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ELIS, the Electronics and Information Systems department, is one of the largest departments of the Faculty of Engineering at Ghent University. It is also one of the three departments with their main activities in the fields of electronics, computer science and ICT. In particular in these technical fields, the evolution in industry and society is taking place faster than ever.

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Lichtfestival 2015

Ghent will blaze with light for the third time at the Light Festival from 29 January until 1 February 2015. The long-awaited third edition of this festival will run for four days with a festival route even longer than last time, along which you can see all kinds of light sculptures, spectacular projects and installations by contemporary national and international artists. Students will demonstrate experiments with light and Ghent University has created an interactive route with scientific light installations in the UFO building. Enjoy the walk and experience the surprising variety of light creations.

CMST - and partners - have created an installation using smart textiles and smart plastics.
The Liquid Crystals & Photonics group will show an installation about 3D displays, explaining how a 3D image can be created and observed.

Hermesprijs voor Francis wyffels

Dr. Francis wyffels (Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen en Architectuur - Vakgroep Elektronica en Informatiesystemen) is laureaat van de Hermesprijs voor maatschappelijke en wetenschappelijke dienstverlening. Met deze jaarlijkse onderscheiding wil de UGent het kwaliteitsstreven en de blijvende inzet van al haar medewerkers belonen en stimuleren. Francis wyffels verdient deze prijs omwille van zijn onnavolgbare bezieling voor wetenschapscommunicatie en het aantrekkelijk maken van de STEM-disciplines. Zijn robotprojecten trekken wereldwijde aandacht en inspireren jeugdige ingenieurs en wetenschappers in spe.

National Day on Biomedical Engineering 2014

Margo Steuperaert has won the 3rd poster award and Joris Van Cauwenberge has won the Materialise posteraward on the 13th Belgian day on biomedical engineering. From basic science to engineering and standards: bridging the gap. This day was organised by the Belgian National Committee on Biomedical Engineering (NCBME) within the framework of contactfora of KVAB.

November 28th 2014, the Royal Academy Palace, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels.

ARTERY 14 award for Abigail Swillens

Abigail Swillens has won the Career Development Award on the Artery 14 congres in Maastricht.

PhD award for Charlotte Debbaut at The Annual Conference of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO)

Charlotte Debbaut has won PhD award at the Annual Conference of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO), September 17-20, 2014 (phd Charlotte Debbaut).

IEEE MIC student paper award for Karen Van Audenhaege

In November 2014, Karen Van Audenhaege received the IEEE MIC student paper award (3rd place) for her work about combined SPECT/MRI for clinical brain imaging.

Title of the paper: collimator design for a multi-pinhole brain SPECT insert for MRI

ArtBots lunch exhibition

You are warmly invited to our ArtBots lunch exhibition!


Dwengo is organising its first International Robot Week in October. Teenagers aged between 12 and 18 from Argentina, Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands worked
hard together to create their ArtBots: robots that produce art.
Our lunch exhibition gives you the unique possibility to support them with their work while enjoying a simple lunch.


Verbeke Foundation
9190 Kemzeke


Monday 27th of October
Starts at 12h30, closing around 15h00

Yi Xie wins the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

The China Scholarship Council has awarded the 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad to Yi Xie. This honor is annually awarded to the outstanding Chinese PhD students abroad with a cash prize of 6000 USD. Yi Xie is one of nine winners from Belgium this year. His promotors are Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts.

The Chinese Ambassador to Belgium, Mr. Liao Liqiang, awarded the certificates to the winners on May 18th 2014 in the Chinese Embassy in Brussels.

Highlights of 2013 Laser Physics Letters

The article “Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser emitting circularly polarized light” authored by Krassimir Panajotov, Yi Xie, Maciej Dems, Carlos Belmonte, Hugo Thienpont, Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts, has been selected for the 2013 highlights of Laser Physics Letters: http://iopscience.iop.org/1612-202X/page/Highlights-of-2013.

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