Main purpose of visiting San Francisco was to take part in the Photonics West 2018 conference. The conference is the largest meeting of people from photonics and biomedical optics fields and gives the great opportunity to discuss and see current progress from these fields. The conference was attended by: Dawid Borycki, Michał Hamkało and Yuriy Stepanenko.
On the 22 – 23 February, 2018 Prof. dr. Jochen Blumberger, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK came to IPC. Prof. Blumberger delivered seminar composed of 2 parts:“Inorganic Interfaces, Organic Materials and Energy Converting Enzymes: The Power of Computational Chemistry”, “The Art of Leading a Research Group”
All researchers and PhD students employed at IPC were invited to participate in this seminar – the seminar was attended by approx. 70 people.
Piotr Ciąćka as a member of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a few working visits at the Nicholas Copernicus University. First visit was concerning the measurements of pupillary light reflex in response to strong infra-red light perceived by the human eye due to two-photon absorption process.
The 2-days working visit to the University College London was dedicated to the meetings with several representatives of this Institution, including Prof Andrew Dick, the Director of the Institute of Ophtalmology. These meetings were related to the combined application for the International Research Agendas programme
Jakub Bogusławski & Łukasz Kornaszewski as a members of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a working visit in Laser & Fiber Electronics Group, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. The goal of the visit was to discuss the possibility of scientific collaboration.
Łukasz Kornszewski (member of the prof.Wojtowski group) attended MEDmeetsTECH conference which focused on bringing together Polish medical, financial and technological professionals in order to help them understand their needs and learn about solutions offered by the others.
This working visit took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The goals of the visit were twofold: a) to integrate a pulse picker into the existing TPEF setup in order to optimize the signal for limited average excitation power and b) to build the optical setup from scratch for two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) imaging of rodent eye.
Jakub Bogusławski as a member of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a working visit in Laser & Fiber Electronics Group, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. The goal of the visit was to discuss and plan the collaboration about developing and characterization of electro-optic modulators based on graphene. Modulators are fabricated in Aalto University, Micronova Nanofabrication Centers.
Together with other members of the group Jan Guzowski visited Prof. Roland Zengerle Lab at University of Freiburg, Germany. The agenda of the meeting included presentation by Prof. Zengerle as well as by other two group leaders in his lab, namely Dr. Peter Koltay and Dr. Felix von Stetten.