Another ISLiST-2018/UIMP Invited Speaker Recognized by Prestigious International Organization

ISLiST-2018/UIMP Invited Speaker Recognized by Prestigious International Organization

Peter Winzer, recipient of the 2018 John Tyndall Award

"For contributions to understanding and advancing the capacity of coherent optical communication systems including advanced modulation formats and spatial multiplexing.”

The Award is given annually by OSA and the IEEE Photonics Society for contributions in optical-fiber technology. https://www.osa-opn.org/home/articles/volume_29/january_2018/departments/news_from_the_society/

Peter Winzer is the Chair of Optical Transmission Systems and Networks Research Department, Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, and also the Editor in Chief of IEEE/OSA JLT, USA.

Eli Yablonovitch Awarded 2018 IEEE Edison Medal

"For leadership, innovations, and entrepreneurial achievements in photonics, semi-conductor lasers, antennas, and solar cells.”

 

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, Edison Medal is only awarded to a new leap/breakthrough in the technological area of science. It is the oldest and most coveted medal in this field of engineering in the United States.

Prof. Eli Yablonovitch is Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He, with Prof. Russell (Director of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), will be the invited keynote speakers of the Special Session on Photonic Crystals in ISLIST 2018 at UIMP

José Capmany new Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics

Prof. Capmany is the 2012 King James I Prize Laureate on novel technologies, the highest scientific distinction in Spain, for his outstanding contributions to the field of microwave photonics.  In 2016, he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to develop on-chip universal microwave photonics processors. He is also the Action Chair of  COST A 16220 European network on High Performance  Integrated Microwave Photonics (www.euimwp.eu).

 

In addition, it is announced in advance that the ISLIST International Student Grants call will be opened on January 30th, 2018.  

Please see: http://www.teisa.unican.es/ISLiST/index.php/grants.

 

José Capmany new Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics

ISLiST-2018/UIMP Invited Speaker Recognized by Prestigious International Organization

José Capmany new Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics

capmanyProf. Capmany is the Director of IMCO2 Research Institute and also Director of iTEAM (Institute of Telecommunications and Applications Multimedia) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is a Fellow IEEE, Fellow OSA. He is recipient of the Rey Jaime I 2012 in Nuevas Tecnolgías Award. After January 1st, 2018 he will try to conduct IEEE JSTQE to a very high Quality Journal.

Currently, similar function, is doing by other very reputed ISLiST-2018 invited speaker:

Peter Winzer

winzerChair of Optical Transmission Systems and Metworks Research Department of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, USA that is, currently, the Editor in Chief of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.

 

The International School on Light Sciences and Technologies, ISLiST at Menéndez Pelayo International University, UIMP is an annual prestigious international event, every fourth week of June. The International School in 2018 will focus on light in Communications and Sensing.

http://www.teisa.unican.es/ISLiST/

 

Prof. Nakamura Honorary Doctorate at ISLiST-2017

The Menendez Pelayo International University, UIMP, will vested “Doctor Honoris Causa” to Prof. Nakamura who is the inventor of efficient blue lightemitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. He will receive this distinction during the second edition of the International School on Light Sciences and Technologies (ISLiST) that will held on June 2017 in Santander, Spain.

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This prestigious international institution (recognized as the University of Universities) will confer an honorary doctorate to Prof. Nakamura by unanimous agreement of its Governing Council, who wanted to recognize his relevant contributions to the sciences and technologies of light (Photonics field) and, in particular, in its area of semiconductor optical sources.

Prof. Nakamura (Ehime, Japan) the current co-Director of the Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center is Professor of Materials and The Cree Professor in Solid State Lighting and Display. His research includes MOCVD, HVPE, and growth and device fabrication of light-emitters based on the wide-bandgap semiconductor indium gallium nitride (InGaN). He is the recipient of the 2006 Millennium Technology Prize for his invention of revolutionary new energy-saving light sources and the 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics for the invention of efficient blue lightemitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. He is named the 2015 Global Energy Prize recipient for the invention, commercialization and development of energy-efficient white LED lighting technology. Professor Nakamura had also received numerous awards for his work, including the Nishina Memorial Award (1996), the Materials Research Society Medal Award (1997), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Jack A. Morton Award, the British Rank Prize (1998), the Benjamin Franklin Medal Award (2002), the Czochralski Award (2007), the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical Scientific Research (2008), The Harvey Award (2009), and the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award (2012) awarded by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). He was elected as a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2003. Prof. Nakamura received the 2014 Order of Culture Award in Japan. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015. He received the 2015 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering.


Since 2000, he has been a professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds more than 200 US patents and over 300 Japanese patents. He has published over 550 papers in his field. Prof. Nakamura is the Research Director of the Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center and The Cree Chair in Solid State Lighting & Displays. He co-founded Soraa, Inc. in 2008, which operates vertically integrated fabrication facilities in California’s Silicon Valley and Santa Barbara. http://ssleec.ucsb.edu/nakamura


Prof. Nakamura will receive this prestigious distinction at a solemn ceremony to be held during the second edition of the International School on Light Sciences and Technologies, directed by the Professor José Miguel López-Higuera of the University of Cantabria that will take place from 19 to 23 June 2017 in the Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, Spain.

ISLiST-2018/UIMP Invited Speaker Recognized by Prestigious International Organization

 

ISLiST-2018/UIMP Invited Speaker Recognized by Prestigious International Organization

Eli Yablonovitch Awarded 2018 IEEE Edison Medal

"For leadership, innovations, and entrepreneurial achievements in photonics, semi-conductor lasers, antennas, and solar cells.”

 

 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, Edison Medal is only awarded to a new leap/breakthrough in the technological area of science. It is the oldest and most coveted medal in this field of engineering in the United States.

Prof. Eli Yablonovitch is Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He, with Prof. Russell (Director of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), will be the invited keynote speakers of the Special Session on Photonic Crystals in ISLIST 2018 at UIMP

The International School on Light Sciences and Technologies, ISLiST at Menéndez Pelayo International University, UIMP is an annual prestigious international event, every fourth week of June. The International School in 2018 will focus on light in Communications and Sensing.

http://www.teisa.unican.es/ISLiST/

UCLA’s Aydogan Ozcan receives 2015 ICO Prize

UCLA’s Aydogan Ozcan (ISLiST Invited SPeaker) receives 2015 ICO Prize

 22 December 2015 (http://spie.org/about-spie/press-room/spie-member-news/all-spie-news/aydogan-ozcan-wins-ico-prize)

photo of Aydogan OzcanSPIE Fellow Aydogan Ozcan, the Chancellor's Professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who pioneered the area of lensless, high‐throughput cytometry and computational on-chip microscopy platforms, has received the 2015 ICO Prize from the International Commission for Optics (ICO).

Ozcan, who is also an SPIE Senior Member and a founder of Holomic, a young technology company making mobile diagnostic devices, was recognized for seminal contributions to biophotonics technologies impacting computational microscopy and digital holography for telemedicine and global health applications.

The ICO Prize is given to groundbreaking researchers in optics who are under the age of 40. Ozcan, 37, has developed a range of high-throughput computational photonics tools for use in metrology, telemedicine, and other biomedical applications.

Ozcan is the Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and an HHMI professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His UCLA lab has developed holographic on-chip microscopy platforms that can image single nanoparticles and viruses and detect cancer and other abnormalities at the single-cell level. Using partially coherent digital in‐line holography and liquid nano-lenses, these systems can analyze more than 100,000 cells within a few seconds over a sample field of view of >10‐20 cm2.

Ozcan's lab has also developed lightweight, 3D-printed smartphone attachments that can diagnose diseases such as malaria and HIV; detect mercury and pathogens such as giardia and E. coli in water samples; and find allergens in prepared food. These mobile devices are portable and cost-effective, making them practical for use in environmental monitoring in rural and resource-poor areas. Some of these inventions have been commercialized by Holomic and are being used in more than 10 countries.

"I am honored and humbled to have received this prestigious award and to join past recipients whom I have long admired and respected for their pioneering work and impact," Ozcan said.

Ozcan is the recipient of 32 issued patents and numerous awards including the 2013 SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award and the 2011 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award.

He is scheduled to give a presentation on on-chip microscopy, sensing, and diagnostics 15 February 2016 at SPIE Photonics West, and HE is a member of the program committees of four conferences at Photonics West.

Ozcan received his PhD at Stanford University in 2005. He has been at UCLA since 2007 where he currently leads the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Lab and is associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI).