The Brussels Photonics Team (B-Phot) is a research group within the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) that belongs to the Network of Universities of the Capitals of Europe UNICA. VUB-B-Phot hosts 45 researchers whose R&D activities are coordinated by Prof. Hugo Thienpont. VUB-B-Phot is internationally recognized for its basic, strategic, and applied research in the field of "micro-optics" and “micro-photonics”. VUB-B-Phot is also uniquely involved in industry-oriented research projects. Recently it was awarded the special status of “Focal Point for Industrial Validation” by the Flemish government for its track record in knowledge transfer and research validation in photonics.
Prof. Dr.Ir. Hugo Thienpont
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