IEEE Benelux Chapter

Annual Symposium 2021

25th-26th November 2021, University of Mons, Belgium



Covid Safe Ticket (CST) information

From the 1st of November 2021, the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) must be used for access to event organized in Wallonia. A Covid Safe Ticket is therefore mandatory and will be checked before entering the conference room.

How to get a Covid Safe Ticket?

There are 3 options:

  • A certificate of complete vaccination with a recognized vaccine over 13 days old.
  • A certificate of a negative PCR test in the last 48 hours or an antigen test (rapid test) in the last 24 hours.
  • A recovery certificate of up to 180 days old.

More information and access to the CovidSafeBE app on

The wearing of the mask is mandatory except when eating/drinking during the seated dinner and lunch.



Welcome to the website of the 25th annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, which is being held at the University of Mons in Belgium. As in previous editions, we have an exciting and interesting scientific program consisting of invited speakers who will present the topic of photonics from a different application, research, and entrepreneurial perspective. Moreover, we have two poster sessions and ample opportunity for interaction and networking. On behalf of the organizing committee, I am glad to welcome you to the symposium in the city of Mons!

Marc Wuilpart


The symposium is honoured to introduce the following invited speakers:


Dr Silvia Soria Huguet

IFAC-CNR Institute of Applied Physics, Italy

Title of the talk: “Whispering Gallery Mode Microresonators: from rainbow and phonon lasers to sensors”    

Abstract and biography                                                     

Prof. François Leo

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

BRIGHT Research Lab

Title of the talk: “Solitons in coherently driven active cavities”     

Abstract and biography                                                                    

Dr Alessia Pasquazi          

University of Sussex, UK

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Title of the talk: “Microcombs Based on Laser Cavity Solitons”

 Abstract and biography


Prof. Christophe Caloz,

Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium 

Faculty of Engineering Science


Title of the talk: “Metamaterial magnetless nonreciprocity”

Abstract and biography   
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