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Laser scanning technology developed by VUB B-PHOT keeps fries safe

Published on 19 June 2017

Postdoc Researcher Lien Smeesters developed a new optical screening technique to scan food accurately

In recent months, several warnings have been published about the potential risk of fried food for the health of millions of consumers. A sensitive subject in a country as Belgium where fries are recognized as a national symbol. That's why Minister Ben Weyts sent a writing to European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, responsible for health and food safety, to safeguard the traditional way of baking Belgian fries. Good news: photonics ensures the future of traditionally baked Belgian fries in a safe way, being a relief for every chip shop holder.

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The first FINESSE Spring School kicks off at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Published on 08 June 2017

introduction Finesse Spring School @VUB

The Marie Sklodowska Curie Action - Innovative Training Network FINESSE organizes its first training event from 6 to 9 June at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This Spring School welcomes both ITN FINESSES Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and young professionals during a four day Ph.D. level training about the Fundamentals of Optical Sensors.

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5 reasons to come to LIGHT NIGHT 2017

Published on 25 April 2017

5 reasons to come to LIGHT NIGHT 2017

Everyone is so busy, has so little time and there is LIGHT NIGHT crossing your path. SPIE Student Chapter went out of their way to give this edition a special touch celebrating their 10th anniversary. A few months before LIGHT NIGHT, SPIE Student Chapter Brussels and B-PHOT gathered to answer questions on what inspires students and professionals in high-tech and engineering nowadays. What is happening in photonics land, a specific topic involved future challenges, and how to tackle them through the right education? A good start, but let’s share 5 reasons to join us on Thursday 27 April at Vrije Universiteit Brussel!

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Lien Smeesters receives European Student Innovation Award 2017 from Photonics21

Published on 29 March 2017

Lien Smeesters receives European Student Innovation Award 2017 from Photonics21

Photonics21, the European Technology Platform representing industry and research in photonics, distinguishes students for their important contributions in Photonics Research & Innovation with industrial impact. This year, Dr. Ir. Lien Smeesters, alumni from the European Master of Science in Photonics and now post-doc researcher at VUB B-PHOT, is honoured with the European Innovation Award 2017 during the annual meeting of Photonics21.

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B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

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