ISLiST is back! A new edition of our ISLIST summer school is scheduled for June 20-24, 2022, with the core topic "Light in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing"

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 2022 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 previous (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 2022 edition

These are the tentative speakers for this 2022 edition of ISLiST:

Prof. Gerard Mourou

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Paris, France.

Extreme light in Energy applications


Prof. Christian Sattler 


Division Board Member for Energy and Transport (act.), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany


Solar Fuels and Electricity by using Sunlight concentrating Systems


Prof. Carlos del Cañizo


Institute of Solar Energy, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Photovoltaics for highly efficient energy conversion and storage


Prof. Jordi Martorell

Group Leader


Organic nanostructured Photovoltaics, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain.

Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics

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Prof. Dr. Beat Neuenschwander



Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies ALPS, Switzerland.

High Troughput and high quality laser ablation and texturing techniques with pulsed lasers


Light manipulation and ocntrol techniques in industrial processes with pulsed lasers


Prof. Carlos Molpeceres






Centro Láser, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Laser Technology in Photovoltaics


Microadditive manufacturing using laser direct write


Prof. Martin Wegener

Director, Chair





Institute of Nanotechnology at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. 

3D and 4D Nanoprinting


Prof. Michael Campbell




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

Intense high-energy proton beams from petawatt-laser irradiation of solids (tentative)


Laser drive fusion energy: status, challenges and the future




Prof. Maite Flores

Group leader 



Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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


Dr. Fabien Guillemot 

CEO, Co-founder of Poietis

Poietis, France.

Towards a 4D Bioprinting Industry in the fourth industrial revolution


Prof. Robert Thomson

 Co-founder of Optoescribe

Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, U.K.

Photonic devices fabricated by laser-materials patterns inscription


Mr. Mikel Bengoa


Coherent Rofin Spain, Spain.

Laser tecnology in advanced batteries fabrication

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Round Table I

Light in Energy: Challenges to face

Prof. Gerard Mourou,Nobel Prize in Physics 2018, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Paris, France

Prof. Christian Sattler, Director, Division Board Member for Energy and Transport (act.), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Prof. E.M. Campbell, Director,Laboratory for laser Energetics (LLE), University of Rochester, USA

Prof. Carlos del Cañizo, Director IES, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Prof. JM López-Higuera,Director ISLiST, Moderator

Round Table II

Creation of New Photonics Companies: Challenges to face

Prof.  Martin Wegener, Director and Chair,  Institute of Nanotechnology at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.   

Dr. Fabien Guillemot, Founder, CEO, Poietis, France.

Prof. Robert R. Thomson, Co-founder, Optoscribe, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

Prof. Carlos Molpeceres, Director, Laser Institute, UPM, Spain.

Prof. JM López-HigueraDirector ISLiST, Moderator



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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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