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IEEE Nanotechnology UK & Ireland Chapter Kick-Off Meeting

The newly formed UK and Ireland chapter of IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce its kick-off meeting with presentations from several subject experts.

Agenda

  • 14:00 – 14:30: Introductions & Opening Comments by the Committee
  • 14:30 – 15:00, Anatoly Zayats, Co-Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN)
  • 15:00 – 15:30, Richard Pitwon, CEO Resolute Photonic, and Chair of IEEE UK & Ireland Photonics Chapter
  • 15:30 – 16:00, Sasitharan (Sasi) Balasubramaniam, Former IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Nanotechnology Council

About the Speakers

Anatoly Zayats is currently the head of the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group at King’s College London.

He is a Co-Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies, a founding co-editor-in-chief of Advanced Photonics, a holder of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, SPIE and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

He will give an introductory talk about LCN, and will also speak about the contributions of his group to the development of nano-optics and metamaterials.

Richard Pitwon is a director, scientist, engineer with more than 20 years transformational expertise in optical and photonic system interconnect, integration and architectures for hyperscale data centre, HPC, 5G and IoT data-communications applications. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Richard holds 54 patents and chairs the IEC international standards subcommittee on optical connectors (IEC SC86B).

He will present an overview of the advances in integrated optical, photonic and quantum interconnect.

Sasi Balasubramaniam is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His research interests include molecular communications modelling and simulations and the Internet of Bio-Nano Things.

Sasi is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-scale Communications. In 2018 he was the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Nanotechnology Council.

He will give an overview of Molecular Communications and the Future of Internet of Bio-Nano Things.

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