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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous PHOTOPTICS conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


Glass-based Photonic Structures - Advances and Perspectives
Maurizio Ferrari, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN), Italy

The Physics and Technology of Metadevices and Metasystems
Kevin MacDonald, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

The Optical Characterisation of the Cold, Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas used for Medical Applications
Bill Graham, Queens University of Belfast, United Kingdom

Enhancing and Controlling Light with Plasmonic and Non-Plasmonic Nanoantennas - Potential Applications in Medicine, (Bio-) Sensing or Spectroscopy
Pablo Albella, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


New Paths in Optical Sensing  
José Luís Santos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Infrared Glasses and Fibers for Optics and Photonics  
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France

Emerging Fibre Technology for Optical Communications    
David J. Richardson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom


Light-matter Interactions in Whispering-gallery-mode Microresonators    
Giancarlo C. Righini, Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy

Microgel Photonics - A New Avenue for Multiresponsive Optical Fiber Nanoprobes  
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy

Surface Dimensional Metrology by Optical Triangulation  
Manuel Filipe Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Fundamentals and Applications of Plasma Filaments  
Ludger Wöste, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

New Advances in Fabry-perot Cavity for Sensing Applications     
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto, Portugal

Nonlinear Optics in Silicon Photonics    
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Varying Speed of Light, Cosmic Structure and the Quest for Quantum Gravity  
João Magueijo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

FiberLab – A Multi-sensing Approach in a Single Optical Fiber  
Wolfgang Schade, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany


Photon Wave Fronts - Frontiers in Photonics    
David Andrews, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Multifunctional Nanoscale Oxide Conductors and Semiconductors    
Elvira Fortunato, CENIMAT/I3N/FCT/UNL, Portugal

Simply..circumventing the Diffraction Limit - Fluorescence Optical Microscopy at the Nanoscale  
Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Dielectric Waveguide Amplifiers and Lasers  
Markus Pollnau, University of Twente, Netherlands

Cells as Bits - Biomedical Diagnostics Inspired by Data Communication Techniques  
Bahram Jalali, UCLA, United States


Fabrication of Guided-Wave Optical Devices by Laser Direct Writing and Applications
Paulo Marques, FCUP / INESC Porto, Portugal

Some Relations between Visual Perception and Non-Linear Photonic Structures  
José A. Martín-Pereda, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Versatile, All-fibre based Sources  
Roy Taylor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom