Prof. Dr. Frank Otremba is the Head of the BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) division “Tanks for Dangerous Goods and Accidental Mechanics” in Berlin and honorary professor at the technical university of Brandenburg. He graduated as mechanical engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rostock in the field of numerical methods and fracture mechanics in 1991. He has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear field and has published numerous papers. He is a member of the German Reactor Safety Commission subgroup “Materials and Pressurized Components” and Nuclear Safety Standards Commission subgroup “Mechanical Components”.
Takashige Omatsu (B.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Tokyo) is a professor of nano-science division of a faculty of engineering in Chiba University.His research intersts cover a variety of areas, such as nonlinear optics, solid-state and fiber lasers, singular optics, and super-resolution spectroscopy. Recent work has focused on chiral control of nano-structures by angular momentum of light. Such chiral nano-structures will potentially provide a new scientific aspect to metamaterials, plasmonics, and silicon photonics, and they might also enable us to develop nanoscale imaging systems with chiral selectivity. He has already published >100 refereed journal articles, and he has performed >20 invited presentations of major international conferences, including CLEO, CLEO Pacific-Rim, CLEO Europe, LEOS, and ICALEO meetings. He has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Optics Express during 2006-2012. He is also on the editorial board of Applied Physics Express. He is currently working as a steering committee member of the conference on the laser and optoelectronics pacific-rim (CLEO Pacific-rim). Professor Omatsu is a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America. He is also Visiting Professor, Xinjiang Normal University, China.