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Chapter at Photonics Ireland 2018!

What a fantastic conference Photonics Ireland 2018 was!

Hosted at the wonderful Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the Chapter’s Media and Outreach Officer, Akhil Kallepalli attended Photonics Ireland 2018. The conference presented the students and researchers with a platform to share their fantastic research with their peers, allowing for fantastic discussions! The presence of key industrial partners was also very helpful for the students to understand the latest in technology available. The faculty present benefitted from this as well.

The Chapter was proud to sponsor the Biophotonics Session and Akhil chaired the Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy Session on Day 3.

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Venue for BICOP 2018!! (we are excited!!)

The Royal Society London


We are so excited and proud to announce the venue for the inaugural IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics – The Royal Society London!!  We are over the moon with joy as we associate BICOP 2018, nicknamed Christmas Lights, with this historic and phenomenal venue.

Find all the information and some phenomenal photographs at the venue here and conference specific information here!!!

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BICOP 2018 Announcement

Save the date – 12 -14th December 2018!!!

A dedicated conference for high quality, high impact and current research, along with extensive interaction with the Industry is a highly-sought event in any academic or research environment. The Photonics Chapter of the UK and Ireland Section have set out to do just that – British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics 2018!!!!

Announced by the IEEE last week (conference calendar) and to be held in London, this conference is set to create a remarkable platform for researchers and invited speakers to showcase the best of innovation in optics and photonics. Set in London at the most festive time of the year, we are calling it the Christmas Lights conference!

Catch all the updates, save all the important dates and register for BICOP 2018 right here!



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Chapter Announcement (UK&I PHO36)

IEEE UK and Ireland Section set up the Photonics Chapter (a sub-Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society)

The Photonics community of the UK and Ireland region stands on the verge of a very important geopolitical event. As the region prepares to leave the European Union after almost half a century, the need to promote technological advancement and cooperation between research, industry and academia is greater than ever before. The domain of photonics and optics is an emerging technology field with crucial advancements and milestones to achieve in the near and distant future.

Identifying this need, the IEEE UK and Ireland Section set out to establish a dedicated Photonics Chapter for the region. As a sub-Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society, the Chapter was established after careful consideration and is led by Dr Richard Pitwon. The committee members bring together a unique balance of experience and enthusiasm from academia, industry pioneers and entrepreneurs.

Together, we have set out to establish UK and Ireland’s dedicated Photonics community. To achieve our mission for the photonics community of the region, we are participating in multiple conferences, assisting with technical committees for meetings and conferences of the region and organising a unique annual conference to bring together academia and industry under one roof – IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics, nicknamed the Christmas Lights Conference.

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