Prof. Diaa A. M. Khalil
Dean, Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Optical MEMS , Integrated optics , Optical communication systems , Semiconductor laser
Profile Summary

Prof. Diaa Khalil has over 35 years of experience in micro photonics systems, including integrated optoelectronics and optical MEMS technology. He obtained his PhD from INPG France in 1993. He is a Professor of photonics in the Faculty of Eng., Ain Shams University since 2004, and currently the Vice dean of post graduate and research affairs.
Diaa Khalil is also the CTO of the Optical MEMS Division in Si-Ware Systems company, leading a group of talented engineers developing an innovative FTIR MEMS spectrometer, a unique product that gained the Prism award in the Photonics West conference 2014 in USA. He is a holder of the Egyptian state incentive prize in engineering sciences in 1998. He is a senior member in OSA and IEEE and a member in the SPIE and URSI societies. He is also a member in the editorial board of the journal, “Light: Science and Applications” published by the Nature Publishing Group NPG. He is inventor of about 25 granted international patents and more than 10 other patent applications. He is author and co-author of more than 270 publications, in international journals and conferences, in addition to 2 book chapters and 1 ebook published by SPIE
Publications (90)

Proceedings Article | 2 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11364, Integrated Photonics Platforms: Fundamental Research, Manufacturing and Applications
KEYWORDS: Refractive index, Finite-difference time-domain method, Resonators, Waveguides, Reflection, Optical coherence tomography, Silicon, Silicon photonics, Tolerancing

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11355, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres VI
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Gas sensors, Sensors, Spectrometers, Silicon, Gases, Deep reactive ion etching, Hollow waveguides

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11345, Nanophotonics VIII
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Mid-IR, Thin films, Spectroscopy, Spectrometers, Silicon, Platinum, Silicon films, Black bodies, Carbon nanotubes

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11354, Optical Sensing and Detection VI
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, FT-IR spectroscopy, Data modeling, Spectrometers, Chemometrics

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11354, Optical Sensing and Detection VI
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Mirrors, FT-IR spectroscopy, Digital signal processing, Modulation, Spectroscopy, Spectral resolution, Electronic test equipment, Resolution enhancement technologies, Absorption

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Conference Committee Involvement (3)
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XX
6 March 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIX
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Course Instructor
SC1230: Optical MEMS Engineering
This course provides an overview of the Optical MEMS technology from an engineering point of view. First, the course will explain the main features of the Optical MEMS market showing the different segments and the characteristics of each segment. Then, the course will give an overview of the main technologies in this domain showing the pros and cons of each technology from an industrial point of view and indicating some of their success stories. The attendees will then go through the details of the analysis and design of optical MEMS components. This includes the optical propagation through micro structures as well as the mechanical design of some common actuators (Comb drive actuator, thermal actuator, etc.) to be able to understand and appreciate the compatibility and contradictions faced when performing such designs. The course will be suitable for a beginner engineer who wants to penetrate the field of Optical MEMS as it allows him to ramp-up rapidly and jump into the initial design of a working optical MEMS component in a very short time.
NON-SPIE: Applied Optical Engineering
NON-SPIE: Integrated Optics
NON-SPIE: Optical Communication Systems
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