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October 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm November 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm EEST

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 24 (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 Month of PhotonicsPhotonics Center Opening WeekPSRS Industrial DaysForest&Photonics 2022, and MSc course at “Applications of Photonics” UEF.

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 **)
27.10. 12.15-13 Valoa & Roope Siiroinen Tradition, trend and future of lighting? Futura F100
2.11. 10.15-11 Vaisala & Lasse Kauppinen Optical measurement technologies Futura F100
3.11. 12.15-13 Sensmet & Toni Laurila Using Light to See in Real-time What’s in Water? Futura F100
7.11. 14.15-15


Dispelix & Antti Sunnari *

Beneq & Sami Sneck * and
Chipmetrics & Mikko Utriainen *

Alternative Reality

Optical ALD Coatings and
Advanced measurement tools for ALD thin films

Photonics Center
9.11. 10.15-11


Specim & Katja Lefevre *

Arbonaut & Tuomo Kauranne *

Hyperspectral imaging in industrial applications

Photonics and forest

Futura F100
10.11. 12.15-13


Kuva Space & Jarkko Antila *

Spectromics & Markku Keinänen *

Understanding Space-borne Hyperspectral

Application of imaging spectroscopy in forest sciences

Futura F100
16.11. 10.15-11


Oura & Jukka-Tapani Mäkinen *

Planmeca & Vesa Varjonen

Integrated photonics of Oura smart ring

Practical photonics in dental and medical devices

Futura F100
17.11. 12.15-13 Valmet & Pekka Suopajärvi Valmet Quality measurement principles Futura F100
21.11. 14.15-15



Bevenic & Jyrki Huttunen *


VTT & Jussi Hiltunen

Photonics solutions based on multiple technologies: fiber optics, glass molding, thin film coating, optomechanics

Photonics in sensor applications

Metria M101
23.11. 10.15-11


Microsurgery Center & Sami Puustinen

Ecoaims & Petri Matikainen *

Optics in Microneurosurgery

Laser pistols and other optical sport shooting

Futura F100
28.11. 14.15-15


Microsoft Hololens & Birgit Päivänranta *

Thalesgroup & Teemu Pohjola *

Enabling Mixed Reality with HoloLens

Optics in protecting your identity

Metria M101
30.11. 10.15-11 UEF & Seppo Honkanen * Fiber optic communications and Si-photonics Futura F100
8.12. 12-14 Kimmelux & Jarkko Tarnanen
Nanocomp & Veli-Pekka Leppänen
Company visits (students only)

*) * presenter is live, others online

**) Futura F100 in Futura building, street address Yliopistokatu 7,
Photonics Center and Metria M101 in Metria building, street address Yliopistokatu 7.

More information about the lectures will be updated later.

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