Introduced only a few years ago, the Photonics Summer Symposium has already become a traditional event to close the academic year.
The Summer Symposium is organized during two days, at UGent and at VUB, where second master students can finally celebrate their graduation after two years of hard work and intense coursework.
First they need to present and defend their master thesis project to a jury and in front of their fellow-students.
Students still staying abroad for international exchange, could follow all presentations and the invited lecture via live-streams. They will have the chance to present their master thesis project in September.
The first day at Ghent University, the following master students presented their project:
The second day of the symposium following students presented at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
Based on all presentations and master dissertations, the jury decided to award Tong Cui with the Award for Best Master Thesis 2017.
Further Prof. Christophe Caucheteur (UMons) presented “Towards in vivo diagnosis with plasmonic optical fibre immunosensors” during an invited talk.
To close this year’s edition of the Photonics Summer Symposium, students and professors enjoyed a delicious graduation lunch outdoors served by foodtrucks at the beautiful VUB Campus.