Plenary speakers

Mickael Tanter

Institut Langevin, INSERM, CNRS, ESPCI Paris


Mickael Tanter is a research professor of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and distinguished professor of ESPCI Paris. He is heading the laboratory “Physics for Medicine” at ESPCI Paris, France. He is also the director of the first INSERM Technology Research Accelerator created in 2016 and dedicated to Biomedical Ultrasound. Mickael Tanter is a world-renowned expert in biomedical ultrasound and wave physics. He authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters (hIndex 60 from Isi Web of knowledge) and is the recipient of 50 international patents. He co-invented several major innovations in Biomedical Ultrasound: Transient Elastography, Ultrafast Ultrasound and Shear Wave Elastography, functional Ultrasound imaging of brain activity and Super-Resolution Ultrasound. M. Tanter is the co-founder of several MedTech companies in Biomedical Ultrasound (Supersonic Imagine, CardiaWave, Iconeus).

David Lentink

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA


Professor Lentink's multidisciplinary lab studies how birds fly to develop better flying robots—integrating biomechanics, fluid mechanics, and robot design. He has a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamics, Delft University of Technology) and a PhD in Experimental Zoology cum laude (Wageningen University). During his PhD he visited the California institute of Technology for 9 months to study insect flight. His postdoctoral training at Harvard was focused on studying bird flight. Publications range from technical journals to cover publications in Nature and Science. He is an alumnus of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, recipient of the Dutch Academic Year Prize, the NSF CAREER award, he has been recognized in 2013 as one of 40 scientists under 40 by the World Economic Forum, and he is the inaugural winner of the Steven Vogel Young Investigator Award.

Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez

Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain


Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez received his degree in Aerospace Engineering (6 year programme) at the School of Aeronautics of the Polytechnic University of Madrid in the year 2000. After finishing his studies he moved as a teaching assistant to Carlos III University, where he got his PhD in Fluid Mechanics in 2004 under supervision of Prof. Carlos Martínez-Bazán. His thesis research concerned the breakup of gas bubbles in a turbulent jet.

In january 2005 he moved to the University of California at San Diego to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the team of Prof. Juan C. Lasheras for two years. During that period, although he continued working on bubbly turbulent flows, he turned his interest towards the applications of fluid mechanics to biology and medicine.

Currently, he is an associate professor at Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), where he teaches Fluid Mechanics. He is a curiosity-driven researcher with broad interests: bubble-sound interaction, buoyant vortex rings, free-surface flows, and the mechanics of cell migration. He enjoys explaining phenomena found in everyday life, such as why a beer bottle foams-up after being tapped, or how do snails move.

Keynote speakers

Piet De Moor

imec, Leuven, Belgium


Piet De Moor received his PhD in Physics from University of Leuven in 1995. After joining imec in 1998 he consecutively lead different sections and groups in the areas of MEMS packaging, 3D Integration and Pixel Design and Test. The last years he was Program Manager Imagers. He has been technically coordinating several bilateral, EC, ESA, and nationally funded projects on advanced imaging systems. Recently he is appointed Senior Business Development Manager Imagers.


Yoshiyuki Tagawa did his undergraduate and graduate studies at The University of Tokyo in Japan. He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow at The University of Tokyo and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Dr. Tagawa is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.

Zenghu Chang

Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Physics Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA.


Zenghu Chang is a University Trustee Chair, Pegasus and Distinguished Professor at the University of Central Florida, where he directs the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and Optical Society of America. Chang graduated from Xi’an Jiao-tong University in 1982. He then earned a doctorate at the Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1988. From 1991 to 1993, Chang visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory sponsored by the Royal Society fellowship. He worked at the University of Michigan after 1996. Then joined the physics faculty at Kansas State University in 2001. Chang moved to the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 2010. His notable contributions include the demonstration of high-order harmonic cutoff extension using long wavelength driving lasers in 2001. His group recently generated the 53 as X-ray pulses reaching the carbon K-edge. He is the author of the book “Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics."

Rihito Kuroda

Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University


Rihito Kuroda received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in management science and technology from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively. He was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research from 2007 to 2010. Since 2010, he is with the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is engaged in researches on advanced CMOS image sensors including high speed global shutter CMOS image sensors, and semiconductor devices and circuits. Since 2017, Dr. Kuroda serves as a member of board of directors of the International Image Sensor Society.

Daniel E. Eakins

Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Daniel Eakins is an experimental physicist working at the interface of "extreme" materials science, shock physics and dynamic measurement science. He conducts research on the ultrafast behaviour of materials under extreme loading conditions, using a combination of gas-guns and high-power lasers to study key physical processes from their lattice-level origins to the bulk scale. His work encompasses the dynamic strength and failure of both metals and ceramics, with emphasis on heterogeneous systems. He is an expert in the shock response of porous/cellular materials, having focused on dynamic energy absorption in additive manufactured lattices, and tuning of shock-induced reactions in granular mixtures. Since arriving in the UK, Dr. Eakins has helped pioneer the use of advanced X-ray imaging methods to provide new details on the behaviour of materials under shock compression.

Dr. Eakins received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007, after which he was awarded a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2010 he joined Imperial College London as a lecturer to help establish the Institute of Shock Physics, serving as its Deputy Director. Since 2017, he has held an Associate Professorship and Magnesium Fellowship within the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group at the University of Oxford.


Dr. Jinyang Liang is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) - Université du Québec. His research interests cover a broad range of areas, including ultrafast imaging, photoacoustic microscopy, wavefront engineering, and high- precision laser beam shaping. His research primarily focuses on implementing optical modulation techniques to develop new optical instruments for applications in biomedicine and physics. He has published over 50 journal papers and conference proceedings, including Nature (cover story), Science Advances, and Light: Science & Applications. He holds two U.S. patents on ultrafast optical imaging technology. He received his B.E. degree in Optoelectronic Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2007, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, in 2009 and 2012. From 2012 to 2017, he was a postdoctoral trainee at Washington University in St. Louis and California Institute of Technology.

Fabrice Pierron

University of Southampton, UK


Fabrice Pierron joined the University of Southampton in 2012 as Professor of Solid Mechanics after an initial academic career in France. He is an international leader in data-rich, image-based experimental solid mechanics, combining test design, deformation imaging and inverse identification to develop innovative routes for advanced material characterisation. He has been developing and championing the Virtual Fields Method (VFM) since the mid-90s, and is a recognized expert in ultra-high speed imaging for measuring the deformation of materials. He holds a Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Fellow title awarded in 2013 and is Editor-in-Chief of one of the two leading journals in his field – Strain. He was a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awardee (2012 - 17), and holds a £1.2M EPSRC Established Career Fellowship (EP/L026910/1, 2014 - 19) focusing on novel image-based techniques for high strain rate material identification. He is a founding member of the MatchID company marketing a Digital Image Correlation (DIC) software platform specializing in integrating DIC with mechanical exploitation of the data like the VFM.

Toni Delbruck

ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Tobi Delbruck received a Ph.D. degree from Caltech in 1993 in the inaugural class of the Computation and Neural Systems program founded by John Hopfield, as a student of Christof Koch, David van Essen and Carver Mead. Currently he is a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich in the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he has been since 1998. His group is led together with Dr. Shih-Chii Liu. It focuses on neuromorphic event-based sensors and processing with recent focus on theory and hardware accelerators for AI. He co-organized the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering workshop and the live demonstration sessions at ISCAS and NIPS. Delbruck is past Chair of the IEEE CAS Sensory Systems Technical Committee. He worked on electronic imaging at Arithmos, Synaptics, National Semiconductor, and Foveon and has founded 3 spin-off companies, including www.inilabs.com , which supports basic R&D on neuromorphic sensory processing. He has been awarded 9 IEEE awards and was named a Fellow of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for his work on neuromorphic sensors and processing. Besides playing with neuromorphic sensors, he like to read, play tennis and basketball, and practice card magic on unwary subjects.

Invited speakers

Nathan Blanken

State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Environment and Control for Flight Vehicle, International Center for Applied Mechanics, School of Aerospace, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, PR China

Impact of a compound drop on a solid surface
Philippe Brunet

CNRS - Université Paris Diderot, Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes

Droplet and free-surface actuation by MHz acoustic waves
Liam Claus

Sandia National Laboratories

Ultra-fast CMOS image sensor development at Sandia National Laboratories
Nico de Jong

Erasmus MC, Thoraxctr, Biomedical Engineering, Rotterdam, The Netherlands;Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Scientific Imaging, Delft, The Netherlands

Brandaris 3D
Paul Duineveld

Philips Personal Health, Technical Expert Group, Drachten, The Netherlands

Ultra small droplet generation in inkjet printing by higher order meniscus oscillations
Daniele Faccio

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow

Advanced time-of-flight applications with SPADs: from seeing behind walls to seeing through scattering materials
Kamel Fezzaa

Imaging Group, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.

Ultrafast X-ray imaging and complementary techniques at 32-ID beamline of the APS
Leonardo Gasparini

Integrated Radiation and Image Sensor, FBK, Trento, Italy

MILA: Imaging LiDAR at a High Laser Repetition Rate
David Giraud

Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, United States of America

An ultra-fast bright field microscope for studying behavior and effects of therapeutic ultrasound and microbubbles for cardiovascular disease
David Goertz

Sunnybrook Research Institute; Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada

Optical insights into bubble mediated sonothrombolysis
Nicola Carlo Guerrini

STFC - RAL CMOS Sensors Design Group

Development of ultra-fast CMOS sensors for scientific applications at STFC - RAL
Istvan Gyongy

Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

High speed imaging using binary, single-photon sensitive image sensors
Martin Heinold

Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany

Metrological challenges while recording a Saker falcon in free flapping flight
Paul H. Kamm

Applied Materials, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin, Germany; Institute for Materials Science and Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

X-ray tomoscopy: beyond real-time tomography
Klazina Kooiman

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Microbubble-mediated drug delivery revealed at nanosecond and nanometer resolution
Jingzhen Li

Institute of Photonic Engineering, College of Electron Sci. & Tech., Shenzhen University; Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Micro·Nano Photonic Information, Shenzhen, 518060, China

Single-shot all-optical ultrafast imaging at ten trillion frames per second with high-resolution
Stephan Nickell

Microscopy Business Group, Business Development mSEM, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, ZEISS Group, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22, 73447 Oberkochen, Germany

Direct readout of EEPROM memory cells by passive voltage contrast multi-beam SEM imaging
Andrei Nomerotski

Brookhaven National Lab, Upton NY, USA

Fast imager with 1.5 ns time stamping of optical photons
Margie Olbinado

The European Synchrotron -ESRF, Grenoble, France

Advancing in situ materials characterization using ultra high-speed imaging with synchrotron X-rays
Davide Portaluppi

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Time-gated SPAD camera with reconfigurable macropixels for LIDAR applications
Je-Kyung Ryu

Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

High-speed atomic force microscopy imaging of a DNA-interacting protein, condensin.
Michele Sannino

IMASENIC S.L., Barcelona, Spain

Review and future outlook on ultra-high speed CMOS image sensor
Eiichi Sato

Department of Physics, Iwate Medical University, Japan

Intense nickel-K-photon irradiation from weakly-ionized linear plasma with a zinc reflector
Fulvio Scarano

Delft University of Technology, Aerospace Engineering Department, Aerodynamics

Velocity and vorticity dynamics visualisations with high-speed tomographic PIV
Natalia Shevchenko

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), 01328 Dresden, Germany

X-ray visualisation of melt flow effects on dendritic solidification