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Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126, iGent
9052 Zwijnaarde

Jeroen Beeckman is full professor at the ELIS Department of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University.

On May 9th 2006, he successfully defended his PhD thesis in public and earned the title of Doctor of Engineering Physics. The topic of the doctoral thesis is "Lateral light propagation and spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals. From 2006 to 2012 he was post-doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO). In 2009 he was appointed as lecturer at Ghent University and in 2013 he was appointed as associate professor (hoofddocent). He is currently head of the Engineering Physics study programme.

His research interests are devoted to the combination of optics, physics and electronics. In particular he is active in the field of electro-optic materials, ranging from liquid crystals to thin films (such as BTO & PZT). Applications of such materials are displays, beam steering, nonlinear optics, fast optical shutters and high speed integrated optical modulators.

Supervised PhD students

  1. Hamidreza Azarinia, Liquid Crystal in Microcavities for Optical Detection of Molecules in Water, 2010-09-24
  2. Pieter Vanbrabant, Optical behavior and switching of vertically aligned nematic liquid crystals, 2011-02-14
  3. Yi Xie, Tunability of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers using liquid crystal, 2015-02-20
  4. Thomas Ako, Silicon-on-insulator photonic components with a liquid crystal upper cladding, 2015-06-30
  5. Mohammad Mohammadimasoudi, Anisotropic films for optical applications based on liquid crystal and nanorods, 2015-09-25
  6. John Puthenparampil George, Integration of Ferroelectric Thin Films on Silicon for Electro-Optical Devices, 2016-05-11
  7. Oliver Willekens, New Approaches to Liquid Crystal Beam-Steering and Tunable Lensing, 2017-01-16
  8. Serena Bolis, Spatial optical solitons and optical gain in liquid crystal devices, 2018-03-27
  9. Inge Nys, Periodic liquid crystal superstructures stabilized by patterned anchoring, 2018-10-24
  10. Boxuan Gao, Design and Realization of Flat Optical Filters for Novel Applications, 2020-12-03
  11. Brecht Berteloot, Patterned photoalignment of liquid crystals and future display applications, 2022-09-08
  12. Irfan Ansari, Electro-Optomechanical Transduction in Silicon Photonics through PZT Thin Film Integration, 2023-12-19
  13. Migle Stebryte, Towards the Next Generation of Geometric Phase Photonic Components Using Chiral Liquid Crystal, 2024-01-18
  14. Xiangyu Xue, Micro-Structured and Geometric Phase Optical Gratings Using Liquid Crystals, 2024-02-20