We regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone one year the fifth ISLIST edition. Health safety and security of all ISLIST participant is our primary aim, and the uncertainty and restrictions yet in place for the next months have pushed us to postpone the meeting one year.
So, the fifth edition of ISLIST with the main core on Light in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing, already programmed, is now scheduled for June 20-24, 2022.
We apologize for this, unwanted decision, and we very must hope that you will be able to participate in V ISLIST at UIMP next year.

This school is envisioned to be a worldwide top International forum (every fourth week of June) on Light Sciences and Technologies in the framework of a “special top university” that is recognized as the “university of universities” and in a privileged environment “the Royal Magdalena Palace” in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. Each edition of this international school will have an intensification or main core in a specific application area and additional current hot topics. Light in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing will be the core of 2021 edition.
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ISLIST has been conceived as a great opportunity to review, actualize and improve the knowledge of scientists, professionals and technicians; to contribute to the education and to enhance the motivation of PhD students; to offer an ideal frame for networking and also to contribute to the education of the citizens. It is also a great opportunity to ensure that policymakers, entrepreneurs, and other key “actors” will be aware of the problem-solving potential of Photonics.

Final Report from the 2019 edition

You can see the final report with a summary of all the activities in this link.

Detailed program for the 2019 edition: link


Invited Speakers for the 2021 edition

The following speakers have been confirmed for this 2021 edition of ISLiST:

Prof. Gerard Mourou

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Paris, France.

Extreme light in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing


Prof. Ursula Keller 


NCCR MUST, Head of Research Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETG Zurch, Physics Department, Switzerland.


Exploring the frontiers of Ultrafast Science and Technology  (tentative)


Prof. Christian Sattler


Department of Solar Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Center Institute of Solar Research, Germany.


Solar Fuels and Electricity by using Sunlight concentrating Systems (tentative)


Prof. Carlos del Cañizo


Institute of Solar Energy, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Photovoltaics for highly efficient energy conversion and storage (tentative)


Prof. Naomi Halas


Smalley-Curl Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA.

New Solar solutions for energy-demanding applications in developing countries (tentative)


Prof. Jordi Martorell

Group Leader


Organic nanostructured Photovoltaics, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain.

Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics (tentative)


Prof. Alberto Pique



Materials and systems branch, U.S.Naval Research Labororatory, USA.

Laser Materials processing for Energy Storage applications  

Printing Hybrid Electronic by Laser (tentative)


Prof. Carlos Molpeceres






Centro Láser, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Laser materials processing for efficient Energy generation and Advanced Manufacturing (tentative)


Prof. Reinhart Poprawe






Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT,  Aachen, Germany. 

Additive Manufacturing: Current and Trends (tentative)


Prof. Martin Wegener

Director, Chair





Institute of Nanotechnology at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. 

3D and 4D Nanoprinting (tentative)


Prof. Michael Campbell




Laboratory for laser Energetics (LLE), University of Rochester, USA. 

Laser driven fusion energy: status, challenges and the future (tentative)


Prof. Maite Flores

Group leader 



Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Intense light, a potential tool to be applied in medical imaging (tentative)


Dr. Fabien Guillemot 


Poietis, France.

Towards a 4D Bioprinting Industry in the fourth industrial revolution (tentative)


Prof. Robert Thomson

Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, U.K.

Photonic devices fabricated by laser-materials patterns inscription (tentative)



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DIRECTOR: José Miguel López Higuera
Head of the Photonics Engineering Group
University of Cantabria
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