Currently Saulius Juodkazis works as Professor of Nanophotonics in the Applied Plasmonics Laboratory of the Centre for Micro-Photonics of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.Prof. Juodkazis' fields of research include high precision structuring of materials with ultra-short femtosecond laser pulses, mechanisms of light-matter interaction in small space and time domains, nanophotonics, and nanotechnology. Principles of light propagation and delivery into nano-volumes using principles of plasmonics implemented by laser fabrication and nanotechnology tools, are the direction for new bio and environmental sensors, as well as light harvesting in future solar energy applications.
Prof. Juodkazis became Fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) in 2012 for his work in laser micro-fabrication and nanophotonics. He published 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and serves the scientific community as associate editor of several journals, including Optical Express, the Lithuanian Journal of Physics, and the Journal of Laser Micro/ Nanoengineering. He is also member of the Program Committee and Chair of SPIE and OSA (Optical Society of America) conferences.
He has a PhD in Material Science and Experimental Physics jointly from Vilnius University and Lyon-I University in 1997.