Company Visits: February 20

Dear Chapter members,


As we (and probably you too) are curious about general optics or photonics and optoelectronics in life sciences not in a lab at the university, but in a real company, we arranged an entire day of companyvisits.

When, you ask? Tuesday, the 20th of February, we meet at 9:40 a.m. in front of the Imec tower. There we get a presentation on the company and a guided tour. 
At noon we will go to Alma together and the chapter will provide lunch for all participating members.

In the afternoon we are expected at 
Tomra sorting NV. Also, here a presentation and a visit through the company are planned. The visit will end at 5 p.m.

What do you have to do to assure your spot for this trip as the number of participants is limited? Fill in following registration form at least before February 7. A more detailed time table and meeting location will be send after registration has ended.

The transportation from one to the other location will be by bike. The ride to Tomra is less than half an hour and should not be a problem. In case of bad weather, we go by bus. If you don’t have a bike, please let us know by checking the box in the registration form.

Best regards,

Charlotte Verstraete

President of SPIE/OSA KU Leuven Student Chapter


By the way, the SPIE/OSA KU Leuven Photo Contest is still running! All pictures are welcome at with a small description on the content and the photographer. The winner will be announced on May 30 at our Chapter BBQ. Any image that is research-related is taken in consideration. All researchers that submitted a photo will get a prize.

Other activities to already add to your calendar are:
March 22: Lecture by Jean-luc Doumont

April: Lunch meeting. Are you interested in giving a talk, or do you have a suggestion for a specific speaker, please let us know!
Did you already become a member to SPIE or OSA? Please let us know if you newly subscribed, to also become a member of our Student Chapter.