Invited Speakers

During OPTO 2020 participants will have an opportunity to listen to plenary lectures delivered by following notable speakers:

Prof. (Dr.) Ghanshyam Singh

Prof. (Dr.) Ghanshyam Singh, a recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer award from IEEE Photonics Society for term 2017-18, received B. Tech. degree from NIT Silchar, M. Tech. and PhD degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur. In early 1999, he joined the academic staff of MNIT Jaipur, where he is a Professor with the Department of EC Engineering. He worked as visiting research scholar/visiting professor in for various periods at the Department of Physics, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (March 2009), University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland (January – June 2010) under the CIMO Fellowship and the Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus, Japan (October 2013). Dr. Singh has extensive teaching, research and sponsored R&D experience and reported over 125 research papers/review articles in peer reviewed International journals/conferences.

Invited Talk: Technologies for Integrated Photonics: Achievements, limitations and applications.

Dr Gabrielle Thomas

Gabrielle Thomas is the Innovation Ambassador for M Squared Lasers, coordinating the company’s expansion in Germany and finding opportunities for new applications of lasers. Since her PhD in Laser Physics from Imperial College London, she has worked in academia and industry, in both start-ups and medium-sized companies, building on her experience of developing novel laser sources and their applications. In 2016 she was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists and in 2019 as OSA Ambassador.

Dr Aldário C. Bordonalli

Aldário C. Bordonalli received both a B.Sc. degree in Applied Physics (1989) and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (1992), emphasis on Optical Communications, from the University of Campinas, Brazil. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, emphasis on Optical Communications, from the University College London, U.K., in 1996, where he also completed a post-doctoral period in 2012. In 1997, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Department of Communications) of the University of Campinas, Brazil. Since 1998, he has been engaged in research on external and extended cavity semiconductor lasers, techniques for optical frequency synchronization of semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers, optoelectronic generation/conversion of microwave signals, OFDM and WDM systems and networks, optical comb generation, coherent communication and RF and microwave systems.