SPIE” is one of the largest optical communities, which fuses together engineers, students and professors from more than 150 countries all over the world. “SPIE” traditionally organizes two conferences per year. There are “SPIE Photonics West” in February (San Francisco) and “Optics + Photonics” in August (San Diego). These conferences focus on applications of optical technologies.

According to Semen Andronakin, Bachelor student of the Chair of Photonics and Optoinformatics, and Vladimir Borisov, Master`s Student of this chair and researcher of ITMO University terahertz medicine  lab, who took part in “Optics + Photonics 2015,”  “SPIE” is a student-oriented conference, which gives a great opportunity to develop international contacts and exchange scientific knowledge with colleagues.

“SPIE” invited Russian researchers to take part in the conference: Mr. Andronakin was awarded with “Officer Travel Grant”. Mr. Borisov became one of 15 young researchers who received “Newport Research Excellence Award.” ITMO University students presented preliminary results of their research projects at a “poster session.” Mr. Borisov researches different mediums using holographic methods. Previously this project was awarded with “SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship.”  Mr. Andronakin`s research project aims to analyze excitation of so-called surface plasmons.

“Surface plasmons are used in microscopical research. To make them excited one should observe complicated technological conditions. I develop a mathematical model of a material, which has an excited plasmon on its surface,” noted Mr. Andronakin.

Apart from the conference ITMO University students took part in a “Student Chapter Leadership Workshop,” where participants shared their experience how to organize scientific events and summed up their research activities. ITMO University Optical Student Chapter won a contest and was awarded with a grant to arrange a conference for young researchers.

“At IX young scientists conference “Optics 2015”, which will be held in October 2015, we will launch International Photonics and Optoinformatics School,” mentioned Mr. Borisov.

ITMO University Optical Student Chapter will also take part in “SPIE Biomedical Workshop” on September, 28, where students will learn how to write a scientific paper and how to apply for an international grant.


Aleksander Pushkash

News portal editorial office

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