Dr. Niti Kant is a Professor at Department of Physics, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. He received Ph.D. degree in Plasma Physics from IIT Delhi in 2005. His research is focused on the areas of ultra-short intense laser interaction with plasmas and semiconductors, laser-plasma based accelerators, harmonic generations and THz radiation. He has supervised 26 PG and 7 Ph.D. students and published more than 80 research papers in various international SCI journals. He visited several countries e.g. UK, USA, Poland, South Korea, Egypt etc. and presented his research work at various international conferences/workshops. He is also a member of different renowned associations/societies e.g. OSI, PSSI, ISCA, IET, UKRI etc. Dr. Kant has been receiving Research Excellence and Research Appreciation Awards from Lovely Professional University since 2014 consecutively. He was also awarded with Best Researcher Award for 2020 by InSc and Science Father agencies.
Dr. Sib Krishna Ghoshal is currently Associate Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Science, University Technology Malaysia since 2010. From 2004-2010 worked in the Physics Department and Materials Science Program of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Africa as Associate Professor in the United Nations Development Program for the expansion of Graduate Studies. He served as senior lecturer and promoted as reader at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, India during 1998-2006. He received PhD degree in Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics in 1996 from School Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi, India). Carried out two post-doctoral researches one in Martin Fisher School of Physics (Brandeis University, USA) during 1999-2000 and the other in a joint research project of Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) & Oxford University (UK) in 1996-1998. Supervised few Master Theses with Nicola Marzari (MIT, USA) and worked with Sir Roger Elliotte (Oxford, UK). He received Master Degree in Physics in 1989 from Premier Presidency University, Calcutta and BSc (Physics Honors) degree in 1986 from Calcutta University. Besides having a long innings-spanning almost three decades in teaching Physics/Materials Sciences at various levels and advising an appreciable number of doctoral and masters theses, he possesses a remarkable research profile too. He published over 600 research articles (334 in Journals with total impact factor of 660), 15 book chapters, and 7 books. His Google scholar h-index is 38, i10-index is 111 and citations are 4691. So far, he received 55 research grants, supervised 25 PhD, 80 MSc, and 65 undergraduate theses. He is listed as top 2% scientists in physics worldwide in 2020. His recent research interests are in Advanced Optical Materials, Statistical Condensed Matter Physics, Nanomaterials Syntheses and Applications, Laser Physics, Simulation and Modeling as well as Nanoscience. One of his major concerns other than research pursuits is the social impact of science and technology on environment, marginalized societal groups deprived of higher education, and the imbalances thereupon in the distribution of its fruits and adverse impacts on these stakeholders.
Dr. Govind Gupta is Senior Principal Scientist & Head, Sensor Devices & Metrology Group, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi, India and Professor, Academy for Scientific & Industrial Research (AcSIR). His core area of expertise is the of growth of III-Nitrides, metal oxide and layered 2-dimensional materials, fabrication of smart optical & gas sensors, surface & interface Physics, etc.. He has published ~250 research articles in SCI journals and supervised many Ph.D. theses. He is an Associate Academician of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials and received numerous awards & fellowships including MRSI medal, Young Scientist Medal-National Academy of Sciences, India, BOYSCAST fellowship, etc.
Born in Toulouse (France), Souraya Goumri-Said is associate professor of Physics at Alfaisal University (Riyadh, KSA). She received her PhD degree from the Bourgogne University in Dijon (France) on 2004. Souraya spent one year in Val de Marne University as temporary assistant professor then joined the condensed matter group in physics department of technical university of Kaisterslautern in Germany on 2005. From 2006 to 2010, she was awarded different research fellows in France and Belgium as postdoctoral and assistant professor at Maine University (Le Mans, France) from 2006 to 2008. Then she worked as researcher at Namur University (Belgium) from 2008 to 2010. Souraya worked and managed an industrial project within Arcelor Mital research and development department in collaboration with three universities in Wallonie region in Belgium. From July 2010, she was employed at KAUST University (Saudi Arabia) before joining Georgia Tech where she is working as research scientist within Prof. Jean-Luc Bredas group at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics. Her main area of research is density functional theory applied to material science and modeling the physical properties of functionalized materials such as perovskites, ceramics, carbides, nitrides, and materials for storage hydrogen. She also specializes in modeling optical, photonic devices and nanostructures for photovoltaic applications. Souraya is editor of open Physics (former the central European journal of physics,) within Dedegruyter edition since 2008. She edited her first book on 2006 about ab-initio methods applied to physical properties of semiconductors nitrides and perovskites. Souraya is author and co-author of more than 143 papers, 6 chapters and books with h-index=28. She joined the advisory Editorial Board of computational condensed matter journal at Elsevier.
Jyoti Rajput was born in Punjab, India. She received her Ph.D. degree from NIT Jalandhar, Punjab, India in 2019. She is currently an Associate professor of Physics at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Her research focused areas deal with laser induced electron acceleration in vacuum and plasma (DLA, LBWA, PBWA), harmonic generation and THz radiation. She has published around 15 research articles in various international SCI journals and presented her research work at various international conferences/workshops. She is also a member of different renowned associations/societies e.g., PSSI, ISCA etc.
Yahya Bougdid is a Ph.D. in Optics & Photonics. He did his Ph.D. from Mohammed V
University in Rabat, in collaboration with MAScIR foundation, Morocco. Yahya’s Ph.D. project
was focused on 2PA micro-nanofabrication (2PP-based 3D nanoprinting) in photoresists
combining nonlinear optics, materials science & optical technology. He contributed to building
2PA-based 3D laser micro-nanofabrication technology in Morocco. Currently, he is a
postdoctoral researcher in the field of Optics & Photonics & Nanotechnology.
Sangeetha Balabhadra has completed herPhD from the Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Portugal. She has been working as a postdoctoral researcherinUniversity ofCanterbury, New Zealandsince 2018. She has published around 15 papers inreputed journals in the field of luminescence materials and it’sapplications.
Dr. Oldenburg’s PhD in optics and photonics was received from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he was also recognized for a best publication in the journal Advanced Materials in the field of Solar Energy from Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics. Oldenburg began his PI career as a Technical Sales Engineer, consulting with customers on their demanding applications. Then, he joined the team in Singapore as a Photonics and Industrial Automation Field Application Engineer, tasked with building an Application and Service Centre to develop and test PI’s motion system on real problems. Now, he oversees the Motorized Positioners Portfolio as Product Marketing Manager to translate the current market needs and insights into customer-serving products.
Sofien Mhatli is currently an assistant professor in telecommunications at ISI KEF and a Senior Researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique de Tunis, La Marsa, Tunisia, previously, he is working as a Telecommunications Engineer at the Ministry of National Defense, Tunis, Tunisia. His expertise is focused on designing and optimizing optical and microwave devices for applications in wireless telecom, sensing systems, and optical communication systems (SDH, WDM, PON, CO-OFDM, IM-DD...). His research interests include digital signal processing, algorithmic design (e.g., machine learning), and optical devices (e.g., MZM) for optical communications. The outcome of his research resulted in prestigious peer-reviewed journal papers and top conference presentations (e.g., OSA Optics Letters, OFC, IEEE Photonics Journal, ECOC).
In the last 05 years, he is working as an international consultant for many companies in Tunisia and in France in the field of IT, security, virtualization and cloud training with many international references.
The talk will be about machine learning applications in optical and wireless communications.
Arafa H Aly holds a doctoral degree in physics from University of Cairo , Beni-Suef
branch, Egypt. Prof Arafa Aly joined Cairo University, Beni-Suef branch, physics
department in Januaray 1995 as an assistant lectrurer of physics. He was a lecturer from
1999 to 2007, and associated profeesor from 2007 to 20012. In 2012 he became full
professor in physics; In 2012 Professor Arafa was elected as the chair of the Department
of Physics till now. Professor Arafa was a postdoctoral fellow of physics at seoul national
university, South korea 2004 and 2005 in AUB,Lebanon. In 2006-2008 was a research
professor in Chonnam national university in Korea. Within 2008 was a research professor
in Zaragoza University in Spain. Also Prof Arafa was a research professor part time in
Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center AUC from 2009-2014. His area
of specialty is mesoscopic systems, photonic crystals, phononic crystals, metamaterials.
He has a distinguished 16-year career in mesoscopic systems, photonic crystals, phononic
crystals, solar energy, materials and photonics research. He has published more than 170
technical papers and reports.
Mrs. Ragni Kumari, born February 15, 1986, Gopalganj, Bihar, India. She completed her basic education in her village. She completed her Bachelor of clinical Optometry and Master of Clinical optometry from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune and Amity University, Haryana, respectively. She also has post-graduation in MBA (Hospital Management and Supply Chain Management). She is pursuing Ph. D. in Public Health from Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida, U.P. Presently she is working as an Optometrist in Lokbandhu Shree Rajnarayan Combined Hospital, Lucknow. She was former and founder HOD & Assist Professor, Department of Optometry, Era University, Lucknow. She was Assistant Proctor and member of anti-ranging committee of Era University. She is member of Society for Allied Health and health care professional’s education and research, Era University, Lucknow. Ragni Kumari has 15 years of clinical and academic experience. She is Ex. Sr. Consultant Optometrist in various organizations (Vision Express, AB Optique Pvt. Ltd, Lenskart.com). She organized many national and international conference in Era University and Amity University. She has Attended and presented papers in National /International Conferences and training programs. She Chaired Several National Scientific Conferences. Mrs. Ragni Kumari written more than 25 articles and Research Papers for National and International Journals of optometry and ophthalmology and Multidisciplinary Journals. She has been invited faculty in training programs and conducted many Workshops and training programs all over India. Mrs. Kumari has been invited as guest faculty in several conferences. She is member of Optometry council of India and International Contact Lens Educator, Australia. She is teaching the Contact lens, Indian Medicine & Telemedicine, Binocular Vision & Orthoptics, Dispensing Optics, Public Health for Diploma, UG and PG optometry students. She has several research interests subjects like contact lens, public health, Cataract, dispensing optics. She has published two books as co-author handbook of Ocular Terminology (Kavya Publication) and textbook of clinical optometry (Taurean Publication). She has written a book chapter in Challenges in eye care services and deliveries during COVID-19 pandemic”- An overview (Special Issue on Covid-19 by Ramaiah group of Educational Institution with collaborators; University of Illinois, U.S.A and University of Manitoba, Canada). These books are prescribed as Textbook in many Optometry Schools in India Besides this she has written chapters and articles in other books and Magazine. She is reviewer of journals, Acta Scientific Ophthalmology journal & International Journal of Creative Research Thought (IJCRT).
Efat has completed her PhD from Sharif University, Iran.Currently, she is the postdoctoral at National Taiwan University. She has started working on perovskite as postdoctoral fellow in NYCTU since 2015 and worked on GO-based hole transport layer, low dimensional halide perovskite and tin-based perovskite solar cells.
Dr. Sushanta Kumar Pal has completed his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He has started working on
polarization optics as a doctoral student at IIT Delhi since 2014. Currently he is working on focal
shaping of singular beams, light matter interaction for generation and detection of various polarization
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