The Liquid Crystals & Photonics group is currently looking for new PhD students with a master degree in photonics, physics, applied physics or electronics. More info about these positions can be found in the Vacancies-section of this site.
The Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group is part of the department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS) at the Faculty of Engineering of the Ghent University in Belgium. The research aims at the development of new electro-optical devices based on liquid crystals, electrophoretics or luminescent materials and is headed by Prof. dr. ir. Kristiaan Neyts.
Ghent will blaze with light for the third time at the Light Festival from 29 January until 1 February 2015. The long-awaited third edition of this festival will run for four days with a festival route even longer than last time, along which you can see all kinds of light sculptures, spectacular projects and installations by contemporary national and international artists. Students will demonstrate experiments with light and Ghent University has created an interactive route with scientific light installations in the UFO building. Enjoy the walk and experience the surprising variety of light creations.
The Liquid Crystals & Photonics group will show an installation about 3D displays, explaining how a 3D image can be created and observed.
Caspar Schreuer has won the Enzo Ferroni Award 2014, presented at the 28th annual meeting of the European Colloid and Interface Science Society.
The prize awards the best oral presentation given during the meeting by a young scientist and acknowledges the top level scientific activity of young researchers in the field of colloid and interface science.
|Together with the Centre for Microsystems Technology, the Liquid Crystals and Photonics group will organize the Eurodisplay 2015 conference which will be organized in Ghent from 21 to 23 September 2015. Eurodisplay is a showcase of new display technologies and an ideal meeting place for academia and industry to learn about the latest display technology advancements.|
The article “Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser emitting circularly polarized light” authored by Krassimir Panajotov, Yi Xie, Maciej Dems, Carlos Belmonte, Hugo Thienpont, Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts, has been selected for the 2013 highlights of Laser Physics Letters: http://iopscience.iop.org/1612-202X/page/Highlights-of-2013. The work results from a collaboration between the LCP group at Ghent University and the b-phot group at VUB.
The article is freely available at: http://iopscience.iop.org/1612-202X/10/10/105003/article
The China Scholarship Council has awarded the 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad to Yi Xie. This honor is annually awarded to the outstanding Chinese PhD students abroad with a cash prize of 6000 USD. Yi Xie is one of nine winners from Belgium this year. His promotors are Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts. The Chinese Ambassador to Belgium, Mr. Liao Liqiang, awarded the certificates to the winners on May 18th 2014 in the Chinese Embassy in Brussels.
The Society of Information Display (SID) decided to acknowledge its Mid-European Chapter Student Award to Lieven Penninck, postdoctoral researcher at the Liquid Crystal and Photonics group. Lieven received this price because of his exceptional work in the domain of "Numerical estimation of the lasing threshold in dye-doped chiral nematic liquid crystals".
A recent publication in Physical Review Letters, by Filip Beunis, Filip Strubbe, Kristiaan Neyts and Dmitri Petrov is a research highlight in the latest issue of both Nature Physics and Nature Materials. Also the popular scientific magazine EOS and the Belgian magazine Knack devoted an article to the results.