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Organising Team











Professor K T V Grattan OBE FinstMC FREng


Professor Grattan graduated in physics from Queen's University Belfast in 1974, followed by a PhD in laser physics. He joined City University London in 1983 and was appointed George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014. His research interests include the development and use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. He was elected President of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK National Academy of Engineering, in 2008. He was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle in November 2018.

Professor Grattan had been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. From 2001 to 2017, he was Editor of the IMEKO Journal Measurement and also serves on their General Council. He has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal Measurement: Sensors in 2019. Professor Grattan is the author and co-author of over seven hundred refereed publications in major international journals and a similar number at conferences and is the co-editor (with Professor B T Meggitt) of a five-volume topical series on optical fiber sensor technology. His work is highly cited by his peers nationally and internationally.









Tongyu Liu


Tongyu Liu received the B.Eng. degree in radio electronics from Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree in materials science from Brunel University London, U.K., in 1999.,After 14 years of study and work in U.K., he joined the Laser Institute, Shandong Academy of Sciences, in 2004, undertaking research in novel optical fiber sensor development for physical and gas sensing. He has authored and coauthored more than 150 journals and conference papers. He has more than 20 patents. His recent research interests have been focused on fiber optic sensors for safety monitoring in coal mine, petrochemical, and power industries.











Professor Elfed Lewis


Professor Elfed Lewis graduated with BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Liverpool University in 1981 and was awarded his PhD from the same institution in 1987.  He is Professor and Director of the Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre at University of Limerick, which he founded in 1996.  He is Fellow of Institute of Physics, IET, Royal Society of Chemistry and Senior member IEEE. He has authored and co authored more than 200 journal papers and made in excess of 250 contributions to international conferences. He currently holds 9 patents on Optical Fibre Sensor Devices. In 2005 he was recipient of the University of Limerick Special Achievement in Research Award and was a Fulbright Scholar with CREOL (University of Central Florida) in 2008.  He was Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Sensors Council for the period July 2013-June 2015 and General Co-Chair of the recent 5th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (2019) and European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS2016) both held at University of Limerick, Ireland












Huimin (Stephanie) Shan


Director of the International and Public Communication Department, China Instrument and Control Society - Beijing, China. Huimin Shan received her MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She has served as Event Director and Director of the International and Public Communication Department at China Instrument and Control Society, a leading nonprofit academic association in China. She specializes in planning and executing international events to use technology to improve the environment and human life quality. Her experience working in multi-industry resources has given her a good sense of seizing new collaboration opportunities, allocating resources, and managing relationships with key stakeholders such as policymakers, NGOs, universities, research institutes, and industry leaders.

Zhihai Liu

Zhihai Liu received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, in 1999, 2003, and 2007, respectively. He is the dean in the College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering. He is Professor and Doctoral advisor at the College. He is currently with the Key Laboratory of In-Fiber Integrated Optics (Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University), and the Key Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Device Physics for Oceanic Applications (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, Harbin Engineering University). He is the author and co-author of more than 200 research papers. His research interests include fiber optical trapping, fiber sensors, intelligent fiber devices, and their applications.


Chunying Guan
Chunying Guan received her B.Sc. in Optoelectronic Technology (2001), M.Sc. in Optical Engineering (2004), and Ph.D. in Mechanical Design and Theory (2007), from Harbin Engineering University, China. From 2001 to present, she is working in Harbin Engineering University. In 2013, she was a visiting scholar in the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK. In 2016, she was a senior visiting Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, UK. She is currently a full professor at the College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China. Her research interests focus on fiber devices, optical fiber sensors, nanophotonics and femtosecond 3D printing. She is principle investigator of 7 projects (National Natural Science Foundations of China (NSFC)). She has authored and co authored more than 150 journal papers and 60 conference papers, hold over 40 patents.


Andy Augousti

Andy Augousti is Professor of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, and was the founding Director of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University. He has published around 170 refereed journal and conference publications, 3 patents, 5 volumes of edited conference proceedings, a laboratory manual for Physics students with international colleagues, and a Ukrainian-English Visual Dictionary of Physics, as well as a Chinese-English version. He is a Series Editor for a book series on Sensors and Instrumentation published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

He has organised around 70 conferences and meetings, chaired four national conferences, and organised and delivered over 50 short courses in the UK, France and China. I have international research links in China, India, Ireland, Poland, the USA, Japan and Brazil and his work has been funded by the EPSRC and BBSRC, the former DTI, the EU, the British Council, the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, with grants in excess of £3.6M. He has supervised or co-supervised over 12 PhD students to completion and examined around 60 PhD theses nationally and internationally.


He is a Chartered Physicist, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. He has been a recipient of the President's Award of Tianjin University, and both the Honeywell International Medal and the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control. He has been a founding Director of four limited companies, and also holds an MBA and a DSc. He is a Liveryman, University Warden and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers, a Trustee and Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Institute of Measurement and Control, and a Trustee of the Benevolent Fund of the Institute of Physics. 

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