002 to 2012. He has served as the President of Japan Society of Applied Physics, the President for Spectroscopical Society of Japan, Editor of Optics Communications, and a Director of Board of OSA. Professor Kawata is one of pioneers in near field optics (the inventor of aperture-less near-field scanning optical microscope and tip-enhanced Raman microscopy), two-photon engineering (the inventor of 3D fabrication with two-photon polymerization, isomerization, photo-refraction, and reduction). He has published a number of papers and books on three-dimensional and nano-resolution microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, bio-imaging, signal recovery and photon pressure on nano-structures. The “8-micron bull” fabricated with his invented two-photon polymerization has been awarded in Guinness World Record Book 2004 Edition. He is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, IOP, and JSAP.

Speech title:  Plasmonic Raman microscopy for nano, 3D, and deep UV imaging

Prof. Jeremy J. Baumberg

University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Jeremy J. Baumberg FRS, directs a UK Nano-Photonics Centre at the University of Cambridge and has extensive experience in developing optical materials structured on the nano-scale that can be assembled in large volume. He is also Director of the Cambridge Nano Doctoral Training Centre, a key UK site for training PhD students in interdisciplinary Nano research. Strong experience with Hitachi, IBM, his own spin-offs Mesophotonics and Base4, as well as strong industrial engagement give him a unique position to combine academic insight with industry application in a two-way flow.  With over 15000 citations, he is a leading innovator in Nano. This has led to awards of the Royal Society Rumford Medal (2014), IoP Young Medal (2013), Royal Society Mullard Prize (2005), the IoP Charles Vernon Boys Medal (2000) and the IoP Mott Lectureship (2005). He frequently talks on NanoScience to the media, and is a strategic advisor on NanoTechnology to the UK Research Councils. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Physics, and the Institute of NanoTechnology.


Speech title: Seeing single atoms and molecules by confining light to the nanoscale

Prof. Yong-Hoon Cho

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea

Prof. Yong-Hoon Cho is a KAIST-Chair Professor and the Head of Department of Physics at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. He is the Founder and Director of the KAIST LED Research Center and the Chief of Educational Program for LED since 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Seoul National University in 1997. He has served as Editorial Board Members of Scientific Reports, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and AAPPS Bulletin, etc. He has more than 220 refereed international publications and 310 international conferences presentations. (Homepage:, E-mail: Research field: Semiconductor physics, Quantum photonics, Quantum dots, Nanowires, Single photon sources,

Speech title: Classical and Quantum Light Generation with Nitride-based Semiconductor Nanostructures

Prof. Christophe Moser

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Christophe Moser is currently associate professor of Optics in the Microengineering department at EPFL. He obtained his PhD at the California Institute of Technology in optical information processing in 2000. He co-founded and was the CEO of Ondax Inc, Monrovia California, a leader in ultra narrow band filters for the laser industry, for 10 years before joining EPFL in 2010. His interests are analog and digital holography for imaging, endoscopy, head worn displays (co-founded Composyt Light Labs acquired by Intel Corporation) and optics for solar concentration. He is the author and co-author of 50 publications and 40 patents. He is a member of the board of Swissphotonics and senior member of SPIE.

Speech title: Progress in printing and imaging with optical fibers

Prof. Jean-Michel Gerard

CEA – Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics (INAC), France

Jean-Michel Gérard was born in Chamalières, France, on October 2, 1962. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, in 1985, and received the Ph.D. degree from Paris VI University, Paris, France, in 1990. From 1986 to 2001, he was an engineer and scientific expert of the Délégation Générale pour l’Armement (DGA, French Ministry of Defense), affected for research purposes to the Centre National d’Etudes des Telecommunications in Bagneux(CNET). He joined the French Atomic Commission (CEA) in 2001 to become Head of the Nanophysics and semiconductors CEA-CNRS joint team in Grenoble. Since 2005, he has been head of the Physics of Materials and Microstructures Laboratory, in the Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics (CEA/INAC/SP2M) in Grenoble, France. He has also been Physics Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, from 1997 to 2009. J.M. Gérard has given pioneering contributions to nanophotonics (development of QD growth, single QD spectroscopy, cavity QED experiments with QDs, QD single photon sources…). His main present research topics deal with the development of advanced optoelectronic devices based on CQED effects such as quantum light sources, microlasers, photonic switches and single photon detectors. He authored more than 350 papers and book chapters, and 13 patents. Dr. Gérard is a member of the French optical society (SFO) and French Physical Society (SFP). He received the young scientist award awarded by DGA in 1997, the Great Prize founded by the State from the French Academy of Sciences in 2005, and the Quantum Devices Award, sponsored by Eudyna Corporation, Japan, in 2008.

Speech title: Photonic wires and trumpets : an attractive novel platform for quantum optoelectronic devices

Prof. Laurent Vivien

University of Paris-Sud, France

Laurent Vivien received his Ph.D. degree on nonlinear optical properties of carbon nanotubes in 2001. Then, he joined the Institute of Fundamental Electronics (IEF), Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay, France, where he studied single-mode and polarization-insensitive silicon structures and the light coupling from sub-micrometric waveguides to single mode fiber. In 2003 he has joined the CNRS. His activities are devoted on silicon photonics including the development of passive photonic structures (waveguide, splitters, 90° turns, optical couplers) and optoelectronic silicon-based photonic devices (Si-based optical modulators and Ge on Si photodetectors) for datacom applications. He has published more than 220 papers in international journals and he also contributed to several books on silicon photonics. He is also holder of 10 patents. He is currently coordinator of FP7-FET CARTOON project on hybrid integration of carbon nanotubes in silicon photonics platform and of H2020-ERC Consolidator project on strain silicon photonics.

Speech title: Recent advances in silicon photonics

Prof. Elisabeth Giacobino

Kastler Brossel Laboratory, France

Elisabeth Giacobino, Research Director at CNRS, is one of the pioneers of quantum optics and quantum information, with the first experimental demonstration of two-mode squeezing with an optical parametric oscillator in 1987. She investigated the origin of quantum noise in semiconductor lasers and in microlasers, and gave a new interpretation for intensity squeezing in diode lasers. She studied quantum state generation with cold atoms, with novel results on light squeezing leading to the first demonstration of entangled light generation with cold atoms and quantum storage of photons carrying orbital angular momentum. Her research also focuses on semiconductor nanostructures. She demonstrated generation of squeezed and correlated light in a semiconductor microcavity; and observed quantum fluid properties in these devices. In semiconductor nanocrystals, she investigates the emission properties for the development of high quality single photon sources. She is a member of Academia Leopoldina, a fellow of EPS, EOS and OSA. In 2011, she got the Prix Robin, award of the French Physical Society, and in 2012, she got the Gay-Lussac Humboldt award.

Speech title: Quantum light generation with semiconductor nanostructures

Prof. David Ritchie

Cambridge University, UK

David Ritchie is Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of the Semiconductor Physics group at the Cavendish laboratory in Cambridge, UK. He is also a Fellow in Physics at Robinson College. He received his first degree, in physics, from the University of Oxford in 1980 and his D Phil from the University of Sussex in 1986 studying the physics of mixtures of liquid 3He and 4He at millikelvin temperatures. Since then, based in the Cavendish Laboratory, he has been working on III-V semiconductor physics and has extensive experience of the growth, fabrication and measurement of low dimensional electronic and optical devices. He has published over 1100 papers and was awarded the 2008 Tabor medal and prize by the UK Institute of Physics for distinguished research in surface or nanoscale physics.

Speech title: Quantum light sources using InAs quantum dots

Prof. Manish Chhowalla

State University of New Jersey, USA

Manish Chhowalla is a Professor, Associate Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology at Rutgers University. His current research interests are in the fundamental studies of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In particular, his group studies the optical and electronic properties of different phases of 2D TMDs. They have demonstrated that it is possible to induce phase transformations in atomically thin materials and utilize phases with disparate properties as electrodes for field effect transistors, catalysis, and energy storage. Prof. Chhowalla has authored over 220 refereed articles, he held the Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics from 2009 – 2012 at Rutgers University, and was awarded the Institute of Physics – Ireland Lectureship in 2013.

Speech title: Two dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides for photonics and electronics