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On November 10th 2014, Stefaan Heyvaert defended his PhD thesis and was awarded the degree of Doctor in Engineering.

Published on 21 November 2014

On November 10th 2014, Stefaan Heyvaert defended his PhD thesis and was awarded the degree of Doctor in Engineering.

In his PhD thesis, Stefaan looked at two different domains in Minimally Invasive Procedures, cochlear implants and endomicroscopy, and researched for each domain how novel fiber optic techniques can help overcome some of the major challenges associated with each.

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B-PHOT research selected for Spotlight on Optics by OSA

Published on 13 November 2014

B-PHOT research selected for Spotlight on Optics by OSA

It is generally acknowledged that a human observer will no longer perceive speckle in projected images once the speckle contrast becomes sufficiently small. However, up until now, no in-depth investigation on the perception of speckle by human observers has been investigated. B-PHOT researcher Stijn Roelandt recently investigated this topic and published his findings in a paper entitled “Human speckle perception threshold for still images from a laser projection system”*

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B-PHOT participated in the "Creativity World Forum" in Kortrijk

Published on 12 November 2014


On 5 and 6 November 2014 B-PHOT participated, together with VUB's Technology Transfer Interface, to the TTO Flanders Booth during Creativity World Forum in Kortrijk, Europe’s biggest conference on entrepreneurial creativity. This forum brought together more than 3000 business professionals (CEOs, entrepreneurs, developers, researchers and public sector representatives) from all over the world.

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B-Phot Researcher Martin Virte received the 2014 Graduate Student Fellowship from the IEEE Photonics Society.

Published on 10 November 2014


With the Graduate Student Fellowship Award, the IEEE Photonics Society recognizes, every year, ten outstanding student members worldwide for their research work. In 2014, the fellowship has been awarded to B-phot researcher Martin Virte, along with 9 other young researchers across the world, in recognition of his paradigm-shifting research about the nonlinear dynamics of quantum dot laser diodes. Martin is among the three European-based researchers distinguished this year.

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