Bootcamp

Get ready to dive into the next level of applied physics, photonics and engineering for innovative applications. Future trends include Lifi replacing Wifi, biophotonics and the rapid evolution of nanotechnology. We're talking about 3D printing of organs to reduce the need for animal testing and lifesaving applications in health sciences. About freeform optic design for the latest Mixed Reality Headsets for Industry 4.0. About superspeed encrypted networks for secure Big Data. Excited to find out more?

Our bootcamp is all about photonics, a driving technology for many industries in the 21st century. It bridges physics and engineering; it's advanced and sometimes futuristic, yet it's still unknown to many. What is the super power of photonics that makes it so special?

The Bootcamp Photonics for Bachelors 2018 offered a unique mix of emerging trends, a behind-the-scene lab visit, pop-up class and workshops in top-quality labs. Participants joined in hands-on experiments with the PHABLABS 4.0 challenge, and spoke to top experts for a deeper insight into the magic of photons, in many disciplines where engineering, physics and photonics cross.

As the daydrew to a close, it was clearer than ever why photonics is being proclaimed as Key Enabling Technology of the 21st century.

Editie 2018

Leg zaterdag 16 maart 2019 vast in je agenda: alle bachelors ingenieurswetenschappen en fysica zijn welkom op de Bootcamp! Bij registratie kan je ook je plek in de VUB B-PHOT bus reserveren, van campus tot campus.

Basic Programme

08:00-09:00: Vertrek met B-PHOT bus

09:00-09:30: Welkom

09:30-10:00: Photonics Trends (Hugo Thienpont)

10:00-10:30: Intro EMSP (Heidi Ottevaere)

10:30-11:30: Photonics (Francis Berghmans)

11:30-12:15: labobezoeken

12:15-13:00: Lunch peers&profs

13:00-14:00: Hands on Light sources (Nathalie Vermeulen) OF Hands on Clean Room (Heidi Ottevaere)

14:00-16:00: Workshop PHABLABS 4.0 (Nathalie Debaes)

16:00-16:30: Mix & Mingle reception

16:30-17:30: Vertrek met bus naar Etterbeek

Advanced Programme

08:00-09:00: Vertrek met B-PHOT bus

09:00-09:30: Welkom

09:30-10:00: Spectroscopy for food and health (Heidi Ottevaere)

10:00-10:30: Fiber Sensors (Thomas Geernaert)

10:30-11:30: Optical Communication(Jurgen Van Erps)

11:30-12:15: labobezoeken

12:15-13:00: Lunch peers&profs

13:00-14:00: Hands on Light sources (Nathalie Vermeulen) OF Hands on Clean Room (Heidi Ottevaere)

14:00-16:00: Workshop PHABLABS 4.0 (Nathalie Debaes)

16:00-16:30: Mix & Mingle reception

16:30-17:30: Vertrek met bus naar Etterbeek

Place to be!

  • Photonics Innovation Center
  • Vollezelestraat 46
  • 1755 Gooik


Keep an eye out for bootcamp 2019.

Bootcamp 2019

Bootcamp registratie

De bootcamp zal doorgaan in het Photonics Innovation Center, Vollezelestraat 46, 1755 Gooik-Oetingen. Van zodra je ingeschreven bent, zal je meer details ontvangen over de locatie waar de bus vertrekt op de campus Etterbeek.