Dr. Yanhua Luo received his B.E. and PhD degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China (UTSC) in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Currently, he works as a deputy director of Photonics & Optical Communications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to maintain the National Joint Fibre Facility and develop the next generation specialty optical fibers and their devices. He has made many contributions, i.e. developing 3 modes EDFA for mode multiplexing transmission by NEC America, introducing 3D printing techniques in fiber fabrication, etc. So far he has held 2 China patents and co-authored 220 refereed journal/conference papers, and 7 book chapters on these subjects. His papers have been cited >1500 times in SCI, with an H-index 21.