B-PHOT hosted a company visit by the Flemish network of enterprises VOKA Vlaams-Brabant. Local entrepreneurs visited the Photonics Innovation Center in Gooik where they were welcomed for a networking event, a lab tour and a dinner.
Discover the B-Photonics booth on November 26th at Day of Science, the biggest science event in Flanders. Find out why light plays an innovative role in all of our lives, try out light painting and enjoy many other experiments at Muntpunt in Brussels!
David Giltner spoke to B-PHOT research director Hugo Thienpont to find out what "flipping the tech transfer model" means. Prof. Thienpont explains his rather uncommon view on industry collaboration and how it was the foundation of our research group B-PHOT at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The press department of Vrije Universiteit Brussel has launched a Science Magazine to showcase the important research and innovation news of the university in the past year. B-PHOT has been prominently featured with different projects.
B-PHOT will host the PhotonHub Demo Centre on 'Optical Fibre Sensing Applications' at the VUB Photonics Campus. Join our researchers in their labs and discover the operation principles of optical fibre sensors.
B-PHOT PhD researcher Maria Lopera has received a Fundamental Research Fellowship from Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) for the development of a sensor to detect both microplastics and micro-organic contaminants in fresh water, in collaboration with Universidad EAFIT (Colombia).
Martin Skënderas has successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Nonlinear Dynamics of Laser Diodes for Optical Fiber Sensing' under the supervision of Prof. Martin Virte and Dr. Spencer Jolly.
B-PHOT hosted a Pizza Seminar on October 26th. The full team got together at VUB to enjoy interesting presentations by Prof. Hugo Thienpont, Dr. Pablo Marin-Palomo and Sara Abbasi. In between, there was a chance to connect over a pizza lunch.
B-PHOT has hosted a third training on Optics and Freeform Optics for engineers and developers in the framework of PhotonHub's Experience Centre. Our researchers opened up their labs and shared basic technical insights and skills in optics and freeform optics design, prototyping, metrology and manufacturing.
Akira Hiruma, chairman of the Board of Directors of Hamamatsu Photonics, has been honored as a VUB Fellow by Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Mr Hiruma was recognised for his valuable contributions to the photonics innovation activities at B-PHOT Brussels Photonics and VUB's global reach.
B-PHOT Director Hugo Thienpont has been awarded the Prize for Societal Valorization by the Research Council of Vrije Universiteit Brussel for his remarkable achievements in photonics and its impact on society.
The students of the Master of Science in Photonics Engineering have celebrated their graduation with a wonderful ceremony on the Grand Place in Brussels. Also, three of B-PHOT's PhD students were celebrated for their successful thesis defence in the past academic year.