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"Nobel Prize winning attosecond light sources impact fundamental and applied research"


The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter. B-PHOT Professor Nathalie Vermeulen sees their attosecond physics research as groundbreaking.

Lien Smeesters and Yunfeng Nie join B-PHOT professor team


The professor team of B-PHOT is being reinforced with two research professors. Lien Smeesters and Yunfeng Nie will be professors from October 1st, 2023.

B-PHOT develops diabetes monitoring system in EIC Pathfinder project VortexLC


Within the EIC Pathfinder project VortexLC, B-PHOT is developing a sensitive optical detection system that has the potential to greatly improve how we monitor diabetes and enhance healthcare outcomes.

B-PHOT hosts free online introductory course in Photonics Innovation


B-PHOT will host an online introductory training course on photonics innovation on 19 September 2023. Join this exciting 2.5-hour training to understand how photonics technologies can be innovatively applied to your industry!

Connect with the Belgian photonics community at bePOM 2023


The research groups from all the universities in Belgium working on fundamental and applied topics in photonics are hosting the 4th edition of bePOM, the Belgian Photonics Online Meetup. Engage in this career and networking event on 21 and 22 September in Brussels or online!

'Supporting photonics within agrifood' at Agrifood Innovation Event in the Netherlands


B-PHOT researcher Lien Smeesters is representing PhotonHub Europe at the Agrifood Innovation Event in the Netherlands on November 21st 2023. She will moderate a session on how the consortium supports photonics within the agrifood industry.

Prof. Van Erps guest editor JPhys Photonics' Focus Issue on Photonic Integrated Circuit Platforms


B-PHOT Professor Jürgen Van Erps will be the guest editor of JPhys Photonics' next Focus Issue on Photonic Integrated Circuit Platforms and their Packaging, together with Dr. Victor Dolores-Calzadilla (TU Eindhoven).

B-PHOT paper on miniaturized spectrometer featured on SPIE 'Journal of Optical Microsystems' cover


A B-PHOT paper on 'Miniaturized two-channel broadband spectrometer based on variable-spacing concave blazed gratings' has been featured as the cover article of a new edition of the SPIE Journal of Optical Microsystems.

Summer internships for master students


The second-year students of the Master of Science in Photonics Engineering (VUB-UGent) are leaving for internships worldwide this summer. Some of them are reporting about their journey live on Instagram in the coming weeks!

PhotonHub Experience Centre 'Optics and Freeform Optics' 2023


B-PHOT will host the PhotonHub Experience Centre on 'Optics and Freeform Optics' in Brussels from 18 to 20 October 2023. Join our researchers in their labs and discover the basic technical insights and skills in optics and freeform optics design, prototyping, metrology and manufacturing.

Flanders Make podcast on ecosystems with Hugo Thienpont and Dirk Torfs


Ecosystems: a term that we encounter more and more in the media. It is even said that companies and organizations will have a hard time in the future if they do not become part of it. But what does it mean? In what forms will we encounter them and how does it relate to the traditional networks we already know?

New B-PHOT spin-off in 3D bioprinting and biotechnology launched


With the signing of an exclusive licensing deal, BIO INX becomes the latest spin-off from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent). It’s working on developing organic inks to produce human “spare parts” with the help of 3D printers.