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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
(at 17:00 in room BIOTEC, seminar rooms E05/E06)
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Silicon photonics: from transceivers to life science applications

Dr. Roel Baets

University Gent, Belgium

Over the past years silicon photonics has become a game-changing technology for high speed transceiver products in telecommunication and datacommunication. It builds on the technological legacy of the CMOS-world to enable datalinks at 100 Gb/s and beyond. But the application of the technology in sensing and life science may have an even larger impact in the future. In this talk the field will be introduced and a variety of examples will be given, both in datacom and in lice science.dmap.

Brief Bio:

Roel Baets received an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Ghent University in 1980 and a second MSc degree from Stanford University in 1981. He received a PhD degree from Ghent University in 1984. From 1984 till 1989 he held a postdoctoral position at IMEC (with detachment to Ghent University). Since 1989 he has been a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at UGent where he founded the Photonics Research Group. From 1990 till 1994 he has also been a part-time professor at Delft University of Technology and from 2004 till 2008 at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Roel Baets has mainly worked in the field of integrated photonic components. He has made contributions to research on photonic integrated circuits, both in III-V semiconductors and in silicon. He has led major research initiatives in silicon photonics in Europe. In 2006 he founded the Multi-Project-Wafer service for silicon photonics: ePIXfab.
As part of a team of 8 professors he leads the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University. With about 80 researchers this group is involved in numerous national and international research programs. The silicon photonics activities of the group are part of a joint research initiative with IMEC. Roel Baets is also director of the multidisciplinary Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics) at UGent, founded in 2010. He was co-founder of the interuniversity UGent-VUB MSc programme in Photonics and of the European MSc programme in Photonics.
Roel Baets is a grant holder of the Methusalem programme of the Flemish government and of the European Research Council (ERC advanced grant). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the European Optical Society (EOS) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

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