#### Biography

Eliade Stefanescu, graduate of Faculty of Electronics, Section of Physicist Engineers in 1970, and PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1990, is a professional with multidisciplinary openness. In 1975 he followed a specialization course in physics of semiconductor devices, and, as a Scientist from 1976, and a Senior Scientist III from 1978, he worked in the field of dynamical characterization of semiconductor devices. From 1978, he worked in physics of optoelectronic devices, especially in optical bistability. From 1987, and from 1990 as a Senior Scientist II, he worked in the field of open quantum physics. In 1989 he predicted a phenomenon of amplification of a coherent electromagnetic field on the account of the environmental heat, and in 1991 discovered that the penetrability of a potential barrier can be increased by coupling to a dissipative system – thus, he described the decay spectrum of some cold fission modes. As a Senior Scientist I, from 1997 he developed a microscopic theory of open quantum systems, discovered a physical principle for the heat conversion into usable energy, invented semiconductor devices, and gave an analytical, microscopic description of the involved phenomena. In 2014, he produced a unitary relativistic quantum theory. In the years 1995-2000, he held a course called Dissipative Systems, in a program of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest for the master degree. He collaborated with scientists from the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Giessen, Germany, and the Department of Theoretical Nuclear Physics of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

#### Research Interest

Open Quantum Physics, with applications in Quantum Optics and Nuclear Physics – quantum mechanics, relativistic theory, field theory, dissipation theory, quantum optics, nuclear physics, and energy production.

#### Biography

Professor Rodney Loudon MA DPhil Oxf, FRS is an Emeritus Professor at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering of University of Essex. Rodney Loudon's work focuses on various aspects of theoretical solid state and laser physics, and particularly on light scattering. His 1964 paper on the Raman effect was one of the 100 most cited papers in all areas of physical science between 1960 and 1969. He has published more than 190 papers and 3 books, one of which(the three editions of The Quantum Theory of Light) has a very high international reputation and has been translated into Russian and Japanese. His Early work on excitons, phonons and magnons and his later treatments of non-classical effects in the statistical properties of light have attracted many citations. His most recent work on surface excitations and on optical amplification, attenuation and detection has also proved to be important. Rodney has played a full role at the University of Essex as Professor, Chairman and Dean. He has also workedat BT, RRE, Bell Telephone Laboratories and RCA.

#### Research Interest

Lasers and Optoelectronics. Mathematical and Theoretical physics. Applications of quantum optics theory in information technology.

#### Biography

Professor in the Faculty of Science and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Roderick Melnik is an applied mathematician and scientist with over 25 years of academic and industrial research experience. He is the director of the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute. Prior to his appointment in Canada, Melnik held full professorships in the U.S.A. and Denmark, while in the late 1990s, he held the position of senior mathematician at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Sydney, Australia. He received his PhD in Computational Mathematics and his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Kiev State University in 1989 and 1985, respectively. Melnik has been a recipient of a number of awards, including prestigious fellowships in Italy, Denmark, England and Spain. He has published over 300 refereed research contributions in the field of applied mathematics, computational science and mathematical modelling in sciences and technology. He serves on editorial boards and has been a guest editor of many international journals and book series. He is a member of such professional societies as SIAM, ASME, CAIMS, AustMS and its ANZIAM Division. Roderick Melnik is head of the M2NeT Laboratory (Mathematical Modelling for New Technologies) and is affiliated with the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, as well as with the Guelph-Waterloo Institute of Physics.

#### Research Interest

Applied and computational mathematics with its enrichments in sciences and technologies; Partial differential equations and approximation theory; Non-smooth control, Mathematical biology and complex dynamic systems.