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SPIE Student Chapter

Since the start in April 2006, we group both master and PhD students in photonics at Vrije Universiteit Brussels. As a member of the SPIE Student Chapter, you enjoy several benefits  with broad access to resources, and networking opportunities at our academic, industrial or social events, that can make a difference in your career.

Our goal is to get together with students, sharing inspiring experiences within and outside our community in photonics.

Next to online courses, discounts for conferences, access to grants and online journals we also organize and support several scientific and social events:

On a yearly basis we present a new dynamic team that takes the lead in the coordination of all our activities. The SPIE Brussels Student Chapter board for the academic year 2019-2020 is formed by:

  • President  : Mathilde Patin
  • Vice-president  : Yousef Pourvais Bahramvandi
  • Secretary  : Alejandro Madrid Sanchez
  • Communication officer  : David De Vocht
  • Treasurer  : Olga Rusyakina
  • Executive Committee  : Astghik Chalyan
  • Executive Committee  : Robbe De Mey
  • Executive Committee  : Sergei Mikhailov
  • Executive Committee  : Samuel Plazas Escudero
  • Executive Committee  : Artem Shcheglov
  • Executive Committee  : Martin Skenderas
  • Executive Committee  : Koen Vanmol 
  • Past-President  : Koen Vanmol
  • Advisor:  Hugo Thienpont   

Are you a student and would you like to join us? Feel free to contact us for any more information at spieofficers@b-phot.org  . 

The SPIE Student Chapter of the VUB can also be visited on the SPIE website  and Facebook .

Our former presidents are:

  • Koen Vanmol (2018-2019)
  • Qing Liu (2017-2018)
  • Sidney Goossens (2016-2017)
  • Jens de Pelsmaeker (2015-2016)
  • Lien Smeesters (2014-2015)
  • Diane De Coster (2013-2014)
  • Stefaan Heyvaert (2012-2013)
  • Stijn Roelandt (2011-2012)
  • Tom Guldemont (2010-2011)
  • Els Moens (2009-2010)
  • Sara Van Overmeire (2008-2009)
  • Nathalie Vermeulen (2007-2008)
  • Jurgen Van Erps (2006)
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