On the 15th September 2015 PONYS organized a one day event celebrate the International Year of Light (IYL2015). All the optics research groups at the Naples Physics Department were asked to present their activities. This has been a great opportunity for every student, professor, researcher, because of the presence of a special invited speaker, Rachel Won, International Editor of Nature Photonics.
Rachel joined Nature Photonics in June 2006, six months before the launch of the journal, and is now a Senior Editor of the journal. Before that, she worked for Aston University’s Business partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK, as a research commercialization officer commercializing research output of the university, particularly that of photonics research. Rachel obtained her PhD in microwave photonics and nonlinear optics as a member of Aston’s Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, she worked for Phillips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer. She holds a Master’s degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore doing research in optical fiber sensing and a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Malaysia.
Dr. Won was invited thanks to the OSA Traveling Lecturer Program. She spoke about the Nature family and she gave us a lot of suggestions on how to make our papers “appealing” for an editor.