3 invited speakers confirmed their participation in our symposium :

Mark Ainslie, University of Cambridge (UK)
Mark Ainslie, University of Cambridge (UK)Modelling superconductors: from materials to applications
Dr Mark Ainslie is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) Early Career Fellow in the Bulk Superconductivity Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, and principal investigator of a project investigating the use of bulk high-temperature superconductors (HTS) in portable, high-field magnet systems. He has published over 100 articles across a broad range of topics in applied superconductivity and in 2020 authored a textbook, “Numerical modelling of bulk superconductor magnetisation,” as part of the Institute of Physics Expanding Physics eBooks series. He is currently the elected President of the HTS Modelling Workgroup.
Guillaume Demésy, Université d'Aix-Marseille (France)
Guillaume Demésy, Université d'Aix-Marseille (France)Expansion(s) of electromagnetic fields on Dispersive Quasi Normal Modes
Guillaume Demésy graduated with a major in optics at Supoptique (Orsay, France). His PhD work, defended in 2009, consisted in the development of 3D vector electromagnetic models for solving de Maxwell equations in complex multi-domain opto-geometric structures. He has applied these Finite Element models to many nanophotonic devices in the domain of spectral filtering. After a postoc in Sajeev John’s group (at University of Toronto) on resonant solar light trapping using photonic crystals, Guillaume Demésy is since 2011 an Assistant Professor at Université d'Aix-Marseille. His work is currently focused on numerical techniques to compute resonances of nanophotonic systems and their applications to design optical components such as gratings, waveguides, metamaterials… His electromagnetic models are usually made available open-source.
Peter Gangl, Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Peter Gangl, Graz University of Technology (Austria)Shape and topology optimization of electric machines
Peter Gangl received his MSc and PhD in applied mathematics from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. His main research area is the field of shape and topology optimization with a strong focus on the design optimization of electric machines. Here, he deals with both mathematical analysis and practical realization of design optimization algorithms. He is currently a university assistant at the Institute of Applied Mathematics at Graz University of Technology where he is also the principal investigator of an FWF research project dealing with multiphysical shape optimization of electric machines.