Prof. Dr. Connie Chang-Hasnain

Member of US National Academy of Engineering

2021 President of OSA

Co-Director of Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute

Whinnery Distinguished Chair Professor of EECS, University of California Berkeley

Chang-Hasnain serves as 2021 President of The Optical Society (OSA). She is also Chair of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Graduate Group, University of California, Berkeley. She is an Honorary Member of A.F. Ioffe Institute, Chang Jiang Scholar Endowed Chair Professor at Tsinghua University, Visiting Professor of Peking University and National Chiao Tung University. She is Founding Co-Director of Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute since 2015.



Prof. Dr. Yury Kulchin

Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences 

Vice President of CIS-Laser Association

Sciences in 2011. He is a famous Russian physicist and a distinguished scientist of the Russian Federation. He is currently the vice president of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the honorary director of the Institute of Automation and Process Control. He has made outstanding contributions in the fields of optics, laser physics, optical information processing and optical measurement in Russia.



Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaierle

Executive Director of Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

 From 1998 to 2011, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle was Head of the System Technology Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. In 2005, he became visiting professor at the Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST, China). Then he was appointed visiting professor at the Beijing University of Technology (BUT, China) in 2007. From 2012 to 2018, he acted as Head of the Materials and Processes Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH). In 2018, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle was elected to the Board of Directors of the LZH and appointed Scientific-Technical Director.


Prof. Dr. Beat Neuenschwander

One of the Initiators of SWISSPHOTONICS

Vice President of Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy

Beat Neuenschwander is founder member of the national thematic network NTN SWISSPHOTONICS s, which he headed from 2008 – 2011 as managing director. Actually, he is expert for the founding agency innosuisse, head of the optics section of the Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy SSOM and chair of the LASE symposium at Photonics West.



Prof. Dr. Katsuhiro Ishii

Director of the Optical Society of Japan

Professor at the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries

Katsuhiro Ishii, director of the Optical Society of Japan, graduated from Hokkaido University with a Ph.D. From 1998 to 2005, he served as researcher at the Institute of Electronic Science of Hokkaido University. Since 2018, he has been professor of optical information and systems at the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries. His main research directions are applied optics, optical measurement and light scattering.