Dr. Thomas Giallorenzi

Senior Scientist, NRL and Science Advisor, OSA At OSA, assists in planning meetings and scientific initiatives while at NRL, currently developing sensors for the Department of Navy. Member National Academy of Engineering, fellow of IEEE and OSA. Early developer of numerous fiber sensors and managed several fiber sensor programs.

Dr. Ryozo Yamauchi

Senior Advisor and Fellow of Fujikura, and Fellow of IEICE. He has been engaged in R&D of high performance telecom fibers and specialty fibers for sensing. His recent interest is industrial application of optical fiber sensors.

Dr. Pierre Ferdinand

In 1978, Pierre Ferdinand received an MS degree in physics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), and in 1980 the Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in plasma physics, followed in 1982 by its PhD in physics from the University of Paris XI based in Orsay. In 1990 he received its State PhD (Doctorat d’Etat es Sciences) from the University of Nice, France. From 1980 to 1992, P. Ferdinand worked at the R&D Division of EDF. During this time, he mainly focused on optical-sensing topics such as stabilized optical sources and several OFSs, as the current sensor based on the Faraday effect in a Sagnac interferometer, and the Polarisation reflectometry (POTDR) for distributed sensing. From 1992 to 2015, as a Director of Research, he leads the Optical Measurement Lab. at CEA LIST (Atomic Energy Commission, Laboratory of Technologies and Systems Integration, France), where his researches include Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG), and distributed sensing technologies, for industrial applications devoted to advanced Structure Health Monitoring (SHM). He recently joins a French SME involved in OFS for SHM, and remains scientific advisor for the CEA. Ferdinand holds 30 patents and is the author of a scientific book and several book chapters as co-editor, as well as about 200 research publications and communications on OFS and related subjects. He is a fellow of the French Optical Societies (SFO), and member of both the International OFS Conference and the European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors (EWOFS) technical committees. Ferdinand can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]

Dr. Gordon W. Day

Dr. Anthony Dandridge

Head of the Optical Techniques Branch at NRL. His reaseach work covers interferometric fiber sensor systems including acoustic, acceleration and electro-magnatic field sensing as well as the properties of optical sources, multiplexing and interrogation techniques. He has authored and co-authored over 400 technical publications.

Dr. Alan D. Kersey

Dr. Alan Kersey has over 30 years of experience in the development and product commercialization of fiber optic sensors & instrumentation for the Military, Oil & Gas, Industrial, Infrastructure and Biotech applications & markets. In 1997, Alan was the founding CTO with CiDRA, which focused on industrial process applications of Bragg grating sensors. In 2003, he became CEO at CyVera Corp, which was a biotechnology-focused spin-out from CiDRA. Following the acquisition of CyVera by Illumina in 2005, Alan served as Vice President and General Manager with Illumina through 2010. In 2011 Alan rejoined CiDRA to drive the company’s growth through targeted acquisition of new technologies, products & services. He is currently an independent consultant and sits on several company and technical advisory boards. Alan received his BS degree in Physics and Electronics from the University of Warwick and his PhD in Optical Spectroscopy from the University of Leeds in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

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