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LIGHTtalks: Careers in Photonics, Future in Photonics

May 10, 2016

At the occasion of a special edition of their “Light Night”, the SPIE Brussels Student Chapter was organising “LIGHTtalks”  about careers in photonics . The goal was to create awareness among all students about the potential applications of photonics and its promising career opportunities.

 “LIGHTtalks” contained inspirational presentations from different perspectives:

  • a motivating talk from Dr Christ’l Joris (ETAP Lighting/Agoria)  about the presence of photonics in industry;
  • several short presentations by successful photonics alumni  representing different personal career options with emphasis on the link between photonics education and career;
  • a society-oriented talk from Prof Christopher T. Middlebrook (Michigan Technological University)  about the transition from photonics education to the job market.

Prof Francis Berghmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) moderated LIGHTtalks flawlessly, closing with a dynamic questions and answers session.

The vivid networking reception was an excellent opportunity to discover the outreach activities of EYEST, with photonics experiments, at its dedicated booth.

The event was organized within the framework of the European LIGHT2015 project.


10 May, 2016

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