SPIEzza + Elections

Dear KUL SPIE/OSA student chapter members,

A new academic year, a new board! At least, if we get elected. This is why we invite you to our first activity, the elections! On October 11, 12.30 in 200D 05.11, we will have a short presentation about our upcoming activities, followed by the actual elections. If we are elected, we will treat everybody to pizza! Please register for the event by October 9 here

Best regards,
Charlotte Verstraete
Candidate President KUL SPIE/OSA student chapter

PS: feel free to invite others as well! We ask a 5 euro fee for non-members, which can be reimbursed if the person becomes a member afterwards.

Seminar: The Art of Illumination

Professor John Koshel, associate dean and professor in illumination design, radiometry at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona will give a seminar,
entitled “The Art of Illumination”, on the 16th of June at 11 AM, room PLTK 01.27, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, 3001 Heverlee.
Illumination systems are used for a number of fields, from lighting to solar concentrators to lithography.
One field that has been gaining traction is Illumination for the art community.
The Illumination Design Group at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona has been doing a number of projects in this area,
including modeling light interaction with sculptures based on optics principles,
solid-state lighting of precious works of art, development of spectral systems for art conservation, and so forth.
These systems will be presented, especially the development of tools that can be used in these systems and within the Illumination arena as a whole.
One such tool is the parametrization of freeform optics for oblique lighting.
With this advance further design with extended sources, optimization, and tolerancing becomes realistic.

More about Prof. Koshel:

Professional development day


As many of us will follow a career in industry after obtaining our PhD, we organize a professional development day for PhD researchers on the 26th of April to help you along the way.

Tips for a smooth transition, the importance of networking and guidance on the do’s and don’ts during an application process will be covered by our three (inter)national speakers.

Everyone is welcome to attend, members and non-members, free of charge – we do ask you to register via

Registration will start at 12:30 at the entrance of auditorium 01.29 at Van den Heuvel-Instituut, Leuven.

Looking forward to welcoming you at our event!


Lunch Meeting!


Our best wishes for 2017 from the KU Leuven SPIE and OSA chapter! In just one week, we will be organizing our first event of the year, a lunch meeting on the 17th of January to which we would like to invite you all.

For our first lunch meeting we have the pleasure to welcome Prof. dr. Thierry Verbiest from the department of molecular imaging and photonics for a lecture titled “Detection of Biomagnetic Fields with Faraday Rotation”. This lecture will take place in room 00.63 in building 200G at Heverlee campus at 12h.

Apart from getting the brain juices flowing with our guest lecturer, we will also be providing kebab and drinks for everyone attending. For SPIE and OSA members, food and drinks will be free of charge. Please register via spiekul@gmail.com and let us know which type of kebab you would like by the 16th of January.

The SPIE OSA chapter