MIOMD-XI Plenary Speakers    
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1.  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.

2.  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.

3.  Prof. Klaus von Klitzing, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, GERMANY
Plenary Talk: The Success Story of Two-Dimensional Electron Systems
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Speaker Biography: Klaus von Klitzing is a German physicist known for discovery of the integer quantum Hall Effect, for which he was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1962, von Klitzing passed the Abitur at Artland Gymnasium in Quakenbrück, Germany, before studying physics at the Braunschweig University of Technology, where he received his diploma in 1969. He continued his studies at the University of Würzburg, completing his PhD thesis Galvanomagnetic Properties of Tellurium in Strong Magnetic Fields in 1972, and habilitation in 1978. This work was performed at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford and the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory in France, where he continued to work until becoming a professor at the Technical University of Munich in 1980. Von Klitzing has been a director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart since 1985. Today, von Klitzing's research focuses on the properties of low-dimensional electronic systems, typically in low temperatures and in high magnetic fields.

4.  Prof. Kumar Patel, UCLA/Pranalytica Inc, USA
Plenary Talk: Advances in high power quantum cascade lasers and applications
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Speaker Biography: C. Kumar N. Patel is the President and CEO of Pranalytica, which is the premier designer, manufacturer and supplier of high power quantum cascade lasers and sensors for the detection of chemical warfare agents, explosives and toxic industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants. He is also a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA. He is the inventor of the carbon dioxide lasers and has been active in the area of lasers since 1961. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering. In 1996, he was awarded the National Medal of Science by the president of the United States of America. In 2012, he was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of the carbon dioxide laser.

5.  Dr. Bill Tennant, Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, USA
Plenary Talk: MWIR Detectors-- A Comparison of SLS Photodiodes with HgCdTe.
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Speaker Biography: William E. Tennant: Fellow of Teledyne Scientific and Imaging (TS&I) and Chief Technologist in Teledyne Imaging Sensors (TIS). Dr Tennant received his AB in physics (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1967, and his PhD in solid state physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974. Since he joined TS&I (formerly Rockwell Science Center) in 1973, Dr. Tennant has held several line management and technical leadership roles, including the invention, development, and/or application of many of the key IR technologies now in use at TIS. He developed several analytical techniques for II-VI, III-V, and IV-VI materials and devices. Dr. Tennant oversaw and personally contributed to development of: device quality HgCdTe/sapphire (PACE-I), HgCdTe/GaAs and HgCdTe/Si, large sized intrinsic MWIR Focal Plane Arrays, HgCdTe laser diodes, novel image processing devices, producible MBE (molecular beam epitaxy) growth of HgCdTe, MBE HgCdTe in-situ passivation, substrate-removed Vis-IR HgCdTe focal plane arrays (FPAs), two-color detector architectures, and high operating temperature HgCdTe FPAs. His rule of thumb (“Rule 07”) accurately describes HgCdTe diode performance over a wide range of temperature and wavelength covering >12 orders of magnitude in dark current—enabling system users to predict performance and benchmarking other insurgent technologies to HgCdTe and showed that HgCdTe performs up to fundamental natural limits. Most recently he has helped guide Teledyne’s development of IR focal plane arrays in Sb-based Type-II strained layer superlattices. He has co-authored over 100 papers and presentations, holds fourteen patents, received the 1993 IRIS (now MSS) Detector Specialty Group Levinstein Award for "Outstanding Technical Leadership in the Infrared Community," received the 2011 MSS Detectors best paper award for his presentation on the DARPA AWARE program, was a Rockwell Engineer of the Year for the year 1999, is a Fellow of the Military Sensing Symposia, a senior member of IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi, and a member of the American Physical Society.

6.  Prof. Raphael Tsu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Plenary Talk: Resonant Tunneling from Inception to Applications
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Speaker Biography: Professor Raphael Tsu (with Tsu replaced by Zhu in pinyin) is a world leader in the areas of quantum properties of materials and device physics. An acknowledged authority in these subjects Professor Tsu has published nearly two hundred scholarly papers in scientific journals; an author of a monograph on quantum wells and superlattice materials and devices of which he is a co-inventor, holder of several patents for his discoveries and invention. The description of his research contributions while at the IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights was presented to the White House by the US Army Research Office, The Superlattice Story, played an important role in the 90’s towards the US National Nanoscience Initiative (NNI).


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