Applications of photonics 2023

UEF’s popular presentations on Applications of Photonics will be again held this year as a series of hybrid lectures live in Joensuu & online in Microsoft Teams. The presentations are organized in collaboration with PREIN flagship and Photonics Finland.

Hosted by Professor Jyrki Saarinen and starting on October 23 (six lectures per week: Mondays at 14-16, Wednesdays at 10-12 and at Thursdays 12-14), the lectures consist of applications of photonics and company overviews given by professionals of the field from various companies, and after each lecture, a dedicated discussion section offers networking possibilities to listeners from all around the world.

Moreover, the lectures are also included in  MSc course at “Applications of Photonics” UEF, and the presentations of ZEISS, Ledil, VTT, and Valoe in PSRS Industrial Days. The presentations of ULCH & KUH, Arbonaut, Senop, and Vaisala are part of Epsilon‘s Working Life Week.

Lectures can be joined in set presentation locations in UEF Joensuu campus, or online via Microsoft Teams. Joining the lectures is free and open for everyone.


Date Time Company & Presenter *)
Topic Venue **)
23.10. 14.15-15 ZEISS & Toni Montonen * ZEISS- Seeing beyond Metria M103
23.10. 15.15-16 Ledil & Henri Uutela LED Lighting & Optics Metria M103
26.10. 12-14 Dispelix & Petri Stenberg * Company visit (students only)
26.10. 12-14 XR-laboratory & Veikko Miettinen * Company visit (students only)
30.10. 14.15-15 VTT & Jussi Hiltunen Photonics in sensor applications Metria M103
30.10. 15.15-16 Valoe & Tuukka Savisalo * Product integrated PV Metria M103
1.11. 10.15-11 Modulight & Kalle Palomäki Lasers in Quantum Metria M103
2.11. 12.15-13 Murata & Johanna Forsman * Lithography challenges in automotive MEMS manufacturing Metria M103
2.11. 13.15-14 Ecoaims & Petri Matikainen * Laser pistols and other optical sport shooting Metria M103
6.11. 14.15-15 UCLH & Kuopio University Hospital

& Antti-Pekka Elomaa

Fluorescence analysis in oncologic surgery Metria M103
6.11. 15.15-16 Arbonaut & Tuomo Kauranne * Photonics and forest Metria M103
8.11. 10.15-11 Senop & Jussi Rautiainen Night Vision Systems from design perspective Metria M103
8.11. 11.15-12 Vaisala & Lasse Kauppinen Optical measurement technologies Metria M103
16.11. 12.15-13 Maculaser & Jani Tirronen * Temperature-controlled laser treatment for retinal disorders Metria M103
16.11. 13.15-14 Sensmet & Toni Laurila Using photonics to optimise the production and recycling of lithium battery metals Metria M103
22.11. 10.15-11 Visual Festival light artists & Matthieu Tercieux + Stefan Grunewald * Metria M103
22.11. 11.15-12 Thalesgroup & Teemu Pohjola * Optics in protecting your identity Metria M103
27.11. 14-16 Nanocomp & Samuli Siitonen * Company visit (students only)
27.11. 14-16 Spectromics Lab & Markku Keinänen * Company visit (students only)

*) Presenter is live, others online

**) Metria M103 in Metria building, street address Yliopistokatu 7.

Any questions?
Please contact Raili Termälä,, 0503078256 or Jyrki Saarinen,, 050 595 4348.