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Edward Gerjuoy has a 1942 Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, where J. Robert Oppenheimer was his thesis adviser. Presently he is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was appointed Professor in 1964 and became Emeritus in 1982. He is the author of over 120 physics research publications and more than 50 non-technical publications on various physics and public policy topics. In the past Professor Gerjuoy published predominantly, though not entirely, in atomic physics collision theory. In the last ten years, however, he has been devoting his research time solely to various problems related to quantum computing/information theory. During his entire career, moreover, he has been a member (and in some years Chair) of numerous American Physical Society (APS) Committees, including, e.g.: APS Council, its governing body: Panel on Public Affairs; Audit Committee; and the Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists (CIFS).

Edward Gerjuoy

 His service on CIFS, which he twice chaired, reflects his life-long passionate personal devotion to the protection of the human rights of scientists everywhere.

Francis T. S. Yu
Emeritus Evan Pugh (University)

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Penn State University3329

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Francis T S Yu

New Member of Editorial Board

Prof. Anindya Datta obtained his Ph. D. in 1994 from Jadavpur University,Kolkata, under the guidance of Prof. Kankan Bhattacharyya in Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.  He was a  Postdoctoral Fellow in Iowa State University and Visiting Scientist in Raja Ramanna Center of Advanced Technology, Indore, before joining Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay, as an Assistant Professor in 2002. Presently, he is Professor and Head of the Department, Chemistry, IIT Bombay. His research interest in ultrafast dynamics in chemical systems, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy  and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. He has received Bronze Medal from Chemical Research Society of India and is a Fellow of National Academy of Science, India.

Anindya Datta

José Luís Santos

José Luís Santos, Graduated in Physics by University of Porto (1983). PhD (1993) and Habilitation (2008) from the same University. Hismain research interests are related with optical fibre sensing and optical fibre technology. He holds the position of Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto; researcher of INESC TEC– Center of Applied Photonics.

José Luís Santos

Partha Roy Chaudhuri

Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur- 721 302, India


Partha Roy Chaudhuri is a Professor of Physics at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, working in the area of Fiber and Integrated Optics, and Photonics. In 2000, he did his PhD from the Fiber Optics Group of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He then pursued postdoctoral research in the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, as a Japanese Government Fellow where he was working on various optical waveguides and components. Later, during 2002-2004, he worked in the Institute for Communications

Partha Roy Chaudhuri

Research, NUS, in experimental research with photonic crystal fibers and components. In 2004, he joined the Faculty of the Physics Department, IIT Kharagpur. He is an author/coauthor of 90 research papers and contributed chapters in six books/edited volumes. His current research interests are in the area of microstructured optical fibers/photonic crystal waveguides and devices for passive and active/nonlinear applications.

Dr. P K Gupta is presently a Visiting Professor at IIT Delhi. He retired as acting Director of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, a unit of the Department of Atomic Energy, where he served as Head of its Laser Biomedical Applications and Instrumentation Division and the Laser Materials Development and Devices Division.  Dr. Gupta was also a Senior Professor with HomiBhabha National Institute, a deemed university and a Visiting Professor at IISER Bhopal from December 2016 till June 2017. Dr Gupta’s research interests include lasers and their biomedical applications.

Dr. Gupta has over 390 publications in peer reviewed journals and edited volumes, one book, over 400 conference presentations that include over 100 invited talks and has 7 patents (4 granted and 3 filed). Dr. Gupta is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and Optical Society of America.  He has received the N S Satyamurthy

Dr. P K Gupta

memorial award of Indian Physics Association for the year 1988 for his contributions on mid-infrared coherent sources, the 1998 HomiBhabha Science and Technology Award of the Department of Atomic Energy for his contributions in the area of biomedical applications of lasers, the annual award of the Society for Cancer Research and Communication for the year 2006, group achievement awards of DAE for the years 2012 and 2013 and HomiBhabha National Institute Distinguished Faculty Award for the year 2015.

Alejandro Pedro Ayala is currently Professor in the Physics Department of the Federal University of Ceará. His current research projects focus on crystal engineering of pharmaceuticals and multifunctional materials. On the pharmaceutic area, he has made contributions to drug polymorphism, co-crystals and solid solutions, mainly applied to drugs for neglected diseases. Dr. Ayala has coauthored over 200 journal publications, conference articles and book chapters in the aforementioned topics, and has received several grants from various funding agencies. His areas of expertise include vibrational spectroscopy, thermal analysis and crystallography.
Alejandro Pedro

Jae-Hyeon Ko received the B. S. degree in Department of Physics from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1992, M. S. and Ph. D. degree in Department of Physics from Korea Advanced Science and Technology, Korea, in 1996 and 2000, respectively.

From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Associate with the Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba in Japan. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Senior Researcher with Samsung Corning Co., Ltd. Since 2004, he has been a Professor with the Department of Physics, Hallym University in Korea. He is the author of more than 200 articles and one chapter of two books. His research interests include optical simulation of display and lighting devices, spectroscopic studies on condensed matters including ferroelectrics, dielectrics, and amorphous materials. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Korean Journal of Optics and Photonics, an Associate Editor of Journal of Information Display, an Editor of New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Jae-Hyeon Ko

Tsuko Nakamura is Ph D (1975) in Astronomy from University of Japan. He has specialized in Small Bodies (Asteroids, Comets) of the Solar System. Dr Tsuko is currently with Institute for Oriental Studies, Daito-bunka University, Tokyo (Japan). He is an expert of Asian history of astronomy. He has extensively published in the feld of Modern Astronomy and  History of Astronomy. Currently, Dr Tsuko is the President of the ICOA (International Conference on Oriental Astronomy, founded in 1993); and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage since 2000.

Tsuko Nakamura

Prof. Yoshihisa Aizu received Dr. Eng. in electronics from Hokkaido University in 1985.  From 1985 to 1989, he was in Kowa Company Limited, Tokyo.  In 1989, he joined Hokkaido University as a research associate.  From 1990, he was an associate professor at Muroran Institute of Technology, and in 2006 he has been promoted a professor, the position he now holds.  From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting researcher in University Erlangen, Germany.  His current research activities are in the fields of biomedical applications of spectroscopy, optical imaging, colorimetry, laser speckle imaging, and laser light scattering.  He is a member of SPIE and OSA.

Yoshihisa Aizu

Jun Uozuml received his B Eng, M Eng and DEng in electronic engineering from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan in 1976, 1978, and 1981, respectively. Since 1981, he has been a member of the research staff in the National Food Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan. In 1986, he joined the Research Institute of Applied Electricity (currently the Research Institute for Electronic Science) at Hokkaido University as a research associate, and became an associate professor at the institute in 1989. Since 1999, he has been a professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan. His current research interests are in the fundamentals and applications of speckles, light scattering in random and fractal media, optical data processing, digital image processing, and the processing of spectroscopic data. He belongs to OSA, SPIE, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Japan Society of Applied Physics, Optical Society of Japan, and five other societies.

Jun Uozuml

Lianxiang Yang

Phd, Professor

Director of Optical Lab., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

Fellow of the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

Fellow of the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Tel:  (248) 370 – 2283


Lianxiang Yang

Professor Lianxiang Yang a full professor and the director of the optical laboratory and the advanced optical research team in Mechanical Engineering of Oakland University, USA. Prior to joining Oakland University in 2001, he was a R&D scientist at JDS-Uniphase, Canada from 2000 to 2001, a senior engineer at Dantec-Ettemeyer AG (Currently called Dantec Dynamics), Germany from 1998 to 2000, a research and senior research fellow at the University of Kassel, Germany from 1991 to 1998, and a lecture at Hefei University of Technology, China from 1986 to 1991.

Prof. Yang has been a Fellow of SPIE (SPIE-The International Society of Optics and Photonics) since 2008, a Fellow of SAE (SAE-The International Society of Automotive Engineers) since 2016. He is currently the Chair of the Materials Engineering Activity Committee of SAE. He was a vice Chair and the Chair of the Material Modeling and Testing Committee of SAE from 2008 to 2012. He is currently serving as Associate Editor or on editorial board for 6 peer reviewed journals, such as “Optics and Lasers in Engineering”; “Optical Engineering"; “Materials Evaluation”; “Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering-English Version” and so on.

Professor Yang’s research is in the cutting edge area of advanced optical metrology, which focuses on the development and application of advanced optical methods such as digital image correlation, digital laser speckle interferometry/digital holography, digital shearography etc. to analyze and solve a wide ranging number of engineering problems in automotive, aerospace, and high tech industry. He has published 3 books, 2 book chapters (another book and two book chapters are under preparation), 8 journal/proceeding editorials, over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and applied for many patents.  In the past 10 years, Dr. Yang has delivered dozens of invited presentations, research seminars, and keynote presentations in US and abroad.

Since joining Oakland University in 2001, Professor Yang has received over 4 million US dollar’s research funding from national agencies and industry. He has advised and is advising over 70 graduate students, including 3 post-doctoral fellows, 17 PhD students, over 20 visiting scholars and over 30 Master Theses.

Lequn (Jennifer) Liu received a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign in 2002. She has a MS degree in Device Physics from Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Science and a BS degree in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She was a Staff Process Integration Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor, a Senior Process Development Engineer at Micron Technology, and currently is a Principal Patent Engineer at OmniVision Technologies, Inc. She has over 25 publications and over 15 patents or patent applications. Her fields of interest include semiconductor processing and devices, photonics and optics, and artificial intelligence.

Lequn Jennifer Liu

Dr B N Jagatap is currently Senior Professor in the Department of Physics, IIT Bombay. He also holds the responsibilities such as Member of National Higher Education Mission (RUSA) Council of Maharashtra State and Member of the Executive Council of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University of Maharashtra.

He superannuated as Distinguished Scientist and Director, Chemistry Group of BARC in December 2016. Earlier he also hold the position of Head of Atomic & Molecular Physics Division at BARC. He was Senior Professor, Dean Academics of Physical & Mathematical Sciences and Chairman of the Board of Chemical Sciences in Homi Bhabha National Institute, and Editor of the Indian Nuclear Society News.

Dr B N Jagatap

He obtained his B Sc in 1976 and joined BARC as Scientific Officer in 1977 through BARC Training School. He obtained his PhD in 1987 from University of Bombay. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Western Ontario Canada during 1991-93 and worked as Visiting Scientist in the same university during 1998.

He has contributed extensively to the laser and spectroscopy program of the country with his work in laser spectroscopy, isotope separation, quantum optics, laser cooled atoms and nanophotonics. His contributions to the area of accelerator based atomic/ molecular physics are well known. He has been also involved in development and transfer of a large number of societal technologies.

He is recipient of several awards and honors including Homi Bhabha Award for Science & Technology, Senior Visiting Fellow of Centre for Chemical Physics (Canada), Prof. Rai Dastidar Award for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award of Indian Science Congress, H H Jagdguru Shankaracharya Award for National Eminence, ASG Jaykar Award of India Science Foundation of Muscat, DAE Group Achievement Award, Life time achievement Award of LSI, Elected President of Physical Sciences Section of 99th Indian Science Congress, President of Indian Society for Atomic & Molecular Physics and President of Laser & Spectroscopy Society of India, etc.

Dr. Frank Deppisch

Reader in Physics,

Department of Physics & Astronomy,

University College London,

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Mob: +44 798 844 7306; Tel: +44 207 679 3454; Fax: +44 207 679 7145

Email:; Skype: spinorcoc

Dr. Frank Deppisch

Frank Deppisch

Frank Deppisch did his undergraduate studies at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, and gained a physics diploma in 2000 with a thesis on the subject "Calculation of lepton flavor violating SUSY processes at e+e- colliders" with Prof Reinhold Rueckl. With the group of Prof Rueckl, he also worked as a Ph D student and Research Assistant on the topic of supersymmetric neutrino models. As part of this research he was awarded a postgraduate grant of the University of Wuerzburg. During the time he also visited the Insituto de Fisica Corpuscular for nine month to work with Prof Jose Valle on neutrino mass models, for which he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Community. In 2004 he completed his Ph D thesis entitled "Towards a Reconstruction of the SUSY Seesaw Model".

Dr Frank then joined the theory group of the German Research Center DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) in Hamburg as a Postdoctoral Researcher, where he mostly collaborated with Prof Peter Zerwas on “The phenomenology of supersymmetric grand unified theories”. For his second Post-doc position, Dr Frank moved on to join the High Energy Physics group of the University of Manchester, UK, mainly collaborating with Prof Apostolos Pilaftsis on “Aspects of Neutrino models explaining the Dark Matter content and the Matter-Antimatter asymmetry of the Universe”. In February 2011, he was appointed as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) within the High Energy Physics group of the University College London, and in September 2015, he was promoted to Reader (Associate Professor). Here, Dr Frank is responsible to lead the research efforts of the Beyond-the-Standard-Model phenomenology group as well as teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr Frank’s main scientific interest is in the phenomenology of physics beyond the Standard Model. He is keenly interested in neutrinos. Despite the developments in neutrino physics there are still many unknowns such as the nature of neutrino mass, the presence of CP violation in the neutrino sector and the exact form of neutrino mixing. All these aspects have important consequences on finding the correct flavour structure, and future developments in this area are likely to impact on the interpretation and viability of theoretical models such as GUT theories where for example the lepton and quark flavour structure are tied together.

Pankaj Kr. Choudhury

M.Sc.; Ph.D.  


Institute of Microengineering & Nanoelectronics Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

(The National Universiti of Malaysia) UKM Bangi, 43600 Selangor, MALAYSIA

Pankaj Kumar Choudhury’s academic life was spent in different institutions in Varanasi (India). He started research career in 1989 from the Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU, Varanasi), and  received a Phd.

Pankaj Kr. Choudhury

degree in Physics in 1992. From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Electronics Engineering (IT, BHU). Also, during 1995–1996 he was a Guest Lecturer in Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith (Varanasi). In 1997 he joined the Department of Physics, Goa University (Goa, India) as a Lecturer, where he was for a couple of years until 1999. During the late 1999 he became a Researcher at the Center of Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL), Laval University (Quebec, Canada), where he worked on the fabrication and characterization of ferroelectric optical waveguides. During 2000–2003 he was a Researcher at the Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University (Kiryu, Japan), where he worked on the electromagnetic behavior of optical waveguides and sensing. In May 2003 he joined the position of Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University (Cyberjaya, Malaysia) where he was until the late 2009. During the span, he also served the Telekom Research and Development (TMR&D, Malaysia) as a consultant for projects on optical devices. During the late 2009 he became Professor at the Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia).

            His current research interests lie in the theory of optical waveguides, which include complex mediums, fiber and integrated optics, fiber optic devices, optical sensors and metamaterial properties. He has published over two hundred research papers; contributed chapters to eleven research level books; edited and co-edited three research level books in these areas.

            He is the reviewer for more than a couple of dozen research journals. Also, he serves the Editorial Boards of Waves in Engineering, Science and Technology (American Scientific Publishers, USA), International Journal of Humanitarian Technology (Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland), and the Asian Journal of Physics (Anita publications, India). He is the Section Editor of Optik – The International Journal for Light and Electron Optics (Elsevier, The Netherlands) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor & Francis, UK).

            He is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Also, he is a Traveling Lecturer of the Optical Society of America.

Liangcai Cao


Director, Institute of Opto‐electronic Engineering 

Associate Professor, Dept. of Precision Instruments 

Tsinghua University 

Beijing, 100084, P. R. China

Office:+86‐10‐6278‐1204; Mobile: +86‐13691572257;Fax:   +86‐10‐6278‐1280 


Liangcai Cao

Prof Reuven Chen
Faculty of Exact Sciences
School of Physics and Astronomy
Tel-Aviv University, Israel


Dr S C Chakravarty worked as Programme Director, Space Science Programme and Visiting Scientist/Prof. Brahma Prakash Professor of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore till 2009. As Programme Director, Space Science Programme (1988-2007) Dr Chakravarty Initiated, planned, coordinated and implemented a number of space science, planetary and satellite missions like CHANDRAYAAN-1 (completed), ASTROSAT (ongoing), MEGHA-TROPIQUES (recently completed) etc. ; Organised a large number of internationally coordinated scientific programmes at national level, e.g., DYANA, STEP, CAWSES etc.; Planned the development and data utilisation for MST Radar National Facility; Initiated a research programme in micro-gravity science and engineering and Organised the first UN-ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science at Bangalore. Currently he is working as Visiting Faculty, Physics Department, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. His present research interests include studies and modelling of ionospheric TEC, propagation of atmospheric gravity waves, mesospheric ionisation and VLF propagation. He is Member of Editorial Board of Asian J Phys.

S C Chakravarty

Dr. Ignacio Moreno is Professor of Optics at University Miguel Hernández, Elche (Spain). He received the degree in Physics and the Ph D in Physics in 1992 and 1996, respectively, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. For two years (1996-98) he joined the Department of Optics of the University of Valencia, and since 1998 he is at the Department of Materials Science, Optics & Electronics Technology at University Miguel Hernández – UMH.

He is an  expert in the field of liquid cristal based optical modulators, and their applications in diffractive and polarization optics. He has published approximately 120 articles  in peer reviewed journals.

He received the grades of Senior Member from SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics (2009), Senior Member from OSA – Optical Society of America (2010), and Fellow Member from SPIE (2014). In 2012 he received the EOS2012 Prize from the EOS – EuropeanOptical Society.

Dr. Ignacio Moreno

In the period 2005-2014 he was editor of the Journal Óptica Pura y Aplicada – OPA. In 2014 he became Vice-President of SEDOPTICA. In 2009- 2011 he was member of the SPIE Publications Committee. And since 2013 he is associate editor of the Journal Optical Engineering.

Ting-Chung Poon is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. His current research interests include 3-D image processing, and optical scanning holography. Dr. Poon is the author of the monograph Optical Scanning Holography with MATLAB (Springer, 2007), and is the co-author of the textbooks Introduction to Modern Digital Holography with MATLAB (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Engineering Optics with MATLAB (World Scientific 2006), Contemporary Optical Image Processing with MATLAB (Elsevier 2001), and Principles of Applied Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1991). He is also Editor of the book Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Display (Springer 2006) and has served as Guest Editor of, among other journals, International Journal of Optoelectronics, and Optical Engineering. Dr. Poon served as Topical Editor/

T C Poon

Division Editor of Applied Optics from 2004 to 2014. Currently he is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Optics Letters, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is the founding Chair of the Optical Society (OSA) topical meeting Digital holography and 3-D imaging (2007). Dr. Poon has been a member of the Board of Editors of the OSA and is currently on the Editorial Board of Optics and Laser Technology, the Journal of Holography and Speckle, and the journal 3D Research. Dr. Poon is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Dr. S K Gupta                   
Outstanding scientist and Head, Technical Physics Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai-400 085, India
Tel: +91-22-25593863 and 25592315,
Fax: +91-22-25505151
E-mail: and
Also: Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute

S K Gupta

Dr. Osamu Matoba
Department of Systems Science
Graduate School of System Informatics
Kobe University
Rokkodai 1-1, Nada, Kobe 657-8501,


Dr. Osamu Matoba

Osamu Matoba received the Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1996. He was a Research Associate at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, from 1996 to 2002. From 2002 to 2009, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering in Kobe University. From 2009, Dr. Matoba has been a full Professor in the Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University. Dr. Matoba is a Fellow of SPIE, a member of OSA, IEEE, the Optical Society of Japan, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics. He received the 2008 IEEE Donald G. Fink prized paper award. His interests are in optical sensing including digital holography and OCT, holographic 3D display, holographic memory, and artificial control of scattering phenomena.

Professor K P Rajappan Nair, a scientist of reputation is known for his scientific contribution in the field of microwave spectroscopy, molecular structure and interactions. He was born in a small village Mamunda near Changanacherry, Kerala to a farmer family.  After his early education in Kerala he received M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from  Banaras Hindu University. He carried out decades of research work in many Universities in Germany in the field of laser and microwave spectroscopy. After his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, he received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to carry out research at the Freiburg University. The award letter was signed by none other than Nobel Laureate Werner Heisenberg.  Later he joined the University of Texas at Austin as a postdoctoral fellow and thereafter the Universities of Berlin (FU), Ulm, Lille and Hannover.

K P Rajappan Nair

He was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Cochin University of Science and Technology.  At Cochin he established a Laser and Spectroscopy Lab obtaining funds from DST and AICTE.  He received D.Sc. degree from Dibrugarh University for his thesis on microwave spectroscopy and hyperfine interactions in molecules.

He has published more than 200 research papers and two widely read books  “Atoms, Molecules and Lasers”  and “Atomic Spectroscopy”. He was the sectional president of the Indian Science Congress Association and has ardently taken many initiatives in Indo-German collaborations. He was the organizer of a World Malayalam Conference in Berlin supported by Berlin government and an Indo-German conference on Lasers  and Nanoscience in Trivandrum and has written books and articles on Indo German contributions in science and culture.

He is a fellow of the Laser and spectroscopy Society of India and recipient of Indian Spectrophysics Award and GMF award. Asian Journal of Physics and Asian Journal of Spectroscopy have published special issues of the journals in honour of his contributions in science.

At present he is a visiting scientist at Leibniz University Hannover and an Adjunct  Professor to the Manipal University.

Clifford J. Cunningham is a Canadian-born astronomer and author of numerous books on asteroids. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in 1976; upon enrollment, at age 15, he was the youngest student ever to attend UW.[1] In 1991 he earned his BA in Classical Studies. For his book Introduction to Asteroids (1988) and development of The Minor Planet Index to Scientific Papers (currently on the small bodies node of the Planetary Data System managed by NASA), an asteroid was named in his honour. Asteroid 4276 was named Clifford. [2]He is a contributing editor to Mercury magazine (since 2001), and a contributor to The Astronomical Calendar (1988-2013). In 2009 he enrolled in the PhD program (history of astronomy) at James Cook University in Australia. In 2013 he became affiliated with NARIT, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand. In October, 2013 he was appointed to the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Physics, and in 2014 a contributor to Encyclopædia Britannica.[3] He earned his PhD in the history of astronomy at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia in 2015.

After years of research, Dr. Cunningham finally discovered who actually coined the word 'asteroid'. Although 'asteroid' has been attributed to the famous astronomer William Herschel, Cunningham found evidence that it was actually proposed by Greek expert Charles Burney, Jr., the son of a friend of Herschel.[4] In 2014 he discovered a previously unrecognised allusion to the aurora borealis in Milton's Paradise Lost.

Dr. Peter Wai Ming, Tsang

Dr. Tsang (Ph.D. 1987) is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Tsang had been actively engaged in the research on Digital Holography and 3D technology, focusing in the areas on fast generation of hologram, hologram processing, and hologram display methods. His research findings have been reported in International Journals, Conferences, Invited talks, and patent applications. From 2009 onwards, Dr. Tsang has published over 70 papers, 7 book chapters, and filed over 35 patents as the leading or the sole inventor.

Peter Wai Ming

Apart from his own research interest, Dr. Tsang has taken up in various academic and professional activities. He is currently a Topical Editor of the Applied Optics (OSA), an Editor of the ICT Express (Elsevier), and a Guest Editor/Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics (IEEE). On top of the Editorial service, Dr. Tsang reviews paper for international journals, conferences, and book proposals on a regular basis.

Jürgen Popp studied chemistry at the universities of Erlangen and Wuerzburg. After his PhD in Chemistry, he joined Yale University for postdoctoral work. He subsequently returned to Wuerzburg University where he finished his habilitation in 2002. Since 2002, he holds a chair for Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. Furthermore, he is the Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, since 2006. His research interests are mainly concerned with biophotonics. In particular, the development and application of innovative Raman techniques for biomedical diagnostics as well as environmental and food analysis is at the heart of his interests. He has published more than 450 journal papers and is fellow of SAS and SPIE. 2012 he received a honorary doctor’s degree at Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania and in 2013 the Robert-Kellner Lecture Award.

Jürgen Popp

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky,

Dr. Sc. Habil. Physics&Mathematics, OSA Fellow

Professor Emeritus,

Dept. of Physical Electronics,

School of Electrical Engineering,Tel Aviv University, Israel

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky, Fellow of Optical Society of America, MS (1961, Faculty of Radio Engineering, Kharkov Polytechnical Institute, Ukraine), Ph.D. (1968, Institute for Information Transmission, Moscow, Russia), Dr. Sc. Habilitatus in Physics &

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky

Mathetatics (1982, State Optical Institute, S.-Petersburg, Russia). Till 1995, he had headed a Laboratory of Digital Optics at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1995 till 2008, he was a full Professor at Tel Aviv University, where presently he is a Professor Emeritus. During his teaching carrier he supervised more than 50 MS and 20 PhD students. He was also a visiting research professor at University of Nürnberg-Erlangen (Germany), National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD, USA), Institute of Optics, Orsay (France), Institut Henri Poincare, Paris (France), International Center for Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere (Finland), Agilent Laboratories, Palo Alto, Ca, (USA), Gunma University, Kiryu (Japan),  Autonomous University of Barcelona,  (Spain).  Dr. Yaroslavsky's main fields of interests andexpertise include digital imaging and image processing, digital holography and 3D visual communication. He is an author of several internationally published books and more than 150 journal papers.

Svetlana N. Khonina is currently Professor at the Samara State Aerospace University ( SSAU). Samara 443001, Russia. She obtained her Ph D Degree from the same university in 1995. She is Author / Co-author of more than 400 scientific articles and 5 books. Her Scientific interests includes diffractive optics, singular optics, sharp focusing, polarization convertors, modes and eigenfunctions in optics, quantum optics, optical micro-manipulating, optical and digital image processing.

Svetlana N. Khonina

Prof. Mohammad S. Alam

Fellow - IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP, IS&T

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of South Alabama, 150 Jaguar Dr., SHEC 4122

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

v: 251-460-6117; f: 251-460-6028


Mohammad S Alam

Prof. Mohammad S. Alam received his BS and MS degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1983 and 1985, his MS degree in computer engineering from the Wayne State University in 1989, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1992. Currently, he serves as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and as the Dean of College of Engineering at Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK). He served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Alabama during 2001-2015, and as the first Warren H. Nicholson Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also served on the faculty of BUET, Purdue University - Fort Wayne, and the University of Alabama. He also served as a Graduate Faculty of Purdue University and Indiana University.

His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, ultrafast computing, and renewable energy. He authored or co-authoredover 500 publications, including 194 articles in refereed journals, 325+ conference publications, and 15 book chapters. He has edited a reference book of selected papers on JTC (SPIE Press)andmany conference proceedings. Over 5700 citations of his work have been reported in the Google Scholar.He received numerous excellence in research/teaching/service awards including the 1997 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award (Statewide recognition) from the Indiana University, 2003 Scholar of the Year Award from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2005 Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award from the USA Alumni Association, 1998 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region 4of IEEE, 2013 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region 3 of IEEE, and 2016 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from Region 3 of IEEE. He was also recognized as one of the 50 faculty who made outstanding and lasting research and scholarship contributions in the 50-year history of USA.

Prof. Alam served/serves as the PI or Co-PI of many research projects totaling nearly $15M, funded by NSF, NASA, FAA, DoE, ARO, AFOSR, AFRL, SMDC, Wright-PattAFB, Alabama Department of Commerce, British Petroleum, nfinaTechnologies, and ITT industry. He presented over 100keynote addresses, invited papers, seminars and tutorials at international conferences and research institutions in the US and abroad.He has organized and chaired many international conferences and served as a Guest Editor for4 professional journals. He supervised the research work of 55+ Masters/Ph.D. students, 15 post-doctoral students, and 7 visiting scholars.Prof. Alam serves as an ABET evaluator for domestic and international institutions.

Prof. Alam is an elected Fellow of nine professional societies: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, Institute of Physics (IoP), Society for Imaging Science & Technology (IS&T), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS), and the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). He serves as an OSA Fellows Travelling Lecturer. He was the Chairman of the Fort Wayne Section of IEEE during 1995-1996. He also served as the President of the Southeastern ECE Department Heads Association during 2005 - 2006. Currently, he serves as the President of the Mobile Section of IEEE. Currently, he serves as the President of the Mobile Section of IEEE.

Kiran Jain, is currently the Program Scientist of Solar Interior Group at National Solar Observatory's Synoptic Program (USA). Dr. Jain received Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) in 1987. After her Ph.D., she worked as Post-doctoral Positions at Florida State University,(Tallahassee, USA), Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmedabad, India) and University of Surrey (Guildford,UK). Her major contributions in Nuclear Physics include intrinsic states and residual interactions in deformed nuclei that have received numerous citations. In late nineties, her research interest shifted from nuclear structure to solar physics, in particular the solar interior which is only accessed by studying the oscillations below solar surface. Before moving to National Solar Observatory in 2005, she held positions at Udaipur Solar Observatory (Udaipur) and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore). Her current research interests include Helioseismology and

Kiran Jain

solar activity, sub-surface weather, irradiance modeling, space weather and Sun-Earth connection. Dr. Jain has around 120 publications to her credit, and also edited a book on. Fifty Years of Seismology of the Sun and Stars. She is the joint recipient of NASA's Group Achievement Award to SDO Science Investigation Teams in 2012. She is the member of several national and international professional societies.

Dr. Naveen Kumar Nishchal is an associate professor in the department of physics at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna. Dr. Nishchal received his Ph. D. degree in physics from IIT Delhi in 2005. He joined Instruments Research and Development Establishment, Dehradun under Defense Research and Development Organisation as a Scientist ‘C’ in July 2004 and worked until June 2007. Subsequently, he moved to IIT Guwahati and worked as an assistant professor in the physics department from June 2007 to November 2008. He has been a researcher to the Oulu Southern Institute, University of Oulu, Finland and academic visitor to the department of physics, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China. His research interests include optical information processing, image encryption, watermarking, digital holography, correlation based optical pattern recognition, and fractional Fourier transform-based signal processing.

Naveen Kumar Nishchal

He is a senior member of SPIE and OSA-The Optical Society (OSA). He is a life member of Optical Society of India, Indian Science Congress Association, and Lasers and Spectroscopy Society of India. He is a reviewer to the journals published from OSA, SPIE, Elsevier, Springer, IEEE, IEE, IOP, CSIR, Hindawi Publs.


Nirmalya Ghosh

Nirmalya Ghosh is a physicist with specialization in optical physics and photonics. He received his PhD degree from Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, a Department of atomic energy unit, India, where he had also held the position of Scientist during 1998 - 2007. Subsequently, he conducted his postdoctoral research at University of Toronto, Canada. He then joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India in 2010 and is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. He heads the Bio-optics and Nano-photonics (BioNap) group at IISER Kolkata. Dr. Ghosh has made several key contributions in the forefront areas of plasmonics, nano-optics, spin (polarization) optics and biophotonics. He has

Nirmalya Ghosh

authored more than seventy five papers in peer-reviewed international journals, which have received over three thousand citations with h-index of twenty eight. He has also written several invited reviews, book chapters and text book in the area of optics and photonics. He has served as editorial board member of a number of journals including Scientific Reports, Current Nanomaterials etc.

Ping-Heng Tan

State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures,Institute of Semiconductors,

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083,China

CAS Center of Excellence in Topological Quantum Computation, and College of Materials Science

and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Beijing 101408, China

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Ping-Heng Tan

Ping-Heng Tan is a Professor at Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his B.S. at Peking University and completed his Ph.D. at Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current research focuses on the optical properties of two-dimensional layered materials. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers in scientific international journals. Some of them have been published in Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Chemical Society Review and Physical Review Letters. He was supported by NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2012 and was awarded Huang Kun prize in Physics in 2015. Now, he is the Editorial Board members of “Journal of Raman Spectroscopy”, “Semiconductor Science and Technology”, and “npj 2D Materials and Applications”. Recetly he has joined as Editor of Asian J Phys. During International Conference on Spectroscopy of Biomolecules and Advanced Materials, Oct 4,-7, 2017, at Hotel Haweli, Alappuzha. He was awarded Dayawati Rastogi Lecture Award.

Alika Khare

Currently Prof Alika Khare  is with Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India. She has published more than 100 papers in Refereed journals and has delivered many Invited Lectures. She has completed a number of Sponsored Research Projects and has been guiding to a number of students to obtain their Ph D Degree. Her field of interests are Laser and Photonics, Non linear Optics,  Laser spectroscopy, Laser induced plasma, Laser ablation, Pulsed laser deposition of thin films  and Instrumentation.

Alika Khare

Pier Carlo Ricci

Pier Carlo Ricci is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Cagliari. He is co-author of more than 100 works in international journals with referees, and 3 international patents. He is also reviewer for numerous International Scientific Journals (Among the others, Scientific Reports, Nanoscale, Nanoletters, J Phys Chem, J of Raman Spectroscopy, Physical Review, J Appl Phys) and is Editorial Board Member  for the “Open Condensed Matter Physics Journals” and “American Journal of Materials Science and Technology”. More than 25 personal oral contributions to international conferences.  He was Chairman of the 10th conference on Silica and related defects, Cagliari 2014; and  Chairman of the Symposium E at the E-MRS Conference (Lille, 2 -6 May 2016): “Substitution of critical raw materials: synthesis, characterization and processing of new advanced materials in optoelectronic and magnetic devices” and Member of the Scientific Board of the SPIE conference “Nanotechnology” Barcelona 8-11,

Pier Carlo Ricci

May 2017 Dr Ricci participated in numerous national and international collaborations within research project funded by national and international institutes. He was Invited Scientists at the Universidad de Castilla y la Mancha in July 2017, at the George-August University in 2014,  Invited researcher at  the University of Ottawa  –  Physics Department in 2006,  UTM (Universitat Tecnologica Moldovan) Chisinau (Moldavia) in  2000, 2001, 2002.  Across  different positions in National Research projects, he was also the  project leader of the research program “Optical properties of  rare earth doped crystalline oxide for photonic applications” from the RAS (Regione Autonoma della Sardegna) and European community through the Grants in aid for Young Researcher, L.R. no. 7, 2007, no. CRP 2_539.  and leader of the research program “Structural characterization of crystalline oxides for photonic and high energy physics applications” at the  Materials Science Beamline European Syncrotron Max Lab. Recently, Pier Carlo Ricci was financed by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) research program “Quantitative photoluminescence in gan-based nanostructures” at the Georg-August University of Göttingen (2012).

He was Project leader of the European Action group RESET  (,  and several other Projects. Prof Ricci is Member of the National expert panel for the valuation of the Italian National Grants for young researchers  “Rita Levi Montalcini”. He is also having collaboration with several industries. His present areas of interest are :Development and characterization of advanced materials for photonics, and, in particular, high-gap matrix doped with rare earths used in the field of lasers and scintillators; New thermoluminescent materials with possible applications in optoelectronics and in nuclear medicine; the study of the optical properties of porous glassy matrices with applications in photonic.

Shantanu Rastogi is a Professor in the Department of Physics, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He has about 25 years research and teaching experience. He is an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and has worked at University of Jena, Germany. His research interests include vibrational spectroscopy of molecules of astrophysical interest, in particular infrared emissions from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); spectroscopic properties of trace gases in planetary atmospheres; and interstellar dust extinction. He is presently also member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of Astronomical Society of India.

Shantanu Rastogi

Dr Rupert Young is currently a Reader at the  University of Sussex; he graduated from Glasgow University, from where he also gained his PhD in coherent optical signal processing. Subsequently, he was employed within the Laser and Optical Systems Engineering Research Centre at Glasgow, during which time he gained wide experience in optical systems engineering and image/signal processing techniques. He  participated in two Brite/EuRam collaborative European programmes during this time, the second with Glasgow as the Consortium leaders. In April 1995 he took up his present post in the School of Engineering, University of Sussex. Since he has been at Sussex, he has continued to apply the electro-optic system knowledge that he has gained over the last twenty years to the solution of a wide range of  problems of industrial relevance and has been closely  involved in the conception and gaining funding for the design and build of three major  systems: a method for the full complex  modulation of coherent light on a spatial  light modulator  for application to  computer generated 

Rupert Young

holographic display; a  hybrid digital / optical correlator system for high speed pattern recognition; and a spatial light modulator based micro-stereolithography system for micro-component fabrication with feature sizes down to 5 microns. Over the last decade he has had a fruitful collaboration with faculty from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School which has resulted in methods being developed in order to provide quantitative texture analysis of medical imagery of a number of tissue types for cancer diagnostic purposes. This work has resulted in a spin-out company, TexRad Ltd, which is currently commercialising the methods developed. He has published over 250 refereed journal and conference papers on various aspects of electro-optics, digital signal processing and image processing. He has supervised to successful completion well over twenty doctoral students and he has taught several different masters level courses during his time at Sussex, including topics in digital signal processing, image processing and fibre optic communications. He is a member of the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers and the Optical Society of America. From February 2006 to August 2011 he was Head of the Engineering and Design Department at Sussex University.

Dr M Alcolea Palafox is currently Full Professor in Chemical Physics Department, Chemistry Faculty, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, Spain. His major research areas are Vibrational spectroscopy of  biomolecules, Quantum chemistry of biomolecules, Molecular structure of anti-virus and anti-cancer drugs,  Structure-activity relationships. He has published more than 175 research papers in International Journals and have a strong collaboration with Prof Vinod Rastogi. He is Founding Member of Editorial Board of Asian J Phys and Editor of Asian Chem Letts.

M Alcolea Palafox

Dr. B. K. Sahoo is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Theoretical Physics Division of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. His research interests lie in the interdisciplinary fields of atomic, nuclear and particle physics. After finishing Ph.D. formally from Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, he has been associated with GSI, Darmstadt, MPIPKS, Dresden and KVI, Groningen in various positions. Dr. Sahoo is actively involved in many scientific and academic activities. He has delivered many scientific seminars in various Universities/institutions across the world. His commitment to the highest standards of research are reflected in his more than 90 peer reviewed papers in the leading journals of physics. He was also invited to write a book chapter on atomic clocks that will appear soon in the Handbook on Relativistic Quantum Chemistry of Springer Publication. He has received several awards both in India and abroad in recognition of his achievements. He has also been involved in teaching to the students at PRL.

B K Sahoo

Shanti Bhattacharya obtained her Ph D in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology,  Madras in 1997. Her Ph.D work was in the area of Optical Array Illuminators. She was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt award in 1998 and worked at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Her research work there included development of an optical pick-up for CD/DVD systems and design of diffractive optical elements for beam shaping of high power laser beams. She subsequently joined the MEMS division of Analog Devices, Cambridge, USA, where she worked on the design of an optical MEMS switch. She is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras and has been there since 2005. Her current research interests are optical MEMS, diffractive optics and fibre interferometry.

Shanti Bhattacharya

Dr. Ekaterina Michonova-Alexova

Associate Professor             

Department of  Physics & Chemistry, Erskine College,

2 Washington St, SC 29639-0338, USA           


Dr Shrikrishna Pandurang ji Yawale

Dr S P Yawale is currently Professor and Head, Department  of Physics  and Electronics,   Govt Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities, Amravati, India. He is Senate member of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University and is  very activiely involved in Teaching and Research. Dr Yawale has produced a number of Ph Ds and  published more than 100 Research Papers in National and International Journals.

S P Yawale

Professor Kamal Alameh
Director, Electron Science Research Institute
Director, Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems
Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA, 6027, AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 8 6304 5836 ;Mobile: +61 415 334 876 ; Fax: +61 8 6304 2908

Kamal Alameh

Professor Kamal Alameh has over 21 years of research experience in photonics, optoelectronics, Opto-VLSI and Micro/Nano fabrication, since receiving his PhD from The University of Sydney in 1993.

Professor Kamal Alameh is the Director of the Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Director of the WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems. He is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Information and Communications at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, South Wales University, Wales-UK, Southeast University, Nanjing-China, and Minzuuniversity, Beijing-China.

Professor Alameh has pioneered the integration of microelectronic and photonic sciences and developed a new and practical research area, “MicroPhotonics” that achieved innovative solutions for the ICT, Agriculture, Health, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Environment, Oil and Gas, Security and Defence sectors.

Professor Alameh has also established an international network of research collaboration with world-class international research institutions. He has published 340+ peer reviewed journal and conference papers including three book chapters. In addition he has filed 26 patents over technologies and discoveries that have commercial potential. He has been invited to present at leading international conferences and workshops for more than 30 occasions and his research output had been the basis of more than 20 invited talks and 5 book chapters. He has been exceptionally well supported by successful government and industry grants totalling over $20 million dollars in funding.

Technical Editor

Nimish Dixit
Photonics Division
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Sandeep Khanna

Indian Spectroscopy Society

KC 68/1, Old Kavinagar,

Ghaziabad-201 002, India

Sandeep Khanna

S K Rathor

Indian Spectroscopy Society

KC 68/1, Old Kavinagar,

Ghaziabad-201 002, India

S K Rathor

Assistant Professor
Erzincan University,

Department of Physics


Beer Pal Singh

Managing Editor (Publications)

Department of Physics

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C  Ramachandra Raja

M.Sc, M Sc (Phys)., M.Sc., (IT), M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Department of Physics, Government Arts College (Autonomous),            Kumbakonam – 612 002.

Tamilnadu, India.

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A Alexandar

M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor of Physics & Convener of ASC and NSS, Anugraha College,

Nochiodaipatti, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu 624003, India.

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Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan

Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; Phone : +81358599704

                Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan is from India and now a permanent resident of Japan. From 2018 April onwards, she is working as a Professor in SIT research laboratories, Shibaura Institute of Technology. After receiving her Master’s in Physics from the American College, Madurai in 1985 and Master’s in Applied Optics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India in 1987, she got her Ph D in Engineering from Hokkaido University in 1991.             

Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan

She also holds a master’s degree in Education with specialization in Applied Linguistics that she obtained from Open University, the United Kingdom in 2014. She worked as a postdoctoral visiting researcher from 1992 to 1993 in the Department of Physics, Joensuu University (currently called as University of Eastern Finland).

From 1993 to 1998, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in ‘Ohtsu Photon control project’ of Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology, Kawasaki and worked on the development of ultra high-resolution optical microscope. From 1998 to 2005, She was a research scientist in Brain Science Institute (BSI), RIKEN, Japan and a research consultant from 2005 to 2013 in the same institute. During her time in BSI, she proposed and implemented Optical Coherence Tomography for live imaging of brain functions and succeeded for the first time in the world. From 2012 to 2017, she worked as Science and Technology adjunct lecturer at the national University of Electro-communications, Tokyo. From April 2014 to till March 2018, she worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition studies at Toyo University. Her research interests include application of optical technology to biology and cognitive neuroscience apart from genre-based pedagogical approaches to teaching subjects of science and technology to non-native students. She is currently doing research on the application of laser speckle based measurement technologies to the determination of shelf life of fruits, environmental stress on plant growth, probe microscope for studying plant wall dynamics and wearable brain imaging technologies in attention and memory studies.

Almabrok Essa received his BS degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Sirte University, LY, and his MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tripoli, LY. He has worked as a Lecturer at Al Jabal Al Gharbi University, Gharyan, LY from 2007-2010. He recently received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA. He has authored and coauthored more than 35 publications, including refereed journals and conference proceedings in the field of computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, and remote sensing. Dr. Essa also serves as a technical reviewer for several signal processing journals and international conferences. He is a member of IEEE and SPIE.

Almabrok Essa

Dr. Mohd. Shkir received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from M.J.P. Rohilkhand University (MJPRU), Bareilly, India and his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) from Jamia Millia Islamia (a central university), GOI. He did his post-doctoral (PDF) research from Crystal Growth Lab (CGL), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Madrid, Spain in the laboratory of Prof. E. Diegues. Before joining to King Khalid University he worked in University of Delhi (DU). He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Physics, at King Khalid University, Abha, KSA. Dr. Shkir has published over 120 research papers in high impact national and international journals with over 1400 citations and has one patent [ES2527976 (A1) ― 2015-02-02].His current fields of interest are: nonlinear optics, nanotechnology and thin film fabrications for optoelectronic device applications..

Mohd. Shkir

Abdel-Baset Ibrahim

Managing Editor (Academics)

School of Physics and Material Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences,

Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor,


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Associate Editor

Dr N Vijayan

Associate  Editor


N Vijayan received his Bachelor degree from Bharathidhasan University through AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur and Masters from St. Josephs College, Trichirappalli. He carried out his Bachelor of Education through Govt College of Education, Pudukottai  and received his Doctoral degree from Anna University, Chennai in the area of Materials Science. After completion of his research programme at Anna University, Chennai, he joined at CSIR-National Physical laboratory, New Delhi, India  during August 2004 as a Jr. Scientist. His main area of research interest is the Growth of  high quality Single Crystals for Technological Applications. 

Dr N Vijayan

He has grown variety of Single crystals by Slow Evaporation Solution Growth, Melt and SR methods. After joining at CSIR-NPL, he  visited Spain under Department of Science and Technology (DST) sponsored BOYSCAST programme during  2008-2009. During on  deputation, he has grown very important single crystal of Cadmium Zinc Telluride by vertical Bridgman and Bridgman Oscillation techniques. He also filed a Spain patent for the System for the growth of semiconductor single crystals by variable growth rate. He also bagged many awards such as CSIR-Young Scientist Award -2007, Best Innovative Researcher Award, Prof. P. Ramasamy National Award for Crystal Growth, Bharat Excellence Award, Best Poster Presentation Award etc. He is the referee for many internationally reputed Journals (ACS, RSC, IUCR, Elsevier, Wiley Interscience). He has written a  Chapter in a Book published by Wiley Interscience Publishers. He is an approved Research Guide of various universities and has been guiding research to many students for their Ph D degrees. Dr Vijayan visited many countries and attended many National and International conferences and presented more than 200 papers. Dr Vijayan has published more than 175 papers in International Journals with good impact factor. He is  also one of the faculty members in ACSIR and guiding M.Tech and M.Sc students. Presently he is working as a Senior Scientist in the same organization.

Regional Managing Editor

XIN XIE is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University in 2016. Dr. Xie is an expert in optical measurement and sensing technology. His research interests include laser interferometry, non-destructive testing, digital holography, digital shearography, digital image correlation, and material characterization. He has published 1 book, 23 journal papers, 13 conference papers, and 3 patents. From these research works, he has received 350 citations. He also served as peer reviewer for 14 international journals and conferences. In 2016, he won the “top 10 reviewer award of 2015 in Optical Engineering” from SPIE (10 awardees per year world widely).


Dr. C. Justin Raj

Science building 207, School of Natural Sciences, Analytical Chemistry
Dongguk University-Seoul, 30, Pildong-ro 1gil, Jung-gu Seoul-04620,

South Korea

Phone No : (+82) -2 -2260-3709
Lab: +82-10-9897-2770

C. Justin Raj

C. Justin Raj received his Ph D degree in Physics from University of Madras through Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is recently working as an Assistant Professor in School of Natural Sciences (Analytical Chemistry) at Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea since 2013. He was awarded with Centenary Postdoctoral fellowship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and worked at Materials Research Center (2009-2011). He got Brain Korea 21 Post-Doctoral Fellowship and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in School of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea (2011- 2013).  He has authored and coauthored more than 90 publications in internationally refereed journals and more than 70 conference proceedings and serving as an active reviewer for more than 10 reputed journals. His current research interest includes nanomaterials for electrochemical energy conversion, storage and biosensors

Language Editor

G L Gautam
Dr. G.L. Gautam, born in 1959 at a small village called Jatoi in Mathura District of U.P., India is  currently Associate Professor and Head  in the Department of English, at Lajpat Rai College Sahibabad, Ghaziabad. He was honoured with the title of a sincere and dedicated teacher by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. He publishes poetry both in Hindi and English. He has translated Hindi poetry of reputed poets into English. He has written a book on Mulk Raj Anand and has done a project on Raja Rao. He chaired an academic session at Lucknow University and presented a paper at Venice in Italy in 2008. His style of delivering the text of his research paper was appreciated at Oviedo University in Spain in 2017. Recently he has joined AJP as Language Editor.

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Assistant Editor

A Milton Franklin Benial

Dr. A. Milton Franklin Benial is working as an Associate Professor in the PG and Research Department of Physics, N.M.S.S.V.N. College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu since 1989. He received his Ph.D., from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, in the year 2003. He carried out his postdoctoral studies in the field of ESR and biomedical imaging in the Department of Bio-functional science, Kyushu University, Japan under JSPS programme from the year 2004 to 2006. He has received young Investigator award from SFRR, Japan in the year 2006. He has also carried out postdoctoral research under UGC research award scheme from the year 2012 to 2014.

Milton Franklin Benial

He has successfully completed UGC major and minor research projects. Twelve students have been awarded Ph.D., and six students are pursuing Ph.D. under his guidance. He has published 102 research papers in reputed international journals and presented 60 research papers in international conferences. He has also authored a book chapter in Advanced Environmental Analysis (Volume I), Royal Society of Chemistry publications. His current research focused on Vibrational spectroscopic, quantum chemical and molecular docking studies on bio-active molecules.