Plenary Speakers
Prof. Dr. Harald Giessen
Date: October 14
Time: 10.00-10.40
University of Stuttgart, 4th Physics Institute (Stuttgart, Germany)
Harald Giessen (*1966) graduated from Kaiserslautern University with a diploma in Physics and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1995 as J.W. Fulbright scholar. After a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart he moved to Marburg as assistant professor. From 2001-2004, he was associate professor at the University of Bonn. Since 2005, he is full professor and holds the Chair for Ultrafast Nanooptics in the Department of Physics at the University of Stuttgart. He is also co-chair of the Stuttgart Center of Photonics Engineering, SCoPE. He was guest researcher at the University of Cambridge, and guest professor at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Sydney, at A*Star, Singapore, as well as at Beijing University of Technology. He is associated researcher at the Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. He received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012 for his work on complex nanoplasmonics. He was co-chair (2014) and chair (2016) of the Gordon Conference on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics. He was general chair of the conference Photonics Europe (Strasbourg 2018) and is co-chair of the biannual conference NanoMeta in Seefeld, Austria. He is on the advisory board of the journals "Advanced Optical Materials", "Nanophotonics: The Journal", "ACS Photonics", "ACS Sensors", and "Advanced Photonics". He is a topical editor for ultrafast nanooptics, plasmonics, and ultrafast lasers and pulse generation of the journal "Light: Science & Applications" of Nature Publishing Group. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. In 2018, he was named „Highly Cited Researcher" (top 1%) by the Institute of Scientific Information. His research interests include Ultrafast Nano-Optics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, 3D Printed Micro- and Nano-Optics, Novel mid-IR Ultrafast Laser Sources, Applications in Microscopy, Biology, and Sensing.

3D printed microoptics: The smallest endoscope in the world
Microoptics has a plethora of applications, ranging from miniature endoscopes in hospitals to beam shaping or imaging. 3D printing with a femtosecond laser and two-photon polymerization allows for manufacturing optical elements directly after their design with an optical CAD program on a computer, with a resolution better than 100 nm and a high accuracy and reproducibility.
The talk is showing first experimental results and discusses the different possibilities and perspectives. Triplett microscope objectives of only 100 µm diameter with excellent imaging properties, fitting into the inside of a syringe, are becoming available with this technology and can be useful for medical applications as well as for novel sensors or inspection methods.
New materials can allow for chromatic aberration correction by constructing 3D printed Fraunhofer doublets. It is also possible to use our methods for quantum technology, where single emitters are coupled to single-mode fibers. Merging this technology with optical coherence tomography to image plaques in arteries in a side-looking fashion will also be discussed. In the future, fiber-based optical trapping will also become possible.

Prof. Dr. Sylvain R. A. Marque
Date: October 14
Time: 11.00-11.40
Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France)
Sylvain Marque is Professor at Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France). He has long
standing collaborations with groups in Novosibirsk and Tomsk. From 2015 to 2018, he
received a grant for foreigner researcher from NSF. In 2018, he was awarded of Doctor
Honoris Causa from N. N. Vorojtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (SB RAS,
Novosibirsk, Russia). His fields of expertise are Organic Free Radicals and Physical Organic Chemistry applied to Chemistry, Materials Sciences and Biology.

Controlled Radical Polymerizations field emerges in late eighties. This talk is focused on the 3 mains techniques of CRP, that is, Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization (NMP), Atom
Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP), and Reversible Addition Fragmentation Transfer
polymerization (RAFT), and on their variants. The outstanding properties of some new
materials prepared by these techniques will be displayed to highlight the interest on the
preparation of new materials at low costs.

Dr. Moisés V. Ribeiro
Date: October 14
Time: 09.00-09.40
Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
Received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2005. He was a Visiting Scholar at the UCSB, CA, USA, in 2004, Visiting Professor (2005-2007) and Assistant Professor (2007-2015) at UFJF. Since 2015, he has been an Associate Professor at UFJF. He is the head of the Communications Laboratory at UFJF. He co-founded Smarti9 LTD. and Wari LTD. in 2012 and 2015, respectively. He had served as the Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc TC-PLC. He is Associate Editor for IET Signal Processing and IET Smart Grid.

Dr. Ribeiro was the recipient of Fulbright Visiting Professorship at Stanford University, Stanford, in 2011, and at Princeton University, Princeton, in 2012. He was the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE ISPLC, 2013 IWSGC, SBrT 2015, and a Guest Co-Editor for Special Issues in the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and EURASIP Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was awarded Student Awards from 2001 IEEE IECON and 2003 IEEE ISIE, Winner of 2014 I2P Global Competition, Honorable Mention in 2014 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, 3rd Place Prêmio Mineiro de Inovação 2014, Engie Brazil Innovation Award 2016, Unicamp Inventor Award in 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Ribeiro research interests include signal processing, power line communication, wireless communication, computational intelligence for the internet of everything and industry 4.0. In these fields, he has advised 38 graduate students and authored over 190 peer-reviewed papers, 9 book chapters, and hold 13 issued/pending patents.


Hybridism of Power Line and Wireless Communication Systems for IoT and Industry 4.0
This speech will focus on how the hybridism concepts can be applied to constitute flexible and reliable, sustainable and efficient data communication systems for IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.