IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (PTL) adds three new Senior Editors to its Editorial Board

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (PTL) is pleased to welcome three new Senior Editors to its Editorial Board. Joining Editor-in-Chief Boon S. Ooi, Senior Editors Andrew W. Poon and Hoon Kim, and the journal’s Associate Editors, are Wibool Piyawattanametha, Mikhail Belkin, and Jonathan Wierer. Their expertise and dedication to the journal will help to ensure its continued success, and we are grateful for their service to PTL and the Photonics Society.

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters addresses all aspects of the IEEE Photonics Society Constitutional Field of Interest with emphasis on photonic/lightwave components and applications, laser physics and systems and laser/electro-optics technology. Examples of subject areas for the above areas of concentration are integrated optic and optoelectronic devices, high-power laser arrays (e.g. diode, CO2), free electron lasers, solid, state lasers, laser materials’ interactions and femtosecond laser techniques. The letters journal publishes engineering, applied physics and physics-oriented papers. Emphasis is on rapid publication of timely manuscripts. A goal is to provide a focal point of quality engineering-oriented papers in the electro-optics field not found in other rapid-publication journals.

Jonathan Wierer is a professor at North Carolina State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include semiconductor device physics and semiconductor materials science. Specifically, he has made seminal contributions in III-nitride electronic and optoelectronic devices. His career and research experience are unique, in that it has been performed across various organizations (university, industry, and a national laboratory), and has exposed him to different perspectives on semiconductor device research. 

Mikhail Belkin joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich as a Chair of Semiconductor Technology in 2019. His research interests are focused on developing optoelectronic and integrated photonics solutions in the mid-infrared (mid-IR, λ ≈ 2.5-30 μm) and terahertz (THz, λ ≈ 30-300 μm) spectral regions. These spectral regions host numerous applications, such as vibrational spectroscopy and microscopy, chemical and biomedical imaging and sensing, free-space communications, terahertz imaging and many others. 

Wibool Piyawattanametha is a professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a Head of Advanced Imaging Research (AIR) Center, School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. He has also been appointed as an adjunct professor, Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences & Engineering (IQ), Michigan State University, Michigan, USA, since 2018. Over the past decade, he has established the optical preclinical imaging and artificial intelligence based point-of-care diagnosis systems center for low-resource settings, which has been supported by international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and served as a principal investigator of the center.

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