Holst Symposium - Disruptive Light
Light will disruptively bring forward the state of art in technology. While being baptized the City of Light after the first production of incandescent bulbs, the light technology behind the CD and DVD, coming from Philips in the Eindhoven region, revolutionized the entertainment industry.
Moore’s law, the speed of innovation in all micro-electronics, is dictated by the use of light in increasingly shorter wavelengths in IC production facilities.
But Eindhoven is rapidly progressing towards becoming the City of the Photons, as future communication and sensing can be disruptively improved by photonic integration.
But light not only offers breakthroughs in technology. Lights influences the circadian day-night cycle of almost all creatures living on earth.
We increasingly understand how these mechanisms work, and see a transition to true Human Centric Lighting.
This in addition to the substantial energy savings that the transition to LED lighting already brings.
Light innovations are also entering the Health domain, for instance in the form of intra-body navigation of medical devices using fiber optics.
The Holst Symposium and Memorial Lecture connect these fields of research and innovation from different angles, from different disciplines all contributing to major disruptive breakthroughs.
Prof.dr.ir. Jean-Paul Linnartz (Symposium chair)
At Signify, Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz leads the research activities in optical Wireless Communication to drive innovation in the LiFi business. At TU/e, he and his team investigate signal processing for wireless optical communication, as well as algorithms and sensor networks for Human Centric Lighting control. At Signify, Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz leads the research activities in optical Wireless Communication to drive innovation in the LiFi business. At TU/e, he and his team investigate signal processing for wireless optical communication, as well as algorithms and sensor networks for Human Centric Lighting control.
Prof. Robert Lucas
Robert James Lucas is Director of the Centre for Biological Timing and (since 2006) GSK Professor of Neuroscience at the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK. He received his Bsc (Hons) in Biological Sciences at the University of York (1989) and a PhD in Anatomy at the University of London (1996). Previously, he was Governors Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London (2000-2003) and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester. His research interests include Lighting for Health, Melanopsin Vision and Animal Opsins from biology to optogenetics.
Robert Lucas was awarded the Wellcome Trust Investigator award 2018; Elected member of Academia Europea 2012; ERC Senior Investigator Award 2010; Johannes Ariens Kappers Lecture, European Biological Rhythms Society 2019; Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture, University of Washington, USA 2019; Plenary and keynote presentations: European Biological Rhythms Society (2015); European Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation and British Congress for Optometry and Visual Science (2019); 2005 ‘Scientist of the Year’, Faculty of Life Sciences University of Manchester; Publications Highlighted by the ‘Faculty of 1000’: Melyan et al (2005) Nature 433:741-5 rated ‘Exceptional’; Lucas et al (2003) Science 299:245-247 rated ‘Must Read’; Hattar et al (2003) Nature 424:75 – 81 rated ‘Recommened’; Allen et al (2015) Current Biology 24(21):2481-90; Cehajic-Kapetanovic et al (2015) Current Biology 25(16):2111-22. Publication metrics: >10000 citations; h index = 47; field weighted citation index=3.26.
Gerard Winkels Msc.
Gerard Winkels is a retired Senior Medical Imaging & Devices executive with extensive experience and accountability for Innovations in Image Guided Therapy with breakthrough technologies. For the past 12 years Gerard was active in what is now called the Philips Image Guided Therapies cluster, responsible for breakthrough business Innovation. Started to break-out in the Electrophysiology domain as a business leader, broadening the Philips innovation portfolio from Imaging technology towards Procedural solutions in the Cardio-vascular domain. Close collaboration with Research and Philips Innovation Services, as well as intimate innovation collaborations with industry partners and customers, led to multiple new business initiatives. These generated Philips appetite recently to progress its business portfolio with, major acquisitions like Volcano and Spectranetics. Image Guided Therapy is now a fast growing Philips business with a unique portfolio of total procedural solutions. For the past 8 years, one of the new business initiatives has been focusing on visualizing intrabody instruments using Light. Tremendous progress has been made with this revolutionary technology, that has the potential to disrupt the Cardiovascular field and that is now positioned for initial market introduction.
Gerard served as a board member director on several start-ups in the minimal invasive treatment domain, among which Sapiens Neuromodulation and Corindus Vascular Robot System
Gerard holds a degree in Physics from the University of Utrecht
Prof. Andrea Fiore
Andrea Fiore is a full professor within the Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also Scientific Director of the TU/e Institute for Photonic Integration. His key areas of expertise include nanophotonics and quantum photonics. Andrea’s research interests are in the field of nanophotonic devices, particularly nanoscale light sources and detectors, nanolasers, and integrated optical sensors. Recently, his group has focused on integrated nano-opto-electro-mechanical systems (NOEMS): using the combination of electronics, mechanics and optics to achieve novel functionalities, for example for sensing. Research is also aimed at controlling light-matter interaction at the nanoscale for improved nanolasers and quantum light sources.
Andrea Fiore holds a PhD degree in Optics from the University of Orsay, and has previously worked in Thales Research and Technology (Orsay, France), at the University of California at Santa Barbara, at the Italian National Research Council (Rome, Italy), and at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). Prof. Fiore has been the recipient of the ‘Professeur boursier’ (Switzerland) and ‘Vici’ (The Netherlands) personal grants, and has been awarded the 2006 ISCS ‘Young Scientist’ Award (International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors). He has acted as principal investigator in many national projects, coordinator of EU-FP6 project ‘SINPHONIA’ and of the Dutch FOM national program ‘Nanoscale Quantum Optics’. He is presently leading a NWO Gravitation program on Integrated Nanophotonics, and the Institute for Photonic Integration at TU/e. He has coauthored over 180 journal articles and given around 60 invited talks at international conferences.
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