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Program Co-Chairs

Domenico de Ceglia
University of Padova

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. Since 2017, Domenico is associate professor of electromagnetic fields at the Department of Information Engineering of University of Padova.

Domenico’s research interests are in the area of nanophotonics, with emphasis on nonlinear optical effects. Domenico ha
s 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, colloids, molecular architectures for electronics, photonics and magnetism, biomimetic membranes and radiation effect in biological systems. ... More >>


Luis M. G. Abegão, Federal University of Goiás, Portugal
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Anna Bogatskaya, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Calvin Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Giuseppe Coppola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IMM-CNR), Italy
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Ignacio del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Yujie Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Manuel dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Maurizio Ferrari, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Italy
Orlando Frazao, INESC TEC, Portugal
Elina Genina, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
Leonida Gizzi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Sulaiman Harun, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Iwao Hosako, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Agostino Iadicicco, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Phil Jones, Optical Tweezers Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, United Kingdom
Stefan Kirstein, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Wei Lee, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Boris Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Cleber Mendonça, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Graça Minas, University of Minho, Portugal
Mario Molina, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Suraj Parkash Khanna, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India
Emmanuel Paspalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Alexander Popov, D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Jianrong Qiu, Zhejiang University, China
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Tomáš Wágner, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Dongning Wang, China Jiliang University, China
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