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AOG seminars

We have a regular programme of seminars by internal and external speakers.

Seminars: If you are not on the mailing list and would like to attend a seminar, please email Mike Hughes. Talks are in the Photonics Meeting Room unless otherwise indicated. Monthly internal talks are midday on the last Friday of each month, external speakers are ad hoc and will be advertised when confirmed. Some talks are organised as part of the Physics & Astronomy Colloquia programme.

Journal Club: On weeks where there is no seminar, we often meet to discuss the latest papers in biomedical optics and biophotonics. If

you are interested in joining us, please contact Mike Hughes to be added to the mailing list.


21st June 2024 – Radu Stancu, Applied Optics Group, Ultra-thin Fiber Distance Sensors for Robotic Microsurgery

26th July 2024 – Adrian Fernandez Uceda, Applied Optics Group

2024 Speakers

8th June 2024 – Dr. Michael Leitner, Thorlabs. More Details.

23rd May 2024 – Adam Effenberger, Meopta, Czech Republic, From the University of Kent to a Leading Technology Company.  More Details.

18th May 2024 – Prof. Sherif Sherif, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

3rd April 2024 – Dr. Cristina Polonschii and Dr. Mihaela Gheorghiu, International Centre of Biodynamics, Bucharest Romania. “High-resolution impedance mapping using electrically activated quantitative phase imaging” and “Challenges and opportunities in high content – label-free assessment of live cells dynamics based on electrically modulated microscopy assays

14th March 2024 – Dr Angelos Kalitzeos, Insitute of Opthalmology, UCL,  “Improving photoreceptor mosaic visualisation with
quadrant-detection AOSLO”

5th February 2024 – Prof. Frederique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, “Imaging biological systems at the micron scale.”

2023 Speakers

24th Nov 2023 – Michael Hughes, Applied Optics Group, OCT image recovery in Python

20th Nov 2023 – Dr Konstantin Morozov, Innolume

17th Nov 2023 –  Gianni Nteroli, Applied Optics Group, Dynamic focus optical coherence microscopy

1st Nov 2023 – Dr Sophie Caujolle – Heidelberg Engineering

24th Oct 2023 – Charles Bibas, CEO of Tecnica Inc., United States, Elevating Scanning Technology, The Lens-Free Optical Scanning (LFOS) Advantage

20th June 2023 – Prof David Huang and Prof Yali Jia, Oregon Health & Science University, “History of OCT and OCT angiography” and “Improving resolution & contrast for clinical OCT” and “Retinal OCT angiography & oximetry: technology
innovations and clinical applications”  More Details

12th April 2023 – Prof. Sam Van der Jeught, University of Antwerp, Optical techniques for real-time
morphology measurement of the human eardrum More Details.

19th/23rd January 2023 – Marie Klufts, Alejandro Martinez Jimenez, Sacha Grelet, Rene Riha, Philipp Tatar-Mathes, Esteban Grijalva, Photonics West Rehearsals


2022 Speakers

30th September 2022 – Alejandro Martinez-Jimenez, Applied Optics Group, “Broadband mode-locked laser at 1060 nm for OCT”

30th Sep 2022 – Gopika Venugopal, Appiied Optics Group, Development of a Swept Source based on Galvo-Scanner/Resonant – scanner Spectral Filter in the Wavelength Range 850 nm and 670 nm”

27th September 2022 – Rene Riha, Applied Optics Group, “Dual resonance wavelength-tunable laser – an akinetic FDML-like swept source”

27th September 2022 – Sascha Grelet, Applied Optics Group, “Sweeping the at speed of light: ANSi Supercontinuum and Time Stretch for High-Speed SS-OCT” 

19th August 2022 – Rene Riha, Applied Optics Group, “An Approximate cavity dispersion assessment technique using dispersive mode-locked cavity wavelength tuning” 

5th August 2022 – Michael Hughes, Applied Optics Group, “Computational approach to high resolution fibre based endoscopic imaging”

Additional 2021-2022 Speakers to be added

2021 Speakers

19th February 2021 – Alejandro Marintez Jiminez, Applied Optics Group, On the basis of correlations, to go a step beyond, 

2020 Speakers

6th November 2020 – Prof David Jackson, Applied Optics Group (Emeritus), Medical applications at Kent prior to OCT.

30th October 2020 – Andy Thrapp, Applied Optics Group, Computational Optical Sectioning for Endomicroscopy.

19th September 2020 – Prof David Jackson, Applied Optics Group (Emeritus),  The evaluation of the Fabry Perot at Kent and recent applications for medical studies

25th June 2020 – Michael Hughes, Applied Optics Group, Computational modelling of multimode fibres with applications in image transmission.

21st May 2020 – Giannis Nteroli, Applied Optics Group

17th April 2020 – Adrián Fernández Uceda, Applied Optics Group, Non-mechanical axial motion compensation using master-slave optical coherence tomography.

26th February 2020 – Prof Virgil Duma, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania, Non-Destructive Testing and Biomedical Imaging with OCT.

12th February 2020 – Julien Camard, Applied Optics Group, Silicon Photonics


2019 Speakers

6th December 2019 – Melanie Wacker, Applied Optics Group (Visitor) and University if Lubeck

26th November 2019 – Victor Rico, Applied Optics Group (Visitor) and CICESE, Ensenada, Baja California, México

21st November 2019 – Hal Dorrington, Applied Optics Group

29th July 2019 – René Říha and Vlastimil Kropáč, Applied Optics Group Visitors

5th July 2019 – Michael Hughes, Applied Optics Group

16th May 2019 – Walter Bellardi, University of Lille, 2PM Ingram 110

25th April 2019 – Manuel Marques, Applied Optics Group, REBOT Project Update

21st March 2019 – Marinko Sarunic, Simon Fraser University, Canda, Multi-modal and Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging, Ingram 110.

20th March 2019 – PH700 MPhys Project Students Presentations

13th March 2019 – Sina Farsiu, Duke University, USA, Compact adaptive optics devices, practical deep learning algorithms, and fundamental limits of analysis in optical imaging, Ingram 110.

24th January 2019 – Andy Thrapp, Manuel Marques, Photonics West Rehearsals

2018 Speakers

15th November 2018 Maya ThanouInstitute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London, Nanoparticles as functional tools in image-guided Focused Ultrasound drug delivery

29th November 2018 Ramona Cernat, Applied Optics Group

25th October 2018 Adrian Fernandez, Applied Optics Group

27th September 2018 Andy Thrapp, Applied Optics Group

9th August 2017 Virgil Duma, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania, Scanning patterns for imaging

26th July 2018 Adrian Bradu, Applied Optics Group

16th July 2018 Grigory Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics, Russia

22nd June 2018 Michael Everson, Applied Optics Group, Polygon mirror-based spectral filters for Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography

21st June 2018 Kevin K. Tsia, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. All-optical laser-scanning imaging cytometry for ultra large-scale deep single-cell image-based analysis Ingram LT.

20th June 2018 Marisa Monteiro, Science Museum, University of Porto. In between a science centre and University historical collections: the practice of science outreach Ingram LT

19th April 2018, Kawal Rhode, King’s College London. Imaging biomarkers in heart disease.

16th April 2018 Yong Hu, Applied Optics Group,

30th May 2018 Manuel Marques, Applied Optics Group, REBOT Project: May 2018 status update

28th March 2018 Sophie Cajoulle, Applied Optics Group

7th Feb 2018 Anna Peacock, Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC), University of Southampton Semiconductor Optical Fibres: A New Platform for Nonlinear Optics? Ingram LT