AIPT Seminars and Events

We host a range of engaging events alongside our academic partners to expand public knowledge of photonics.


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 Events               

We're always updating our events, check back to see what we'll be discussing next.

Recent Seminars and Events

Presenter:  Mr Alexander Legant, Manager EMEA, Nanoscribe GmbH
Title: Photonic Professional GT2: Highest resolution 3D printing in research and prototyping

Presenter: Dr Tatiana Novikova, École Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Palaiseau, France
Title: Polarimetric imaging as Ariadne's thread towards optical biopsy and metrology

Presenter: Prof Shuang Zhang, University of Birmingham
Title: Metamaterial approach towards topological photonics

Presenter: Mr Alexey Kokhanovskiy
Title: Machine learning based characterisation of dissipative solitons

Presenter: Dr. Konstantin Gorbachenya, Project manager, Laser Systems Department, SOLARLS JSC (Minsk, Belarus)
Title: High-power solid state lasers and laser systems

Presenter: Dr Antonio Napoli, Project Coordinator and Leader, Advanced Research Topics, OIF Representative at Infinera Germany
Title: The Achievable Capacity of Multi-band Transmission Systems Using ITU-T G.652.D Optical Fibers

Presenter: Prof. Jayavel Ramasamy, Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai-25, INDIA.
Title: Semi-organic Non-linear Optical Crystals for Second Harmonic Generation and Frequency Conversion Applications

Presenter: Prof Mircea GUINA , Tampere University of Technology
Title: Advances in MBE-based optoelectronics technology - bridging material science to applications

Presenter: Prof John Dudley, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté and CNRS Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Title: Unexpected Ultrafast - Extreme Light, the Nobel Prize and the History of Nonlinear Science

Presenter: Dr Vladislav Kolbasin, a Senior Data Scientist at INSART & Consultant at Globallogic
Title: Convolutional and recurrent neural networks for time-series analysis

Presenter: Prof Hui Cao Dept. of Applied Physics, Yale University
Title: Controlling light propagation in multimode fibers

Presenter: Professor Susan Stepney, University of York
Title: Non-standard computation (neural, biochemical, nanomolecular, evolutionary methods), non-von-Neumann architectures, quantum computing, artificial life, and artificial immune systems.

Presenter: Prof Alexander Giles Davies, Prof of Electronic and Photonic Engineering and Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds
Title: Terahertz technology: from devices to applications

Presenter: Dr Arnold Mattheus, Telekom Germany GmbH
Title: Different paths of fibre-optical network evolution and related technology innovation 

Presenter: Dr Miguel Navarro-Cía,University of Birmingham
Title: THz spectroscopy and imaging for technology development

Presenter: Prof. Arnaud Mussot, Laboratoire PHLAM, Université de Lille, France
Title: Symmetry breaking of the Fermi Pasta Ulam recurence in optical fibers : a new setup for an old problem 

AIPT seminar – 2 talks

1st talk  
Presenter: Limin Tong, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Title: Microfibre Optics for Nonlinear and Active Device Applications

2nd talk 
Presenter: Xin Guo, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Title: Optical Microfibre Coupled Nanoplasmonics 

Presenter: Prof. Steve Furber, School of Computer Science,The University of Manchester 
Title: The SpiNNaker Project 

Presenter: Dr.Pavel Cheben, National Research Council of Canada
Title: Metamaterial integrated photonics 

Presenter: Prof. Geert Van Steenberge, Ghent University
Title: Printed photonics 

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Martin M. Roth, Leibniz Institut für Astrophysik
Title: The “Golden Era” of Astrophysics and the case for Astrophotonics 

Presenter: Prof. Alexander Rubenchik, the  Lawrence Livermore National laboratory 
Title: Scaling laws for the additive manufacturing 

Presenter: Prof. Jacob Scheuer, Tel-Aviv University
Title: High-Q cavities and Lasers using Soft Nano Imprinting Lithography

Presenter: Prof. Alexander M. Rubenchik, Lawrence Livermore National laboratory, USA
Title: Physics of additive manufacturing. Promises and problems 

Presenter: Prof. Mauro Fernandes Pereira, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Title: GHz-THz-MIR Sources and Nonlinearities 

Presenter: Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri, Senior Scientific Officer, Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee. Professor of Surgery and Medical Technology, Scuola,Superior Sant’Anna, Pisa Italy
Title: Future of engineered bio-part replacement surgery: potential benefits and risks 

Presenter: Dr Nikos Pleros,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Title: Photonics for Disaggregated DataCenter and Computercom Architectures 

Presenter: Professor Andreas Moeglich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Title: Structure, Function & Optogenetics of Phytochrome Photoreceptors    

Presenter: Prof Aneta Stefanovska, Lancaster University
Title: Systems with  time-varying frequencies 

Presenter: Prof Peter Bienstman, Ghent University/imec, Dept. of Information Technology, Belgium
Title: Photonic reservoir computing: a brain-inspired new paradigm for photonic information processing