Seminar archive

  • Prof Aneta Stefanovska, Lancaster University
    Title: Systems with  time-varying frequencies 
  • Prof Peter Bienstman, Ghent University/imec, Dept. of Information Technology, Belgium
    Title: Photonic reservoir computing: a brain-inspired new paradigm for photonic information processing 
  • Dr Petr Vorobev, MIT
    Title: Stability and Control of Microgrids: Towards Plug-and-Play Architectures   
  • Dr. Hartmut Hafermann, Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Title: Polarization-division multiplexing based on the nonlinear Fourier transform 
  • Dr Igor Meglinski, University of Oulu, Finland
    Title:Propagation of twisted light in turbid tissue-like scattering medium 
  • Prof. Valeriy Skryshevsky, Institute of High Technologies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine 
    Title: Photoelectronic tongue for liquids recognition   
  • Dr. Jeroen Nijhof ,Ericsson Telecommunications, Italy
    Title:  Telco SDN and Cloud 
  • 08.06.2017
    Workshop with Prof. Alan Newell (The University of Arizona) on applications of the Inverse Scattering Transform (Nonlinear Fourier Transform) in optical communications and lasers.
  • ITN ICONE Annual Network Meeting and Workshop III collocated with “New Frontiers in Raman-assisted fibre technologies”,16th June, at Aston University     
  • Prof. Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University 
    Title: Per aspera ad astra: getting light through opaque medium   
  • Dr.Tony Thorley, ECI telecom
    Title:  The Winds of Change in the Telecom’s World 
  • Dr.Stuart Greenhill, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
    Title: Photons and plasticity: Mind-reading and mind-control with lasers
  • Dr.Galina Nemova 
    Title:  Laser cooling of solids: fundamental principles and applications in optical cryocoolers, rare-earth doped and Raman lasers   
  • Dr.Marco Ornigotti, University of Rostock 
    Title:Classical and Quantum X Waves with Orbital Angular Momentum 
  • Prof. Andrey  Abramov, UCL Institute of Neurology
    Title: Interplay between mitochondrial calcium and reactive oxygen species in mechanism of neurodegeneration of Parkinson’s Disease   
  • Dr.Andrei Naumov, Vice-director on science, Institute for Spectroscopy of the RAS, Moscow Troitsk, Russia
    Title: Laser selective spectroscopy of single organic dye-molecules and quantum dots: basic aspects and applications in nanoscopy
  • Dr.Maxim Gladush, Institute for Spectroscopy RAS Moscow Troitsk, Russia
    Title: A Quantum-Kinetic Theory Approach to Studying the Properties of Single Light Emitters and Emitter Ensembles in Weakly Absorbing Continuous Dielectrics 
  • Prof. Daniele Faccio, Heriot-Watt University, UK 
    Title: Imaging at the speed of light 
  • Prof. Maurice S Skolnik,  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield
    Title:On-chip quantum optics with III-V based system 
  • Prof. M.F. Pereira, Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
    Title:  TERA-MIR Radiation: Materials, Generation, Detection and Applications 
  • Dr. Bernard Dussardier, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Institut de Physique de Nice (INΦNI)
    Title: Photo- and radio-darkening in rare-earth-doped silica-based optical fibers 


  • Dr. Luis Vieira, the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 
    Title:  Digital Predistortion of OFDM Radio-over-Fibre Systems
  • Dr. John Travers,Heroit-Watt University, Edinburg
    Title:  Nonlinear optics with gas-filled fibres
  • Dr. Otti D'Huys 
    Title:  Dynamics of coupled semiconductor lasers: on the interplay of delay, chaos and symmetry 
  • Prof. Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, SDU Nano Optics, University of Southern Denmark 
    Title:  Plasmonics: on the slope of enlightenment
  • Prof. John Harvey
    Title:  Recent Developments in Femtosecond Fibre Lasers 
  • Prof. Mitsuhiro  Honda, Nagoya institute of technology Department of Mechanical Engineering 
    Title:“Plasmonics for nanoscale thermal measurement and UV-related techniques” 
  • Prof.Arthur Lowery, Monash University, Australia
  • Prof. Rinat O.Esenaliev,  University of Texas Medical Branch,USA 
    Title:  Optoacoustic Diagnostic Platform
  • Prof.Dr.Georg Nagel, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany   
    Title:  Channelrhodopsin and the evolution of optogenetics   
  • Dr. Sergei Yastrebov, IOFFE Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 
    Title:  Carbon nanospiroids as carriers of ~217.5 nm extinction band by the interstellar medium 
  • Prof. Wong Peng Wen,Associate Professor, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 
    Title:  Multiband Filtering for Future 5G – Design and Synthesis Techniques Based on Hybrid Polynomials 
  • Prof.Yuri Kivshar, Nonlinear Physics Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
    Title:  Metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Prof.Zhipei Sun, Department of Micro- and Nanosciences, Aalto University
    Title:  Nanoscale nonlinear optics with low-dimensional nanomaterials
  • Dr. Arun Harish and Dr Tom Harvey from Healthcare Photonics at CPI
  • Professor Harald Haas, the University of Edinburgh
    Title:  LiFi: Conceptions, Misconceptions and Opportunities 
  • Prof. Nikolay Zheludev, Optoelectronics Research Centre,University of Southampton, UK & The Photonics Institute,NTU,Singapore
    Title:  Optical properties on demand 
  • Dr. Oleg Mitrofanov, University College London
    Title:  Terahertz near-field microscopy: methods and applications 
  • Dr..Irina Kabakova,ICJR Fellow at Imperial College London
    Title:  Brillouin microscopy and endoscopy for stiffness measurements of biological tissues 
  • Dr. Nikola Alic, UCSD 
    Title:  State of the art frequency combs and their applications in optical communication 
  • Dr. Lina Persechini, Associate Editor in Nature Communication
    Title:  Introduction to Nature Communications: Aims and Scope 
  • Dr. Donald Govan, Oclaro Technology Ltd, UK
    Title:  CFP2: Coherent Pluggable Optics 
  • Prof. Moti Fridman,Bar Ilan University, Israel 
    Title:  Spontaneous PT symmetry breaking with topological insulators 
  • Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies co-organizes with the ICTP – Eurasian Centre for Advanced Research (ICTP-ECAR) a workshop “Disorder, Interactions, Turbulence and Wave Dynamics: Fundamentals and Applications”, to be held at the ICTP-ECAR In Izmir, Turkey,From 2 to 6 May 2016 
  • Royal Society ISS Workshop  
    Title:  Orbital Angular Momentum in Optical Fibre Communication 
    Dates: 3-4 May, 2016
  • AIPT Half-day Meeting 
    Title:  Orbital Angular Momentum in Optical Fibre Communications 
  • Dr. Haider Butt, Micro Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Birmingham,UK 
    Title:  Holographic laser ablation for nanophotonic devices 
  • Prof. Tiegen Liu,Opto-electronic Information Technology,Ministry of Education,China
    Title:  Hybrid Optical Fibre Sensing Theory and Methods  
  • Prof. Stephen Sweeney, Advanced Technology Institute and Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK 
    Title:  Developments in III-V semiconductors for Photonic Device Applications
  • Leverhulme Lecture & AIPT seminar 
    Prof. Kestutis Staliunas, ICREA,Barcelona, Spain
    Title:  Photonic crystals for spatial filtering 
  • Dr. Pascal Del'Haye, National Physical Laboratory, UK
    Title:  Self-Referencing of a Microresonator Optical Frequency Comb   
  • Midlands Innovation Photonics Event
    14 January 2016, Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Main Building
  • Dr Josef Vojtech, Head of Reseach Department of Optical Networks, CESNET 
    Title: Non telecom transmission in fibre networks
  • AIPT Theoretical Seminar 
    Dr. Konstantin Zloschastiev,  Durban University of Technology, South Africa
    Title: Logarithmic Schrödinger equation in theory of quantum liquids 
  • AIPT Theoretical Seminar  
    Dr. Konstantin Zloschastiev, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
    Title: Quantum-statistical approach for non-Hermitian dielectric media and waveguides with dissipation and noise
  • Prof. Evgeny M.Dianov, Fiber Optics Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FORC RAS)
    Title: Bismuth-doped optical fibers:a new promising active medium for near IR lasers and amplifiers 
  • Dr. Luc Bergé, French Atomic Energy Commission [CEA] 
    Title: Filamentation of ultrashort laser pulses and their conversion to the terahertz range in gases  
  • Dr. Pablo Loza-Alvarez, ISFO - The Institute of Photonics Sciences, Barcelona,Spain   
    Title: Fast volumetric light-sheet microscopy   
  • Prof. Govind P. Agrawal, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA 
    Title: Space-Time Duality in Optics  
  • Dr. Guillaume Huyet, Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Cork Institute of Technology 
    Title: Properties of frequency swept sources   
  • Prof. Alexander Rubenchik, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (USA)  
    Title: Physics of additive manufacturing. Promises and problems
  • Dr. Ekaterina Golovchenko, Fellow at TE Connectivity Ltd 
    Title: Wearable technology - next frontier in connectivity solutions
  • AIPT Theoretical seminar 
    Prof. Akihiro Maruta, Osaka University, Japan
    Title: Analysis of Rough Wave Phenomenon in Optical Fibers  Based on Soliton's Eigenvalue
  • Prof. Akihiro Maruta, Osaka University, Japan  
    Title: Eigenvalue Modulated Optical Transmission  
  • Designated Leverhulme lectures 
    Professor Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University
    Title: Recent advances in optical metamaterials 
  • Dr. Marc Eberhard, Aston University
    Title: Massively Parallel Optical Communication System Simulator
  • Dr. Murilo Baptista, University of Aberdeen, ICSMB
    Title: The physics of information transmission in complex networks and applications  
  • Prof. Yuri Kivshar, Nonlinear Physics Center, Australian National University, Canberra
    Title: Recent progress in metamaterial and nanophotonics from Down Under  
  • Dr. Alexander Szameit, Institute of Applied Physics,Friedrich Schiller University Jena,Germany
    Title: Integrated optical circuits for classical and quantum light  
  • Prof. Martin Cryan
    Title:  Optical and microwave beamshaping using surface plasmons, plasmas and phase change materials  
  • Prof. Sven Hoefling from, University of Wuerzburg 
    Title: Mid-infrared Heterostructure Semiconductor Lasers 
  • Dr. Jordi Soriano Fradera, Neurophysics Lab, Barcelona, Spain 
    Title: Neuronal cultures as model systems: exploring open questions in physics and medicine 
  • Prof. Boris N.Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.,Nanotechnology Department,Germany 
    Title: 3D Nanoengineering and laser printing
  • Dr. Jinlong Wei, ADVA Optical Networking 
    Title: Cost and Energy Efficient Optical Links for Data Centre Interconnects  
  • Dr. Alexander Legand, Nanoscribe GmnH,Germany 
    Title: 3D µ-Printing by Direct Laser Writing  
  • AIPT Theoretical Seminar
    Prof. Valentin Freilikher, Department of Physics Bar-Ilan University, Israel 
    Title:Total disorder as an alternative to perfect periodicity  
  • Prof. Richard Hogg,Electronic and Electrical Department, University of Sheffield 
    Title: Coherently coupled photonic crystal surface emitting lase



  • Prof. Neil Broderick, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Title: Living on the Edge or How good solitons go rogue 
  • Dr. David Salmon, Janet,UK
    Title: Update on Janet and Aurora2/NDFIS infrastructures and services
  • Mr. Nick Parson, CTO and VP of Engineering at Polatis
    Title: Practical applications of all-optical switching
  • Prof. Arthur James Lowery, Monash University, Australia
    Title: Monash Vision Group's Bionic Eye Project
  • Dr. Henning Buelow, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
    Title: Nonlinear Fourier Transformation Based Coherent Detection of Optical Fiber Signal   
  • Dr.Chao Wang,School of Engineering and Digital Arts,University of Kent,UK
    Title: Dispersive Fourier Transformation for Versatile Microwave Photonics Applications 
  • Dr. Frank Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
    Title: Detecting single molecules and their interactions with optical microcavities  
  • Prof. Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Australian National University
    Title: Quantum photonics in coupled nonlinear waveguides 
  • Prof. Levon Kh. Mouradian,Yerevan State Univerity, Armenia
    Title: Similariton for ultrafast photonics
  • Mr. Abhay Joshi, President &CEO of Discovery Semiconductors, Inc
    Title: A leading supplier and innovators of optical receivers, test instruments, and sub-systems
  • Prof.Stefan Wabnitz, Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Italy
    Title: Spatiotemporal Chaos and Order in Fiber Lasers
  • Prof.Alexander Rubenchik, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (USA)
    Title: Physics of additive manufacturing 
  • Prof Cid B. de Araújo, Department of Physics of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazi
    Title: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena in Homogeneous and Nanostructured Systems
  • Dr Michael Brodsky, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and Cooper Union, USA
    Title: Decoherence of polarization entanglement in optical fibers with polarization mode dispersion 
  • Dr  F. Ömer Ilday, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Physics Bilkent University
    Title: Nonlinear Laser Lithography 
  • Professor John Rarity, University of Bristol
    Title: Photon Sources for Quantum Information Application
  • Professor Leonid Glebov, CREOL/The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida
    Title: Volume Bragg gratings for laser beams control
  • Dr Tawfique Hasan, Nanosccience Centre, Centre of Advanced Photonics and Elrectyronics, Cambridge University
    Title: Graphene and related layered material inks: The route toward applications
  • Prof Peter Andrekson, Chalmers University
    Title: Progress in phase sensitive amplifiers 
  • Dr Stefan Skupin, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex System
    Title: High-intensity laser matter interaction 
  • Dr Petar Gladkov, Institute of Photonics and Electronics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    Title: Periodic poling of KTiOPO4 and its isomorphic crystal for sum and difference frequencies generation
  • Dr Krassimir Stankov, CEO in ALPHALAS GmbH, Germany
    Title: Product line and research and development activities at ALPHALAS GMBH
  • Dr Meng Zhang, Imperial College London
    Title: New materials, regimes and applications of fibre laser technology 
  • Dr Tanel Tätte and Dr Marko Part, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia
    TItle: Yttria stabilized microtubes for microfluidics under extreme conditions
  • Dr Martti Pärs, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Title: Optical switching by employing photochromic multichromophore complexes
  • Dr Antonio Picozzi, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, University of Bourgogne
    Title: Optical wave turbulence:Toward a unified nonequilibrium thermodynamic description of statistical nonlinear optics
  • Seminar on the NetFpga platform
    Speaker: Neelakandan Manihatty Bojan
  • Prof Thorsten Ackemann, University of Strathclyde
    Title: Dynamics of spatial laser cavity solitons
  • Dr Alessandro Tonello, Xlim Research Institute, University of Limoges, France
    Title: Supercontinuum generation by nanosecond pump pulses 
  • Dr Stephane Barland, Institut Non Lineaire De Nice ( Non-Linear Institute of Nice) 
    Title: Buffering optical data with topological localized structures