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5th ePIXfab Silicon Photonics

Summer School


15-19 June 2020

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Here you learn

all about silicon photonics

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A perfect blend of

learning and networking

ePIXfab’s 5th edition of the silicon photonics summer school

will be held ONLINE

The school will be held from 15-19 June 2020

tutorial style
to network

Note: You will be redirected to the payment system of Ghent University.

The school will be held online and all participation fee is reduced by 50%.

See fee details HERE

What is covered in the school?

What is silicon photonics?

  • Basic topics covering silicon photonics science and technology
  • State-of-the-art in silicon photonics
  • Latest technological trends and access routes for silicon photonics

What are the new advances made in silicon photonics?

  • New methodologies for silicon PIC design
  • Developments made in laser integration for silicon PICs
  • Integration of electronics with silicon PICs

Where silicon photonics can be deployed?

  • High-speed optical transceivers
  • Microwave photonics, LiDARs, and quantum applications
  • Life-science and sensors market

How will you benefit from the school?

Geared towards industrial and academic participants, ePIXfab silicon photonics schools go 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.

Scope and Audience


to bring mastery to the beginners and raise the excellence of the experts


deep dive into the latest trends, hot topics & recent/upcoming technological developments in the field


Poster session and social events enabling participants to learn and discuss with the experts

Lecture Topics

28 lecturers of the highest quality from across the globe

Click HERE to meet the confirmed lecturers. Few more to join soon.

One-hour and two-hour tutorial-style lectures

With adequate time for an interactive discussion with the lecturers during the school

A balanced blend of speakers covering basic and advanced topics

To cover both industrial and academic perspective

Note: You will be redirected to the payment system of Ghent University.


Prof. Roel Baets
Ghent University – imec

Prof. Daniel Blumenthal
Uni. of California Santa Barbara

Prof. Andrea Melloni
Politecnico di Milano

Prof. Tetsuya Mizumoto
Tokyo Instute of Technology

Prof. Daoxin Dai
Zhegiang University

Sylvie Menezo
SCINTIL Photonics

Prof. Jeremy Witzens
RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Laurent Vivien
C2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris Saclay

Dr. Andrea Blanco-Redondo
Nokia-Bell Lasbs

Prof. Dries Van Thourhout
Ghent University – imec

Prof. Delphine Marris-Morini
Paris Sud University

Prof. David Marpaung
University of Twente
the Netherlands

Prof. Joyce Poon
Max Planck Institute

Dr. Dominic Gallagher

Photon Design


Prof. Wim Bogaerts
Ghent University – imec

Prof. Gunther Roelkens
Ghent University – imec

Dries J.F. Vercruysse
Stanford University

Prof. Peter Bienstman
Ghent University – imec

Prof. Johan Bauwelinck
Ghent University – imec

Prof. Bart Kuyken
Ghent University – imec

Padraic Morrissey
Tyndall Inst. – PIXAPP

Abdul Rahim
ePIXfab – Ghent University

Note: You will be redirected to the payment systme of Ghent Univrsity.


“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)

Program Committee

Prof. Roel Baets
Prof. Roel Baets
Ghent University (Belgium)
Prof. Laurent Vivien
Prof. Laurent Vivien
C2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris Saclay (France)
Abdul Rahim, Ph.D
Abdul Rahim, Ph.D
ePIXfab – European Silicon Photonics Alliance

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