Special Symposia & Tutorials

Special Symposia Tracks & Speakers

The IEEE Photonics Conference holds Special Symposia, comprised of invited and contributed papers, on areas deemed to be topical and of special interest to conference attendees. Below are this year's topics.

Special Symposium on Low Dimensional and Nanostructured Photonics (SS LDNP)

Shahriar Aghaei, U. Maryland
Federico Capasso, Harvard U.
Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Liang Feng, U. Pennsylvania
Michelle Povinelli, U. Southern California
Polina Vabishchevich, Sandia National Laboratory
Lan Yang, Washington University in St. Louis
Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington
Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern University

Special Symposium on Micro LED (SS ML)

Lars Samuelson, Lund University / Glo, Sweden
Martin Dawson, University of Strathclyde, UK
Key May Lau, HKUST, Hong Kong
Jingyu Lin, Texas Tech University, USA
Falcon Liu, PlayNitride, Taiwan
Chien-Chung Lin, Industrial Technology Research Institute / National Chiao Tung University

Special Symposium on Space Photonics (SS SP)

George A. Sefler, The AeroSpace Corporation
Alireza Azizi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sachidananda Babu, NASA Earth Science Technology Office
Mahmood Bagheri, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ryan Briggs, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Lance Christensen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Green, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Stephane Mariojouls, Airbus Defense and Space
Michael Peng, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Stephanie Sandor-Leahy, Northrop Grumman
Matthew Shaw, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tomasz Tkaczyk, Rice University
Ben Yoo, U. C. Davis

Tutorial Topics & Speakers

Designed in coordination with the IEEE Photonics Conference's topical areas, the tutorial sessions each year are a popular feature of the conference program. This year the conference has 8+ invited tutorial speakers, listed below.

Biophotonics (BIO)

Brian Cunningham, UIUC

Microwave Photonics (MWP)

Jeffrey Sherman, NIST, USA

Nanophotonics (NANO)

Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue, USA

Optical Communications (OC)

Amirhossein Ghazisaeidi, Nokia Bell Labs, France

Photonic Integration and Packaging (PIP)

Mike Larson, Lumentum

Photodetectors, Sensors, Systems and Imaging (PSSI)

Baaha Saleh, CREOL, USA

Quantum Photonics Technology (QPT)

Prem Kumar, Northwestern University, USA

Semiconductor Lasers (SL)

Dan Botez, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA