Twelve Junior Editors added to the Society’s open access journal

The IEEE Photonics Journal (PJ) is the IEEE Photonics Society’s premier open access, online-only rapid publication archival journal of top-quality research at the forefront of optics and photonics. Contributions addressing issues ranging from fundamental understanding to emerging technologies and applications are within the scope of the journal.

To contribute to the professional development of early career researchers of our community, we have recently introduced the role of Junior Editor, to train the next generation of editors. Our twelve Senior Editors mentor the twelve Junior Editors, who are involved in the peer review process and ensure that it is handled in a timely manner.

Therefore, I’m very pleased to introduce here the Junior Editors of our twelve technical areas I would like to thank them for their commitment and hope they find their editorial experience gratifying.

Andrea Sgambelluri is an assistant professor at the TeCIP Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His main research interests are in the field of control plane techniques for both packet and optical networks, including Software Defined Networking (SDN), network reliability, industrial Ethernet, switching, segment routing application, YANG/NETCONF solutions for the dynamic management, telemetry, (re)programming and monitoring of optical devices.



Yang Du is a scientist in the Department of Research and Technology at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology. Main research interests include optical fibers, optical sensors, Fourier optics, imaging system and image processing, microscopy and endoscopy, holography, and laser optics.




Xin Wang is a researcher at Southwest University, Nanjing, China. His research focuses on light sources including lasers, coherent optical sources, LED, OLED, QLED, lightning, incoherent optical sources, and semiconductor lasers. His research also focuses on photodiodes for high energy radiation and light-emitting diodes with nanoparticles.




Zunaid Omair is currently an optical sensing engineer at ASML-Cymer. He is fascinated by the application of optics and photonics to sensing and energy generation focusing on area 4 of PJ (Detection, Sensing, and Energy). His previous projects include nighttime energy harvesting using radiative cooling, reciprocal and nonreciprocal thermophotovoltaics, inverse electromagnetic design, plasmonic bionsensors, among others.



Sihan Xie the Junior Editor of area 5 of PJ (Integrated Systems, Circuits and Devices: Design, Fabrication and Materials). He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests include Micro/Nanostructure fabrication, thin film optoelectronics, semiconductor device physics, nanomaterials, colloidal quantum dots, lead halide perovskites.



Haifeng Hu is a researcher at the School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China. His research interests are optical field engineering and chirality-dependent light-matter interaction




Shu-Chi Allison Yeh is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her role as junior editor is to send reminders to associate editors and reviewers to ensure the review process is conducted in time while also assisting in identifying potential reviewers. Her research is focused on intravital multiphoton imaging of the bone and bone marrow to study the regulatory mechanisms of blood stem cell niche.



María R. Fernández-Ruiz is a Junior Editor in the area of computational photonics. Her current research is mainly related to distributed optical fiber sensors. Her research interests are photonic signal processing, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, and optical sensors.




Roxana Buga is a Junior Editor in area 9 of the journal addressing propagation, imaging, and spectroscopy. She supports the Senior Editor in the review process with the aim of reducing the time to publication. With her background in electronics and specialization in life sciences, she is deeply passionate and dedicated to contributing to the new advances in the field of optics.




Maja Colautti works in Florence, Italy at the National Institute of Optics, focusing her research on hybrid platforms for quantum photonics applications and, in general, for the exploration of physics at the quantum level. In the past year she also specialized in technology transfer applied to quantum photonics, and she worked as outreach and market specialist for Sparrow Quantum, a start-up fabricating quantum-dot single-photon sources for quantum technology applications.



Jingxi Li is a Junior Editor of PJ. He primarily assists with the work of the Senior Editors, supporting the editorial review process in subject areas including optical data science and machine intelligence in photonics.




Huanyu Song is currently working at SLAC National Accelerator Lab. He is working on high power ultrafast laser system, OPCPA, and nonlinear pulse compression with multipass cell (MPC) to generate high rep-rate, mJ-level ultrashort pulses (<20 fs) for pump-probe experiments.