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Professor Ajoy Kar has over 30 years of experience in studies of the nonlinear optical properties of materials and their applications. After completing his MSc at Delhi he joined the University of Essex where he developed his interest in Lasers and Nonlinear Optics. His current projects involve amplifiers for telecommunications, ultrafast all-optical switching in novel optical fibres, ultrafast optical nonlinearities in semiconductors, ultrafast laser inscription (ULI) of photonic devices that should result in novel optoelectronic devices and generation of white light continuum from visible to mid-infrared part of the spectrum. Recently he is applying the principles of nonlinear optics to develop novel microfluidic devices for biophotonics applications. These devices will incorporate 3-dimensional optical waveguides, to enable sorting, growth, maintenance and assay of primary cells. The first cell sorter using ULI have already developed. He has pioneered Photonics Education in the UK and Europe.