ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School

(4th Edition)

1st to 5th July 2019 in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy)

After three impressive schools in Ghent University (Belgium), ePIXfab’s 4th edition of the silicon photonics summer school is coming to Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy).

This edition of the summer school is tailor-made for participants to learn all the way from basics of silicon photonics science and technology to its applications in an ever-growing set of areas. Industrial and academic experts from across the globe will be delivering tutorials on hot-topics and emerging developments in this dynamically changing field. The school provides the audience with an excellent opportunity to engage and interact with the top-notch experts in this field.

The school will run from 1st July to 5th July 2019 in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy).

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Geared towards industrial and academic participants, this school goes all the way from fundamentals to the latest developments in the science and technology of silicon PIC design, fabrication, assembly and testing for ever-growing applications of silicon photonics.


“The ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School is a fantastic occasion to learn all you ever wanted to know about Silicon Photonics! Tutorial style presentations from renowned experts cover all relevant aspects of Silicon Photonics, addressing the underlying physics, technology implementations and successful applications, and providing a glimpse at emerging technologies for future photonic integrated circuits! The topics are carefully selected to give a well-rounded program, and the speakers provide lectures of outstanding quality, all in a relaxed atmosphere giving ample of opportunity to make new connections and to chat about new ideas!”

Prof. Niels Quack , EPFL (Switzerland)

“The Silicon Photonics Summer school offered me a truly amazing learning experience! I got an opportunity to attend the lectures from world’s leading researchers in the field of Silicon Photonics. The school allowed me to interact with the lecturers and other students to discuss my ideas/challenges related to PhD studies. It was perfectly an international environment and the professional contacts I made are highly valuable.  Besides lectures, the summer school offered entertaining social programs, and the overall organization was excellent.”

Nouman Zia, Tampere University of Technology (Finlad)

“I have had the pleasure to attend two times to the ePIXfab summer school. It is an excellent opportunity to meet a combination of the best top-level researchers and refreshing early-career professionals and students. A must to periodically foster your photonic IC career. “

Daniel Pérez, Universitat Politècnica de València

I’ve had the immense pleasure of attending and giving a lecture at the ePIXfab silicon photonic summer school in 2018. The school was superbly organized with important topics covering devices, packaging, applications and new opportunities in silicon photonics. This is also an excellent avenue for students to interact with experts and be inspired! I will surely encourage my students to attend this meeting.

Prof. David Marpaung, University of Twente (Nederlands)

Scope and Audience

The summer school is designed to equally benefit the beginners and experts from an industrial or academic background in the field of silicon photonics. After covering the basics of silicon photonics, the school dives into the latest trends, hot-topics and recent/upcoming technological developments in the field of silicon photonics. Industrial and academic speakers will show the latest research results for various applications of silicon photonics. The summer school has one poster session at the summer school. The goal of the poster session is to provide the participants with an opportunity to interact and engage with renowned experts from across the globe.

Lecture Topics

  • Passive Silicon Photonics

  • Silicon Photonics (Active Devices)

  • Laser Integration in silicon photonics

  • Optical wirebonding

  • Quantum silicon photonics

  • 2D-materials and silicon photonics

  • Biosensing using silicon PICs

  • Optical interconnects using silicon photonics

  • Sensor applications of silicon photonics

  • Assembly and packaging of silicon PICs

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Prof. Benjamin Eggleton
Prof. Benjamin EggletonUniversity of Sydney (Australia)
Prof. Roel Baets
Prof. Roel BaetsGhent University - imec (Belgium)
Prof. Marco Romagnoli
Prof. Marco RomagnoliCNIT - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Prof. Juerg Leuthold
Prof. Juerg LeutholdETH (Switzerland)
Prof. Marc Sorel
Prof. Marc SorelUniversity of Glasgow (Scotland)
Prof. Laura Lechuga
Prof. Laura LechugaICN2 (Spain)
Prof. Lorenzo Pavesi
Prof. Lorenzo PavesiUniversity of Trento (Italy)
Dr. Bertrand Szelag
Dr. Bertrand SzelagCEA-Leti (France)
Prof. Jeremy Witzens
Prof. Jeremy WitzensRWTH Aachen (Germany)
Dr. Francesco Testa
Dr. Francesco TestaEricsson (Italy)
Prof. Gunther Roelkens
Prof. Gunther RoelkensGhent University - imec (Belgium)
Prof. Andrea Milloni
Prof. Andrea MilloniPolitecnico di Milano (Italy)
Prof. Camille Sophie Brès
Prof. Camille Sophie BrèsEPFL (Switzerland)
Prof. Laurent Vivien
Prof. Laurent VivienC2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris Saclay (France)
Dr. Jerome Bourderionnet
Dr. Jerome BourderionnetThales Research & Technology (France)
Prof. Johan Bauwelinck
Prof. Johan BauwelinckGhent University - imec (Belgium)
Prof. Francesco Morichetti
Prof. Francesco MorichettiPolitecnico di Milano (Italy)
Prof. Giovan Battista Preve
Prof. Giovan Battista PreveScuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy)
Prof. Angelo Gulinatti
Prof. Angelo GulinattiPolitecnico di Milano (Italy)
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Program Committee

Prof. Roel Baets
Prof. Roel Baets
Ghent University (Belgium)
Prof. Marco Romagnoli
Prof. Marco Romagnoli
CNIT – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy)
Prof. Giampiero Contestabile
Prof. Giampiero Contestabile
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy)
Abdul Rahim, Ph.D
Abdul Rahim, Ph.D
ePIXfab – European Silicon Photonics Alliance

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