IONS Student Conference

IONS-10 in Southampton

posted Jun 1, 2011, 5:33 PM by Anand Asundi

It is time to start registering for IONS-10 (the International OSA Network of Students) Southampton conference. IONS-10 is taking place in Southampton from the 10th-12th August 2011. IONS is a conference for students, run by students. It brings together students from all over the world to discuss latest results in all fields of optics, photonics, laser physics, fibre optics, integrated optics, biophotonics, etc

Registration is free and meals are included! Grants for students are also available to cover your travel expenses!

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Conference highlights:

o     International keynote speakers:

Prof. Chris Dainty, 2011 OSA President, The National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof. David Payne, Co-inventor of the Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifier (EDFA), Univ. of Southampton

Dr. Emma Springate, Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


o     Professional development focused on entrepreneurship in science:

Don Spalinger (Research and Innovation Services), title: Entrepreneurism, that's Alan Sugar, right?

Dr. David Parker (SPI Lasers), title :  Changing your hand.

Dr. Corin Gawith (Covesion), title :  Surviving in the real world, being an academic in business.


o     Student oral presentations, 1 minute micro-presentations and posters

            Plus prizes for best talk and poster

o     Social events

Historic tour of Southampton

Conference dinner at Winchester Guildhall

Social day to Portsmouth Historic Royal Naval Docks, including 18th century war ships.


Lewis Carpenter

On behalf of the organising committee,

Optoelectronics Research Centre,

University of Southampton,


SO17 1BJ

Tel: +44 (0)2380597673

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