2022 FIP Symposium - Frontiers in Photonics

March 7-8, 2022 | FIP ANNUAL MEETING

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The 2022 FIP Annual Symposium is scheduled for March 7-8, 2022. The lectures will be held in an All-Virtual, Web Conference format via Zoom and the Poster Session will follow a hybrid format including an Online Only Version and a Live In-Person Poster Reception.   The program will include lectures from distinguished speakers, contributed papers and posters by investigators from Duke University and other academic and industrial institutions.


  • Photonics and Astronomy: A Quest Beyond the Stars

  • Photonics for Health in the Pandemic Era

  • Next-Generation Photonic Sensing and Imaging

Symposium Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andrea Ghez

Andrea Ghez, PhD

Nobel Laureate of Physics (2020)
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

Dr. Ghez was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (2020) for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.




Plenary Speakers

Dr. Duncan Graham

Duncan Graham, PhD

Distinguished Professor,
Head of Department
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology and Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland



Dr. Thomas Thundat

Thomas Thundat, PhD

Empire Innovation Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, USA


Invited Speakers

Dr. Hatice Altug

Hatice Altug, PhD

Department of Bioengineering
Head of Bionanophotonic Systems Laboratory
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland



Dr. Joerg Bewersdorf

Joerg Bewersdorf, PhD

Departments of Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, USA




Dr. Anna Frebel

Anna Frebel, PhD

Associate Professor of Physics
Principal Investigator, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA




Dr. Sylvain Gigan

Sylvain Gigan, PhD

Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel
Sorbonne University
Paris, France




Dr. Kimberly Hamad-SchifferliKimberly Hamad-Schifferli, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, School for the Environment
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, USA




Dr. Catherine HeymansCatherine Heymans, PhD

Astronomer Royal of Scotland
Institute for Astronomy
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland




Dr. Laura Lechuga

Laura M. Lechuga, PhD

Professor, Group Leader
NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain




Dr. Dan Oron

Dan Oron, PhD

The Harry Weinrebe Professional of Laser Physics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel



Dr. Feryal Özel

Feryal Özel, PhD

Departments of Astronomy and Physics
University of Arizona






Dr. Raphael PooserRaphael Pooser, PhD

Research Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA





Dr. Zachar SchultzZachary Schultz, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA




Duke University Speakers

Dr. Alberto BartesaghiAlberto Bartesaghi, PhD

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA




Dr. Po-Chun HsuPo-Chun Hsu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
and Materials Science
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA




Dr. Jessilyn DunnJessilyn Dunn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA



Dr. Christopher R. MonroeChristoher R. Monroe, PhD

Gilhuly Family Presidential Distinguished Professor in the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
Director of the Quantum Information Center in the Pratt School of Engineering, Professor of Physics
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA


Dr. Christoph SchmidtChristoph Schmidt, PhD

Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA



Dr. Daniel ScholnicDaniel Scolnic, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cosmology and Astrophysics
Department of Physics
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA



Dr. Tuan Vo-DinhTuan Vo-Dinh, PhD

Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of
Biomedical Engineering and
Professor of Chemistry
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA