Chang-Seok Kim

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

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

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

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.

Zhisheng Yang

Zhisheng Yang received the B.E. degree in optoelectronics from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in communication and information system from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, in 2016. His Ph.D. research work, performed at the institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, was focused on distributed optical fiber sensors. In 2016, he joined the Group for Fibre Optics (GFO), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. His main research interests include optical fiber sensing, and nonlinearities in optical fiber. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 refereed journal and international conference publications.

Prof. Satoshi Tanaka

Satoshi Tanaka received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan). From 1989 to 1998, he was with Department of Engineering Science, Hokkaido University as a Research Associate, where he was involved in research on fiber-optic interferometric sensors. Since 1998, he joined National Defense Academy. His current research interests include fiber

Prof. Yosuke Tanaka

Yosuke Tanaka received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering and the M.E. and Dr.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. After working for Shizuoka University as a Research Associate, he joined Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include fiber optic sensing and related subjects, including laser-based precision measurement, high-speed optical signal processing, application of optical frequency comb, fiber optic power supply, etc. He is a member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), and the Optical Society of Japan (OSJ).

Mr. Koji Omichi

Group manager of Advanced Technology Laboratory, Fujikura Ltd. He has been working on developing specialty fibers and fiber-optic components for telecom, fiber laser, and fiber-optic sensor applications. His current research interests are multi-core fiber technology, silicon photonics, and their applications to fiber-optic sensors.

Prof. Hideaki Murayama

He is an associate professor of School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo and a member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Naval Architectures of Japan, the Japan Society for Composite Materials, Japan Society of Civil Engineers and Japan Society of Maintenology. His research topics are structural health monitoring with fiber-optic sensors and composite structures. He received the B.E., M.E., and Dr.Eng. degrees in the University of Tokyo in 1996, 1998, 2001, respectively.

Prof. Minghong Yang

Minghong Yang is a professor in Optics technology at the National Engineering Laboratory for Fiber Optic Sensing Technology (Wuhan University of Technology, China.). He obtained his PhD degree in Physical electronics from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 2003. He was with Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany from 2003 to 2005, and then with Berlin University for Technology from 2006 to 2009. He was with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A for half a yaer in 2013 as visiting Professor, and was with Abbe School for Photonics, Friedlich-Schiller-University, Germany as guest professor in 2014. His current research interests include optical fiber sensors, sensing materials, sensor aplications. Prof. Yang has been serving as the General Chair of the fourth International Conference of Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors (APOS 2013), and the Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal.