Industry Day Sessions

Monday 30 September | Sessions: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

The IEEE Photonics Society continues to strive to better serve our industry constituents with a portfolio of content, connections and experts in tune with the global optics and photonics marketplace.

Please join us for one or all of our Industry Day sessions, featuring stellar speakers from the photonics industry community. 

Industry Day Organizers: 
Dalma Novak, Octane Wireless, Hanover, MD, USA
Simon Poole, Cylite, Sydney, Australia


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Session MG2
Photonics for 5G – How Industry is Addressing the Challenge
Chair: Rod Waterhouse, Octane Wireless, Hanover, MD, USA

10:30 am – 11:00 am
MG2.1 Optical Communications for 5G
Xiang Liu, Futurewei Technologies, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ, USA

11:00 am – 11:30 am
MG2.2 5G RAN: Challenges and Solutions for Optical Transport
Jim Zou, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Meiningen, Germany

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
MG2.3 Silicon Photonics for 5G
Jonathan Doylend, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, USA


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Session MG3
University Photonics Technology Transfer for Successful Start-ups – A Global Perspective
Chair: Gabriella Cincotti, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
MG3.1 Tech Transfer at University of California Santa Barbara
Larry Coldren, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
MG3.2 Tech Transfer at The University of Melbourne and Australia
Thas Nirmalathas, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Session MG4
Photonics in Government Labs – The Interface between Industry and University
Chair: Dalma Novak, Octane Wireless, Hanover, MD, USA

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
MG4.1 Photonics Technology Research at MIT LL
Paul Juodawlkis, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
MG4.2 Photonics Technology Research at NRL
Meredith Hutchinson, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
MG4.3 Photonics Technology Research at JHU APL
Thomas Clark, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, USA

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
MG4.4 Photonics Technology Research at NIST
Vladimir Aksyuk, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
MG4.5 Collaborating with Sandia’s National Security Photonics Center
Rick McCormick, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA