Global Conference On

Optics, Photonics and Lasers


Venue: Crowne Plaza: Berlin - Potsdamer Platz, Hallesche str 10, Berlin, 10963. August 22, 2024
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Canek Fuentes-Hernandez
Prof. Canek Fuentes-Hernandez
Northeastern University

Canek Fuentes-Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, he received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México in 1998. In 2004, he received a PhD degree from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. In 2005 he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology were he worked as Principal Research Scientist until 2021. In August 2021, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers (h-index of 43), 63 contributed presentations at refereed conferences, 1 book chapter and 5 issued US patents. His research interests lie at the intersection between electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and material science. His past research has included investigations of the physical properties of organic semiconductors, and the physics and engineering of microelectronic and optoelectronic organic semiconductor devices, including: organic thin-film transistors, organic photovoltaics, organic photodetectors, high energy density capacitors and organic light-emitting diodes and multiple areas of physical optics and photonics, encapsulation, reliability and sustainability of organic semiconductor devices and their applications. His current research focuses on developing flexible and stretchable sensors to implement power autonomous and biologically-inspired sensor networks with computational capabilitieswith reduced latency and improved privacy. His goal is to enable multimodal sensing surfaces that operate at a local level or as part of a wireless network infrastructure, and that create new ways for users to interact with the living environment in areas that support global scale applications ranging from healthcare, telemanufacturing, robotics, to smart agriculture and large scale sensing for urban resilience and conservation.

Title of Talk: Flexible and Stretchable Organic Photodiodes for Sustainable Power Autonomous Edge Technologies