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Invited speakers

801A. Agrawal is a lecturer in photonics in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at City University London. She earned her Ph.D in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Her research expertise is in Photonics, especially numerical modelling and simulation of photonic structures such as optical fibers, photonic crystals, solar cells, LEDs. She also has extensive experience in developing modelling methods based on techniques such as the Finite Element, Finite Difference methods.
Finite Element Modelling Methods for Photonics

Rocio Borrego-VariR. Borrego-Varillas is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She completed her PhD in 2013 at the Optics Group (GIOE)of the Universidad de Salamanca, in close collaboration with the Photonics Group (GROC) of the Universitat Jaume I. In 2013 she was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to carry out her postdoctoral research on 2D spectroscopy in the UV under the supervision of Prof. Cerullo at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy).  Her research interests are intense femtosecond lasers and their applications. Currently, she is investigating the generation of ultrashort pulses in the UV range for applications in spectroscopy.
Ultrafast spectroscopy in the UV

unnamedAlberto Diaspro is Director of the Department of Nanophysics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Deputy Director of IIT, Chair of the Nikon IMaging Center at IIT (www.nic.iit.it). He is Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Physics of University of Genova and supervisor for the Ph.D. Courses in the Bioengineering and Robotics and Physics programs of the University of Genova within the IIT program. He was President of OWLS (Optics with Life Sciences), EBSA (European Biophysical Societies Association) and Appointed Vice President of ICO (Interational Commission of Optics). AD is a founder of the Nanoscale Biophysics Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. AD published more than 300 international peer reviewed papers, 7000 citations, H=38 (source Google Scholar). He is Editor in Chief of the Wiley international Journal MIcroscopy Research and Technique.
Optical Nanoscopy 3.0

FABRE_Claude C.Fabre is a Professor in the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, and a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His fields of research are quantum optics, atomic and laser physics, both experimentally and theoretically. More precisely his main topic are quantum correlations, entanglement and fluctuations in light mainly in parametric devices and quantum effects in highly multimode systems.
Quantum Wavelength Division Multiplexing:
applications to precision measurements, ultrafast pulse characterization and measurement-based quantum computing




Antigone MarinoA. Marino is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the Italian National Research Council. She earned her PhD in Innovative Technologies in 2004 from the Physics Department of Federico II University of Naples, in Italy. Her research activities have been concentrated on the study of soft matter optics applied to telecommunication, with a special interest in liquid crystals technologies.
She is chair of the Young Minds project by the European Physical Society.
Square root of the OSA





Taylor JohnJ. Taylor manages membership and outreach programs at The Optical Society (OSA). He is the primary contact for OSA Student Chapters and Local Sections and responsible staff for the International OSA Network of Students (IONS), annual Student Leadership Conference at FiO/LS and various other programs at OSA Meetings and events. With a growing background in International Relations, public speaking and member services, he is a resource for young members in the society seeking guidance on chapter management , leadership skills, presentation skills and professional development opportunities for scientists and engineers.
Escaping the Presentation Vacuum



Raffaele VelottaR. Velotta is professor of physics at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II. He has been visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute für Quantenoptik di Garching (Munich) and at the Imperial College of London. His career has mainly concerned the interaction of short and ultrashort laser pulses with matter by addressing non-linear phenomena like high-order harmonic generation and attosecond pulse generation. In a multidisciplinary context, he is currently carrying out research on the application of a novel surface functionalization procedure, relying on UV activation of antibodies, to biosensors based on quartz-crystal microbalances and surface plasmon resonance.
Light and biosensors