We are pleased to announce our Distinguished Lecturer selections for 2017-2018!

The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program was designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics and to enhance the technical programs of the IEEE Photonics Society Chapters.

Comparing Photonics Growth Strategies

In the run up to the World Technology Mapping Forum (June 14-16th 2017) PhotonDelta is publishing a series of interviews with Photonics specialists to better understand how different countries are strengthening their respective Photonics Ecosystems. This is a conversation with Simon Wingar, Director Research & Development Information and Communication Technologies, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa. He looks as how Canada working with its photonics companies and compares their approach with Western Europe.

2017 AIM Academy

When: July 24-28, 2017

Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA USA)

Come to MIT this summer for a week of intensive short courses on integrated photonics: materials, devices, integrated photonic circuit design, chip fabrication and system applications.

Training Tomorrow in Twente: Photonics

Will Exponential Growth of Photonics mean a shortage of talent?

The established money-making machines at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet (parent company of Google) are very different from each other. But as the New York Times reported in April 2017, their Q1 2017 earnings report revealed that cloud computing is becoming financially more important to all three of them.

The John Tyndall Award is presented annually to a single individual who has made outstanding contributions in any area of optical-fiber technology, including optical fibers themselves, the optical components used in fiber systems, as well as transmission systems and networks using fibers. The contributions which the award recognizes should have met the test of time and should have been of proven benefit to science, technology, or society. The contributions may be experimental or theoretical.

The IEEE Photonics Society and the IEEE Photonics Fund have established a Student Travel Grant Program to encourage student participation at the 2017 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC 2017), taking place October 1-5, 2017 in Orlando, Florida USA.

The IEEE Photonics Society will award up to 15 students with $2,000 USD grants each.

Plus, the IEEE Photonics Fund will award up to 8 additional students with grants at $2,000 USD each. A total of 23 grants!

The IEEE Women in Photonics (WIP) initiative and the IEEE Photonics Fund have established Student & Post Doc Travel Grants to encourage participation from women at the 2017 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC 2017), taking place October 1-5, 2017 in Orlando, Florida USA.

The IEEE Photonics Society will award up to 15 students with $2,000 USD grants each.

Plus, the IEEE Photonics Fund will award up to 8 additional students with grants at $2,000 USD each. A total of 23 grants!