The 3rd Annual International Scientific Conference | LOPS 2023 to Take Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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The 3rd Annual International Scientific Conference on Lasers, Optics, Photonics, Sensors, Bio Photonics and Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics also renowned as LOPS 2023 is a three-day packed Global Hybrid Conference with top World Class Plenary, Keynote Presentations, Demonstrations, Workshops, and General Sessions, Young Researcher Awards Nominations, Poster presentations which covers topics in-depth and discusses cutting edge technologies on the contemporary research and innovations. This event is being held from June 2 to 5, 2023. "LOPS 2023 Hybrid conference" aims to offer the best in-person and virtual Experience across the World and it is being organized with the association of renowned International Chief Executive Board Members.


  • 1st EDITION | June 11, 12, 13, 2021 | Webinar 
  • 2nd EDITION | June 10, 11, 12, 2022 | Hybrid | Webinar
  • 3rd EDITION | June 2, 3, 4, 5, 2023 | Boca Raton, Florida 


  1. Robert Alfano - Robert Alfano is a Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at the City College of CUNY, where he has been a faculty member in the Department of Physics since 1972. Prior to joining City College, Dr. Alfano was a Research Physicist at GTE Research Laboratories, from 1964-1972. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University in 1972, and his Bachelor's and Master's in Physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1963 and 1964, respectively. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, and IEEE. He is the director of CCNY's Institute of Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers.
  2. Heinz W. Siesler - Heinz Siesler is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, since 1987. His main research interests focus on the application of vibrational spectroscopy to chemical and polymer research, analysis, and quality control. He has written more than 240 publications (including four monographs) in this field of research and presented more than 300 lectures worldwide. He received the 1994 EAS Award, the 2000 Tomas Hirschfeld Award, and the 2003 Buechi Award in near-infrared spectroscopy and is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy since 2012.  
  3. Nicolas Javahiraly - Nicolas Javahiraly is an Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Strasbourg (France). He did his Ph.D. in Photonics at the same university on fiber optic sensors. After a Postdoc at Harvard University on the interaction between ultra-short laser pulses and matter, he worked as a project manager in the Sagem Defense group in Paris. He became an assistant professor in Physics in 2007 at Strasbourg University, where he is now working on nano optic sensors, nanotechnology, plasmonics, and on interaction laser-matter.
  4. Boris Gramatikov - Dr. Gramatikov is an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He is a biomedical engineer with expertise in medical instrumentation, electronic hardware, optoelectronics, medical optics, computer software, signal processing, computer modeling, and data analysis. He has participated in many instrumentation development projects and has been the principal investigator on two major projects resulting in the development of prototypes of diagnostic devices for pediatric ophthalmology.
  5. Rajpal S. Sirohi - Prof. Sirohi was closely associated with IIT Delhi for over 40 years in various capacities, as a student, faculty member, and finally, as its Director. After receiving his Post M.Sc. Diploma, he worked as a Scientific Officer at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. He then returned to IIT Delhi in July 1968, where he earned his Post M.Sc. Diploma, he worked as a Scientific Officer at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. He then returned to IIT Delhi in July 1968, where he earned his Ph.D. and became an ad-hoc Lecturer in Physics.
  6. Zhongping Chen - Dr. Zhongping Chen is a professor of biomedical engineering at the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering. He also serves as the director of the Functional OCT Laboratory at UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic. Dr.Chen specializes in optical coherence tomography, biomedical imaging, biophotonics, bioMEMS, and optical Doppler tomography. He is the co-founder and chairman of the board of directors for OCT Medical Imaging, Inc., a company founded through Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic’s Photonic Incubator.
  7. Bing Yu - Dr. Bing Yu is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director and Principal Investigator of the Biophotonics Laboratory at the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. His work focuses on the development of technologies targeting cancer detection and endotracheal tube placement monitoring using the science of biophotonics.
  8. Mahsa Ranji: Dr. Mahsa Ranji received a Ph.D. degree in 2007 in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) for her studies on fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging of cardiovascular diseases. She then joined Sanford Burnham Institute for Medical Research/UCSD bioengineering as a postdoctoral associate in January 2008 where she studied stem cell differentiation for cardiac repair. She was at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Department of Electrical Engineering from 2009 to 2020 before joining FAU CEECS/ISENSE in August 2020. Dr. Ranji closely collaborates with medical school scientists.
  9. Richard Kyung: Dr. Richard Kyung is the Director of RISE-CRG Research Group in NY and Technical Program Chair at IEEE USA. He has a diverse range of research expertise and experience in Math/Science, Engineering, Biomedicine/Biochemistry, ComSci/Stat, Computational Economics, Financial Engineering, Social Science, and IT Development.
  10. Alex Kazemi: Prof. Alex Kazemi a world recognized Micro Technologist, and materials scientist is the CEO and President of ARK International LLC is focusing on the development of fiber optics, miniaturized fiber components, fiber optic sensors, and micro/nanotechnology of laser components for aviation, aerospace and space applications. He is the developer of the lightest fiber optic cable in aviation history, the World's 1st fiber optic sensor for a rocket engine, the U.S. 1st fiber optic delivery system for micro welding of laser chips, and leading-edge technologies. He is The Boeing Company Fiber Optic Architect, and Associate Technical Fellow, and worked for 25 years for Boeing as well as 10 years for telecom, lasers, sensors, and MEMS industries. He also taught physics and materials science for several years at the University of Southern California. Currently, he is the Principal Consultant for the development of a new generation of fiber optics and sensors for the Boeing Company.
  11. Peter J. Delfyett: Peter J. Delfyett received the B.E.(E.E.) degree from The City College of New York in 1981, the M.S. degree in EE from The University of Rochester in 1983, the M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from The Graduate School & University Center of the City University of New York in 1987 and 1988, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis was focused on developing a real-time ultrafast spectroscopic probe to study molecular and phonon dynamics in condensed matter using optical phase conjugation techniques. After obtaining the Ph.D. degree, he joined Bell Communication Research as a Member of the Technical Staff, where he concentrated his efforts towards generating ultrafast high-power optical pulses from semiconductor diode lasers, for applications in applied photonic networks.
  12. William (Doc A) Arrasmith: Dr. Arrasmith is currently a professor in the Department of Engineering Systems at FIT. He has 20 years of experience with government research and development programs and has had extensive exposure to electro-optical, infrared, and laser detection systems. Prior to his position at Florida Tech, Dr. Arrasmith served as Program Manager of Physics and Electronics at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Washington DC. In 1997 he moved to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to teach courses in Engineering and Linear Adaptive Optics. Dr. Arrasmith was then reassigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base where he became Chief of the Systems and Technology, Division. He was later appointed Division Chief for the Advanced Science and Technology Division of the AFTAC and remained in the position until joining Florida Tech in 2003.
  13. Igor Meglinski: Igor Meglinski is a Professor in Biophotonics and Biomedical Engineering at Aston University (UK) and the University of Oulu (Finland). His research interests lie at the interface between physics, biomedical engineering, medicine, and life sciences, focusing on the development of new non-invasive imaging/diagnostic techniques. His recent main contributions include a number of pioneering studies/results on propagation and localization of light in biological tissues, the use of circularly polarized light and since recently vortices and twisted light for optical biopsy/histopathology, and the study of light scattering in a non-ergodic tissue-like scattering medium.
  14. Lingyan Shi: Dr. Lingyan Shi’s pioneering work in developing and applying novel optical techniques has led to a number of significant breakthroughs in biophotonics with major implications for the fields of neuroscience and cancer research and is allowing us to visualize the mechanisms underlying everyday processes and disease. One of Dr. Shi’s most significant discoveries has been the development of a new experimental technique that combines heavy water labeling and a relatively new imaging method, stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, to probe the metabolic activities of living tissues at subcellular resolution in situ. This discovery facilitates the visualization of tumor boundaries, embryonic development, and even aging in biological tissue.
  15. Niloy K. Dutta: Niloy Dutta is a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. He was Director of Optoelectronic Device Research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and, a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He received the Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award in 1995 and Bell Laboratories President’s Award in 1997.
  16. Binlin Wu: Dr. Binlin Wu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Wu earned his Ph.D. degree from the City College of New York. After that, he did a two-year postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Wu’s research is focused on biomedical optical imaging and spectroscopy mainly for cancer imaging and diagnosis. Dr. Wu has expertise in diffuse optical imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton imaging, and machine learning.
  17. Ilirjana Anna Sino Toptani: Dr. Ilirjana Anna Sino Toptani Mariani is an innovator with leadership skills and experience managing research professionals in collaborative projects resulting in discoveries and funds. She has an academic background; obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physics/ Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy from the University of Florence, Department of Physics and Astronomy and LENS jointly with the University Complutense of Madrid, supported also by the Institute of Applied Physics. She has also an MSc and BSc in Physics/Biophysics, Physics/Education.
  18. Edgar Mendoza: Dr. Ed Mendoza leads the technology and business strategy vision for Redondo Optics, with over thirty years of experience as a senior executive, strategic business development, and technology innovation in fast-growth star-up companies focus on emerging markets in aviation & aerospace, smart structures, renewable energy, life sciences, oil & gas, and defense and security. Ed received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Currently works in fields ranging from fiber optics sensors, silicon photonics, smart wearable fabrics, optical metrology, remote sensing, Lab-on-Chip optofluidics, diffractive and refractive optics, and nanomaterials.
  19. Tuan Vo-Dinh: Dr. Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke University. After high school in Vietnam, he pursued studies in Europe, receiving a B.S. in physics at EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland (1970) and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at ETH- Zurich, Switzerland (1975). Before joining Duke University in 2006, he was Director of the Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics and a Corporate Fellow, one of the highest honors for distinguished scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
  20. Prof. Alan Eli Willner: Prof. Willner is currently the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professorial Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the Univ. of Southern California; he also has a joint appointment with the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy in the USC Dornsife College. He received the PhD (1988) in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, as well as a B.A. (1982) in Physics and an Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa, 2012) from Yeshiva University. He is a Member of the U.S. Army Science Board, was a Member of the Defense Sciences Research Council (a 16-member body that provided reports to the DARPA Director and Office Directors), has served on many scientific advisory boards for small companies, and has advised several venture capital firms.
  21. Martin C. RichardsonDr. Martin Richardson is currently a Pegasus Professor, Optics & Photonics Electrical & Computer Engineering; Northrup Grumman Professor at the University of Central Florida. He is also a founding director of the Townes Laser Institute. graduated from Imperial College, London, in Physics (1964) and gained his PhD in Photon Physics from London University in 1967 as the first student to graduate in lasers under the advisement of the late Daniel Bradley. Professor Richardson has held visiting scientific positions at the Max Born Institute in Berlin, the Institute for Laser Engineering (ILE) Osaka University, the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, and other institutions in Australia, Canada, France, Qatar, and the former Soviet Union. He has published over 400 scientific articles in professional scientific journals and has presented numerous invited and plenary talks. He holds ~ 20 patents, with several pending, and has chaired many international conferences including IQEC, ICHSP, and several SPIE meetings.
  22. Sergio FantiniProf. Sergio Fantini is serving as a professor in Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University. He is also an Interim Chair at Tufts University. Prof. Fantini received his doctoral degree in physics from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1992. Dr. Fantini's research interests are in the area of biomedical optics, specifically in diffuse near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging of biological tissues. His research laboratory has ongoing projects aimed at non-invasive functional imaging of the brain, the study of cerebral and skeletal muscle hemodynamics, and the development of novel instrumentation for optical mammography. Dr. Fantini's research has resulted in eleven patents and about two-hundred journal and conference proceedings publications.
  23. Bahram JalaliProf. Jalali is a professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at UCLA, with joint appointments in bioengineering and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). received his PhD in applied physics from Columbia University in 1989 and was with the Physics Research Division of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey from 1988 to 1992 before joining UCLA. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Fellow of IEEE, OSA, APS, AIMBE, and SPIE. He created the first silicon laser and is the recipient of the Aaron Kressel Award from IEEE, the Achievement Medal from IET (U.K), and the Pioneer in Technology Award from the Society of Brain Mapping & Therapeutics. He is the inventor of the time stretch and the radiofrequency imaging and sensing modalities that have been commercialized for applications to blood screening.
  24. Lihong WangProf. Wang is a Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Caltech. He is also holding the Leadership chair at Andrew and Peggy Cherng Medical Engineering. Professor Wang’s research focuses on biomedical imaging. In particular, his lab has developed photoacoustic imaging that allows peering noninvasively into biological tissues. The Wang lab has invented or discovered functional photoacoustic tomography, 3D photoacoustic microscopy, optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy, photoacoustic Doppler effect, photoacoustic reporter gene imaging, microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography, universal photoacoustic reconstruction algorithm, time-reversed ultrasonically encoded optical focusing, and compressed ultrafast photography (world’s fastest camera capable of 10 trillion frames per second). Professor Wang’s Monte Carlo model of photon transport in scattering media is used worldwide as a standard tool.

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