LIGHTtalks: Careers in Photonics | Belgium

May 10.

The SPIE Student Chapter at Vrije Universiteit Brussel is happy to invite you to a special edition of “Light Night” with “LIGHTtalks” about “Careers in Photonics”.
The event, organized within the framework of the European LIGHT2015 project, will take place in the Promotion Room (D.2.01) in building D on VUB/Etterbeek campus on Tuesday May, 10th 2016 at 18:00, and is open to everyone.

This “Light Night” will contain inspirational “LIGHTtalks” from different perspectives including:

- a motivating talk from Dr Christ’l Joris (ETAP Lighting/Agoria Flanders) 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 role of SPIE in the transition from photonics education to the job market.

The talks will be moderated by Prof Francis Berghmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Prior to the talks we will provide a reception with sandwiches. After the talks, a Q&A session and a networking reception will follow. During the networking reception, you will also get the opportunity to learn more about the outreach activities (photonics experiments) of EYEST at its dedicated booth.

Our goal is to create awareness among all students about the potential of photonics and its applications and career opportunities.

The final program of the event can be found here. For organizational reasons, we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible, free of charge, to the “Light Night” here (places are limited).
We welcome all of you to join us in Brussels in the evening of Tuesday May, 10th!

Contact Person: Benjamin Feigel ( and Jens De Pelsmaeker (

May 10, 20162016-05-10T04:00:00
Brussels, Belgium