Invited Speakers

list of invited speakers:

Invited Speakers for the 2024 edition

 Michael Leeby 2

Prof. Michael Leeby


 Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Chief Executive Officer,, CEO, Lightwave Logic, CEO OIDA, San Francisco, USA

Next Generation of Photonics Integrated Circuits as key for communications
and sensing

 peter winzer

Dr. Peter Winzer 

 Founder and Chief Technical Officer, CTO

Nubis Communications, New Providence, NJ07974, USA

Next Generation of Optical Communications: Scaling Capacity, Energy and Densisty

Jose Capmany

Prof. José Capmany


iTEAM Institute, Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Photonic Integrated Circuits: Currents and Trends

 Francesco Poletti

Prof. Francesco Poletti

Head of Hollow Core Fibres Group

Optoelectronics Research Centre,University of Southampton, UK

Hollow Core Optical fibres: a revolutionary technology for optical communications, quantum applications and laser delivery


Dra. Elisabetta Rugi


Thales Alenia Space, Switzerland 

Optical communications in space: Currents and trends


Prof. Ton Koonen

Emeritus Professor

University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands 

Optical Wireless Communication –a green wireless communication technology with high potential and great prospects.


Dr. Sinead O´Keeffe


Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre, Health Research Institute University of Limerick, Ireland 

Optical Fibre Sensors for Radiotherapy Dosimetry: Challenges and Opportunities.

 Vicent Menoret

Dr. Vincent Menoret


Quantum Sensors R&D ,Exail Quantum Systems, Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine, Talence,France 

Optical Quantum Sensors: Differential Quantum Gravimeter.


 roberto Osellame

Prof. Roberto Osellame


Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologie-CNR,Milano, Italy    

Advanced photonic and optofluidic devices fabricated in glass using femtosecond lasers for Lab-On Chip sensors

 Andrea Cusano

Prof. Andrea Cusano


Optoelectronic and Photonic Group, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento (UniSannio), Italy 

Lab On Fiber: a multifunctional technology for biosensing


Prof. Kenneth Grattan

OBE, FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering

Director of Instrumentation & Sensors Research Centre City-University of London, UK

Optical sensing technologies for key environmental measurands in the I4.0 era


Prof. Valerio Pruneri


Optoelectronics Group, Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain

Engineered surfaces and devices for the display and imaging industries

 Sonia MArtin Lopez

Prof. Sonia Martín López



Photonics Engineering Group, of Alcala de Henares, Spain

Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) for Seafloor Seismic Monitoring: from earthquakes to tsunamis

Mark Rea

Prof. Mark Rea

Former Director

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY USA 

Light’s effects on human health, well-being, and behaviours

 Mariana Figueiro

Prof. Mariana G. Figueiro


Light and Research Center, (LHRC), Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY, USA

Smart green Lighting in buildings and cities to offer better and healthy environments to the citizens

 lopez higuera


Prof. José Miguel López Higuera


 ISLIST and Head of Photonics Engineering Group, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Sensing using Light: doctrinal conception, currents and trends