Seminars 2015

The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies runs a series of internal and external seminars.  The seminars cover a range of topics, from experimental and theoretical problems of photonics to industrial applications. People from outside the University are welcome to attend the seminar series.   

UPCOMING SEMINARS                                  

The Aston Year of Light conference 2015

Venue: Aston University
Date: 6th & 7th October

 RECENT SEMINARS                                   

Prof. Govind P. Agrawal, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
Title:Space-Time Duality in Optics
Venue: MB108
Time: 10am, 10 July 2015

Dr Guillaume Huyet, Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Cork Institute of Technology
Title: Properties of frequency swept sources 
Venue: MB108
Time: 11am, 17 July 2015

Prof. Alexander Rubenchik, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (USA)
Title: Physics of additive manufacturing. Promises and problems 
Venue:MB 404d
Time: 11am, 8 July 2015

Dr. Ekaterina Golovchenko, Fellow at TE Connectivity Ltd
Title: Wearable technology - next frontier in connectivity solutions

AIPT Theoretical seminar
Prof. Akihiro Maruta, Osaka University, Japan
Title: Analysis of Rough Wave Phenomenon in Optical Fibers  Based on Soliton's Eigenvalue

Prof. Akihiro Maruta, Osaka University, Japan 
Title: Eigenvalue Modulated Optical Transmission 
Dr. Marc Eberhard, Aston University
Title: Massively Parallel Optical Communication System Simulator

Dr Murilo Baptista, University of Aberdeen, ICSMB
Title: The physics of information transmission in complex networks and applications 

Prof. Yuri Kivshar, Nonlinear Physics Center, Australian National University, Canberra 
Title: Recent progress in metamaterial and nanophotonics from Down Under 

Dr. Alexander Szameit, Institute of Applied Physics,Friedrich Schiller University Jena,Germany
Title: Integrated optical circuits for classical and quantum light 

Prof. Martin Cryan
Title:  Optical and microwave beamshaping using surface plasmons, plasmas and phase change materials 

Prof. Sven Hoefling from, University of Wuerzburg 
Title: Mid-infrared Heterostructure Semiconductor Lasers

Dr. Jordi Soriano Fradera, Neurophysics Lab, Barcelona, Spain
Title: Neuronal cultures as model systems: exploring open questions in physics and medicine

Prof. Boris N.Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.,Nanotechnology Department,Germany
Title: 3D Nanoengineering and laser printing  

Dr. Jinlong Wei, ADVA Optical Networking
Title: Cost and Energy Efficient Optical Links for Data Centre Interconnects 

Dr. Alexander Legand, Nanoscribe GmnH,Germany
Title: 3D µ-Printing by Direct Laser Writing 

AIPT Theoretical Seminar
Prof. Valentin Freilikher, Department of Physics Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Title:Total disorder as an alternative to perfect periodicity  

Prof. Richard Hogg,Electronic and Electrical Department, University of Sheffield
Title: Coherently coupled photonic crystal surface emitting lasers 

Dr. Jeroen Nijhof, Photonics Modelling for Ericsson Telecommunications,Italy
Title: DWDM Network Design and Software Defined Networking  

Prof. Paulo Andre, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Title: Optical/Photonic components for sensing, energy and communications 

Contact us

If you would like to give a talk, or just need more information about seminars, please email Dr Naoise MacSuibhne at 

Seminars archive

Seminars archive

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