It is our great pleasure to welcome Professor Andreas Ostendorf from Ruhr-University Bochum, Professor Koji Sugioka from RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Professor Giuseppe Leo from Paris Diderot University and CNRS, and Professor Emmanuel Stratakis from the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and University Of Crete, as new editors for Opto-Electronic Advances (OEA). So far we totally have 21 outstanding experts from 11 countries or regions in OEA Editorial Broad. Following is the introduction of our new editors:
Professor Andreas Ostendorf received his Ph.D. in 2000 in Mechanical Engineering at the University Hannover, Germany. He is now the Full Professor for Mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. The working areas of his institute comprise investigations into the photopolymerization of nanocompounds, the generation of nanoparticles by laser ablation and the basic understanding of nonlinear processes to achieve nanostructures below the 100 nm range. Prof. Andreas Ostendorf is a Fellow of SPIE, IAPLE, and the Laser Institute of America LIA.
Professor Koji Sugioka received his B.S., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in electronics from Waseda University (Japan) in 1984, 1986, 1993, respectively. He is currently a Team Leader of Advanced Laser Processing Research Team Unit at RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics. He is concurrently a Guest Professor at Osaka University since 2018 and at Tokyo Denki University since 2004 and was a Guest Professor at Tokyo University of Science from 2006 to 2014 and at Kyoto University from 2016 to 2017. He was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Szeged, Hungary in 2018. His current research interests include ultrafast laser processing for microfluidic, optofluidic, microelectronic and optoelectronic applications. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and Japanese Laser Processing Society (JLPS), and a Fellow of SPIE, OSA, LIA, and IAPLE. He is an author and co-author of 22 invited papers in international journals with referee system and over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles. He also published 2 books and 13 chapters in English and 26 chapters in Japanese and edited 2 international books and 4 Japanese books. He holds 20 licensed patents in the field of optics and laser applications. He received 17 awards for his achievements in laser materials processing, and gave 10 plenary talks, 9 keynote talks, 11 tutorial lectures and more than 130 invited talks at the international conferences. He was also invited to give lectures at a large number of academic and industrial organizations. He is also an Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Laser Micro/Nanoengineering (JLMN) and an Editor of Advanced Optical Technology (AOT).
Professor Giuseppe Leo received his M.Sc. in EE at La Sapienza University (1992) and his Ph.D. in Physics at Paris-Sud University (2001). He is the Full Professor of Paris Diderot University. His present research activity has a specific focus on the design, fabrication and characterization of nonlinear semiconductor microcavities, nanoantennas and metasurfaces, parametric sources on-chip and the development of AlGaAs-on-insulator devices. He has published about 100 articles on peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters, has registered 4 patents, given over 220 conference talks, of which more than 60 are invited talks, and has edited 1 book.
Professor Emmanuel Stratakis received his B.S., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics, from University of Crete, Greece, in 1995, 1997 and 2001, respectively. He is the Research Director of the Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- Processing Lab of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). He is the National Representative to the High-Level Group of EU on Nanosciences, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST), National Expert to the Program Committee of European Union (EU) on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP), Horizon 2020. He is the Greek Delegate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Tech (BNCT). He is also the Director of the European Nanoscience Facility of FORTH, part of the NFFA-Europe Infrastructure. Prof. Stratakis’ research is focused on the development of novel ultrafast pulsed laser processing schemes for the biomimetic structuring at micro- and nano- scales of a variety of materials, including biomaterials.