Workshops

We are pleased to confirm the below workshops will be held virtually in parallel with the regular conference sessions from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 August 2020. Each workshop will be 1.5 hours, comprising of short presentations by the expert panellists followed by Q&A from the audience.


Workshop Schedule 

Workshop 1: Monday 3 August; 1715-1845
Workshop 2: Monday 3 August; 1715-1845
Workshop 3: Tuesday 4 August; 0800-0930
Workshop 4: Tuesday 4 August; 0940-1110
Workshop 5: Wednesday 5 August; 1715-1845
Workshop 6: Wednesday 5 August; 1715-1845


Technical Topics

Workshop 1
What is over the horizon for nanophotonics fabrication?

Chairs:

  • Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Arnan Mitchell, RMIT University, Australia

Panellists:

  • Professor Michael Withford, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dr Torben Deneake, RMIT University, Australia
  • Associate Professor Shery Chang, UNSW, Australia
  • Dr Jiawen Li, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Associate Professor Dawn Tan, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Workshop 2
Where is my quantum device? Is it going to live up to the hype?

Chairs:

  • Professor John Close, Australian National University, Australia
  • Professor Andrew White, University of Queensland, Australia

Panellists: 

  • Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO, Australia
  • Professor Andre Luiten, IPAS, Australia
  • Dr Ravi Kumar, Atomionics, Singapore
  • Dr Si-Hui Tan, Horizon QC, Singapore & Denmark

Workshop 3
Is Terahertz spectrum useful for next generation wireless communications?

Chairs:

  • Dr Shaghik Atakaramians, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Professor Ilya Shadrivov, Australian National University, Australia

Panellists:

  • Professor Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, USA
  • Professor Mona Jarrahi, UCLA, USA
  • Dr Iwao Hosako, Terahertz Technology Research Center NICT, Japan
  • Professor Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Workshop 4
How can biophotonics research be efficiently translated to clinical practice? What role do biomedical institutes play in this translation?

Chairs:

  • Professor Ewa Goldys, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Elizabeth Hinde, University of Melbourne, Australia

Panellists: 

  • Professor Mark Hutchinson, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Robert McLaughlin, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Professor Keisuke Goda, University of Tokyo, Japan

Non-Technical Topics

Workshop 5
What is the value of diversity and inclusiveness in a research organisation? What is the best way to achieve it?  

Chairs:

  • Professor Ling-An Wu, Institute of Physics, CAS China 
  • Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Panellists: 

  • Dr Arti Argawal, UTS, Australia
  • Associate Professor Leong-Chuan Kwek, NIE, Singapore
  • Professor Kae Nemoto, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Professor Wei-Tao Liu, Fudan University, China
  • Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia

Workshop 6
How can I turn my laboratory result into commercial product?

Chairs:

  • Dr Simon Poole, Finisar, Australia
  • Professor Cather Simpson, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Panellists:

  • Dr Cibby Pulikkaseril, Baraja, Australia
  • The Hon Ruth Richardson, New Zealand
  • Mr Mike Zimmerman, Main Sequence Ventures, Australia
  • Mr Hau Koh Foo, Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Singapore
  • Associate Professor Carla Meledandri, Silventum Limited, New Zealand
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