Emerging Opportunities in Photonics Research

Emerging Opportunities in Photonics Research

This session features presentations by program managers from government funding agencies to discuss their vision for future photonics research, which is followed by a panel-based and moderated discussion on the emerging opportunities and grand challenges of photonics research, development, and commercialization. This session involves strong audience participation to discuss the emerging themes in photonic-based sciences and technologies with significant societal benefit.

Session Chairs:

  • Mario Dagenais, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Zetian Mi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA


  • Claire Cramer, DOE Office of Science
  • Dominique Dagenais, NSF
  • Kristy DeWitt, IARPA
  • Michael Gerhold, US Army Research Office
  • Steven Konsek, NSF
  • Robert Saperstein, DARPA STO
  • Gordon Keeler, DARPA MTO