8:30 - 9:00 am | Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am | Welcome address
Northwest Building B.103

Prof. Eric Mazur, President, The Optical Society


SESSION 1 | Northwest Building B.103

9:30 - 10:20 am | Keynote presentation
Prof. Ed Boyden
Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute
Title: Optogenetics and Expansion Microscopy: New Ways of Using Light to Understand Biological Systems

10:20 - 11:00 am | Featured research presentations 

10:20 am | Vicente Parot, Harvard University
Title: Hadamard Microscopy:  Widefield High-Speed Optical Sectioning in Tissue

10:40 am | Janani Iyer, Harvard University
Title: Imaging the Mammalian Cochlea Using Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography

11:00 - 11:20 am | Coffee Break 


SESSION 2 | Northwest Building B.103

11:20 - 12:10 pm | Industry research presentation
Dr. Peter Moulton 
Senior Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Title: Ultra-High-Power Lasers: Towards Boiling the Vacuum

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm | Featured research presentations 

12:10 pm | Atcha Totachawattana, Boston University
Title: Robust Mid-infrared Photothermal Spectroscopy and Imaging with High Spatial Resolution

12:30 pm | Sunny Jolly, MIT Media Lab
Title: Integrated Optics for Flat-Panel Holographic Video Displays

12:50 - 1:50 pm | Lunch


SESSION 3 | Northwest Building B.103

1:50 - 2:40 pm | Keynote presentation
Prof. Theodore Moustakas
Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
Title: Development of novel deep UV LEDs and Lasers for industrial and medical applications

2:40 - 3:20 pm | Featured research presentations 

2:40 pm | Dr. Lyudmyla Adamska, Boston University
Title : Electronic and Optical Properties of Borophene, a Two-dimensional Transparent Metal

3:00 pm | Dr. Andreas Liapis, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: Nanotextured Invisible Glass

3:20 - 3:40 pm | Coffee break


SESSIONS 4a and 4b - Concurrent sessions

3:40 - 5:00 pm | Featured research presentations

SESSION 4a | Northwest Building B.103

3:40 pm | Invited speaker
Prof. Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title: Enhancing Human Color Vision by Breaking Binocular Redundancy

4:00 pm | Invited speaker
Prof. Alex Sushkov, Boston University
Title: Quantum Protocols for Nanoscale Sensing and Metrology

4:20 pm | Dr. Philip Camayd-Muñoz, Harvard University
Title: Supercoupling in Zero-Index Metamaterials

4:40 pm | Noah Rubin, Harvard University
Title : Metasurface Polarization Optics: Independent Phase Control of Arbitrary Orthogonal States of Polarization


SESSION 4b | Northwest Building B.101

3:40 pm | Invited speaker
Prof. Mathias Kolle, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Title: Biological Inspiration in Optics and Photonics

4:00 pm | Katalin Szendrei, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Title: Touchless Finger Motion Tracking with Humidity Sensitive 1D Photonic Crystals

4:20 pm | Caleb Cook, Harvard University
Title: Theory of Chirped Photonic Crystals in Biological Broadband Reflectors

4:40 pm | Maria Sánchez-Purrà, University of Massachusetts Boston
Title: SERS-based Lateral Flow Immunoassay for the Multiplexed Detection of Dengue and Zika


5:00 - 7:30 pm | Poster Session & Science as Art 
Northwest Building B.100

6:30 pm | Awards ceremony 
Northwest Building B.100