Congress Chairs

Sadao Nakai Professor Emeritus, Osaka University,
Japan
Christopher Barty University of California Irvine,
USA
Reinhart Poprawe Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT,
Germany
Ruxin Li Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics,
Chinese Academy of Science,
China

International Advisory Board

Chair

Ken-ichi Iga Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Members

  • Andreas OstendorfProfessor., Ruhl-University Bochum, Germany
  • Isamu AkasakiDistinguished Professor and Emeritus Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Michiharu NakamuraCounselor to the President, JST, Japan
  • Ryoji ChubachiPresident, AIST, Japan
  • Kazuo FurukawaGeneral Chairman, NEDO, Japan
  • Maki KawaiDirector, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
  • Yasuhide TajimaExecutive Director, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
  • Akira HirumaPresident and CEO, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan
  • Bill GoldsteinDirector, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • John CollierDirector, Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
  • Gerard MourouProfessor, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • Qihuang GongPresident, The Chinese Optical Society; Peking University, China
  • Jae W. HahnPresident, The Optical Society of Korea; Yonsei University, Korea

Organizing Committee (under negotiation)

Chairs

Yoshiaki Kato The Graduate School for the Creation
of New Photonics Industries
Kazuo Kuroda Utsunomiya University, LDC

Vice Chairs

  • Toyohiko YatagaiUtsunomiya University, BISC
  • Takashi IshidePresident, Japan Laser Processing Society
  • Makoto KikuchiPresident, Japan Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment
  • Takashige OmatsuChiba University, OMC

Members

  • Peter HalletDirector of Marketing and Industry Relations, SPIE, USA
  • Gregory QuarlesChief Scientific Officer, The Optical Society (OSA), USA
  • Mitsutoshi HatoriProfessor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
  • Nobuyuki KondoChairman & CEO, Japan Laser Corporation
  • Ken-ichi UedaThe University of Electro-Communications
  • Minoru ObaraProfessor Emeritus, Keio University
  • Fumihiko KannariKeio University
  • Naoshi KondoKyoto University
  • Mitsuo TakedaUtsunomiya University
  • Katsumi MidorikawaRIKEN
  • Kunioki MimaThe Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries
  • Naotada OkadaCorporate Manufacturing Engineering Center,Toshiba
  • Hitoshi OgataFriend of company, Mitsubishi Electric, Inc.
  • Shinji YamadaCenter for Exploratory Research, Hitachi
  • Tsutomu HaraCentral Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K.
  • Hitoki YonedaThe University of Electro-Communications, ALPS
  • Tomonao HosokaiOsaka University, HEDS
  • Norihiro HagitaATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, IoT-SNAP
  • Yoshio HayasakiUtsunomiya University, IP
  • Hiroshi MurataOsaka University, LDC
  • Hiroshi AmanoNagoya University, LEDIA
  • Takunori TairaInstitute for Molecular Science, LIC
  • Nobuhiko SarukuraOsaka University, LSC
  • Toshikazu EbisuzakiTokyo Institute od Technology, OWPT
  • Tomoyuki MiyamotoTokyo Institute of Technology, OWPT
  • Tetsuya IshikawaRIKEN, XOPT
  • Kazuto YamauchiOsaka University, XOPT

Steering Committee

Chair

Shuji Sakabe Kyoto University

Vice Chair

Kazuhisa YamamotoOsaka University

Members

  • Yasuhiro MiyasakaNational Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, ALPS
  • Yusuke FurukawaThe University of Electro-Communications, ALPS
  • Osamu MatobaKobe University, BISC
  • Hirotaka NakamuraOsaka University, HEDS
  • Ken-ichi KitayamaThe Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, IoT-SNAP
  • Atsushi KannoNational Institute of Information and Communications Technology, IoT-SNAP
  • Katsuhiro IshiiThe Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, IoT-SNAP
  • Norihiro OhseSONY, LDC
  • Tetsuya TakeuchiMeijo University, LEDIA
  • Ryuji KatayamaOsaka University, LEDIA
  • Yoichi SatoInstitute for Molecular Science, LIC
  • Akihiko NishimuraJAEA, LSSE
  • Noboru HasegawaNational Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, LSSE
  • Katsuhiko MiyamotoChiba University, OMC
  • Taito OsakaRIKEN, XOPT

Exhibition Committee

Chair

Kazuhisa Yamamoto Osaka University

Members

  • Nobuyuki KondoJapan Laser Corporation
  • Tsuyoshi NakamuraTRUMPF
  • Kanji ItoHamamatsu Photonics K.K.
  • Tetsuya NakaiThorlabs Japan

OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Council (as of 1 July, 2018)

President

Sadao Nakai Professor Emeritus, Osaka University

Vice President

  • Yoshiaki KatoPresident, GPI; President, The Laser Society of Japan
  • Akira HirumaPresident and CEO, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K.

Board Members

  • Takashige OmatsuExecutive Director, Photonics Division Chief Secretary; Chiba University
  • Takashi IshidePresident, Japan Laser Processing Society; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Makoto KikuchiPresident, Japan Association for the advancement of Medical Equipment
  • Kazuo KurodaUtsunomiya University
  • Nobuyuki KondoChairman, Japan Importers Association of Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • Mitsuo TakedaUtsunomiya University
  • Shuji SakabeKyoto University
  • Mikio ShishinoPresident, OPTO SCIENCE, INC.
  • Kenkichi TaniokaVice President, Medical Imaging Consortium
  • Mitsutoshi HatoriPresident, Japan Photonics Council; Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University
  • Katsumi MidorikawaDirector, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics
  • Toyohiko YatagaiUtsunomiya University
  • Kazuhisa YamamotoOsaka University

Auditor

  • Tetsuya NakaiPresident, Thorlabs Japan
  • Satoru UedaUEDA SATORU Certified Public Tax Accountants Office