Prof. Duncan P. Hand, Heriot Watt University, UK
Talk Title: "Ultra-short pulsed laser welding: glasses, crystals and metals"
Prof. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
Topic: Innovative Material Science Pioneered by Chiral Photonics Using Light to Establish a New Field of Chiral Materials
Prof. Sean Regan, University of Rochester, USA
Topic: Laser inertial confinement fusion
INVITED TALKS at Special Session "Laser Ablation and Processing in Liquids"
Dr. Hiroshi Fukumura, Visiting Professor, Molecular Imaging and Photonics Department of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Talk title: "Laser-induced phase separation of liquid mixtures from molecular levels to macroscopic changes"
Prof. Naoto Koshizaki, Hokkaido University, Japan
Dr. Eng. Takahiro Nakamura, Senior Researcher, GCE Institute Inc., Japan
INVITED TALKS at Closing Session "Highly Effective Microfabrication"
Prof. Dr. Yoshio Hayasaki, Center for Optical Research and Education, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Talk title: "Holographic optical engine for high-throughput, robust, and functional shaped-beam laser processing"
Dr. Ulf Quentin, Director Sales Micromachining, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
Talk title: "How much power can you handle? Status and strategies for high power ultrashort pulse applications"
INVITED TALKS at Regular Sessions
Prof. Dr. Yves Bellouard, EPFL-École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Talk title: "Femtosecond laser-driven optomechanical substrates: an enabling tool for nanometer alignment resolution and packaging of optical systems"
Prof. Mitsuhiro Terakawa, Keio University, Japan
Talk title (Tentative): Laser-induced Graphitization of Soft Materials for Electrical and Optical Applications
Prof. Leonid V. Zhigilei, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, USA
Talk title (Tentative): Mechanisms and dynamics of laser-induced phase explosion: Insights from large-scale atomistic simulations