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1.  Dr. Masayuki Abe, 3D-bio Co., JAPAN
Invited Talk: Modulation-Doped AlGaAs/InGaAs Thermopiles for Uncooled IR-FPA Utilizing Integrated HEMT-MEMS Technology
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Speaker Biography: Masayuki Abe received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1967, 1969, and 1973, respectively. In 1973, he joined Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd., Japan, where he was engaged in developing AlGaAs and InGaAsP LEDs for fiber communications, microwave HEMTs for DBS receivers, high-speed HEMT LSIs for supercomputers. Since 1998, he has been engaged in developing ten kilowatt class high power h-GaN HEMTs for solar-cell & fuel-cell inverters of co-generation systems, high power 3C-SiC vertical DMOSFETs and c-GaN HEMTs for EV/HEV inverters, modulation doped heterostructure thermopiles (H-PILE) for uncooled infrared image-sensor at KRI Inc. and 3D-bio Co., Ltd. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications and 11books. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE. He is currently President at HEMTCORE and 3D-bio Co., Ltd. He received the Distinguished Contributed Paper Award of the Laser Society of Japan in 1980, the International Prize of SIOA in Italy in 1987, and the Best Poster Award of ICMAT, MRS in 2005. He served as Overseas Advisor for the IEEE GaAs IC Symposium (1983-1985), a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices for the May 1986 Special Issue on Heterojunction Field-Effect Transistors (HFET), and a Lecturer for a short course at the 1990 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium. He served as Technical Committee Member of MITI(METI) of Japan for many National R&D Projects on GaAs and HEMT related technology (1981-1996).

2.  Mr. Abdullah Aldukahyel, University of Surrey, UK
Poster: The influence of inter-valley scattering on λ∼3.7 μm InGaAs/AlAs(Sb) quantum cascade lasers.
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Speaker Biography: Abdullah Aldukhayel is a PhD research student working in the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey. Current interests include the development of semiconductor lasers for sensing and free-space communications. His undergraduate and master degrees were obtained from the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia who are currently sponsoring his PhD project.

3.  Dr. Igor Andreev, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute RAS, RUSSIA
Poster: Ultrafast (bandwidth 2-10 GHz) photodiodes for the 1.3-2.4 ?m spectral range
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Speaker Biography: Igor A. Andreev graduated with a M.Sc. from the Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute in 1983 and jointed Ioffe Institute, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1994. Now he is a senior researcher and Head of Photodiode R&D group. His main scientific interests are impact ionization and photocurrent multiplication processes in narrow-gap III-V compounds, high-efficiency photodiodes based on GaSb, InAs and its multicomponent solid solutions, photoelectric processes in narrow band-gap semiconductor materials. He has been the recipient of a number of research grants from national and international granting bodies including RFBR, American Physical Society, ISF. Number of publications and inventions is about 95.

4.  Dr. Aaron Andrews, Vienna University of Technology, AUSTRIA
Invited Talk: InGaAs/GaAsSb Material System for Quantum Cascade Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Aaron Maxwell Andrews is a University Assistant at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He received his B.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara. He was a post-doctoral researcher and a Marie-Curie researcher at the Vienna University of Technology. Dr. Andrews' research interests include the growth by molecular beam epitaxy, characterization, and fabrication of optoelectronic nanostructures and devices. He has been active in the development of intersubband devices in the mid-infrared and terahertz spectral regions.

5.  Prof. Mehdi Anwar, Univ. of Connecticut, USA
Invited Talk: ZnO-Based Oxide Semiconductors: A Material Platform for High Power Room Temperature THz QCLs
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Mehdi Anwar currently serves as a Full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He is the Director of the NSF funded Industry University Cooperative Research Center. He has also served as the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education of the School of Engineering, University of Connecticut from June 2006 till May 2009. He served as the founding Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence from June 2007 till May 2009. Moreover, he was the interim Director of the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center serving from June 2007 till January 2009. He served as the interim Department Head of ECE from June 1999 - August 2001.

6.  Prof. Asghar Asgari, Univ of Tabriz, IRAN
Poster: The line-edge roughness scattering in a Graphene Nanoribbons based Infrared Photodetector
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Speaker Biography: Asghar Asgari is borne in Iran 1973. He got his BSc and MSc in solid state physics and electronics from university of Tabriz, Iran. He got his PhD under Prof. Kalafi from University of Tabriz and Prof. L. Faraone from University of Western Australia, supervisions. In 2002 he joined microelectronics research group in the University of Western Australia as research associate. In 2004, he started his work in Photonics group at the University of Tabriz in Iran. Currently he is Professor in photonics group and also Adjunct Senior research fellow in Microelectronics Research group at the University of Western Australia.

7.  Prof. Koray Aydin, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: Reconfigurable Infrared Metamaterials
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Koray Aydin is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University and leading the Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory. He has received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the Bilkent University in 2002 and 2008, respectively. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher between 2008-2010 and a research scientist between 2010-2011 at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Harry Atwater. Dr. Aydin's postdoctoral research has focused on the experimental and theoretical investigation of active optical metamaterials and functional plasmonic nano structures. His research interests are in the general area of nanophotonics, with a specific focus towards the realization of nanophotonic devices for use in energy conversion, defense and health applications. Dr. Aydin is the recipient of the SPIE Educational Scholarship in 2007.

8.  Prof. Yanbo Bai, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: High power quantum cascade ring lasers and possible applications
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Speaker Biography: Yanbo Bai received his M.S. degree in Physics and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2005 and 2011. He is currently a research assistant professor at Northwestern. Since 2005, he has been with the Center for Quantum Devices. His research holds the current performance records of mid-IR quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) in terms of the output power and wall plug efficiency. He has also been investigating photonic crystals, broad area devices, optical coatings, ring lasers, and terahertz QCLs. He is the recipient of SPIE best student paper award (2008), SPIE optical science and engineering scholarship (2010), IEEE photonics society graduate student fellowship (2010), and Northwestern EECS outstanding Ph.D. thesis award (2011). He is the author of 18 peer reviewed journal publications and 11 conference papers.

9.  Mr. Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: High power, continuous wave, room temperature operation of λ ~ 3.39 μm and λ ~3.56 μm AlInAs/GaInAs/InP-based quantum cascade lasers
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Speaker Biography: Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay is currently a PhD student in the Center for Quantum Devices, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. He is working on the development of high power mid-infrared AlInAs/GaInAs/InP based quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) operating at continuous wave (CW) at room temperature (RT). In particular, he has designed, grown and demonstrated short wavelength QCLs operating between 3 and 4 μm.

10.  Dr. Can Bayram, IBM Watson Labs, USA
Late-Breaking Results: AlGaN-based engineered intersubband devices
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Speaker Biography: Can Bayram is working as a Research Scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA. He received the Ph.D. degree in Solid State and Photonics from Northwestern University, USA. His current research interests are the development of high efficiency III-V solar cells, III-N light emitting diodes, and novel growth and fabrication technologies.He is the recipient of Boeing Engineer of the Year and Dow Sustainability Innovator Awards, IBM and Link Foundation Energy Fellowships, and top awards form IEEE, SPIE, and ICDD. He has (co-)authored 27 high-impact journal papers with 56 scientific contributions, and an active reviewer for journals&agencies.

11.  Prof. Gregory Belenky, Stony Brook Univ., USA
Invited Talk: Metamorphic antimonides for infrared photonics
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Speaker Biography: Gregory Belenky IEEE Fellow received the D.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics from the Institute of Physics, Baku. In 1990-1994 he was at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Head of the Optoelectronic Group at SUNY in Stony Brook.

12.  Prof. Dan Botez, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Invited Talk: Two-Dimensional Conduction-Band Engineering: Achieving Ultimate Wallplug Efficiency and Reliability for Quantum Cascade Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Dan Botez has received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He has carried out research at RCA Labs, TRW Inc., and is currently the Philip Dunham Reed Professor of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published over 370 papers and holds 48 patents.

13.  Dr. Ryan Briggs, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Carbon monoxide monitoring for low-power spacecraft fire detection systems using quantum cascade laser sources at 4.6 µm
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Speaker Biography: Ryan M. Briggs received his PhD in Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, working in the area of silicon photonics and hybrid integration with plasmonic structures and phase-change materials. He received his BS in Engineering Physics at Colorado School of Mines, where he also completed an MS thesis on genetic algorithms for determining the atomic structure of semiconductor surface reconstructions. Presently, he works at JPL, focusing on the design and fabrication of space-qualified infrared semiconductor laser sources for atmospheric gas detection, including distributed-feedback diode lasers operating in the 2 to 3 µm wavelength range and mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers.

14.  Dr. Gail Brown, Air Force Research Lab. USA
Late-Breaking Results: Electrical and Optical Studies on InAs/InGaSb VLWIR Superlattices
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Gail J. Brown is a Principal Physicist with the Electronics and Optical Materials Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. She has worked on developing semiconductor materials for infrared detector applications since 1980. Dr. Brown is the program manager for very long wavelength infrared detector materials and for quantum semiconductor materials. In addition she leads a research team studying the epitaxial growth, theoretical modeling and property characterization of InAs/Ga(In)Sb superlattices for infrared detection. Dr. Brown has co-authored over 200 papers and is a AFRL Fellow as well as a SPIE and APS Fellows.

15.  Mr. Yuan-yin Cao, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: InP-based InAs/InGaAs quantum well lasers at 2 μm
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Speaker Biography: Cao Yuan-ying: was born in Jiangxi province, China, in 1986. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China in 2009. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in Micro-electronic & Solid Electronics at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests are on the optoelectronic devices.

16.  Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA
Plenary Talk: High performance Master Oscillator Power Amplifier and Plasmonic Collimated Quantum Cascade Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Federico Capasso is the Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University, which he joined in 2003 after a 27 years career at Bell Labs. His research has spanned a broad range of topics from applications to basic science in the areas of electronics, photonics, nanoscale science and technology including plasmonics, metamaterials and the Casimir effect.

17.  Dr. Mathieu Carras, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab, FRANCE
Invited Talk: Quantum Cascade Detectors
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Speaker Biography: Mathieu Carras is born in 1979. He graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 2003. From 2003 to 2005 he worked on quantum well photodetectors (QWIPs) and InAsSb detector to obtain his PhD of University Denis Diderot. From 2006 he was Hired in the Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) Team and continued to work in collaboration with University Denis Diderot on Quantum Cascade Detectors (QCD) Since 2011 He his head of the QCL team. His research activities are mainly focusing high power QCLs and DFB/ External cavity QCLs for spectroscopy. He also works on the integration of QCL on silicon. He continues to have activities on thermal imaging using quantum wells.

18.  Prof. Robert P.H. Chang, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: Conducting Oxide Nanorod Arrays and Their Extraordinary Optical Properties for Sensing Applications
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Speaker Biography: R.P.H. (Bob) Chang is a recognized innovator in materials research, interdisciplinary science education, and international networking. Chang earned his B.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics at MIT and Princeton respectively. He spent 15 years performing basic research at Bell Labs (Murray Hill) and helped in the development of low temperature plasma processing for the microelectronics industry. During his tenure at Northwestern University, he headed the NSF-funded Materials Research Center for fourteen years during which time he provided a new vision for the center and launched new interdisciplinary research initiatives. His current research interests include nanostructured materials, nanophotonics, and advanced solar cell development. An example is the next generation of all solid state flexible solar cell with high efficiency and low production cost. Chang is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and the Materials Research Society

19.  Dr. Jianxin Chen, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: MWIR and LWIR InAs/GaSb Superlattice Infrared Photodetectors Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy
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Speaker Biography: Jianxin Chen was graduated from Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been working III-V compounds for about 20 years. He was with EPFL, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Princeton University from 2000 to 2009. He is now with Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, CAS.

20.  Prof. Weidong Chen, Université du Littoral Cote d'Opate, FRANCE
Late-Breaking Results: Quantum Cascade Laser based Instrument for Fast Simultaneous Measurements of HONO and CH4 at 8 µm
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Speaker Biography: Weidong Chen is full Professor of Physics at the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO), France. He received his PhD degree in 1991 from the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL) in France. Prior to joining the ULCO in 1993, he was an assistant professor at the USTL where he conducted research focused on the development of laser sideband-based heterodyne THz spectrometer and its application to molecular rotation spectroscopy. His current research interests include developments of photonic (QCL, LED, optical parametric source etc) instrumentation for spectroscopic detection of trace gas molecules. He co-authored over 90 refereed technical papers.

21.  Dr. Timothy Day, Daylight Solutions, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Late Breaking Results with Ultra Broad Tuning in External Cavity Quantum Cascade Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Timothy Day: is a co-founder of Daylight Solutions and serves as the CEO and CTO for the company. Daylight Solutions is a manufacturer of advanced molecular detection and imaging products, serving markets that include Industrial Process Control, Medical Diagnostics, Defense and Security, and Fundamental Research using mid-IR lasers and sensor systems. Dr. Day has over 20 years' experience in both technical and business management in the photonics industry. He has led engineering, research, product development, manufacturing, and marketing operations. He started his career as a co-founder of New Focus, where he served from 1990 through 2004. During his time at New Focus, he was involved in all aspects of the company’s history, concluding with his work on the sale of the company to Bookham Technology PLC for $338M. While at New Focus he also contributed to the raising of over $500M though public and private equity offerings. From 1990 to the present, while at New Focus and Daylight Solutions, Dr. Day has developed extensive patent and product portfolios and transferred numerous products into production, both onshore and overseas.

22.  Dr. Gregory C Dente, GCD Associates, USA
Late-Breaking Results: A New Solution Method for Mixed Boundary Value Problems: Applications to Current Injection in Semiconductor Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Gregory C. Dente received the Ph. D. degree in physics from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. In 1979 he joined the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Danbury, CT. Five years later he moved to Albuquerque, where he began his own consulting business in 1985. Since completing his doctoral research in the area of quantum electrodynamics, his research experience has covered physical optics phenomena, laser theory, resonator and optical design and optical metrology. His current research efforts are in the areas of semiconductor lasers and optics.

23.  Dr. Nibir Dhar, DARPA/MTO, USA
Plenary Talk: Enabling Technologies for Advanced Imaging
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Nibir Dhar joined the Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA in March 2008. He is interested in developing innovative technologies in a broad field that adds value to the warfighter's objectives in the areas of novel architectures in infrared detectors and imaging, nanoelectronics including NEMS/MEMS components, novel materials synthesis techniques, bio-inspired concepts, and new modality power sources and storage. of Dr. Dhar comes from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) where he led the Integrated Power and Sensing Technology group to develop infrared sensors, soldier portable power sources (solar cells and thermoelectrics), thin films, nanomaterials development and integration of sensor/power technologies. Dr. Dhar was responsible for a wide variety of infrared focal plane array technology including mercury cadmium telluride materials and focal plane arrays (FPA), quantum well infrared photodetectors, Type-II strained layer superlattice, quantum dot infrared detecto rs and inter-band cascade Lasers. Prior to joining ARL, Dr. Dhar worked as a research engineer for the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Center, Night Vision Electronic and Sensors Directorate (NVESD) primarily working on infrared FPA. Dr. Dhar received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in the area of Microelectronics and Electrophysics. He received a Bachelors's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University.

24.  Dr. Tadataka Edamura, Hamamatsu Photonics KK, JAPAN
Invited Talk: Recent progress on Quantum Cascade Lasers development and Mid-IR applications
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Speaker Biography: Tadataka Edamura received B.S., M.S. ansd Doctor degrees, all in applied physics, from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1990, 1992 and 1995 respectively. In 1995, he joined the Central Research Labs, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS. Since 2010, he has been the Senior Researcher of the Material Research Group.

25.  Dr. Matthew Escarra, California Institute of Technology, USA
Invited Talk: Quantum cascade laser-based CO2 isotope sensing: devices, systems, and implications
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Speaker Biography: Matthew Escarra is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology working with Prof. Harry Atwater. At Caltech, Matthew is developing spectrum splitting photonic architectures and solar cells for high efficiency solar energy conversion. Matthew received a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, in the group of Prof. Claire Gmachl, where he focused on high performance quantum cascade lasers and mid-infrared metamaterials. Prior to Princeton, Matthew earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at Rice University. Matthew has also worked at Daylight Solutions and Sentinel Photonics, two start-ups in the mid-infrared optoelectronics community.

26.  Dr. Henry Everitt, Army' Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Double Resonance Spectroscopy for Remote Sensing of Trace Molecular Gases
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Everitt is the chief scientist of the Army's Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Weapons Sciences Directorate. There, he leads two active research groups and advises the Army and DoD on a variety of emerging technologies. One lab focuses on plasmonics and the ultrafast optical characterization of wide bandgap semiconductor heterostructures and nano structures. Another lab focuses on developing THz spectroscopic and imaging techniques, serving as an honest broker for the Army in emerging THz technologies.

27.  Dr. Ian Ferguson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Invited Talk: Spinning; Dazed and Confused: GaN-based Spin Polarized Emitters
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Speaker Biography: Ian T. Ferguson is currently a Professor and the Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His current research currently focuses on the area of wide bandgap materials and devices using GaN and ZnO, and developing these materials for energy and nanotechnology applications in the area of illumination, solar, spintronic and nuclear detection applications. He has have authored over 380 refereed publications, seven book chapters, eleven conference proceedings, one book and multiple patents. He is a Fellow of SPIE, IEEE and IOP and has received a National Small Business Association Tibbets Award.

28.  Dr. Marc Fischer, nanoplus GmbH, GERMANY
Invited Talk: Distributed feedback lasers for gas sensing in the 3.5 μm wavelength range
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Marc Fischer is divisional director for device fabrication at nanoplus GmbH with their clean room facilities in Gerbrunn and Meiningen, Germany. He is responsible for the manufacturing of laterally coupled DFB lasers and related process development. At nanoplus he also contributed to various national and international research activities on novel laser sources and served e.g. as project manager for the EU project SENSHY focusing on photonic gas sensors for the detection of hydrocarbons. Marc Fischer received his PhD degree from Würzburg University in 2003 based on his work on GaInNAs/GaAs laser structures for future telecom applications.

29.  Dr. Siamak Forouhar, Jet Propulsion Lab, USA
Invited Talk: Record high-power laterally coupled distributed-feedback lasers in the 2–3 μm wavelength range
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Speaker Biography: Siamak received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1983. In 1987, he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1992. During his tenure at JPL he developed the world's first InGaAs strained layer laser in the 1.8-2.1 micron range and lead the delivery of those lasers to Mars 98' mission. He is currently the Deputy Director of Microdevices Laboratory at JPL and still leads a group developing unique semiconductor lasers for space applications. He has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Award for the development of tunable diode lasers for planetary in-situ studies.

30.  Dr. Mark J. Furlong, Wafer Technology / Galaxy Compound Semiconductors (IQE Plc), UK
Invited Talk: Growth and characterization of large diameter GaSb substrates
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Mark J. Furlong is the General Manager of Wafer Technology Ltd. and Galaxy Compound Semiconductors Inc. Prior to this he held the position of Technical Sales Manager (Asia) at IQE (Europe) Ltd. Over 1997-1999, he was based at EPI Ltd. where he assumed various technical management roles. Prior to this Furlong was awarded a research fellowship (Royal Society, London) to develop novel photovoltaic cells with the CNRS (Paris). He holds a Ph.D. degree in semiconductor science from the University of Bath and a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Chemistry from the University of London. He also holds a Diploma in Management (Dist.) from the Open University, U.K.

31.  Dr. Alban Gassenq, Photonics Research Group, Ghent University-IMEC, BELGUM
Late-Breaking Results: Laser and photodetector integration on Silicon-on-insulator waveguide circuits: towards a fully integrated SWIR spectrometer
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Speaker Biography: Born in Montpellier in 1983, he received his diploma in opto-electronic engineering from the University of Montpellier 2 (UM2) in 2006. He then worked towards a PhD degree in the Nanomir group of the Institut d'Electronique du Sud at UM2. He got the PhD degree in Semiconductors for MidIR applications in 2010. Now, he works in the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University - IMEC in Belgium on Mid-IR integrated optics.

32.  Mr. Mostafa Ghorbanzadeh, University of Tehran, IRAN
Poster: The Impact of Fixed Oxide Charge Density on the Performance of InSb Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
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Speaker Biography: Mostafa Ghorbanzadeh: started his study in electronics engineering at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2006. He started his M.Sc. degree at the University of Tehran, Iran in 2011. In 2011 he began to work on his master thesis in the MEMS & NEMS Lab and UTCAD Lab under Prof. M. Fathipour supervision. His research interests are in optoelectronics, solid state physics, nanoelectronics and III/V semiconductors. Currently, he has focused his work on InSb IRFPA design, fabrication and characterization.

33.  Prof. Matthew Grayson, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: Transverse Thermoelectrics as Monolithic Peltier Coolers for Infrared Detectors
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Speaker Biography: Matthew Grayson specializes in quantum electronic devices and quantum transport and has developed various new geometries for III-V semiconductor crystal growth. He received his PhD at Princeton University in Electrical Engineering and conducted post-doctoral research at U. Maryland as well as the Tech. Univ. Munich, before his appointment as Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. His research spans topics including quantum Hall edge tunneling spectroscopy, novel cleaved-edge overgrowth structures, semiconductor quantum wires, Luttinger liquids, corner overgrowth fabrication of bent quantum wells, the bent quantum Hall effect, and infrared Hall effect in high temperature superconductors.

34.  Mr. Tobias Gruendl, Technische Univ Muenchen, GERMANY
Late-Breaking Results: Type-II Quantum Wells for InP based mid-IR Devices
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Speaker Biography: Tobias Gruendl was born in Tegernsee/Bavaria Germany (1981). He received the Dipl.-phys. degree in semiconductor physics from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany, in 2007. He is currently working towards his PhD degree in Prof. Amann's group at the Walter Schottky Institute in Garching. He is mainly engaged in the design and manufacturing of InP-based high-power, high-speed short-cavity vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-lasers (SC-VCSELs) and Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System devices (MEMS VCSELs). He received three times the first price at international workshops/conferences (iNow 2010/2011 and IPC 2011) and has authored and co-authored 11 papers in leading scientific journals and 30 proceedings including 4 invited papers.

35.  Prof. Yi Gu, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: InAlAs metamorphic buffer with digital alloy intermediate layers for InP-based 2–3 μm devices
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Speaker Biography: Gu Yi: received the B. S. degree in physics from Nanjing University, China, in 2004 and the Ph. D. degree in microelectronics and solid state electronics from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, in 2009. He is currently an assistant professor at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, working on design and MBE growth of semiconductor optoelectronic devices, including InGaAs PIN and APD photodectors, QCLs, InP-based MIR lasers and so on.

36.  Dr. Sarath Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Modulation Transfer Function of Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
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Speaker Biography: Sarath Gunapala received his PhD in physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Since then he studied infrared properties of III-V compound semiconductor hetero-structures and the development of quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) for infrared imaging at AT&T Bell Laboratories. In 1992, Dr. Gunapala joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology where he is a senior research scientist, a principal member of the engineering staff, and the director of the Center for Infrared Sensors. Dr. Gunapala has authored over 250 publications, including eleven book chapters, and holds twenty two U.S. patents. He has received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and is a fellow of the SPIE society.

37.  Mr. Abbas Haddadi, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: Low-frequency noise in mid-wavelength infrared type-II superlattice focal plane arrays
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Speaker Biography: Abbas Haddadi received the B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2007. He joined to Center for Quantum Devices at 2009. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science with Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. His current research interests include optical and electrical characterizations of Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice based focal plane arrays.

38.  Prof. Mark Hersam, Northwestern University, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Infrared Optoelectronic Properties and Applications of Monodisperse Carbon Nanomaterials
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Speaker Biography: Mark C. Hersam is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Medicine at Northwestern University. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1996, M.Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UIUC in 2000. His research interests include nanofabrication, scanning probe microscopy, semiconductor surfaces, and carbon nanomaterials. Dr. Hersam is a Fellow of MRS and SPIE in addition to serving as the Chair of the AVS Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division and as Associate Editor of ACS Nano.

39.  Mr. Robert Hinkey, Univ of Oklahoma, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Dark current modeling of interband cascade infrared photodetectors
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Speaker Biography: Mr. Robert Hinkey was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 2007 from Loyola College in Maryland. Since 2008, he has worked in the OU Quantum Devices group under Prof. Rui Yang, conducting research on semiconductor devices based on quantum structures. He received a Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Engineering Physics, and is currently pursuing the Ph.D degree, which he aims to complete in 2013. His doctoral dissertation topic is the design, modeling, and characterization of interband cascade structures for mid-infrared photodetectors and photovoltaic devices for energy conversion. He also collaborates with other members of the group on the development of long-wavelength interband cascade lasers.

40.  Mr. Anh Hoang, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: Type II InAs/GaSb/AlSb superlattice photodiodes for shortwavelength infrared detection
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Speaker Biography: Anh Minh Hoang: was born in 1986 in Vietnam. He received a B.S. in Physics from l'Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, in 2009. He is currently pursuing the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Professor M. Razeghi at Center for Quantum Devices, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. His research interests are modeling, design and growth of Type-II InAs/GaSb photodetectors.

41.  Prof. Eduard Hulicius, Czech Technical University, CZECH REPUBLIC
Late-Breaking Results: Superlinear electroluminescence from deep Al(As)Sb/InAsSb/Al(As)Sb quantum wells
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Speaker Biography: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Eduard Hulicius, PhD Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Education and professional career: Graduated from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1973. He was granted the PhD degree in 1981, Associated Prof. at Czech Technical University in Prague from 2005. Affiliation: Inst. of Phys., Czech AS; Head of MOVPE lab. Fields of scientific activity: Semiconductor lasers, LED and laser structures especially for mid-infrared wavelength region. MOVPE technology, AIIIBV nanostructures. Characterisation of optical, electr. and structural prop. of semiconductors.

42.  Prof. Shanthi Iyer, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Heteroepitaxial Growth of Dilute InSbN on GaAs by Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Long Wavelength Infrared Applications
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Shanthi Iyer completed her doctorate in physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 1983. Her dissertation work was focused on transparent and conducting oxides by spray pyrolysis and transparent conducting oxide/Si solar cells. She joined the faculty rank in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University in 1981 and since then has been working on compound semiconductors. Currently she holds a joint faculty appointment with Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Greensboro. Prof. Iyer has been responsible for the initiation and development of NCA&TSU’s state of the art Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Laboratory and associated academic and research programs. Her current research work in the MBE growth, characterization and nanostructured device fabrication is based on novel dilute nitride antimonide narrow band gap compound semiconductors for infrared sources and detectors, encompassing a wide infrared wavelength region from 1 μm to 20 μm. She was also the Director of the Center of Excellence for Battlefield Capability Enhancements at NCA&TSU, which focused on developing technologies for environmentally stable flexible panel displays. The other research projects in progress include transparent amorphous oxide thin film transistors on plastic substrates for flexible electronics.

43.  Prof. Bahram Jalali, Univ of California Los Angeles, USA
Invited Talk: Silicon photonics in midwave and longwave infrared
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Speaker Biography: Bahram Jalali is the Northrop Grumman Optoelectronics Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering Department and California NanoSystems Institute. He is a fellow of IEEE, OSA and APS and the winner of the 2007 R.W. Wood Prize for the demonstration of the silicon Raman laser.

44.  Mr. Ehsan Kamrani, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, CANADA
Late-Breaking Results: Near Infra-Red Light Detection Using Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes: Design Challenges in Standard CMOS Technology
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Speaker Biography: Ehsan Kamrani: Ehsan received his B.Sc. degree in Biomedical engineering from SBMU, Iran, in 2002 and his Masters degree in Electrical and Control Engineering from TMU, Iran, in 2005. He has been with the Institute of Medical Engineering, Salamat-Pajooh-Bartar (05-09), MetaCo. (03-04), Ferdowsray (00,04), Saadat Co. (98-04) and Imen-Ijaz Inc. (99-00) working on design and development of biomedical imaging and real-time monitoring systems. From 2005 to 2009 he has been an Academic Member-Instructor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Lorestan, Iran. His expertises are on Analog integrated circuits, smart CMOS image sensors, wireless networked sensors, web-based control systems and biomedical signal/image processing. He published more than 30 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Since 2009 he has been doing his PhD on Biomedical Engineering at Polystim neurotechnologies Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. He is working on design and implementation of an fNIRS photo receiver for real-time brain monitoring. From March 2012 he has joined Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA working in an active bio-optics project for developing novel innovative technologies by integration of photonics and biological system aiming at developing a novel diagnostic optical instrument for medical applications.

45.  Dr. Peter Kaspersen, Norsk Elektro Optikk AS, NORWAY
Invited Talk: Quantum Cascade Lasers in Industrial Applications
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Speaker Biography: Peter Kaspersen has held various positions in the Norwegian Electro Optics industry since he graduated from the University of Oslo in Semiconductor Laser Physics in 1969. He joined Norsk Elektro Optikk (NEO) as Technical and Commercial Director in 1992. He has been Managing Director in Norsk Elektro Optikk since 2003. In his positions at NEO he has been responsible for moving Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy from the first laboratory experiments in the early 90ties into a successful business venture in Gas Analysis.

46.  Dr. Ron Kaspi, Air Force Research Lab. USA
Late-Breaking Results: Ultra-low beam divergence and increased lateral brightness in optically pumped mid-infrared laser
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Speaker Biography: Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1962, Dr. Kaspi received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, his master’s degree in Materials Engineering from Rutgers University in 1986, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 1991. With expertise in the area of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of semiconductor heterostructures, Dr. Kaspi’s early research focused on surface segregation of alloys, interfacial mixing, and in-situ sensing during MBE. More recently, Dr. Kaspi has concentrated his efforts in the area of semiconductor mid-infrared lasers. He has developed and advanced the optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL), designed to emit in the mid-IR wavelengths using the antimonide family of semiconductors. Dr. Kaspi is currently a senior research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, where he leads a group of scientists in developing semiconductor mid-infrared lasers that provide high brightness for a variety of applications. Dr. Kaspi is a fellow of the OSA.

47.  Dr. Haruyoshi Katayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), JAPAN
Late-Breaking Results: Development of type II superlattice detector for future space applications at JAXA
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Speaker Biography: The author obtained Ph.D in 2003 at Osaka University, Department of Earth and Space Science. From 2003, he works at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as an engineer. From 2006, he is involved in the research and development of earth observation sensors.

48.  Mr. Sean Keuleyan, University of Chicago, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Mid-IR HgTe Colloidal Quantum Dots
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Speaker Biography: Sean is a fourth year graduate student in the Chemistry department at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the development of colloidal materials for applications in the mid-infrared. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry with a second major in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in 2008.

49.  Mr. Amir Khiar, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AUSTRIA
Late-Breaking Results: Mid-infrared optically in-well pumped VECSEL
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Speaker Biography: Amir Khiar received the master degree in physics from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürch, in 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as a research associate at Laboratory for Solid State Physics at ETHZ. There he dealt with the fabrication and optimization of lead-salt mid-infrared VECSELs. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His research interests are to fabricate high operating temperature long wavelength tunable VECSELs for infrared spectroscopic applications and in particular, to develop mid-IR VECSELs based on PbTe Dots in CdTe.

50.  Mr. Hoo Kim, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Effect of square holes to reduce thermal mass in dipole patterned resistive sheets metamaterial microbolometer.
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Speaker Biography: Hoo Kim is a current Ph.D. student of Electromagnetics Device Group in Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Elecrrical Engineering from POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He worked as an officer and a full-time instructor in Korea Air Force Academy from 2006 to 2009 as well. His research interests are 3D multispectral microbolometer, its wavelength selective characteristics and application of frequency selective surface and metamaterials for microbolometer.

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