The seventh edition of our ISLIST summer school (VII-ISLIST) will take place in June 17-21, 2024 with the core topic "Light in Communications, Sensing and Lighting". See here the final report from the previous edition.

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, Sensing and Lighting will be the core of 2024 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.


¡New! the final report of the 2023 edition is here.


Invited Speakers for the 2024 edition

 Michael Leeby 2


Prof. Michael Leeby

 Chief Executive Officer, CEO


Chief Executive Officer,, CEO, Lightwave Logic, CEO OIDA, San Francisco, USA


Next Generation of Photonics Integrated Circuits as key for communications
and sensing


 peter winzer


Dr. Peter Winzer 

 Founder and Chief Technical Officer, CTO



Nubis Communications, New Providence, NJ07974, USA


Next Generation of Optical Communications: Scaling Capacity, Energy and Densisty

Jose Capmany


Prof. José Capmany



iTEAM Institute, Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.


Photonic Integrated Circuits: Currents and Trends

 Francesco Poletti


Prof. Francesco Poletti

Head of Hollow Core Fibres Group


Optoelectronics Research Centre,University of Southampton, UK


Hollow Core Optical fibres: a revolutionary technology for optical communications, quantum applications and laser delivery



Dra. Elisabetta Rugi


Thales Alenia Space, Switzerland 


Optical communications in space: Currents and trends



Prof. Ton Koonen

Emeritus Professor


University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands 


Optical Wireless Communication –a green wireless communication technology with high potential and great prospects.



Dr. Sinead O´Keeffe



Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre, Health Research Institute University of Limerick, Ireland 


Optical Fibre Sensors for Radiotherapy Dosimetry: Challenges and Opportunities.

 Vicent Menoret


Dr. Vincent Menoret




Quantum Sensors R&D ,Exail Quantum Systems, Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine, Talence,France 



Optical Quantum Sensors: Differential Quantum Gravimeter.


 roberto Osellame


Prof. Roberto Osellame




Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologie-CNR,Milano, Italy    


Advanced photonic and optofluidic devices fabricated in glass using femtosecond lasers for Lab-On Chip sensors


 Andrea Cusano


Prof. Andrea Cusano




Optoelectronic and Photonic Group, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento (UniSannio), Italy 


Lab On Fiber: a multifunctional technology for biosensing





Prof. Kenneth Grattan

OBE, FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering


Director of Instrumentation & Sensors Research Centre City-University of London, UK


Optical sensing technologies for key environmental measurands in the I4.0 era



Prof. Valerio Pruneri



Optoelectronics Group, Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain


Engineered surfaces and devices for the display and imaging industries

 Sonia MArtin Lopez


Prof. Sonia Martín López




Photonics Engineering Group, of Alcala de Henares, Spain



Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) for Seafloor Seismic Monitoring: from earthquakes to tsunamis


Mark Rea


Prof. Mark Rea

Former Director



Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY USA 




Light’s effects on human health, well-being, and behaviours

 Mariana Figueiro


Prof. Mariana G. Figueiro




Light and Research Center, (LHRC), Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY, USA


Smart green Lighting in buildings and cities to offer better and healthy environments to the citizens


 lopez higuera


Prof. José Miguel López Higuera



 ISLIST and Head of Photonics Engineering Group, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain


Sensing using Light: doctrinal conception, currents and trends



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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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