SPIE Photonics West, the leading global event for the photonics and laser industries took place in San Francisco in early February 2020. The conference comprises over 5,000 presentations on a wide range of topics including biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, and displays. Additionally, over 1300 exhibiting companies were present at the Technical Exhibition promoting their latest achievements in optics and photonics technology.
The aim of the Piotr Węgrzyn business trip was to participate in the annual conference: IONS Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Application organized by the University of Otago, The Optical Society (OSA).
Jyoti, a Ph.D. student of Modified electrodes for potential application in sensors and cells (IPC), visited Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany. Her study visit was funded under the CREATE program.
Julia Sudyka, Alejandra Consejo and Paulina Niedźwiedziuk, members of prof. Wojtkowski group participated in Women in Tech Summit conferences. This is the biggest meeting of women in technology, female inventors, IT students, and representatives of high-tech industry in Europe and Asia.
Piotr Węgrzyn participated in Summer School “Imaging in wave physics: multi-wave and large sensor networks organized by Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse and Institute Langevin. Participation in the school allowed him to expand his knowledge about modern imaging techniques and signal processing algorithm.
On September 10, 2020, Piotr Węgrzyn visited Specialized Ophthalmic Center – Oculomedica clinic in Bydgoszcz. The clinic was established in 2010 on the basis of doctors' ophthalmic offices existing in Bydgoszcz. for many years. In addition to modern ophthalmological diagnostics, the clinic offers a wide range of specialist and treatment rooms, where also perform qualifications for surgical procedures.
Jakub Bogusławski took part in CLEO – Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics held in Munich, Germany. This conference offered many interesting and specialized lectures in the field of photonics and laser technology. Jakub presented the poster entitled “Label-free optical readout of bacteria density in nanoliter droplets”.
Piotr Węgrzyn, a member of the team of prof. Wojtkowski attended the conference OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science which is an annual meeting of The Optical Society (OSA). Each year, this conference highlights the latest advances in optics and photonics ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and medicine.
Dawid Borycki (member of Wojtkowski team) was attending IEEE Photonics Conference. The purpose of this business trip was to chair a session on computational imaging (TuA2) and present a talk entitled: “Spatiotemporal optical coherence (STOC) manipulation improved imaging with full-field swept-source OCT”.
On the 7th and 8th of October, IPC PAS hosted an extraordinary conference Industrialization Potential of Optics in Biomedicine. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the whole event had to be moved online, but it seemed only to enrich the panel of speakers, who came virtually (in more than one sense of the word) from all over the world, eager to share their knowledge, experience, and passion. All lectures and talks had been streamed live on YouTube but also recorded for further reference.