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David Andrews
University of East Anglia
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
David Andrews is Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of East Anglia, where his group conducts research on fundamental photonics, optomechanical forces, optical vortices, nonlinear optics, energy harvesting and molecular energy transport. He has twenty books and over 350 research papers to his name. David Andrews is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Optical Society of America, and SPIE - the international optics and photonics society, in which he is the 2019 Vice-President.

Paulo António Ribeiro
Department of Physics, LIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology

Brief Bio
Paulo Ribeiro received the PhD degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering by Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. He is Professor at Department of Physics of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, since 2000, where he has been dedicated to lecturing applied optics and photonics and organizing didactic sessions and expositions in the field of optical sciences. He is college ambassador since 2016, for the disclosure of the institution. He is founding member, of the Functional Molecular Systems research line at Centre of Physics and Technological Research of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnol ogia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, created in 2008, where he is engaged in the development and characterization of molecular thin films of organic functional molecules for applications in optics photonics, sensors and devices. Since 2013 he has been chairing PHOTOPTICS international conference series on photonics, optics and laser technology. ... More >>


Program Chair

Maria Raposo
LIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology

Brief Bio
Maria Raposo received the Ph.D. degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering by Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil in 1999 and, since 2000, is professor at Physics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, lecturing Solid State Physics, Surface and Interfaces Technology, Conducting Polymers, Molecular Electronics and Physics of Functional Macromolecular Systems. She is Head of the Functional Molecular Systems group since 2008, whose research interests include electric and optical properties of ultra-thin films of polymers and biomolecules, interfaces and nano-technology, coll oids, molecular architectures for electronics, photonics and magnetism, biomimetic membranes and radiation effect in biological systems. ... More >>


Local Chair

Pavel Honzátko
The Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

Brief Bio
Pavel Honzatko received his PhD degree in Quantum optics and Optoelectronics from Charles University in Prague, Czechia. Currently, he is the deputy director of the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. He leads the group Fiber Lasers and Nonlinear Optics. Pavel Honzatko is conducting research activities in the areas of fiber lasers, diffractive optics, and optical fiber design. He has published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.