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6th ePIXfab Silicon Photonics

Summer School


14-18 June 2021

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Here you learn

all about silicon photonics

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A perfect blend of

fundamental and advanced topics

ePIXfab’s 6th edition of the silicon photonics summer school

will be held ONLINE

The school will be held from 14-18 June 2021

0 days
0 tutorials
live + early-access
0leaders meetup

Phases of the school

PHASE I: On-boarding through early-access of recorded lectures on fundamentals of silicon photonics

In this phase, you will get early access to multiple fundamental courses in silicon photonics. This phase will prepare you to follow the more advanced topics covered in the second phase of the school.

PHASE II: Advances in silicon photonics science and technology, and its emerging applications.

Starting with a short recap of the fundamental topics, you will be taken on a journey to discover the latest advances in silicon photonics along with its emerging applications. 

How did the earlier participants rate the school?

Overall satisfaction with the quality of the lectures? 95%
Overall satisfaction with the organization of the school? 93%
Overall value of the school? 98%

Based on the feedback from the hundreds of participants from the last five editions of the school.

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


An online poster session enabling participants to learn and discuss with the experts

Lecture Topics

  • Introduction to silicon photonics
  • Passive silicon photonics: from basics to circuits
  • Silicon photonics high-speed modulators and photodetectors
  • Heterogeneous integration in silicon photonics
  • Laser integration in silicon photonics
  • Silicon quantum photonics
  • The crossroads of III-V and Si photonics
  • Silicon photonics-based LiDAR including beam steering
  • Neuromorphic Computing using silicon photonics
  • Programmable Photonics
  • Integrated Microwave Photonics
  • Silicon photonics for energy-efficient optical interconnects
  • Silicon photonics ultrasound detection
  • Machine learning in silicon photonics design
  • AIM Photonics and AIM Academy
  • Silicon photonics for machine learning and AI
  • Silicon photonics frequency combs and their applications

20+ top-notch lectures by experts from across the globe

A detailed list of all the confirmed speakers will be published soon. Stay tuned!

One-hour tutorial-style lectures with an extensive Q&A

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

Comprehensive coverage of basic and emerging topics

A delicately balanced coverage of the full spectrum ranging science, technology, and applications

Meet and engage with the leaders from the field

A practical end-to-end guide outlining the do’s and dont’s of setting up a silicon photonics experiment

School Lecturers

Prof. Roel Baets
Prof. Roel BaetsGhent University - imec, Belgium
Prof. Andrea Melloni
Prof. Andrea MelloniPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Prof. Alexander Gaeta
Prof. Alexander GaetaColumbia University in the City of New York, USA
Dr. Anu Agarwal
Dr. Anu AgarwalMassachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Laurent Vivien
Prof. Laurent VivienC2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris Saclay, France
Prof. Gunther Roelkens
Prof. Gunther RoelkensGhent University - imec, Belgium
Prof. Dries Van Thourhout
Prof. Dries Van ThourhoutGhent University - imec, Belgium
Dr. Joshua Silverstone
Dr. Joshua SilverstoneUniversity of Bristol, United Kingdom
Dr. Dan-Xia Xu
Dr. Dan-Xia XuNational Research Council, Canada
Dr. Xavier Rottenberg
Dr. Xavier Rottenbergimec, Belgium
Prof. Martijn Heck
Prof. Martijn HeckEindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Prof. Wolfram Pernice
Prof. Wolfram PerniceUniversity of Münster, Germany
Prof. Wim Bogaerts
Prof. Wim BogaertsGhent University - imec, Belgium
Dr. Thomas Van Vaerenbergh
Dr. Thomas Van VaerenberghHewlett Packard Enterprise, Belgium
Prof. David Marpaung
Prof. David MarpaungUniversity of Twente, the Netherlands
Dr. Aaron Zilkie
Dr. Aaron ZilkieRockley Photonics, USA


University Rate

  • 50% discount for ePIXfab members


  • 50% discount for ePIXfab members

Send an email to for fee payment via bank transfer. Fee payment by bank transfer will cost 20 Euro extra.


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


“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 BaetsGhent University- imec (Belgium)
Prof. Laurent Vivien
Prof. Laurent VivienC2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris Saclay (France)
Prof. Wim Bogaerts
Prof. Wim BogaertsGhent University - imec, Belgium
Dr. Abdul Rahim
Dr. Abdul RahimePIXfab - European Silicon Photonics Alliance

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