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

 (pending re-confirmation)

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


 (pending confirmation)

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. Guillermo de la Dehesa Romero






IE Business School; Advisory Board, Santander Bank; Honorary President, of Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) of London.  Spain.

How to start a high tech company: suggestions from an economist


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 

CEO, Co-founder of Poietis

Poietis, France.

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


Prof. Robert Thomson

 Co-founder of Optoescribe

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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