Roel Baets

Professor Roel Baets

Roel Baets is professor and coordinator of the Photonics Research Group, Department of Information Technology (INTEC), and director of NB-Photonics. His research focuses on photonic integrated components for new application areas, such as smart sensors, biomedical instrumentation and spectroscopy. He has made contributions to research on semiconductor laser diodes, guided wave and grating devices and to the design and fabrication of photonic ICs, both in III-V semiconductors and in silicon. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Johan Bauwelinck

Professor Johan Bauwelinck

Johan Bauwelinck is professor at the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) and leads the INTEC Design group. His research focuses on high-speed, high-frequency (opto-) electronic circuits and systems, and their applications on chip and board level, including transmitter and receiver analog front-ends for wireless, wired and fiber-optic communication or instrumentation systems.

 Jeroen Beeckman

Professor Jeroen Beeckman

Jeroen Beeckman is professor at the Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group of the Department of Electronics and Information Systems. His main research focuses on liquid crystals for display and non-display applications and electro-optic materials, and he is highly active on the NB-Photonics development of liquid crystals for large area photonics and the modulation of silicon waveguides with electro-optic materials such as PZT and BTO.

 Filip Beunis

Professor Filip Beunis

Filip Beunis is professor at the Liquid Crystal and Photonics Group of the Department of Electronics and Information Systems. His expertise in optical trapping and electrophoresis to study charging events on colloidal particles is used in NB-Photonics for developing optical and electrical manipulation and detection techniques for single colloidal particles and living cells. These techniques are implemented on-chip, or combined with advanced fluorescence and confocal microscopy, to study systems ranging from biosensors to electronic ink.

 Peter Bienstman

Professor Peter Bienstman

Peter Bienstman is professor at the Photonics Research Group, Department of Information Technology (INTEC). His research interests include applications of nanophotonics (biosensors, photonic information processing) and nanophotonics modelling. He has expertise in novel paradigms for massively parallel nanophotonic information processing, and coordinates NB-Photonics activities in sensitive integrated label-free biosensors for multiplexed detection of proteins and DNA.

Wim Bogaerts

Professor Wim Bogaerts

Wim Bogaerts is professor at the Photonics Research Group, Department of Information Technology (INTEC). His research focuses on the design challenges for silicon photonics: large-scale integration, circuit complexity, tolerances and multiphysics circuit simulation. He works closely with imec on the development of the silicon photonics technology platform and the Optical IO industrial affiliation program, and maintains a strong interest in telecommunications, information technology and applied sciences. He is involved in the NB-Photonics developments on photonic circuits for sensing and spectroscopic applications.

Kevin Braeckmans

Professor Kevin Braeckmans

Kevin Braeckmans is professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and leads the Biophotonic Imaging Group hosted by the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy. His research topics involve the development of novel microscopy techniques for measuring molecular dynamics and their application to the study of extra- and intracellular barriers for drug and gene delivery. He coordinates NB-Photonics research activities in (bio)-Imaging of nanosized matter and biomolecules.

Edouard Brainis

Professor Edouard Brainis

Edouard Brainis is professor at the Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures research group. His research focuses on single-nanocrystal microscopy and spectroscopy as well as on the ultrafast dynamics in these structures. He is currently developing methods for coupling of single nanocrystals to optical waveguides and resonators in order to achieve on-chip deterministic single-photon sources based on bottom-up engineered materials.

Christophe Detavernier

Professor Christophe Detavernier

Christophe Detavernier is professor at the Department of Solid State Science. His current research interests include atomic layer deposition and in-situ metrology during growth/annealing of thin films. He is actively involved in the conformal coating of nanoporous materials that are used for applications such as in catalysis, molecular separation, energy storage, and fuel cells.

Peter Dubruel

Professor Peter Dubruel

Peter Dubruel is professor at the Faculty of Sciences and heads the Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Research Group. His current research interests include functional polymers for biomedical and optical applications. He coordinates NB-Photonics developments in active nano-photonic implants, and is involved in new material development across multiple NB-Photonics areas.

Zeger Hens

Professor Zeger Hens

Zeger Hens is professor at the Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures research group. His research focuses on the synthesis, the characterization and the application of colloidal nanocrystals. He has expertise on electronic properties of semiconductor quantum dots, and coordinates NB-Photonics activities in large area photonics through nanostructured materials.

Nicolas Le Thomas

Professor Nicolas Le Thomas

Nicolas Le Thomas is professor at the Photonics Research Group, Department of Information Technology (INTEC). His research focus is on integrated photonic crystals structures for biosensor applications, optical microscopy, optical signal processing, and integrated nanolasers based on colloidal nanocrystals.

Geert Morthier

Professor Geert Morthier

Geert Morthier is professor at the Photonic Research Group, Department of Information Technology (INTEC), and staff member of imec. His research interests are modelling and characterization of optoelectronic components. He has expertise on dealing with control of widely tunable laser diodes and on all-optical logic and routing based on heterogeneous InP on silicon technology. He is involved in activities across multiple NB-Photonics fields.

Kristiaan Neyts

Professor Kristiaan Neyts

Kristiaan Neyts is professor and head of the Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group, Department of  Electronics and Information Systems. He is involved in many industrial, university and European projects in the fields of liquid crystals, electrophoresis and light emitting devices. He is coordinator of NB-Photonics developments in electro-optical particle manipulation.

Dirk Poelman

Professor Dirk Poelman

Dirk Poelman is professor at the Department of Solid State Science and team leader of LumiLab. He has particular interests in thin film optics and analog electronics. His research group investigates luminescent materials for LED lighting, medical imaging, solar cells and emergency illumination, and his NB-Photonics  contributions include developments in large area photonics.

Gunther Roelkens

Professor Gunther Roelkens

Gunther Roelkens is professor at the Photonics Research Group, Department of Information Technology (INTEC). His research interests include heterogeneous III-V/silicon photonic integrated circuits for telecommunication and sensing applications and silicon-based nonlinear optical circuits. He haas expertise on mid-infrared photonic integrated circuits, and coordinates NB-Photonics activities in integrated photonic systems for mid-infrared biospectroscopy.

Andre G. Skirtach

Professor Andre G. Skirtach

Andre G. Skirtach is professor at the Department of Molecular Biotechnology. His main research interests are development of biological applications using new photonics/physics devices and novel materials. He is involved in multiple areas within the scope of NB-Photonics.

Philippe Smet

Professor Philippe Smet

Philippe Smet is professor at the Department of Solid State Sciences, in the field of ‘Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter’, and co-leads the Lumilab research group. He is working on persistent (or glow-in-the-dark) phosphors and on rare-earth doped conversion phosphors for light-emitting diodes. Another research topic is the development of a time-resolved spectroscopic cathodoluminescence (CL) setup in combination with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). His NB-Photonics contributions are in large area photonics and development of a UV-VIS-NIR SEM-CL setup as an advanced analytical tool.

Geert Van Steenberge

Professor Geert Van Steenberge

Geert Van Steenberge is professor at the Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST). Under him, the group built up a technology and photonic packaging platform allowing for the hybrid integration of large area optical waveguides, coupling structures, photonic integrated circuits, lasers and detectors, and electronic circuitry on both rigid, flexible, and stretchable substrates. He has expertise in evolving laser processing to an enabling technology for complex photonic structures, with developments in laser direct imaging, material removal through ablation, femtosecond laser direct writing of 3D waveguides in glass, and laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) for fast prototyping of micro- and nanoscale structures.

Dries Van Thourhout

Professor Dries Van Thourhout

Dries Van Thourhout is professor at the Photonics Research Group, Department of Information Systems (INTEC). His research focuses on integrated photonic devices, and involve silicon nanophotonic devices, heterogeneous integration of InP-on-silicon and integration of nanocrystals in optical waveguides. He coordinates NB-Photonics activities in ultra-low-power high speed optical sources and switching.