X Iberoamerican Optics Meeting / XIII Latinamerican Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications/Mexican Optics and Photonics Meeting
Cancún, México

September 23 - 27

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Plenary speakers

John E. Greivenkamp is a Professor at the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona where he has taught courses in optical engineering since 1991. After receiving a Ph.D. from the Optical Sciences Center in 1980, he was employed by Eastman Kodak. He is a fellow of SPIE-the International Society for Optics and Photonics and of OSA. He serves as the editor for the SPIE Field Guides Series and is the author of Field Guide to Geometrical Optics. He is the founder and curator of the Museum of Optics at the College of Optical Sciences. Professor Greivenkamp was honored with the 2017 SPIE Educator Award and he serves as the 2019 SPIE President-Elect

Abstract: The History of Telescopes and Binoculars

Roberta Ramponi is the Director of the CNR Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) since 2013. Previously, she was a researcher at the Center for Quantum Electronics and Electronic Instrumentation of the National Research Council (CNR) (1980 to 1992), and was appointed Professor of Physics at Politecnico di Milano in 1992, where she acted as head of the research line “Photonics devices and solid state lasers” from 2002 to 2013.

After having been President of the European Optica Society (2006 to 2008, she has been Vice‐President of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) from 2008 to 2017, and is now the President of ICO until 2020. She is also a member of the Executive Board and Board of the Stakeholders of Photonics21, Europe’s Photonics Public Private Partnership, and chair of Work Group7 (Photonics Research, Education and Training).

Her research activities mainly focused on laser applications to biology and medicine, time‐resolved spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, integrated photonics, micro‐optofluidic labs‐on‐chips for biosensing and energy applications, integrated quantum optics, and femtosecond laser micromachining. She is/was involved in many EU, national, and regional funded strategic basic and applied research projects. She co‐authored more than 150 papers on peer‐reviewed journals (h‐index 41, 7461 citations, as from google scholar data, December 8th, 2018).

Ursula Gibson received a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1982. After Cornell, she joined the faculty of the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center, becoming an associate professor before moving to the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 1990. She currently holds a professorship in the Physics department at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where she has been since 2010. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Physics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

She held visiting positions at the United States Air Force Academy, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Tampere University of Technology (Finland), Chalmers University (Sweden), and the University of Queensland (Australia), among others. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, working at the VTT Research facility in Espoo, Finland. She has served as a consultant for many enterprises, including Kodak Inc., the US Department of Defense and the American University of Kuwait. In addition to reviewing for journals, other professional activities include service on the Executive Committee of the Vacuum Society of America (Thin Films Division), as an organizer for Materials Society Symposia and on the Editorial Boards for journals such as the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, NanoEthics, and Materials Characterization.

Her research on optical materials has been wide ranging, including polymers, protein crystals and semiconductors, with an emphasis on limited dimension structures such as thin films and waveguides. She holds three patents, has authored 7 book contributions and over 100 refereed journal articles with 2300 citations. Prof. Gibson’s present research is focused on semiconductor-core optical fibers.

Zeev Zalevsky received his B.Sc. and direct Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Zeev is currently a full Professor in the faculty of engineering at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is the head of the electro-optics track and the director of the nano-photonics center in the nano-technology institute. His major fields of research are optical super resolution, biomedical optics, nano-photonics and electro-optical devices.

Zeev has published more than 480 refereed journal papers, more than 300 conference proceeding papers, more than 530 international presentations. Zeev has about 50 issued patents, 6 authored books, 3 books as an editor and 30 book chapters.

For his research Zeev has received various national and international prizes such as the Krill prize, the International Commission of Optics (ICO) prize and Abbe medal, Juludan prize, the international SAOT (School for Advanced Optical Technologies) Young Researcher Prize, the Lean and Maria Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research, the young investigator award in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the international Wearable Technologies (WT) Innovation World Cup 2012 Prize, OSA Outstanding Reviewer Award, the Image Engineering Innovation Award of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), the Outstanding Young Scientist Award (OYSA) of NANOSMAT, Serial Innovator Award given by the International Wearable Technologies (WT), SPIE Startup Challenge Winner Prize, 2017 Europe Technology Innovation Leadership Award, IAAM Scientist Medal Award for 2017, the Photonics Award (1st place) at Startup World in Munich, the Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Young Investigator Award given by the ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery), The Asian Advanced Materials Award for the year 2018 given by IAAM, the SPIE Prism Award for photonic innovation and more.

Zeev is also a Fellow of several large scientific societies as OSA, SPIE, EOS, IOP, IET and IS&T. He is also a Fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors.

Guillermo H. Kaufmann received his DSc degree in physics in 1978 from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Until December 2016, he was a professor at the Physics Department of Universidad Nacional de Rosario and a chief scientist of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. He was the head of the Optical Metrology Laboratory at Instituto de Física Rosario and during the last eight years he was also the director of the French Argentine International Centre of Information and Systems Sciences. He has performed postdoctoral work at the UK National Physical Laboratory and also at the University of Michigan. He has also worked as a visiting researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne, the University of Cambridge and the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory in Japan. He has performed research work at Loughborough University, UK, during his last sabbatical year and also in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001, and in 1995, 1997 and 1999 he has also worked at the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, México. Prof. Kaufmann has edited two books, and has authored three book chapters and more than 170 scientific papers published in refereed journals and proceedings of international conferences. His major research interests include the development of coherent optics techniques for strain analysis and nondestructive testing, speckle metrology, phase shifting interferometry, fringe analysis and digital image processing. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, and was also a member of the Editorial Board of Optics & Photonics News and a topical editor of Applied Optics. He is a fellow of SPIE and the Optical Society of America. In 2003 the Secretary of Science and Technology of Argentina awarded him the Bernardo Houssay Prize for his contributions in the field of optical engineering. He is the recipient of the 2015 SPIE Chandra S. Vikram Award for Optical Metrology and the 2016 ICO Galileo Galilei Award.

Abstract: The Empirical Mode Decomposition method: some applications in speckle metrology

Professor Philip Russell is a founding Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and holds the Krupp Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He obtained his D.Phil. degree in 1979 at the University of Oxford. His interests currently focus on scientific and technical applications of photonic crystal fibers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Optical Society (OSA) and has won a number of awards including the 2000 OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize, the 2005 Thomas Young Prize of IOP, the 2005 Körber Prize for European Science, the 2013 EPS Prize for Research into the Science of Light, the 2014 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, the 2015 IEEE Photonics Award and the 2018 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics. He was OSA's President in 2015, the International Year of Light.

Pramod Rastogi received his MTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and doctorate degree from the University of Franche Comté in France. He started his research at the EPFL in Switzerland 1978. He is the author or coauthor of over 175 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed archival journals. He is also the author of Encyclopaedia articles, and has edited/authored nine books in the fields of Holography, DSPI, Optical metrology & Digital Optical Signal Analysis with internationally reputed publishers:

Professor Rastogi is the 2014 recipient of the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award. He is also a Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Society of the Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (1995) and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (1993). He is also a recipient of the "Hetényi Award" for the most significant research paper published in Experimental Mechanics in the year 1982.

Professor Rastogi is the co-editor-in-chief of the International journal of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Elsevier.