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Prof. Hugo Thienpont has been appointed the prestigious Francqui Chair 2015-2016 by K.U.Leuven

April 12, 2016 at 10:36

On Tuesday April 19th 2016, K.U. Leuven will hold a ceremony awarding the 2015-2016 Francqui Chair to Prof. Thienpont. At this ceremony, he will also give his inaugural lecture at Thermotechnisch Instituut (aula Tweede Hoofdwet), Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee. 

Programme of the inauguration ceremony

15.00  Welcome by Prof. Michiel Steyaert, decan Faculty Engineering Sciences and Prof. Dominiek Reynaerts,           

          Chair of Departement Mechanics

15.30  Inaugural lecture by Prof. Hugo Thienpont

          ‘Photonics: Light Technology as a Key Enabler for our 21st Century Society’ 

17.00  Reception in Machinezaal

The lectures are planned as follows:

Optical data communication: from long-haul optical fiber links to optical chip interconnects

Tuesday May 3  16.00 - 18.00

Thermotechnisch Instituut, aula Tweede Hoofdwet, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee

Extreme optics and high-power lasers: creating a paradigm shift in industrial manufacturing

Thursday May 12  16.00 - 18.00

Auditorium C, auditorium R. Snoeys, Celestijnenlaan 300, 3001 Heverlee

Photonics for health and food safety: from optical detection techniques to lab-on-chip

Wednesday May 18    16.00 - 18.00

Auditorium C, auditorium R. Snoeys, Celestijnenlaan 300, 3001 Heverlee

Optical fiber-based sensors: from basic principles to smart structures

Wednesday June 1    16.00 - 18.00

Thermotechnisch Instituut, aula Tweede Hoofdwet, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee

If you plan to attend the lectures, please register in advance via the following link with more information: https://eng.kuleuven.be/evenementen/binnenlandse-francquileerstoel-2015-2016

 

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