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  • Biomedical optical imaging assisted by liquid crystal devices
  • Enhancing the performance of surface plasmon resonance sensors
  • Structural Simulation of Metallic Foam Via NDE 3-D Image based Modeling
  • NDE Using Sensor Based Approach to Propulsion Health Monitoring Of A Turbine Engine Disk
  • FalconSAT-7: A membrane space telescope
  • Holographic adaptive optics - fast, computer-free aberration correction
  • Fluorescence Imaging and Tomography utilizing Upconverting Nanoparticles as a Contrast Agent
  • Dosimetry for Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy
  • Photon Time-of-Flight for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Energy Harvesting Materials
  • Designing the James Webb Space Telescope
  • Portable Sensors based on Integrated Photonics and Functional Materials
  • Nanomaterial-Enhanced Integrated Photonics
  • Applying to Graduate School
  • How to Prepare for an Academic Position
  • Progress in Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography for IC Manufacturing
  • Computational Photomechanics
  • A Video Algorithm: Can we build a business
  • Laser Safety in Research
  • Laser Lessons Learned
  • Obtaining a Laser Safety Culture
  • Coherent Radiators Including Short-Wavelength, High-Gain, Single-Pass, Free-Electron Lasers and Associated Exotic Schemes
  • Superresolution imaging systems
  • Optical Biopsy: Optical Technologies for Minimally-Invasive Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Space Optics for the 21st Century
  • Maturing and Infusing Technology
  • Challenges of Space Optics, Innovative astronomical optics, Optics for the Detection & Characterization of Exo-Solar Planetary Systems
  • Fundamentals of Holographic Data Storage: Diffraction of Light by Volume Holographic Gratings 
  • Electrospinning and Characterization of GaN nanofibres
  • Liquid crystal spatial light modulators. Characterization and optimization of the amplitude, phase & polarization modulation
  • Polarization diffractive optics with liquid crystal displays
  • Characterization of integration methods by their transfer function. Application to the obtention of the surface profile from slope measurements.
  • Focal modulation microscopy: a novel molecular imaging method for thick biological tissues
  • Time domain diffuse optical tomography: novel implementations
  • Harnessing immune activities for cancer treatment using phototherapy and immunotherapy
  • Advances in liquid crystal materials for photonics and display applications
  • Optically isotropic liquid crystals for photonics and display applications
  • Liquid crystal and polymer nanocomposites for fast-switching displays
  • Current and future trend of flexible displays
  • Green Displays: Paper-like displays
  • Fibre Optic in Sensing and Measurement
  • Smart Structures - principles and potential
  • Photonics from Lab to Reality - challenges and opportunities
  • Photonics - what is it and where might it lead?
  • OCT, Polarization and Dynamic Light Scattering Techniques in Biophotonics
  • Leakage loss control in large mode area photonic crystal fibers
  • Infrared Detectors
  • Infrared Polarization
  • Infrared Spectrometry
  • Self-Mixing Interferometry: a Universal Yardstick to Measure Almost Everything
  • From Order to Chaos and back: High-Level Coupling for Optical Cryptography
  • Single-Photon Imaging Sensor with SPAD Arrays for Industrial and Bio-applications
  • Developing 3-D Imaging Sensors: Problems and Technologies
  • Making the most of your presentation
  • Structuring your scientific paper
  • Getting messages across with graphs
  • Best Practice Photonics : building and sustaining a technical research career
  • Nonlinear Fiber Optics: New Fibers - New Opportunities
  • Advances in Nonlinear Ultrafast Photonics and Applications
  • Rogue Waves and New Nonlinear Structures:what optics is doing for the science of nonlinear waves
  • Nonlinear Physics made Practical : Canals, Continua and Pasteur's Quadrant
  • Measuring Systems
  • Optics and Optomechatronics
  • Scanning systems: from industrial to high-end biomedical applications
  • Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging: new tools for the old light
  • Introduction to Semiconductor Optics
  • Terahertz and Mid Infrared Sources, Detection and Applications
  • 21st Century Optical Engineering: Microscopic Design of Semiconductor Lasers
  • Elementary excitations and new interubband quasiparticles
  • Nonequilibrium Many Body Engineering of Green Photonics Devices
  • Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers
  • Optical Solitons in Fibers
  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Lecture titles available upon request
  • When Visual Data Meet Uncertainty
  • A multi-modal method for diagnostics and treatment of cancer
  • Mid-infrared biophotonics
  • How Not To Be Seen: The History and Science of Invisibility
  • Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics
  • The Science Chamber of Horrors
  • Forgotten Milestones in the History of Optics
  • Can a scientist find a rewarding career in industry?
  • How is working in industry different than working in academia?
  • Telling better stories with the same facts
  • Industry boot camp
  • Challenging the Limits of Difraction
  • Nanoplasmonics: Reaching out to the Single Molecule
  • A Revolution without Bullets: Transforming Technical Presentations
  • The Art of the Elevator Pitch: Tell Your Story in 60 Seconds
  • Challenges in Transferring Science for Society
  • Developing End-to-End Large Space-Based Observational Systems, Process, Technologies and Management
  • An introduction to the nonlinear optical properties of materials
  • Extremely nondegenerate nonlinear optics for IR detection and optical switching
  • A guide to publishing your work in peer-reviewed journals
  • The Promise and Payoff of Machine Vision
  • Calibration Methods for 3D Measurement Systems
  • 3D Machine Vision as a Shop Floor Metrology Tool
  • The Art of Invention: Optics and the Recording of Knowledge
  • Optomechanics: Payback Time

  • Photon management for optical devices
  • Introduction to Plasmonics
  • Introduction to Nano-Photonics
  • The Incredible Shrinking Camera
  • Micro-Optics: From Theory to Real World Application
  • Extending Optical Lithography with Free Form Diffractive Optical Elements Used for Off Axis Illumination
  • Values at Work
  • Harnessing Light for a Better World
  • Life in the Universe
  • Searching for Life in All the Wrong Places
  • Optical Design and Education Using Graphical Slider Tools
  • Future Telescopes for Astronomy
  • Ultraspectral Sounder and Hyperspectral Imager Data Compression
  • High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing
  • Plasmonics for Enhancing Nanoscale Light-matter Interaction: Applications in Optical Manipulation and Chiral Analysis
  • Solid-State Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride Gamma Ray Detectors
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory's R&D on Advanced Sensor Technology for Homeland Security Applications
  • Nuclear Radiation Detectors - Past, Present and Future
  • Generation and Manipulation of Slow light and its applications in Photonic Devices
  • Gigabit Passive Optical Networks
  • Solar Cells based on Photonic Crystals for High Efficiency
  • Optical Fiber Communication: Basic Principles
  • Polarisation and Coherence Problems in the Interferometric Fibre-Optic Sensors
  • Fibre-optic Sagnac Interferometer and Related Sensing Devices
  • Terahertz Optoelectronics 
  • Imaging and Spectroscopy Systems
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Lecture Titles Available on Request
  • Lecture Titles Available on Request
  • Optics and LASERS - An Educational Roadshow
  • Digital Holography for Biomedical Imaging
  • Power Scaling of Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Lasers Commercial Fiber Lasers for kW Materials Processing
  • Computer Image Processing
  • Ancient Knowledge and Current Technology
  • Your Photonics Career
  • New Concepts for Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
  • All-Optical Switching
  • Assessing Sound Using Lasers - Metrological and End-user Perspectives
  • Nanoengineered Metamaterials
  • Copycat Technology
  • Surface Multiplasmonics
  • The Retinal Photoreceptor as a Fiber Optic Element
  • There is More to Vision than Optics!
  • Lie Algebraic Theory of Optical Aberrations
  • An Introduction to Fiber Optics
  • Laser Safety
  • Computational lithography
  • Computational imaging in digital holography and optical tomography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography: imaging and sensing of tissues and cells
  • Tissue Optics and Optical Coherence Tomography
  • A Laser-Based Device for Tissue Fusion
  • Starting and Running Your Own Company: an entrepreneurial case study of KHET The Laser Game
  • Medical Device Design and Development
  • Invention at MIND Studios: university-based product design and development
  • Biophotonics in Microcirculation Imaging

  • SPIE Chapter Leadership: The Secrets to Leading Triumphant Organizations
  • Teambuilding Principles
  • Conflict Management
  • Having the Right Stuff: Outstanding Resume and CVs for Outstanding Careers
  • and more...

  • Future Trends in Lithography for Fabricating Integrated Circuits
  • Current Challenges in Advanced Lithography and Metrology for Fabricating Integrated Circuits
  • Immersion Lithography
  • EUV Lithography
  • The American Educational System and the Future of High Technology in the USA
  • Optical design for biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical Detection Using Optical Phenomena
  • Optical Fiber Sensors - Submicron to Suprakilometer
  • Scientific Life Outside the University
  • Fiber-Optic and Visible-Laser Communications with Dense-Multiplexing Data Format
  • Group IV Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Linear Optoelectronics and Nonlinear Photonic Processing
  • Optical-Injection Induced Femtosecond Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers

  • Radio over GI-POF Transport Systems
  • A Novel Hybrid Three-Band Transport System
  • The New, New Limits of Optical Lithography
  • Exploring the Capabilities of Immersion Lithography
  • The End of the Semiconductor Industry as We Know It
  • Zernike Polynomials and Aberration Balancing
  • Gaussian Apodization and Beam Propagation
  • Beam Focusing and Depth of Focus
  • Imaging Through Atmospheric Turbulence
  • "Effect of Random Motion on Image Quality"
  • Laser assisted Precision machining
  • Nanoscale Optics: Interferometric Lithography and Nanoscale feature patterning
  • Biomedical Fiber Optics
  • Fundamentals of nanotechnology
  • Bioinspiration and biomimetics
  • Nanotechnology: Nanofabrication and characterization techniques; Applications

  • Parametric devices for optical communication and quantum information science
  • Lecture titles available upon request
  • The Poincaré sphere for cancer diagnostics
  • Optical diagnostics and imaging of blood and lymph vessels and micro-circulation therein
  • Online computational tool for the needs of Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics
  • Embedded and integrated passive waveguides and active integrated optical devices
  • Highly Linear Dual Ring Resonator for Microwave Photonic Links
  • Careers in Optics, Photonics, and Engineering; Graduate School vs. Industry
  • Neurophotonics
  • Optical Parametric Oscillators and Ultrafast, Ultrastable Lasers Based on CMOS Compatible Microring Resonators.
  • Integrated all Optical Oscilloscopes  
  • The Dawn of Nonlinear Optics in the THz regime
  • Microwave photonics interrogation of complexed fiber optic sensors
  • Lecture titles available upon request
  • Publishing Optics
  • Understanding the interplay between materials and short laser pulses in micro- and nanostructuring
  • Democratization of Next-Generation Microscopy, Sensing and Diagnostics Tools through Computational Photonics
  • NanoSilicon/NanoPhotonics
  • Non linear morpho-functional imaging of tissues
  • Optical manipulation of biological samples
  • Non linear microscopy
  • Millimeter-wave and Submillimeter-wave Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Radar
  • Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Imaging
  • Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Science and Sensing Applications
  • The Paradox of the Eye Lens
  • Laser tissue bonding using ICG and gold nanoparticles
  • Laser Ablation as a New Method for Elimination of Thorns of Vegetables and Fruits
  • Monitoring of Laser Skin Perforation with LIBS and Photoacoustic
  • Raman meets Medicine - Raman spectroscopy a powerful tool in Biophotonics
  • Nonlinear Microspctroscopy for Biomedical Applications
  • Quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues


  • Data Compression for Satellite Missions at Canadian Space Agency
  • Rapid Prototype Activities for Optical Satellite Sensors at Canadian Space Agency
  • Increase Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Satellite Sensor Data using Numerical Processing Approach
  • The Fascinating World of Lasers
  • Fiber Optics and its Present Relevance in Communication
  • Nanophotonics
  • Adaptive Optics: The Untwinkling of the Stars
  • Image Formation and Analysis
  • Success in the Research Environment: How Do You Get There From Here
  • Discussion of On-Going DARPA Research Projects in the Area of Tactical Optical Systems (specific topics TBD on request)
  • Past, Present and Future of Freeform Optics
  • Multifunctional materials for electronics and photonics
  • Image Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image-based Measurements and Applications
  • 3D Live Cell Microscopy
  • Biomedical spectroscopy
  • Photonic Atoms
  • Imaging Arithmetic: Physics U Math > Physics + Math
  • Watermarking for Printed and Digital Images: Concepts and Applications
  • Color Barcodes for Mobile and Other Applications
  • High Capacity Data Hiding for Printed Images
  • Publication Etiquitte and Ethics: Things You Should Know Before You Submit Your First Paper
  • Initiating Research Effectively: A Guide and Personal Perspectives

  • What color is the sky at night? A tribute to Lord Rayleigh
  • Optics in Nature
  • Dynamic/ Updatable 3-D Displays Using Computer Generated Holograms
  • Negatively-Refracting Metamaterials;A Tutorial Introduction
  • New Methods for High-Density Holographic Data Storage and Reliable Content-Addressable Search
  • Nonlinear Photorefractive Materials for Information Photonics
  • Laser Beams with Phase Singularities (Spinning Light)
  • Photonic Band Gap Structures; An Exciting Area of Nanophotonics
  • Zhan, QiwenPhotonic Data Converters
  • Optical Beamforming of Multiple Independent-Simultaneous RF Beams for Phased-Array Antennas
  • Getting Started with an Academic and Research Career in Optics/Photonics
  • Advanced Photonic Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Microring Resonators Based All Optical Logics/Devices
  • The Challenges in Implementation of Fiber Optics Technologies: Practical and Theoretical Consideration 
  • Liquid crystal applications: from flexible displays to tunable optical metamaterials
  • Controlling matter by focused beams: laser tweezers and laser shapers
  • Seeing in 3D: confocal, two-photon flourescence, and CARS microscopy
  • Diffractive Optics and Applications
  • Laser beams: formation, propagation, and shaping
  • Selected Topics on Optical Design
  • James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Science and Mirror Fabrication Status
  • 50 years of space mirrors at NASA
  • Optical Detection of a Planet Next to a Bright Star
  • Human and Machine Vision
  • Electroactive polymers, devices, and their applications
  • Nano-structured porous carbon and multifunctional composites and their applications in clean energy and advanced aerospace technologies
  • Optical signal processing in silicon photonic devices
  • Do photonic industries need new approaches to qualify their products?
  • Dynamic response of opto-electronic and photonic systems to shocks and vibrations
  • Adhesively bonded and solde assemblies in opto-electronics and photonics
  • Optical Fiber Interconnects: Design for Reliability
  • Probabilistic Design for Reliability
  • Thermal stress failures in opto-electronics and photonics: prediction and prevention
  • Data-non-intrusive photonics-based credit card verifiers
  • Thermal Analyzer for Deceptive Detection
  • Fourier-Optics based Object Assessment System for Quality Control Purpose
  • Diffusing optics and photonics in our community
  • Laser Spectroscopy for Detection and Treatment of Human Malignancies
  • Early Cancer Detection by Laser-Induced Fluorescence
  • Photodynamic Therapy - Technical and Clinical Aspects
  • Possible Third World Applications of Laser Spectroscopy in Medicine
  • Environmental and medical applications of laser spectroscopy
  • Laser spectroscopy applied to energy, environmental and medical research
  • Multidisciplinary laser radar techniques
  • Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy - Laser spectroscopy in unconventional environments
  • Principles and Techniques for Optical Three-Dimensional Shape Measurements: From Macroscopic to Microscopic Objects
  • Physics and Devices of III-Nitride Heterostructures for Energy and Photonics Applications
  • This Old Spectrograph
  • Evolution of Flight Programs: Still in Real-Time?
  • Sensor Correlation: A Prelude to Track Fusion
  • Metrics for Track Correlation: Why so important?
  • Nonlinear optics in Photonic Crystal Fibers
  • Photonic Crystal Fibers-Design and Modelling
  • Tissue Optics and Controlling of Tissue and Blood Optical Properties
  • Lecture titles available upon request
  • Foundations of Nanophotonics
  • The Fascinating Frontier of Slow Light
  • Design of Stable Nanocomposites for Applications in Photonics
  • The Charm and Challenge of Nonlinear Optics
  • Development and Maintenance of All-Optical Communications
  • Seeing sharp and shallow with optical coherence tomography (OCT): imaging tissue microstructure and microvasculature for early disease detection and therapeutic response monitoring
  • Polarized light applications in biomedicine: assessing tissue anisotropy and chiral molecule (glucose) content
  • A light at the end of the tunnel: optical fiber sensors and their use for dynamic feedback during laser thermal therapy
  • Quantifying the effects of tissue on light -- optical diagnostics in medicine
  • Slash-and-burn versus controlled tissue modification -- therapeutic applications of light in medicine
  • Light propagation in biological tissues -- where does the light go?
  • Active Optics - They're Not Just for Telescopes Anymore
  • A career in scientific publishing and editing - Life as an editor
  • Communicating optics with the public - my journey in optics
  • Manuscript preparation and submission
  • Introduction to Nature Photonics
  • Dynamic Interferometry
  • Advances in Interferometric Surface Measurement
  • Experiences Starting and Growing Optics Companies
  • Sillicon Photonics and Its Applications
  • Computer-generated hologram for 3D display
  • High-speed Optical Communications Systems and Networking Functions using Orbital-Angular-Momentum Multiplexing
  • Achieving Compact and High-speed Optical Communications System using Silicon Waveguides and Specialty Fibers
  • Towards High-speed, Low-cost, Low-power Ethernet with Packet-Optical Engine
  • Introduction of color information in pattern recognition by correlation methods
  • Use of liquid crystal spatial light modulators in phase only regime in diffractive optics
  • Modification of the PSF of optical systems with non uniform transmission filters. Use of liquid crystal spatial light modulators
  • Cortical Adaptation and Visual Enhancement via Depth of Focus Extension and Tactile Stimulation of the Cornea
  • Remote Photonic Sensing and Super Resolved Imaging
  • Other topics in Biomedical Sening, Super Resolution, Extended Depth of Focus, and Nanophotonics
  • Nonlinear effects in fiber optics
  • Photonic Crystal Fibers
  • Propagation of ultra-short laser pulses
  • Spatial Polarization Engineering and Its Applications in Optical Instrumentation
  • Antenna radiation and plasmonic nanofocusing
  • A Novel Thermal Face Recognition Approach Based on Orientation Code
  • Night Vision Enhancement with Multispectral Images by Using Advanced Fusion and Adaptive Colorization
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