Dr. Dan Sporea
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Dr. Dan Sporea received the MS degree in Electronics Engineering from “Politehnica” University, Bucharest, Romania, in 1972 and a PhD degree in Physics Engineering from the Institute for Atomic Physics, Magurele, Romania, in 1992. He is currently heading the Laser Metrology and Standardization Laboratory, at the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Magurele, Romania. For the last four years he acted as technical Deputy Director for a project focused on the development of a research infrastructure – the Center for Advanced Laser Technology, which includes a PW-class laser. Within this project he was in charge with the set up of the Photonics Investigations Laboratory. He coordinated several research projects for the European Fusion Program and over 15 national projects related to laser metrology, radiation effects in devices and materials, optical fiber sensors for critical installations. He holds one American patent and over 20 Romanian patents. He co-authored several book chapters on optical information processing, optoelectronics, optical fiber and optical fiber sensors in radiation environments. He coordinated Romanian participation to intercomparisons projects organized by NIST, the Laser Centrum Hanover, and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.
Prof. Arezki Benfdila
University Mouloud Mammeri Tizi-Ouzou Algeria, Algeria
Prof Arezki BENFDILA is a senior lecturer and Research Director at the University Mouloud Mammeri Tizi-Ouzou Algeria. He is a senior associate at the ICTP-UNESCO-IAEA Institution. He got his DSc in Microelectronics Engineering at the University M. Mammeri, Algeria in collaboration with other International Institutions. He is a full professor since 2005 and had many scientific positions. He was elected associate at ICTP UNESCO IAEA in June 2000 and elected again as a senior associate in 2009, position he holds up to date.
He participated in important international events such as the G8- UNESCO Forum organized at ICTP in 2007. He has been elected as Bureau member of the African Physical Society in 2010 as well as the 50th anniversary of ICTP in October 2014.
He directed many international research projects namely with CNRS France. He is director of government research projects from 1995 up to date. He is a reviewer at different journals and Associate editor at the ARP ICTP.
Dr. Mahesh Kumar
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India
Dr. Mahesh Kumar has received M.Tech degree in Solid State Materials from IIT Delhi and Ph.D degree in Engineering from IISc Bangalore. He worked at Central Research Laboratory of Bharat Electronics Ltd. (CRL-BEL) Bangalore as Scientist from 2005 to 2013. During his stint at CRL-BEL, he has worked on industry-academia collaboration that involved CRL-BEL and Materials Research Centre, IISc Bangalore. He was involved in the development of GaN based blue LEDs, Quantum-well infrared photodetectors, Solar cells and III-V quantum dots based detectors. He also worked at University of Paderborn, Germany as visiting scientist under Bilateral Exchange Programme of INSA. He has received INSA Medal for Young Scientists-2014,the MRSI Medal-2016 by Materials Research Society of India, Young Achiever Award-2016 by Department of Atomic Energy and ISSS Young Scientist Award 2017 by the Institute for Smart Structures and Systems. He has been awarded among top-10 outstanding reviewers for CrystEngComm (RSC) in 2016. He is founding Member and Chair of Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (2015-2019), Member of Global Young Academy (2017-2022) and IEEE Senior Member from 2016. He has been selected for the prestigious Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum. He has published more than 80 research articles.