Women in Optics and Photonics

For the first time in the history of Optics and Photonics Days (OPD), we are organizing a Women in Optics and Photonics session.

This session is dedicated to promoting personal and professional growth for women through community building, networking opportunities, and encouraging young women to choose optics and photonics as a career. The session features four amazing speakers covering different aspects of diversity and careers in optics and photonics.

Date and time: Thursday 2nd of December , preliminary time 17:35 – 18:30 EEST

Preliminary Program:

17:35-17:45 Opening
17:45-17:55 “Diversity in Science”
Prof. Matthieu Roussey, Department of Physics and Mathematics, Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland  
17:55-18:05 ” As a woman in photonics: which has been interesting?”
D.Sc.(Tech.) Heidi Piili, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Turku
18:05-18:15 “Mobility in researcher career development. The gender aspects”, 
PhD Polina Kuzhir, Senior researcher and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Eastern Finland 
18:15-18:25 ”Diversity and inclusion as catalysts for technology innovation”
Liisa Peltonen, General Manager, General Manager, Surface Finland, Microsoft
18:25-18:30 Closing 

Venue: OPD2021, Logomo, Turku

For more information and practical details please contact PhD Ana Gebejes +358414760113, ana.gebejes@photonics.fi

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