• An In-Person-Only Event
  • Technical Conference:  07 – 12 May 2023
  • The CLEO Hub: 09 – 11 May 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We seek to create a diverse community that embraces inclusion and participation of persons of different race, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, socio-economic status, country of origin and citizenship, ethnic background, disability, career stage and professional status.

CLEO Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Members

Peter Andersen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark 

Tatevik Chlyan, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

Ben Eggleton, University of Syndey, Australia 

Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Michael Mielke, Iradion Laser Inc., USA

Nataliia Mysko-Krutik, B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine

Irina Novikova, College of William & Mary, USA 

Viktor Podolskiy, University of Massachusettes, Lowell, USA

Rohit Prasankumar, Intellectual Ventures, USA

Stephanie Tomasulo, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Michael Williams, Boston Electronics Corp., USA

The 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Talk
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Benjamin Eggleton

Benjamin Eggleton
Director of The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano); Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia

Talk: Shaping the Wave: Achieving Success and Innovation Through a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

In this presentation, I will shine a light on the clear benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace and give an overview of my own very positive journey of building and working in diverse and inclusive teams and organizations.

Biography: Benjamin Eggleton obtained the PhD degree in Physics from the University of Sydney. In 1996, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. In 2000 he was promoted to Director within the Specialty Photonics Division of Bell Laboratories, focusing on forward-looking research supporting Lucent's business in optical fiber devices and optical networks. Since 2003 he has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and currently serves as the Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano) and Co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). Eggleton is a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA), IEEE Photonics, SPIE, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).