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Flemish and Catalan Leaders Forge Scientific Collaborations


Last week, a delegation from B-PHOT took part in a trade mission to Catalonia, Spain, aimed at fostering scientific collaborations between the two regions and discussing European partnerships. The delegation included Flemish Minister President Jan Jambon and B-PHOT director Hugo Thienpont.

Call for papers: Nathalie Vermeulen chairs Optica 'Integrated Photonics Research' meeting


B-PHOT researcher Nathalie Vermeulen serves as program chair for this year's Integrated Photonics Research (IPR) meeting of OPTICA. This meeting is part of the Advanced Photonics Congress taking place from 28 July to 1 August 2024 in Quebec, Canada. Conference abstracts can be submitted until 9 April.

VUB among top fundraisers in Horizon Europe: "We owe it to our strong, entrepreneurial researchers"


VUB, alongside KU Leuven and UGent, ranks in the top 20 in acquiring EU funding under the Horizon Europe framework. "Flanders has brains, that's what we possess", says VUB vice-rector for Innovation & Valorisation Hugo Thienpont in an interview with VUB News.

Hugo Thienpont on Flanders Technology & Innovation: "It's time we dare to say how good we are"


The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is throwing its weight behind the Brussels segment of the Flanders Technology & Innovation festival, running from Friday, March 15 to Friday, March 22. Vice Rector for Innovation & Valorization Hugo Thienpont stated, "Artificial intelligence, robotics, photonics, biotechnology, and sustainable energy are crucial areas where the VUB excels."

Photonics Innovation Center celebrates 10-year anniversary at Flanders Technology & Innovation


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Photonics Innovation Center with us! At Flanders Technology and Innovation, the biggest tech fair in Flanders and Brussels, B-PHOT opens up its labs to the broad public. Register for a guided tour on 15 (B2B), 16 or 17 March 2024 and experience how photonics and light innovate society.

A very successful year for B-PHOT


We launched 2024 at full speed! Let's take a moment to look back on 2023 and discover our realisations in research, innovation, collaboration, STEM and education. We look back AND forward to a new year full of challenges and opportunities, together with our professors, research teams, students and all other staff.

PhotonHub Experience Centre 'Optics and Freeform Optics' 2024


B-PHOT will host the PhotonHub Experience Centre on 'Optics and Freeform Optics' in Brussels from 12 to 14 March 2024. Join our researchers in their labs and discover the basic technical insights and skills in optics and freeform optics design, prototyping, metrology and manufacturing.

VUB survey highlights B-PHOT as an exceptional workplace


In a recent well-being survey conducted by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics has emerged as a top-rated workplace. According to employees, the department fosters a positive working environment characterized by trust and ample resources.

Hugo Thienpont guest in classical radio station Klara


The Flemish classical radio station Klara and host Katelijne Boon welcomed VUB vice-rector for Innovation Prof. Hugo Thienpont in her show 'De Liefhebber', presenting his favourite music.

Olga Rusyakina successfully defends PhD research thesis


Olga Rusyakina successfully defended her PhD entitled 'Photonic crystal fiber with cascaded fiber Bragg gratings for plasmonic refractometry and biosensing' in a public session on December 4th 2023.

Free interactive training on Optical Fibre Sensing at PhotonHub Demo Centre in Photonics Campus


On November 28, B-PHOT hosted a free PhotonHub Demo Center on Optical Fibre Sensing Applications. Our experts welcomed the participants at the Photonics Campus in Gooik for an interactive training session.

Camila Castillo wins Best Student Presentation Award at Symposium on Physics and Laser Dynamics


B-PHOT PhD student Camila Castillo has won the Best Student Presentation Award at the International Symposium on Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics 2023 (IS-PALD 2023).