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Ben De Pauw defended his PhD thesis on November 5,2015 and was awarded the degree of doctor in engineering

Published on 17 November 2015

Ben De Pauw defended his PhD thesis on November 5,2015 and was awarded the degree of doctor in engineering

On November 5th, 2015, Ben De Pauw has successfully presented his PhD thesis entitled "Experimental analysis of flow-induced vibration in lead-bismuth cooled nuclear fuel assemblies" during a public session. He demonstrated the accurate characterization of vibrations in the lead-bismuth cooled fuel assembly intended for MYRRHA – the multi-purpose hybrid research reactor for high-tech applications – using optical fibre Bragg gratings as vibration sensors and applying state-of-the-art modal analysis techniques to the measurements.

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Special edition of science-show "Photonics: the technology of light"

Published on 09 November 2015

Special edition of science-show "Photonics: the technology of light"

On the 26th and the 27th of October, ten young B-PHOT researchers teamed up for a lively and interactive Photonics science show, where they showcased basic but important concepts of light and light technology. These concepts were illustrated with cutting-edge real-life applications.

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B-PHOT's Sidney Goossens on the longlist for the Flemish Dissertation Award

Published on 06 November 2015

Sidney Goossens has just started his PhD research on optical fiber based sensors for structural health monitoring of composite materials at B-PHOT. His MSc dissertation entitled 'Dynamic strain analysis with micro-structured fiber optic strain sensors embedded in structural components' has been selected for the longlist of the 'de Vlaamse Scriptieprijs 2015'.

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B-PHOT contributes to animal-friendly research

Published on 28 October 2015

B-PHOT contributes to animal-friendly research

On the 21st of October, the chair Mireille Aerens was inaugurated. Mrs. Aerens, an advocate for animal rights, donated a large amount of money to the VUB. The money will be used to research how animal testing can be replaced by in-vitro methods using stem cells. B-PHOT will play an important role in this research with its “lab-on-a-chip” technology.

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B-PHOT's outreach activities in 2015
Year of Light 2015

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