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Photonics and Sensor Workshop in London



Speaker: Prof. B. M. A. Rahman

Photonics and Sensor Workshop London


Leading researchers from all over the world will be delivering their talks on photonics and optical sensors. Emerging areas of photonic devices, silicon photonics, active devices, nonlinear photonics and numerical methods needed for their optimisation will be presented. Development and use of FBG, LPG, and silicon slot based sensors will also be presented.

Members in the organising committee:

Technical committee:

Prof. B. M. A. Rahman

Prof. K.T. V. Grattan

Local organising committee:

Dr. Souvik Ghosh 

Events Team from City

Event date: 27-28 June 2019

Event time: 0900 - 1730 each day

Venue: City University of London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, UK

Room no: B200

List of speakers:

Day 1

  1. Sir David N Payne, FRS, University of Southampton
  2. Prof. Boon Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  3. Prof. Harith Ahmad, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  4. Prof. Saif Islam, University of California, Davis, USA
  5. Prof. Thomas Schneider, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  6. Prof. Ajoy Kar, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
  7. Prof. David Marpaung, Univ Twente, The Netherlands
  8. Prof. Linjie Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  9. Prof. Andrea Melloni, Politechnic Milan, Italy
  10. Dr Akimasa Kaneko, Vice President, NTT, Japan
  11. Prof. B M A Rahman, City, University of London
  12. Prof. Salah Obayya, JewelCity University, Cairo, Egypt
  13. Prof. Hugo Hernandez, University Campinas, Brazil

Day 2

  1. Prof. K T V Grattan, City, University of London
  2. Prof. Bishnu Pal, MEC, India
  3. Prof. Nan-Kuang Chen, Lianchao University, China
  4. Prof. Asokan Sundarrajan, IISc, Bangalore, India
  5. Prof. Arup Lal Chakraborti, IIT Ghandhinagar, India
  6. Prof. Richard De La Rue, University of Glasgow
  7. Dr Parama Pal, TCR Research and Innovation, India
  8. Prof. Elfed Lewis, University of Limerick, Ireland
  9. Prof. Andy Augousti, Kingston University, London
  10. Prof. P Kyriacou, City, University of London
  11. Prof. Stewart Aitchison, University Toronto

Event Timetable

Thursday June 27 (Day 1)

Name Talk TitleTime
Sir Paul Curran Opening Ceremony 8.50 a.m.
Sir David N Payne Silica – The Wonder Material 9.00 a.m.
Prof. Boon Ooi Visible diode lasers for high bitrate visible light communications 9.45 a.m.
Prof. Harith Ahmad Application of 2D materials in optical fibre lasers in 2 micron region 10.15 a.m.

Prof. Saif Islam

Slowing down and trapping of light for highly-sensitive and ultra-fast silicon photonic receivers 11.15 a.m.
Prof. Thomas Schneider Frequency time coherence for integrated silicon photonic devices 11.45 a.m.
Prof. Ajoy Kar Manufacturing of Integrated Photonic Devices 12.15 p.m.
Lunch (12.45 p.m. to 1.40 pm)
Prof. David Marpaung Integrated Microwave Photonics 1.45 p.m.
Prof. Linjie Zhou Miniature multi-level optical memristive switch using phase change material. 2.15 p.m.
Prof. Andrea Melloni Tuning and locking techniques for integrated optical filters and circuits 2.45 p.m.
Dr Akimasa Kaneko Recent Progress of Photonic Integrated Circuits for Next Generation Data Center and 5G Networks 3.15 p.m.
Tea/Coffee (3.45 p.m. to 4.10 p.m.)
Prof. B M A Rahman Photonics modelling: modal solutions 4.15 p.m.
Prof. Salah Obayya Novel Modelling techniques for plasmonics 4.45 p.m.
Prof. Hugo Hernandez Dielectric Antennas for High-rate Optical and THz Communications 5.15 p.m.
Day 1 close (5.45 p.m.)
Drinks (6.00 p.m.)
Dinner (6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.)

Friday June 28 (Day 2)

Name Talk TitleTime
Prof. K T V Grattan Optical Fibre Sensors for Industrial Applications 9.00 a.m.
Prof. Bishnu Pal Silicon Photonics-based Guided Wave Components and Sensors 9.30 a.m.
Prof. Nan-Kuang Chen Novel fiber interferometer with spatial mode beating for microsensing applications 10.00 a.m.
Tea/Coffee (10.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.)
Prof. Asokan Sundarrajan Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors- chemical and bio chemical sensing applications 11.00 a.m.
Prof. Arup Lal Chakraborti Chemical sensing using tunable semiconductor lasers - applications relevant to India 11.30 a.m.
Prof. Richard De La Rue Biomedical and environmental sensing using meta-surfaces and photonic crystal structures 12.00 p.m.
Lunch (12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
Dr Parama Pal 'Speckle and Phase': Fast and frugal methods for defect detection and material classification 1.30 p.m.
Prof. Elfed Lewis Optical Fibre Sensors for Radiation Dose Monitoring in Clinical Environments 2.00 p.m.
Prof. Andy Augousti Combined respiratory and cardiac monitoring using multimode fibre optic sensors 2.30 p.m.
Tea/Coffee (3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.)
Prof. P Kyriacou Optical Sensors in Healthcare 3.30 p.m.
Prof. Stewart Aitchison Photonics for point-of-care sensing 4.00 p.m.
Closing discussions (4.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.)
Day 2 end (5.00 p.m.)

Admission price for the event:



Prof. B. M. A. Rahman, Room no. C118, Tait building


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We thank our sponsors and partners:

NERC Science of the environment
British Council
The Royal Society
Royal Academy of Engineering
Global Challenges Research Fund

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When and where

From Thursday 27th June 2019 to Friday 28th June 2019

The Pavilion University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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