Professor Che Ting

Physics Department

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China




Professor Che Ting Chan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. He is currently serving as the Associate Vice-President for Research & Development at HKUST. He is also concurrently the Daniel C. K. Yu Professor of Science, Chair Professor of Physics, and the Director of the Research Office of HKUST. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Physical Society of Hong Kong and a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences. His primary research interest is the theory and simulation of material properties, including theoretical and computational physics; photonic crystals; acoustic metamaterials; material simulations, etc. He has published over 600 papers with more than 54,000 citations. More detailed publications can be found at


 Professor Vitalyi E. Gusev

Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Mans (LAUM): UMR CNRS 6613,

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, av. O. Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans





Professor Vitalyi E. Gusev received his Ph.D. degree in physics and mathematics in 1982 from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He received Habilitations from Moscow State University in 1992 and from Le Mans University, France, in 1997. He is currently a Professor at Le Mans University. His research includes the development of the theoretical foundations of nonlinear acoustic, optoacoustic, photothermal, and thermoacoustic phenomena.  His most recent research has focused on applications of picosecond laser ultrasonics for imaging, nonlinear laser ultrasonics, the acoustics of granular media, and non-destructive testing and evaluation of nanomaterials and nanostructures. Prof. Vitalyi E. Gusev is the author of more than 350 publications in international journals and a book “Laser Optoacoustic” published in Russia (1991) and in the USA (1993). He was awarded the Lenin Komsomol Prize in Science and Technology, Physics (Nonlinear Acoustics) in 1987: the highest award for young researchers in the former Soviet Union. He became a Senior Prize Winner of the International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association (2003) and a Senior Member of the Institute of French Universities (2006). In 2007, he was awarded the French Medal of the French Acoustical Society and, in 2010, the Gay-Lussac Humboldt Research Award. In 2013 and 2016, he became the Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and of the American Physical Society, respectively.  


 Professor Hairong Zheng

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China




Professor Hairong Zheng obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). He earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006 with partial support from American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. He did his postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis in 2007. In the same year, he joined Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he is presently Deputy Director and a Professor. He leads the Paul C. Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging at SIAT. He is the Director of the National Innovation Center for Advanced Medical Devices. Prof. Zheng currently conducts research primarily in biomedical imaging technology. Its thrust is to develop multifunctional ultrasonic imaging systems that can be used for elastography, molecular imaging, neuromodulation, and fast high-field MRI imaging technologies and systems Prof. Zheng has published 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and held more than 100 issued patents based on his research, some of which have been translated into commercial products for clinical use. He served as the editorial board member for Physics in Medicine and Biology. He was also the associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on UFFC.


 Professor Leonard J. Bond

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Iowa State University, Ames

Iowa, 50011, USA





Professor Leonard J. Bond received his Ph.D. in Physics from The City University, London. After a long career in industry, national laboratories, and academia he is now a Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University and an Honorary Professor, at Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). From 2012-2018, he was the Director of the Centre for NDE and then Coordinator for the Minor in NDE at Iowa State University. He has throughout his career worked on aspects of both high and low-power ultrasonics, particularly focused on measurements in harsh and novel environments for nuclear, defense, and process industries problems. He continues activities with research into various aspects of nondestructive evaluation, nonlinear ultrasonics, acoustic microscopy, and advanced x-ray imaging. Professor Bond is the author of more than 350 papers in journals and conference proceedings. He has been the author or co-author for 18 book chapters, working party reports, and editor for sixteen books and proceedings. He is co-author of the book “Ultrasonics” – Ensminger and Bond and is currently finishing the manuscript for the 4th Edition. He has 10 patents. He started his academic career as a faculty member, at University College London, becoming a Reader in Ultrasonics. Mid-career he took a sabbatical at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder, which became a move to the USA. His subsequent activities included positions with the University of Denver, Denver Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he was a Laboratory Fellow, and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where he was the founding Director of CASE (Center for Advanced Energy Studies). He has held positions with various technical societies including as a Region Director and Director of IEEE. He is a Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the UK Institute of Physics.


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    Feb 28, 2023 Extended to Mar 28, 2023

  • Notification of Acceptance

    April 23, 2023 Extended to April 30, 2023

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    May 28, 2023

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    September 18 - 21, 2023

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    June 25, 2023 Extended to Nov 30, 2023