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 Communications and Sensing is the core of this 2018 edition.
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.

Invited Speakers

The following speakers have been confirmed for this 2018 edition of ISLiST:

Prof. Eli Yablonovitch

Especial Session on Photonic Crystals

Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA The born of the PC theory and their application in advanced integrated Optic/optoelectronic based devices.

Prof. Philip Russell

Especial Session on Photonic Crystals

OSA 2015 President, Director of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany The birth of PCF and its use in advanced fiber-based devices and applications
 andrek Prof. Peter Andrekson Director of FORCE, Photonics, Laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Optical fiber communication: Challenges and opportunities



Dr. Peter Winzer

Chair Of Optical Transmission Systems and Networks Research Department, Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, Editor in Chief of IEEE/OSA JLT,USA Advances in Digital Optical Communications”.
 haas Prof. Harald Haas Director of LIFI Research Development Centre, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK LiFi - High Speed Wireless Networking using Nano-Metre Waves
 cheben Prof. Pavel Cheben Principal Research Officer, National, Research Council (NRC), 1200 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Canada Advanced Silicon Photonics for Communications and Sensing
 carpenter Dr. Joel Carpenter School of Information Technology; University of Queensland, Australia. Spatial mode manipulation in communications and imaging
 capmany Prof. Jose Capmany Director of iTEAM Institute, Technical University of Valencia, Spain Reconfigurable integrated photonics for communications and signal processing applications

Prof. Hugo Thienpont

Department Chair, Dept. of Applied Physics and Photonics Director of Research, Brussels Photonics Team Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Light based sensing techniques for SORTING/SCANNING Food
 lopezamo Prof. Manuel López-Amo Head of the Optical Communications Group of University Public of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain. Optical fiber sensor Networks
 gonzalezherraez Prof. Miguel González Herráez Head of Photonics Engineering Group of Univ. of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain Optical fiber Distributed Sensors
 lopezhiguera Prof. José Miguel López-Higuera Head of Photonic Engineering Group of University of Cantabria, CIBER_BBN and IDIVAL, Spain Smart Light-based Sensors

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