Emerging Technologies Task Force

The IEEE Photonics Society Emerging Technologies Task Force (ETT) is responsible for: identifying, describing, and nurturing new technology directions; recommending new programs that focus on leading technologies and frontline issues in photonics, and promoting technical activities in support of both academia and industry. Within the Society's leadership structure, the ETT reports to the Professional & Technical Development Council, with its Chair serving that respective Council as a voting member.

Strategic Objectives
  • Nurture emerging technologies that help position the Society's scientific and technical relevance for the long-term, and ensure that it continues to engage constructively with issues of major societal importance;
  • Identify technological overlaps within the Society's areas of interest that encourage collaboration with multiple IEEE societies, and new initiatives under IEEE Future Directions;
  • Influence special focus areas within conference series to highlight and accelerate development of the domain;
  • Identify topics for special issues within Society’s journals, as well as support Special Symposia, Tech Forums, and Focus Sessions on forward-facing topics.

Emerging Technologies Task Force Chair

Ampalavanapillai
Ampalavanapillai "Thas" Nirmalathas
Emerging Technologies Task Force Chair
University of Melbourne, Australia

Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members

Alexandra  Boltasseva  portrait
Alexandra Boltasseva
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
Purdue University, USA
Jacques Carolan portrait
Jacques Carolan
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
University College London, UK
Amol Choudhary portrait
Amol Choudhary
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India
Lukas Chrostowski portrait
Lukas Chrostowski
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
University of British Columbia, Canada
Amy Hong portrait
Amy Hong
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
Pacific Northwest Laboratory, USA
Ray-Hua Horng portrait
Ray-Hua Horng
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Stratos Kehayas portrait
Stratos Kehayas
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
G&H Photonics, UK
Benjamin G. Lee portrait
Benjamin G. Lee
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
IBM Research, USA
Rajesh  Menon  portrait
Rajesh Menon
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
University of Utah, USA
Roberto  Morandotti portrait
Roberto Morandotti
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
INRS-EMT
Varennes (QC), Canada
Lorenzo  Pavesi  portrait
Lorenzo Pavesi
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
University of Trento, Italy
Stephen Ralph portrait
Stephen Ralph
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
Georgia Tech, USA
Carmen V Garcia portrait
Carmen V Garcia
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Rachel Won portrait
Rachel Won
Emerging Technologies Task Force Committee Members
Nature Photonics, London, UK