Professor Saulius Juodkazis received his doctorate in experimental physics and material science jointly from Vilnius University (Lithuania) and Lyon-I University (France) in '97. From then on, he held previous faculty positions at the University of Tokushima (lecturer and assistant professor) and Hokkaido (associate professor) in Japan. He has contributed to development of a three-dimensional femtosecond laser micro-fabrication for optofluidic, optical memory, and photonic crystal applications. He is author of more than 500 peer-reviewed journal papers, reviews, and several book chapters.
His current research is focused on applying principles of plasmonic light-field enhancement and its spectral control for applications in sensing, solid-state lighting, and solar energy conversion.
S. Juodkazis is a Fellow of OSA and SPIE. He organised series of Australian-Japanese student research conferences, promotes domestic and international student research projects and initiated the first Australian joint SPIE-OSA student chapter in 2013.