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Chang-Seok Kim obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA, for research in the area of fiber optic devices and fiber laser systems, after finishing his Master degree in 1999 from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) for the research with fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors with specialty fibers. Subsequently, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California at Irvine, USA, for research in the area of fiber lasers for biomedical sensing and imaging. He returned to the Department of Optics and Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University as a faculty member in 2005 and is now a Professor.
His early research covered specialty fiber design and fabrication, fiber and waveguide optics, and wavelength tunable fiber lasers. Following the initial wide experience with fundamentals in fiber optics and fiber lasers, his research interests have moved to applications of wavelength tunable fiber laser (incl. FBG sensor interrogations, optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) sensor interrogations, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging instruments) since 2004, and further to the practical system integrations for fiber sensor and biomedical imaging applications since 2014. His work has led to over 250 publications, including journal/conference papers and patents.
Scott Foster is a Principal Scientist with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) in Adelaide, South Australia. After obtaining a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the University of Adelaide in 1996, he worked in the opto-electronics industry for 3 years before joining DST as a Research Scientist in 1999. Since 2003 he has led research into photonic sensor technologies for undersea surveillance, and in partnership with defence industry has developed advanced fibre optic sonar systems. He holds 3 patents and has authored over 50 journal and conference papers, with over 800 citations in the literature, including important works on distributed feedback fibre lasers and on the fundamental noise limits of fibre optic measurement. His research interests include fibre optic sensors, fibre lasers, laser noise, acoustics and magnetometry.
Ming Han received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 1998, 2000 and 2006, respectively. After working as a Research Associate at Virginia Tech for two years, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Assistant Professor in 2008 and was then promoted to an Associate Professor in 2014. Since 2018, he has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. His research interests include fiber-optic sensors and sensor instrumentation. He serves as an Associate Editor for Optical Engineering.
Martin Becker is a staff scientist at the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Jena. He received his diploma degree (Dipl. Phys.) of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Würzburg, Germany in 1998 on Raman spectroscopy of semiconductors. Then, he joined the Group of Optical Fibers at IPHT, Jena, Germany, where graduated (Dr. rer. nat.) in 2006 at the faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. During this period he specialized on the development of Bragg gratings-based optical components in fibers and planar wave guide structures for optical telecommunication. Since, he extended the fiber Bragg grating manufacturing technology to unique materials and operation wavelengths. Currently, he focuses on novel fiber optic devices for high power fiber lasers applications as well as for optical fiber sensors for structural health monitoring, chemical sensing, and biomedical sensing applications.