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Welcome to the TU Dresden SPIE student chapter

Highlight 2023: Long night of Science

In June 2023 the student chapter participated the Dresden Long night of Science, providing pupil-friendly optics and photonics experiments to public interested.

Highlight 2022: ICO25 Student Chapter Session

SPIE-OPTICA Student Chapter Dresden @ICO25 international conference.

In September 2022, we were proud to have the opportunity to share a special session for students within the 25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics in Dresden. Special thanks we want to share with the speakers
Prof. Demetri Psaltis, EPFL, Switzerland
Prof. Myung Kim, University of South Florida, USA
Prof. Enrique Tajahuerce, Universitat Jaume I, USA
Prof. Martin Booth, University of Oxford, UK
for taking their time and presenting their inspiring talks. We could really enjoy those amazing topics and collected new ideas.
For more details, take a look in the blogging section

Highlight 2021: Dr. Marek Piliarik

In May 2021, our chapter hosted the webinar of Dr. Marek Piliarik from the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences. Although the pandemic forces us to keep the social distance, the inspiring talk from Dr. Marek Piliarik gave us the chance to gather online! Dr. Marek Piliarik shared his insights in nano-holography, novel spatial light modulator, and advancing biomedical applications.

Highlight 2020: Bogdan Voisiat

Dr. Voisiat gave the Student Chapter Dresden an interesting lecture about the fast and accurate method of material surface pattering via laser interference. Because of the regulations at that time, the lecture was given online.

Highlight 2019: Zeev Zalevsky

In November 2019, our chapter hosted the lecture of Prof. Zeev Zalevsky at TU Dresden, which is one of the highlights in 2019. He gave us a fascinating and inspiring insight into his work on super-resolution microscopy, microendoscopy, and biomedical sensing.

J.W. Czarske, Z. Zalevsky and S. Rothe
Talk given by Zeev Zalevsky

Highlight 2018: Demetri Psaltis

In April 2018, Prof. Demetri Psaltis visited us from EPFL, Lausanne, which definitely was one of the highlights last year.

Thank you, Demetri, for the inspiring talk and the very interesting discussion afterward!

About us

Exkursion to Fraunhofer IPMS
First public lecture
1st chapter meeting
Excursion to Fraunhofer FEP
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We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students in Dresden, Germany, with an interest in Optics and Photonics. Since september 2017, we belong to a worldwide network of student chapters supported by SPIE.

Our objective is to establish and intensify the contact between students and faculty at different optics-related groups and institutes in the Dresden area. Therefore, we host a monthly public lecture series in H√§ngemathe with speakers from research groups and institutes relevant to optics and photonics. Beside that, we plan to organize excursions to nearby companies.

For more information, have a look at our past Activities and some Fotos or follow us on twitter.

Join us!

All students are welcome to join our Chapter!

For more information, see Membership.

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for Optics and Photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. For more information, visit