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Emerging Technologies Task Force

The IEEE Photonics Society Emerging Technologies Task Force (ETT) is responsible for identifying, describing, and nurturing new technology directions.

The Task Force recommends new programs that focus on leading technologies and frontline issues in photonics, as well as promotes technical activities in support of both academia and industry. Within the Society’s leadership structure, the ETT reports to the Professional & Technical Development Council, with its Chair serving that respective Council as a voting member.

Strategic Objectives

  • Nurture emerging technologies that help position the Society’s scientific and technical relevance for the long-term, and ensure that it continues to engage constructively with issues of major societal importance;
  • Identify technological overlaps within the Society’s areas of interest that encourage collaboration with multiple IEEE societies, and new initiatives under IEEE Future Directions;
  • Influence special focus areas within conferences to accelerate development of a scientific domain;
  • Identify topics for special issues within Society’s journals, as well as support Special Symposia, Tech Forums, and Focus Sessions on forward-facing topics.
Lorenzo Pavesi

Lorenzo Pavesi

Task Force Chair

University of Trento, Italy

ampalavanapillai thas nirmalathas

Ampalavanapillai "Thas" Nirmalathas

Task Force Past Chair

University of Melbourne, Australia

jacques carolan

Jacques Carolan

Committee Member

University College London, UK

amol choudhary

Amol Choudhary

Committee Member

IIT Delhi, India

lukas chrostowski

Lukas Chrostowski

Committee Member

University of British Columbia, Canada

amy hong

Amy Hong

Committee Member

Pacific Northwest Laboratory, USA

ray hua horng

Ray-Hua Horng

Committee Member

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

stratos kehayas

Stratos Kehayas

Committee Member

G&H Photonics, UK

benjamin g lee

Benjamin G. Lee

Committee Member

IBM Research, USA

rajesh menon

Rajesh Menon

Committee Member

University of Utah, USA

roberto morandotti

Roberto Morandotti

Committee Member

INRS-EMT, Canada

alexandra boltasseva

Alexandra Boltasseva

Committee Member

Purdue University, USA

stephen ralph

Stephen Ralph

Committee Member

Georgia Tech, USA

carmen v garcia

Carmen V Garcia

Committee Member

University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

rachel won

Rachel Won

Committee Member

Nature Photonics, London, UK

Emerging Technologies Sessions

Check out recent recorded talks on a variety of technical hot topics and innovative research approaches.

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