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Conference Co-Chairs

Paulo António Ribeiro
Department of Physics, LIBPhys

Brief Bio
Paulo Ribeiro graduated in Physics and Materials Engineering from the NOVA School od Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCT) in 1989 and received the title of Doctor in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1999. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at NOVA FCT, where he has dedicated to teaching applied optics and photonics and organizing teaching sessions and exhibitions in the field of physics optics. He has been College Ambassador, to promote the institution since 2016. He is a founding member of the research group Fu nctional Molecular Systems Plasmas and Applications at the associate laboratory, Laboratory of Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Physics (LIBPhys) at NOVA FCT, where he has been dedicated to the development and characterization of molecular thin films of functional molecules for applications in optics, photonics, sensors, and devices. Since 2013 he is co-chairing the series of international PHOTOPTICS conferences, in the field of Photonics, Optics and laser Technology. ... More >>

Pablo Albella
Facultad de Ciencias, University of Cantabria

Brief Bio
Pablo Albella holds a prestigious researcher position (RyC), at the University of Cantabria and is invited researcher at Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Physics since 2009 awarded with the prize of best thesis in physics that year. He was postdoctoral researcher from 2010 to 2013 at the Material Physics Center (UPV/CSIC) in San Sebastian, from 2013 to 2017 senior research associate at Imperial College London, U.K. and tenure-track researcher at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. His research interests and activities are mainly devoted to the fields of nanophotonics and materials science. In particular, to the optical modelling and innovation of photonic structures able to enhance the performance of the actual nanodevices that rely on light-matter interaction to boost applications like sensing, spectroscopy, optical nanocircuits, customized metamaterials or energy storage. He aims to, not only the electromagnetic understanding and application of plasmonics, but also to open new fascinating possibilities in the field using novel nanostructures made of alternative materials. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Domenico de Ceglia
University of Brescia

Brief Bio
Domenico de Ceglia earned his PhD degree in “Electromagnetic fields” at Politecnico di Bari, Italy. In 2012 he was awarded with a National Research Council Fellowship by the US National Academies to work as a Senior Research Associate at the Charles M. Bowden Laboratory of US Army AMRDEC, Redstone Arsenal (AL) – USA. From 2017 to 2021, Domenico was associate professor of electromagnetics and photonics at University of Padova, Italy. Since 2021, Domenico is associate professor of electromagnetics and photonics at University of Brescia, Italy.

Domenico’s research interests are in the area of nanophotoni
cs and plasmonics, with emphasis on nonlinear optical effects. Domenico has been PI or co-PI in several projects funded by US DoD agencies (US Army, US Navy, DARPA), and he is currently associate editor of “Frontiers in Photonics” and member of the editorial board of “Applied Sciences” and “Photonics”.

Domenico is a senior member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), member of IEEE and member of the Italian Society of Electromagnetics (SiEM).
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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 >>