International Summer School New Frontiers in Optical Technologies
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Tampere University of Technology


Organized in co-operation with:

Photonics Finland









9th International Summer School

New Frontiers in Optical Technologies

International Summer School 2017

7 - 11 August 2017,
Tampere, Finland
3 ECTS credits

The International Summer School 'New Frontiers in Optical Technologies', a biennial event held at Tampere University of Technology, is scheduled to take place on 7 - 11 August 2017. This year's event will build on the success of previous Schools. We have had about 1000 participants in the past from over 40 countries. The School will once again offer students and researchers the opportunity to exchange scientific ideas, create contacts, and gain inspiration from leading professionals at the cutting edge of optical technology.


The summer school program will is available here.

Lecturers and topics

  • Prof. Alex Gaeta, Columbia University, USA
    • Chip-Based Nonlinear Photonics
  • Prof. Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA
    • Silicon photonics
  • Prof. Vanderlei Bagnato, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Optical investigation in cold trapped atomic superfluids: characterization of turbulence in quantum fluids
    • Biophotonics in the treatment of cancer and microbiological control
  • Prof. Arri Priimägi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
    • Moving and patterning polymers with light
  • Prof. Günter Steinmeyer, MBI, Germany
    • Ultrafast phenomena and short laser pulses
  • Prof. Thomas Südmeyer, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
    • Ultrafast lasers and optical frequency combs
  • Prof. Concita Sibilia, Università la Sapienza, Italy
    • Optics of nanostructures
  • Dr. Erik Beckert, Jena University, Germany
    • Intergration technologies of laser optical systems
  • Prof. Jyrki Saarinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Serge Mordon, Tampere Uversity of Technology, Finland
    • Medical laser technology and photodynamic therapy


The registration for the summer school will open in January 2017. The registration requires the users to log in to the registration system. Registration fees are listed in the registration page.

Poster Session

An opportunity will be provided for participants to exhibit posters describing their work. If you intend to display a poster during the Summer School, please indicate this in the registration form (or send an email to if you have already registered). Abstract presentation does not require an abstract, so no need to send files to organizers.

School venue   

Tampere University of Technology (TUT), link for the map of TUT.


Information about accommodation possibilities can be found from our accommodation page.

Travel instructions

Travel instructions to TUT can be from from our travel instruction page.

Organizing team:

Director of the School

Prof. Mircea Guina
Optoelectronics Research Centre

Project manager, primary contact person

Dr. Lasse Orsila
Photonics Finland
Tel. +358 40 733 6684
Email: (primary contact)


Ms. Eija Heliniemi
Tampere University of Tecnology (TUT)
Tel. +358 50 301 4007

Head of office

Mrs. Anne Viherkoski
Photonics laboratory, TUT
Tel. +358 40 849 0002


Prof. Martti Kauranen, Laboratory of Photonics, TUT
Prof. Goery Genty, Laboratory of Photonics, TUT
Prof. Tapio Niemi, Laboratory of Photonics, TUT
Prof. Arri Priimägi, Chemistry and Bioengineering, TUT
Prof. Juha Toivonen, Laboratory of Photonics, TUT

Updated 2017-08-07