Vacancies for PhD position in the Liquid Crystals & Photonics group

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.

Liquid Crystals & Photonics Group

Photo of the LCP group (2013-10-10) 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.

Hannah Claus receives IMEC Award

Hannah Claus has received the IMEC Award for the “Best master thesis in the Engineering Sciences” for the academic year 2014-2015.
The master thesis is entitled: “Techniques to realize Monodomain Blue Phase Liquid Crystals for the next generation of Displays”
Promotors: Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts

SID - Mid Europe Student Award for Mohammad Mohammadimasoudi

The SID-ME Chapter Student Award is granted for an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, research on information display.
Recently the SID-ME Student Award Committee reached a unanimous decision to give the award to Mohammad Mohammadimasoudi from the Liquid crystals and Photonics group for his work entitled 'Thin film polarized liquid crystal backlight'.
The prize amounts to 1500 euro and the award ceremony was held during the EuroDisplay 2015 conference.

Inge Nys wins Best Student Presentation Award

Inge Nys has won the Best Student Presentation Award 2015 for her work, presented at the 16th Topical meeting on the Optics of Liquid Crystals in Sopot, Poland (OLC'2015). The topic of her talk was: "3D liquid crystal grating resulting from periodic photo-alignment at both substrates" and the co-authors were Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts.

New PhD vacancies at LCP

Three new PhD vacancies are available:

  • Liquid crystal devices for beam steering and lensing
  • Analysis of electronic ink for video rate applications
  • Light emitting layers with designed optical properties

More information can be found here.

The LCP group @ the Lightfestival

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.

Our setup at the Lightfestival was a success. About 50000 persons passed by our 3D camera! Some pictures can be found here

Lichtfestival 2015

Caspar Schreuer wins Enzo Ferroni Award

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.

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