ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Prof. Sukhdev Roy
Dayalbagh Educational Institute India
Professor Sukhdev Roy received the B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics degree from Delhi Univ. in 1986, M.Sc. Physics from DEI, in 1988, and PhD. from IIT Delhi in 1993. He joined the Dayalbagh Educational Institute in 1993, where he is at present the Head of the Department of Physics and Computer Science. He has been a Visiting Professor at many universities that include, Harvard, Waterloo, Würzburg, Regensburg, Osaka, City University and Queen Mary University of London, TIFR, Mumbai and IISc. Bangalore. He has also been an Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy and is a Member of the Global Panel of MIT Technology Review. Prof. Roy has made significant contributions in Photonics that encompass nano-bio-photonics, silicon and neuro photonics, fiber optics, and optical computing. His experimental and theoretical research on nano-bio-photonic systems that includes low-power and high frequency optogenetic control of neural spiking, defines a new paradigm of technological convergence and innovation and opens up fascinating prospects for energy-efficient, ultrafast and low-cost all-optical information processing, sensing, energy conversion and healthcare. He has won a number of awards and fellowships that include, the, AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers in 2001, JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Japan in 2004, H.C. Shah Research Endowment Prize by Sardar Patel University in 2006, 1st IETE B.B. Sen Memorial Award in 2007, IETE-Conference on Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies Award in 2012, IETE-M. Rathore Memorial Award in 2016, the Systems Society of India’s National Systems Gold Medal in 2016, and the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Dayalbagh Educational Institute in 2021. He also has been awarded seven best paper awards in international and national conferences. He has published 175 research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings and 11 book chapters. He chaired the 8th World Conference and Expo on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Philadelphia, USA in 2020. He has delivered more than 100 invited talks in India and abroad that include Keynote Addresses and Plenary Talks at International Conferences that include the prestigious International Year of Light commemorative Keynote Address, at the 38th Convocation of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), in 2015 and at the Annual Meeting of American Physical Society in 2008. He was the Guest Editor of the March 2011 Special Issue of IET Circuits, Devices and Systems Journal (UK) on Optical Computing. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and a Fellow of SPIE, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, India, IETE (India), and the Optical Society of India.
Dr. Yuvaraja Visagathilagar
Principal Engineer at QinetiQ Australia
Dr Yuvaraja Visagathilagar, PhD (Australia), BEng(1stc Hons., Australia), FIEAust, SMIEEE, CPEng, NER RPEV RPEQ, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus), IEA, PRINCE2, MOSA, LM-MTT, MEDS, MSPIE, MAOS, MANZOS, MAIP, MBCS has over 27+ years of extensive expertise and experience in academia, research, and industry. He graduated with Bachelor of Engineering in Communication Engineering and Doctorate in Engineering (with a highly prestigious scholarship from the Australian Government) in 1996 and 2003 respectively from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. His dissertation was in “Narrow-band Optical Modulator on Lithium Niobate” for telecommunication applications, but it can be applied for other transceivers applications. In research and industry, he has contributed to over 40+ peer-reviewed international journals and conference pubications. He has visited and presented at universities in USA (i.e. UCLA and UCSD), Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation and in Japan (i.e. Science and technology Organisation).He has collaborated with Defence Science Technology Organisation (now DSTG) in Australia where he has contributed in the design, fabrication, packaging and testing of “High-Speed Lithium Niobate Optical Modulator” including documentation of processes for quality certification (ISO 9001) and flip-chip packaging of narrow-band optical modulators on Lithium Niobate and Ceramic materials. He has extensive academic teaching as a lecturer and post-doctorate research fellow in Photonics, FibreOptics & System, RF System, and Integration where he was involved in research of novel design of narrowband optical modulators. In early years, his research was in Narrow-band Lithium Niobate Modulators but also in finding a solution for packaging of optoelectronic devices (i.e. ceramic and Silicon materials). During the collaboration, he worked with sub-contractors in system integration and packaging of the modulator devices in hermetically sealed packages for defence applications. In 2006, he joined “Future Fibre Technologies Ltd” who are the global leading organisation in optical sensing technologies and has extensive experience over 9 years in optical sensing. He was a senior manager and held positions as Senior Fibre Systems Engineer, R&D Team Leader and Applications Engineering Manager where he contributed in the company products enhancements and novel products design. He has contributed to 2 patent solutions for novel systems in optical fibre sensing and contributed to over 110+ reports with fellow colleagues and R&D teams (not published due to commercial-in-confidence). From July 2016 to March 2018, he was a Senior Academic at RMIT University for postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Electrical Engineering Analysis using Matlab, Electronic Engineering, Radar technologies, Communication systems, Optical/Photonic Engineering, Microwave Circuits & System and Advanced Mathematics for various program levels (or years). He contributed to the development teaching materials of a core course in Optical Fibre Systems and Networks for Bachelor and Master’s Program including supervising for over 10+ projects in undergraduate and postgraduate students with a minor thesis. Since April 2018 to June 2020, he is a Senior Academic with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Technology & Engineering, Applied Engineering College (AEC), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is affiliated with Lincoln College International and University of Hull, UK with accreditation of Colleges of Excellence by the Government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he is undertaking teaching in Electrical and Electronics technologies & principles for various Bachelor level program. He has been a senior supervisor for over 30+ projects and a minor thesis. In July 2020, he is a researcher undertaking photonics research into reservoir computing and senior academic in lecturing a topic in Optical Fibre Communication Systems, Digital Electronics projects using Altium to design & built a Digital Oscilloscope and Microwave/RF Systems with ©Cadence and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne (Australia) and in January 2021, he joined RMIT University as a researcher and senior academic undertaking research in optical fibre systems and transmission with high-level multi-disciplinary engineering team. Since January 2022, he joined QinetiQ Australia as a Principal Engineer (Senior RF/EMI/EMC Systems Engineer) as a Design and Advisory role providing his expertise & experience in defence and government projects with key interest in Microwave/RF/Radar Communication Engineering, coherent detection optical sensing for pipelines, undersea exploration, seismic detection and temperature sensing, high-speed and narrow-band optical modulators. Early 2023, he was awarded Fellow of Institute of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), the highest recognition and award for his many long years of professional engineering work spanning 27+ years to Australian and global community with extensive experience and expertise in his key area of work as a Communication & Electronics Engineer in academia, industry including research and social activities where he was been a mentor to interns, graduates but he is a Chairperson on various Engineering societies, chapters and editorial boards. This recognition is only awarded to individuals by Invitation Only for their outstanding professional engineering work with key engineering contribution. He received other recognitions amd accreditation & certified with the Engineers Australia (EA) Chartered Professional Engineering (CPEng) and in the National Engineers Register (NER), APEC Engineer, IEA & IntPE(Aus)/ At present he is providing teaching to High School students and supporting undergraduate & postgraduate engineering students with his own educational business (Educational Luminance, www.EducationalLuminance.com) He has a distinguished professional engineering career, he is an active Senior Member of the IEEE for over 28+ years’ service where he is the Chair of the Victorian IEEE Electron Devices & Photonics Society Joint Chapter and representative in the Section Committee, Australia from 2017 He is a active member of IEEE where he is a key volunteer for the Senior Member Elevation reference in Victoria, Australia (or globally), Member of OSA, SPIE, AP-MTT, AIP, AOS, BCS and certified in PRINCE2® & system engineering. He is in various editorial boards for peer-reviewed international journals and key reviewer for many international scientific journals and conferences. He has presented at various international and local conferences as Plenary, Keynote, Invited and has been asked to provide a welcome talk at conference. Other interests include and on-going, provides professional engineering consultancy to organisations locally and globally but passionate about teaching high school students from year 7 – VCE & other states in all Mathematic, Physics, System Engineering and Technology.
Prof. Dr. SABU THOMAS
Mahatma Gandhi University India