Ken-ya Hashimoto, Chiba University, Japan

Tobias KippenbergÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Florian MarquardtMPI-SL, Germany

Baile ZhangNanyang Technological University, Singapore

Tony Jun HuangDuke University, United States



Mircea Dragoman, National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT), Romania

Ivan FaveroCentre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

Vincent Laude, FEMTO-ST Institute, France

Mo Li, University of Washington, United States

Daniel Navarro, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Leopoldo Martín, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Mamoru MatsuoTōhoku University, Japan

Oliver Wright, Hokkaidō University, Japan

Francisco Guinea, IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain

Ausrine Bartasyte, FEMTO-ST Institute, France



David Domenech, VLC Photonics, Spain | Short Bio

Arnaud Devos, MENAPiC, France | Short Bio

Thomas Metzger, Qualcomm, Germany | Short Bio

Michael Nagel, Protemics, Germany |  Short Bio

María Isabel Rocha Gaso, AWSensors, Spain |  Short Bio

Ana GonzálezEPIC, France |  Short Bio

Paul Seidler, IBM, Switzerland |  Short Bio

Mario de Miguel Ramos, Sorex Sensors, United Kingdom |  Short Bio

Aude Martin, Thales, France |  Short Bio

David Domenech received his B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and his M.Sc. degree in Technologies, Systems and Networks of Communication from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in optics at the Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications Institute (iTEAM) at UPV, inside the Optical and Quantum Communications Group, focusing his research in the use of integrated ring resonators for microwave photonics applications. Since 2006 he has been working on the design of integrated optic circuits in Indium-Phosphide/Silicon Nitride/SOI technologies within several European and national research projects. In 2012 he was awarded with the Intel PhD Honor Programme award. In 2011 he co-founded the spin-off company VLC Photonics where he has been serving as CTO since 2013.

Dr. Arnaud Devos received a degree in engineering from the Institut Superieur d'Electronique et du Numérique in Lille, France in 1993 and a master’s degree in solid state physics from Orsay University the same year. He received his phD in theoretical physics in 1997 from Lille University. Then he joined the group of Dr Bernard Perrin in Paris where he learned a lot about picosecond ultrasonics. He has been senior researcher in French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) since 1998 at IEMN in Lille. Current research interests include ultrafast acoustics applied to solid state physics and nanophysics. He is the inventor of the so-called Colored Picosecond Ultrasonic (APiC) technique and he published more than 40 papers and filed 5 patents. He received the CNRS bronze medal in 2008. In 2010 he co-founded the company MENAPiC to develop and transfer to market the APiC technology. Since then MENAPiC has demonstrated numerous applications of the APiC technology to industrial objects as different as semiconductor lasers, space mirrors, flat glass, radio-frequency filters, MEMS, ophthalmic glass, carton milk, solar cell,…

Thomas Metzger received his Diploma degree with a thesis on lithium niobate in 1993 and his PhD with a thesis on group III nitrides in 1997 from the Technical University Munich (TUM). In 1997 he joined Siemens Matsushita GmbH & Co KG as a designer for surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices. After Siemens passive components business went public as EPCOS AG in 1999, he was assigned in 2001 as responsible project leader for the development of the bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology within the SAW Business Group of EPCOS AG. After a successful launch of the BAW technology in 2006 he took over the lead of Operations Front-end in the Munich wafer fab, focusing on technology development and process engineering for micro-acoustic components, MEMS devices and advanced packaging solutions. After EPCOS AG was acquired by TDK Corporation in 2008 he was also responsible for the world- wide technology coordination between the SAW Business Group and TDK. In 2013 he was nominated as head of the CTO Office of SAW Business Group initiating new technology developments and coordinating the worldwide technology development activities with internal and external partners. During the acquisition phase of the SAW Business Group by Qualcomm Inc. in 2015 and 2016 he was responsible for the carve-out and transfer of the R&D activities from TDK / EPCOS to Qualcomm. Since the successful closing of the acquisition in February 2017 he heads the New Technologies Business Development Group, acting as a Senior Director at Qualcomm Germany RFFE GmbH in Munich.

Dr. Michael Nagel received his PhD from the RWTH Aachen University in 2003. From 2004 on, he worked in a chief engineer position at the Institute of Semiconductor Electronics, RWTH Aachen. In 2011 he changed to AMO GmbH, where he initiated and led several Terahertz technology transfer projects. Nagel is co-founder and since 2014 managing director of Protemics GmbH – a company developing Terahertz technology-based measurement solutions for non-destructive testing and research applications. He has authored or co-authored over 180 publications and international conference presentations with more than 3000 citations and filed twelve patents.

María Isabel Rocha Gaso was born in Mexico City. She received her Computer Engineering degree (2006) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). In 2013, the Universitat  Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain, and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, granted her a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering. Her PhD thesis was related to acoustic wave sensors for biosensing applications. In 2011, she completed a one-year research stay at the UCL, Belgium, where she worked in cleanroom facilities performing microfabrication processes. From November 2012 she worked for two years for the company Advanced Wave Sensors, Spain. After that, she took a CNRS one-year postoctoral position at the University of Lorraine, France, fully dedicated to a French-Canadian ANR research project entitled AWESOM (Acoustic Wave Emission-reception and SPR Optimized for Microfluidics). In August 2015, she worked at the Universidad de Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico as a Research Professor. Currently, she is working again in the company Advanced Wave Sensors, since September 2017.  Her fields of expertise and current research interests include: sensors, FPGAs, MEM, biosensors, microfrabrication processes and piezoelectric acoustic wave transducers and applications.

Ana Belén González is currently R&D Manager at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium). Her expertise lies in the development of systems based on integrated photonic circuits, packaging and assembly, and the investigation of applications such as chemical/biological sensing and Datacom. In addition, she has been involved in several technology transfer and business development processes. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and her PhD degree from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

Paul Seidler is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1980 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985, both in chemistry. He subsequently joined Exxon Corporate Research as a postdoctoral fellow, where he continued working until 1988 on fundamental chemical and physical studies aimed at the activation of saturated hydrocarbons. He then moved to IBM Research, where he has held various positions first in New York, USA, and since 1995 in Switzerland, including leadership and management of a broad spectrum of research areas ranging from semiconductors to display and storage technology to optical communications and biotechnology. Dr. Seidler played an instrumental role in the establishment by IBM of the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, a public- private partnership for advanced research, and served as its first IBM Coordinator. He is a Full Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). His current research interests involve quantum optics, optomechanics and the physics of extreme light-matter interaction.

Dr. Mario de Miguel Ramos is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Sorex Sensors Ltd, a spin off of the University Of Cambridge, the University of Warwick and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) founded in 2017. The company focuses on the development of highly sensitive mass sensors based on Film Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators (FBARs) for thin film monitoring, particulate sensing and gas sensing applications. He has been working in the field of FBARs since 2011, first in the Microsystems and Electronic Materials (GMME-CEMDATIC) group in the UPM and since 2015 in the Electronic Devices and Materials (EDM) group of the Engineering Department at the University Of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He received his MEng in Telecommunications Engineering from UPM in 2012 and his PhD in Electronic Engineering Systems from the same university in January 2016. His dissertation unanimously received the highest grade, Outstanding Cum Laude. He has participated in several national and European projects involving a wide range of topics related to FBARs for gas and liquid sensing applications, including the optimisation of piezoelectric and non-piezoelectric thin films, microwave and sensor design, functionalisation and sensing.

Aude Martin holds a PhD. from Université Paris Saclay in nonlinear optics. She has gained expertise in fabrication of photonic integrated circuits and led theoretical and experimental analysis of extreme nonlinearities in photonic nanostructures. Currently, she is involved with the development of fibered and photonic integrated LiDAR systems and optomechanical oscillators at Thales Research and Technology, Palaiseau, France.