Plenary speakers

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Plenary speakers

Prof. R. Taylor, Imperial College, “Spectral and Temporal Versatility with Fibre-Based Sources” Roy Taylor is Professor of Ultrafast Physics and Technology at Imperial College in London. He received his PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) in 1974 for laser research carried out at QUB and Imperial College. Following two years at the Technical University of Munich, he returned to Imperial, where in 1986 he established the Femtosecond Optics Group. He is widely acknowledged for his influential basic research and development of diverse lasers systems and their application. He has contributed extensively to advances in picosecond and femtosecond dye laser technology, compact diode-laser and fibre-laser-pumped vibronic lasers and their wide-ranging application to fundamental studies, such as time resolved photophysics of resonant energy transfer and relaxation pathways of biological probes and organic saturable absorbers.  Roy is also particularly noted for his fundamental studies of ultrafast nonlinear optics in fibres, with emphasis on solitons, their amplification, the role of noise and self-effects, such as Raman gain. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the Royal Society, London. He has published over 400 scientific papers and has edited/co-edited two research text books on solitons and fibre based supercontinua. Roy’s many and varied contributions have been recognized by the Ernst Abbé Award of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the Thomas Young Medal of the Institute of Physics, the Oxburgh Medal of the Institute of Measurement, The IEEE Quantum Electronics Award and the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Roy_Taylor   Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, “Photonic Point-of-care Nanobiosensor Platforms for Universal Health Diagnostics”  Prof. Laura M. Lechuga received her PhD in Chemistry from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1992. She is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona (Spain) and at the Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER-BBN). She has been Adjunct Professor at The Artic University of Norway (2012-2016) and Distinguished Visiting professor at University of Campinas (Brazil) (2013-2017). The principal focus of her research is the development of novel nanobiosensor devices based on nanoplasmonics and silicon-based photonics principles, including surface biofunctionalization, microfluidics for automatic fluid delivery and complete lab-on-a-chip integration for point-of-care devices. The application of the nanobiosensor devices in a wide range of challenging clinical and environmental applications is one of her main objectives. She has been at the forefront of the Photonic Biosensor area during more than fifteen years, pioneering developments as the bimodal interferometers, the magnetoplasmonic sensor, or the optical microcantilever device. She has published over 250 articles, book chapters and proceedings, has 8 families of patents, and have delivered more than 350 invited presentations at worldwide level. She has co-founded two spin-offs companies. She is Associate Editor of Analyst (RSC) and was previously of the J. Optics and Laser Technology and IEEE Photonics Journal. She is Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) since 2014 and has received several prizes and recognitions along her career. She belongs to the Scientific Advisory Board of several high level national and international Centres and have participated in numerous high level evaluation panels worldwide, as ERC or SNF panels. More info at nanob2a.icn2.cat    [:fi]

Plenary speakers

Prof. R. Taylor, Imperial College, “Spectral and Temporal Versatility with Fibre-Based Sources” Roy Taylor is Professor of Ultrafast Physics and Technology at Imperial College in London. He received his PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) in 1974 for laser research carried out at QUB and Imperial College. Following two years at the Technical University of Munich, he returned to Imperial, where in 1986 he established the Femtosecond Optics Group. He is widely acknowledged for his influential basic research and development of diverse lasers systems and their application. He has contributed extensively to advances in picosecond and femtosecond dye laser technology, compact diode-laser and fibre-laser-pumped vibronic lasers and their wide-ranging application to fundamental studies, such as time resolved photophysics of resonant energy transfer and relaxation pathways of biological probes and organic saturable absorbers.  Roy is also particularly noted for his fundamental studies of ultrafast nonlinear optics in fibres, with emphasis on solitons, their amplification, the role of noise and self-effects, such as Raman gain. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the Royal Society, London. He has published over 400 scientific papers and has edited/co-edited two research text books on solitons and fibre based supercontinua. Roy’s many and varied contributions have been recognized by the Ernst Abbé Award of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the Thomas Young Medal of the Institute of Physics, the Oxburgh Medal of the Institute of Measurement, The IEEE Quantum Electronics Award and the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Roy_Taylor   Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, “Photonic Point-of-care Nanobiosensor Platforms for Universal Health Diagnostics” Prof. Laura M. Lechuga received her PhD in Chemistry from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1992. She is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona (Spain) and at the Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER-BBN). She has been Adjunct Professor at The Artic University of Norway (2012-2016) and Distinguished Visiting professor at University of Campinas (Brazil) (2013-2017). The principal focus of her research is the development of novel nanobiosensor devices based on nanoplasmonics and silicon-based photonics principles, including surface biofunctionalization, microfluidics for automatic fluid delivery and complete lab-on-a-chip integration for point-of-care devices. The application of the nanobiosensor devices in a wide range of challenging clinical and environmental applications is one of her main objectives. She has been at the forefront of the Photonic Biosensor area during more than fifteen years, pioneering developments as the bimodal interferometers, the magnetoplasmonic sensor, or the optical microcantilever device. She has published over 250 articles, book chapters and proceedings, has 8 families of patents, and have delivered more than 350 invited presentations at worldwide level. She has co-founded two spin-offs companies. She is Associate Editor of Analyst (RSC) and was previously of the J. Optics and Laser Technology and IEEE Photonics Journal. She is Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) since 2014 and has received several prizes and recognitions along her career. She belongs to the Scientific Advisory Board of several high level national and international Centres and have participated in numerous high level evaluation panels worldwide, as ERC or SNF panels. More info at nanob2a.icn2.cat    [:]
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