KAUST Photonics Summer Camp
Photonics has revolutionized the 21st century technologies. It enables new superior tools in areas ranging from medicine to communications to clean energy, which comes with outstanding career and employment opportunities for young scientists and engineers. This 4-week summer camp is to expose the participating students to the frontiers of photonics research.
Summer Camp Program
Week 1: Orientation, Welcome and Technical Training
On arrival at KAUST you will receive a welcome event and orientation. In the first week you may also be required to undertake some Technical Training to prepare you fully for you work in the lab.
Week 2-4: Research project
You will work with a Faculty member, and their research team (Including students, post-docs and Research Scientists) on a pre-determined Research Project.
Week 4: Presentations
Showcase your research work to the Division.
Further Details Technical Training and Research Projects
The KAUST mandatory (safety) training for research work in the nanofabrication and imaging facilities include:
1. Lab Safety Training
2. Hazardous Waste Training
3. Particularly Hazardous Substance
4. Emergency Incident Preparedness Training
There are also Photonics-Laboratory-specific safety training which is required to address the potential hazards presence in Photonics Lab. These are:
5. Laser Safety Training
6. Hydrofluoric Acid Training
7. UV Safety Training
8. Liquid Nitrogen Training
9. Compressed Gas Cylinder
10. Photonics lab safety walk through
For approximately 3-4 weeks you will actively lead on a research project which will focus on Key areas of photonics research and which will be mentored by leading scholars and experts.
When you apply for the Photonics Summercamp you will choose which three professors you would like to work with, and state them in preferential order. The research topics for each professor are outlined below and the profiles for the professors can be found on the "Hosting Faculty" tab.
Professor Carlo Liberale
Professor Andrea Fratalocchi
New revolutionary processes of energy harvesting:
Professor Kazuhiro Ohkawa
Professor Boon S.Ooi
Semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits:
Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Photonics communication science and technology:
Professor Xiaohang Li
Semiconductors for photonics:
Bachelor and Master students in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Optoelectronics and other related disciplines are welcome to apply. As it is a very competitive process, cumultive GPA above 3.40/4.00 and research experience can boost the application. Strong English speaking, listening, and writing is essential. All instruction and discussion will be in english.