Our Keynote Speakers

Dr. Naresh Chand

Associate Vice President, Chapter Relations, IEEE Photonics Society

Presently Dr. Naresh Chand represents IEEE Photonics Society in multiple voluntary capacities. Recently he retired as the Director from the US R&D Center of Huawei Technologies in NJ where he was working on developing low-cost advanced technologies for Ultra-Broadband Optical Access Networks since 2011. Prior to this, he was an Engineering and Technology Fellow at BAE Systems (2003-11), distinguished MTS at Agere Systems (2001-03), MTS at AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories (1986-2000), and Scientific Officer at the Dept of Electronics (now MeitY), Government of India (1974-79). His areas of research include Semiconductor lasers, detectors, HBTs and optical communication systems. He has several firsts and world records to his credit. He developed COD-free reliable 908 nm pump lasers for submarine applications and the first non-hermetic 1300 nm communication lasers. He has authored > 180 research papers and 15 patents (issued). In the Dept. of Electronics, Govt. of India, he was involved with the licensing and development of Electronic Component industry in India. He did his M.Sc. (Tech) Electronics from BITS, Pilani with Gold Medal. On a British Commonwealth Scholarship, he did his M. Eng. and Ph.D. in EE from the University of Sheffield, UK. He also did 2 years post-doctoral research at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. Dr. Naresh Chand is a Life Fellow of IEEE and the founder of Prakash Bharati to promote Photonics in India.

Prof. Síle Nic Chormaic

Professor, OIST Graduate University, Japan

Prof. Síle Nic Chormaic completed a BSc (Hons) in Experimental and Mathematical Physics and an MSc by Research in Atomic Physics at St. Patrick’s College (NUI) Ireland. In 1994, she received her doctorate degree in atomic interferometry from the Université Paris-Nord, France. Subsequently, she held postdoctoral positions at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and The University of Melbourne, Australia where she continued her research into the area of atomic interferometry In 1999, she joined the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany to work on the development of a cold Rb fountain for tests of the equivalence principle. She returned to her native Ireland in 2000 to take up a faculty post at the Cork Institute of Technology and established an independent research group in 2003 at the Tyndall National Institute, Ireland. In 2006, she transferred to University College Cork, while maintaining her links at Tyndall. Since 2012 she has been at OIST Graduate University where she leads the Light-Matter Interactions Unit. She concurrently holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. She is a Fellow of both The Optical Society and The Institute of Physics (Ireland and UK), and a member of SPIE.

Prof. Vijay Janyani

Professor & Head, Department of ECE,MNIT Jaipur

Dr Vijay Janyani is a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur. Presently he is also the Head of the Department. He was the Head of Materials Research Center, MNIT Jaipur during 2018-2020. He obtained B.Engg and M.Engg degrees from MREC (now MNIT), and PhD from University of Nottingham, UK under Commonwealth Scholarship. In his teaching and research career of more than two decades, he has been Investigator of a number of funded research projects (both national and international) in the area of Optical Communication and Photonics, sponsored by reputed organisations like DRDO, DST, JSPS, SERI etc. He has successfully completed the Indo-UK consortium project UKIERI which was a major multi-Institutional project in the domain of Microstructured Optical Fibers, as Coordinator from MNIT. He has been a Host Scientist for Visiting Fellows under C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers, administered by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, and Host Scientist for Visiting Researchers under RTF DCS Fellowship Scheme for Scientists of Developing Countries, administered by NAM S&T Center, Government of India. He has been conferred a Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT) by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE, New Delhi), Government of India, and Derrick Kirk Prize of University of Nottingham for excellence in research. He has been the Chairman of IEEE Rajasthan Subsection during 2018-2019 (two years). He is on the panel of Distinguished Traveling Lecturer Program of reputed international societies like SPIE (USA) and OSA (USA) under which he has delivered many invited talks across the globe on recent advances in photonics and related technologies. He is a Senior Member of IEEE USA, Member of IEEE Photonics Society, Member of IEEE COMSOC, IEEE NTC, Life Fellow of the Optical Society of India (OSI-India), Life Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Senior Member of OSA (USA), Senior Member of SPIE (USA) and Life Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) India. His current research interests include fiber optics and communication, photonics, optical networks, numerical modeling, nonlinear photonics, photonic crystal based photovoltaic and devices and all-optical systems.

Dr. SudhiranjanTripathy

Senior Scientist III, Electronic Materials at IMRE, A*STAR, Singapore

Dr. SudhiranjanTripathy is currently a Senior Scientist III, Electronic Materials at IMRE, A*STAR, Singapore. He has done Ph.D. and M.Sc. from IIT, Delhi. He was Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS, Singapore during Oct 2000 -June 2002 and Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during March 2000 -Aug 2000. His current Research activities are focused on the areas related to compound semiconductor photonics andelectronics (III-N materials, SiC, III-V As/P). In particular, R & D work on SiC-based materials towardhigh power electronics, GaN-based Opto- and Power Electronics on Silicon, Device processing ofsemiconductors for light emitters, detectors, and high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). Optical Properties of semiconductors and novel nanomaterials, with a focus on optical and vibrationalproperties of compound semiconductors, micro-Raman, photoluminescence, and near-fieldcharacterization. He has collectively contributed to 260 research papers and 30 invited/contributed conference presentations(Google scholar citations of ~5700, h-index of 41 (with i-10 index of 150), 5 exclusively licensed patentson GaN technologies to local start-up iGaN. At IMRE, co-supervised 8 PhD students, trained 4 postdoc level young scientists, and 5 researchtechnical staffs under various competitive grant funding and industry projects. He was the Chairman, IMRE EHS committee (2011 - 2013), Deputy Head of AC Capability group of IMRE (2011 - 2012), Member of IMRE Industry and Enterprise Committee (2010 - 2012), Member of IMRE Asset committee (2011-2012); Tender/Equipment committee (2005 - 2006), Member of IMRE Science Outreach committee (2007-2011)

Dr.Dalvan Griebler

Professor,Três de Maio Faculty (SETREM), Brazil

Dr. Griebler is a professor at the Três de Maio Faculty (SETREM). He is the founder and currently the coordinator of the Laboratory of Advanced Research on Cloud Computing (LARCC) at SETREM. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), research coordinator in the Parallel Applications Modeling Group (GMAP) at PUCRS.HE received the Ph.D. from both PUCRS and University of Pisa (UNIPI) in 2016. He is currently working with data science (Big Data, Data Engineering, and Data Stream); artificial intelligence (Time Series and Neural Networks); Internet of Things (Agriculture and Health Care); cloud computing (AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, OpenNebula, and CloudStack); virtualization technologies (KVM, Docker, and LXD); parallel application modeling (Scientific Computing); design of high-level parallelism abstractions (DSLs and Frameworks for C/C++); compilers design (Flex, Bison, and ANTLR); source-to-source transformations (Customized, Clang, and GCC Plugins); high-performance computing (benchmarking and evaluations); parallel architectures (Cluster, Multi-Core, and GPUs); parallel programming.

Dr. M.V. Reddy

Institute of Research Hydro-Québec, Canada

Dr. M.V. Reddy obtained his Ph. D (2003) in the area of Materials Chemistry/Solid State Electrochemistry from ICMCB-CNRS/ENSCPB, University of Bordeaux, France. Dr. M.V. Reddy currently working in Institute of Research Hydro-Québec, Canada. Previously (2003-May 2019) he had worked at National University of Singapore (NUS) (QS Ranking no13, No 1 in Asia), at the Department of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Singapore., he has been working on the nano/submicron sized materials for Energy (cathodes, anodes, supercapacitors and solid electrolytes), solar cells,and electrocatalysis, including novel methods of synthesis ex: Molten salt method (top1 publication list (source: scopus), characterization and evaluation of the electrochemical properties. For the last 20 years, He has been working on the materials synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of functional properties. He has published around 200 papers in various international journals and conducted several workshops related to functional materials and Energy storage and delivered 90 (Plenary(9), keynote (9) and Invited talks(37) and 18 contributed talks and webinar talks;7) at various conferences and conducted few workshops on Battery materials and Materials Synthesis and characterization techniques. His h-index; 63 and over 14700 citations. Recently cited top 2% highly cited researchers in area of Energy, Ranking 1002 out of 18600 reseachers. He is serving as editorial advisory board member in “Materials Research Bulletin” and Journal of Energy Storage several other open access Journals (Materials and Molecules, MDPI).Dr. Reddy is a Invited life member in International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD). He won Outstanding Science Mentorship Award (2010- 2018), from Ministry of Education, Singapore and Inspiring Research Mentor Award (2011 to 2018) from NUSHS and referee for various international proposals, collaborated various international groups all over the world and advisory board member for many International conferences.