Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Supporting experts

Supporting international experts

The international network of SAOT enables many different activities of the SAOT senior scientists, mentors and in particular also of the doctoral candidates by the support from distinguished international experts participating in the program as host for the students when staying abroad or as guest professor, lecturer or instructor during visits in Germany. These activities are often based on joint research projects being created and executed within a fruitful and vital collaboration. The international experts are coming from nearly all elite universities and research institutions world wide. The following list gives the names in alphabetic order of several of these experts being clustered according to the main SAOT research topics, starting in each cluster with the experts coming from universities and followed by those ones from research institutions. The list is revised at regular intervals, does however not claim to be complete.

Optical Metrology

Prof. M. Aldén, Dept. Combustion Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden

Prof. M. A. Anisimov, Inst. Physical Science and Technology, University of   Maryland, College Park, USA

Prof. M. Assael, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. P.-E. Bengtsson, Dept. Combustion Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden

Dr. F. Beyrau, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. L. Blunt, Ultra-Precision Engineering Centre, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, U.K.

Prof. C. Boned, Laboratoires des Fluides Complexes, Faculty Sciences, University of Pau, France

Prof. G. Brenn, Inst. Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, University of Graz,  Austria Prof. X.Z. Chen, Beijing University, China

Prof. R. W. Dibble, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Prof.  P. Ewart, Dept. of Physics, University of Oxford, U.K.

Prof. F. Fang, School of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronic Engineering, Tianjin University, China

Prof. J. M.N.A. Fareleira, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. J. Fernandez, Faculty Physics, Thermophysical Properties Laboratory,  Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Prof. R. K. Hanson, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Prof. Y. Hardalupas, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. K. R. Harris, University College, School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

Prof. R. Jablonski, Inst. of Metrology and Measurement Systems, Warsaw University, Poland

Prof. C. Kaminski, Dept. Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Dr. J. Kiefer, Dept. Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Prof. R. P. Lindstedt, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. M. Linne, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Chalmers University, Gothenberg, Sweden

Prof. M. B. Long, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Prof. R. P. Lucht, School Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Prof. C. D. Meinhart, Dept. Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Prof. T. R. Meyer, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, USA

Prof. R. B. Miles, School Engineering & Applied Sciences, Princeton University, USA Prof. Y. Nagasaka, Dept. System Design Engineering, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Prof. C.A.  Nieto de Castro, Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. B. Ramamoorthy, Indian Inst. Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Prof. E. Reverchon, Dept. Food & Chemical Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy

Prof. J. V. Sengers, Inst. Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Prof. V. Sick, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Prof. W. W. Smith, Dept. of Physics, University of Connecticut, USA

Prof. S. Thomson, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Prof. E. Tomasini, Dept. Mechanics, University of Ancona, Italy

Prof. J.P.M. Trusler, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London , UK

 Prof. N.J. Vasa, Dept. Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Prof. Sir W. A. Wakeham, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton, UK

 

Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne. IL, USA (Drs. B. Adams, J. Wang)

General Motors Corp., Research & Development Centre, Warren, USA (Dr. M.C. Drake)

Instituto Motori (CNRS-Institute), Naples, Italy (Drs. F. Corcione, G. Valentino )

Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun, India (A.K. Jain, Dr. S.K. Singal)

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA (Dr. P. Danehy)

National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado, USA (Drs. A. Laesecke,  R.A. Perkins)

National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA (Dr. W. M. Pitts)

National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada (Dr. G. Smallwood)

Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, DC, USA (Dr. J. W. Fleming)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA (Dr. M. Martin)

Russian Academy of Sciences, General Physics Inst., Dept. Optical Spectroscopy, Moscow, Russia (Prof. V.V. Smirnov, Dr. D.N. Kozlov)

Russian Academy of Sciences – Siberian Branch, Technology Design Inst. Scientific Instrument Engineering, Novosibirsk, Russia (Prof. Y. Chugui)

Sandia National Laboratories, Combustion Research Facilities, Livermore, USA (Drs. R.S. Barlow, J. Dec, J. Frank, P. Miles, T. B. Settersten, D. Siebers,

M. Sjöberg)

US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C, USA (Dr. J. W. Fleming)

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Optical Material Processing

Dr. J. M. Allwood, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. C. Arnold, School Engineering & Applied Sciences, Princeton University, USA

Prof. M. Autric, Inst. Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre, Université Aix-Marseille, France

Prof. D. Bourell, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Prof. M. Brandt, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Prof. P. Urbach, Dept. Imaging Science & Technology, Technical University of Delft, Netherlands

Prof. H. Cho, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Dae Jeon, Korea

Prof. J. R. Duflou, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Centrum voor Industrieel Beleid, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Prof. A. J. Huis in´t Veld, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Prof. K. Itoh, Osaka University, Japan

Prof. B. Lauwers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Prof. S. Katayama, Osaka University, Japan

Prof. V. S. Kovalenko, Laser technology Research Institute, Kiew, Ukraine

Prof. T. Kozawa, Osaka University, Japan  

Prof. J.-P. Kruth, Div. P.M.A. Afd. Productietechnieken, Machinebouw en Automatisering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Prof. A. P. Malshe, University of Arkansas, USA

Prof. E. Mazur, Dept. Physics, Harvard University, USA

Prof. J. Meijer, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Prof. I. Miyamoto, Dept. Welding and Prod. Eng., Osaka University, Japan

Prof. J. L. Ocana, Depto. Fissica Aplicada, ETS Ingenieros Industriales (U.P.M.), Madrid, Spain

Prof. F. O. Olsen, Dept. Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Prof. A. Otto, Institute for Production Engineering and Laser Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Prof. J. Shao, Vice Director, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Science, China

Prof. J. Takács, Dept. Vehicle, Manufacturing and Repairing, Budapest University, Hungary

Prof. G. Turichin, Polytechnic State University, Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Prof. R. Vallée, COPL, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Prof. R. Vilar, Dept. Engenharia de Materiais, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. K. Watkins, University of Liverpool, UK

Prof. Y. Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China (Vice-President Chinese Welding Soc.)

Prof. X. Zhang, Mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

Institut National d´Optique, Quebec, Canada

Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, DC, USA (Dr. A. Piqué)

Nikon Research Company, USA (Dr. D. Flagello, Nikon Fellow, Director of SPIE)

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Optics in Medicine

Prof. N. Ando, Dept. Material Science, Tokyo Univ., Japan

Prof. A.F. Ayoub, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, UK

Dr. M. Berry, centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, University of Bristol, UK

Prof. J.M. Boone, Dept. Radiology, Medical Center, University of Califonia, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA

Prof. H. Bosmans, Dept. Radiology, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium

Prof. J. Damilakis, University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece

Prof. S. Daya, Corneo Plastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinsted, UK

Prof. R. DeLaPaz, Dept. Radiology, Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., USA

Dr. Y. Diebold, Instituto Universitario Ophthalmobiologia Applicada, University of Valladolid, Spain

Prof. A. Douplik, Dept. Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Prof. H. Dua, Dept. Ophthalmology, Queens Medical Center, Nottingham University, UK

Prof. J. Duryea, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. L. Epstein, Dept. Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, USA

Prof. C. R. Ethier, Inst. Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada

Prof. C. Hämmerle, Dept. Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. P. Kaufman, Dept. Ophtalmology and Visual Sciences, Madison, USA

Prof. S. Kinoshita, Dept. Ophthalmology, University of Kyoto, Japan

Prof. G.P. Krestin, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Prof. B. Martinac, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia

Prof. T. Miller, School of Natural Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia

Prof. C.A. Mistretta, Dept. Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Prof. S. Napel, Dept. Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Prof. J.-M. Parel, Ophthalmic Biophysics Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA

Prof. R. Sack, Biological Sciences, SUNY State College of Optometry, State University of New York, N.Y., USA

Prof. C. Sforza, Dept. Human Morphology, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. D. Sullivan, Schepens Eye Research Institute & Dept. Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Prof. Y. Yura, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II, Osaka University, Japan

Prof. Z. Zalewsky, School of Engineering, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Prof. H.F. Zeilhofer, Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Russian Academy of Sciences, General Physics Inst., Natural Science Center (NSC),  Moscow, Russia (Profs. V.I. Konov, V. B. Loschenow)

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Optics in Communication and Information Technologies

Prof. G.S. Agarwal, Dept. Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Prof. U. Andersen, Dept. Physics, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark

Prof. P. Andrekson, Dept. Photonics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Prof. H. Bachor, Dept. Quantum Sciences, Australian National Univ., Acton, Australia

Prof. P. Bayvel, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College, London, GB

Prof. R.W. Boyd, Dept. Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada

Prof. M. Chekhova, Physics Department, Moscow State University, Russia

Prof. C. Fabre, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel of ENS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Prof. R. Filip, Dept. Optics, Palacký University of Olomouc, Czech Republic

Dr. C. Katiuscia, Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Prof. F. Küppers, College Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA

Prof. A.  M. Kuzmich, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Dr. M. Lassen, Dept. Physics, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark

Dr. Orlovas, faculty of Physics, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Dr. D. Streklov, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA

Dr. A. Villar, Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. F. N. C. Wong, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Prof. L. You, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China & Georgia Tech, USA

 

Optical Materials and Systems:

Prof. H. Atwater, Appl. Physics, California Inst Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Dr. F. Benabid, Physics Department, University of Bath, UK

Prof. A. Boltasseva, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Prof. R. K. Chang, Dept. Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Yale University, USA

Prof. P. Chavel, Institut d'Optique, Orsay,  France

Prof. H.L. Fragnito, Institute Physics, Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil

Prof. H.P. Herzig, Institute of Microtechnology, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Prof. O.G. Hess, Center for Plasmonics & Metamaterials, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. Dr. U. Keller, Physics Dept., Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. P. Kumar, Dept. of Physics, Northwestern University, USA

Dr. S. Ramachandran, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, OFS Laboratories, New Jersey, USA

Prof. V. Shalaev, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Dr. E. Shamonina, Dept. Electric and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. L. Solymar, Dept. Electric and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. I. Walmsley, Dept. of Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Prof. A. M. Zheltikov, Physics Dept., International Laser Centre, Moscow State University, Russia

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Optical Material and Systems

Prof. H. Atwater, Appl. Physics, California Inst Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Dr. F. Benabid, Physics Department, University of Bath, UK

Prof. A. Boltasseva, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Prof. R. K. Chang, Dept. Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Yale University, USA

Prof. P. Chavel, Institut d'Optique, Orsay,  France

Prof. H.L. Fragnito, Institute Physics, Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil

Prof. H.P. Herzig, Institute of Microtechnology, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Prof. O.G. Hess, Center for Plasmonics & Metamaterials, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. Dr. U. Keller, Physics Dept., Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. P. Kumar, Dept. of Physics, Northwestern University, USA

Dr. S. Ramachandran, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, OFS Laboratories, New Jersey, USA

Prof. V. Shalaev, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Dr. E. Shamonina, Dept. Electric and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. L. Solymar, Dept. Electric and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. I. Walmsley, Dept. of Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Prof. A. M. Zheltikov, Physics Dept., International Laser Centre, Moscow State University, Russia

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Computational Optics

Prof. R. Bammer, Dept. Radiology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

Prof. B. Chauhan, Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, Canada

Prof. J. Eberly, Dept. Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, USA

Prof. R. Fahrig, Dept. Radiology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

Prof. J.G. Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

Prof. M. Kujawinska, Dept. Mechatronics, Warshaw University of Technology, Warshaw, Poland

Prof. P. Lalanne, Institute d´Optique, Orsay, France

Prof. C. R. Menyuk, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Prof. M. Richardson, CREOL and Townes Laser Institute, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

Dr. M. Taghizadeh, Dept. Physics, Heriot-Watt University., Edinburgh, U.K.

Prof. H. Thienpont, Dept. Applied Physics and Photonics, Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium

Prof. W. Wells, Dept. Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

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Mission

SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.