Monday, January 12, 2015

TeraHertz: New opportunities for industry

TeraHertz: New opportunities for industry

Special Focus Session: THz Materials Measurements

3-5 February 2015

Target audience

R&D managers, engineers and scientists seeking a comprehensive update on TeraHertz technologies and applications, a disruptively evolving field.
A general background in science & technology is sufficient.


TeraHertz (THz), the frequencies between electronics and optics,
was until recently the last unexploited part of the electro-
magnetic spectrum. The harnessing of THz-based technologies has the potential of impacting globally a vast number of industries, like both electronics in the 70’s and optics in the 80’s did.
THz applications span over a wide array of fields, including:
  • Quality Control and Non-destructive testing
  • Surface analysis
  • Security
  • Chemical and Bio-Medical analysis
  • Telecommunications
Filling the TeraHertz “gap” has led to unprecedented creativity in the development and commercialization of TeraHertz sources, transmission components and detectors.
This year’s edition will focus on THz materials measurements and applications.


  • Learn about the latest developments around material measurements towards TeraHertz
  • Discover new application opportunities for THz material
  • Network with specialists in this emerging field

Topics and Hands-on

  • THz test & measurements instrumentations: 
Network Analyzers
  • THz solid state sources
  • THz on-chip measurements and material measurements fixtures
  • THz photonic measurements
  • Application opportunities of THz material measurements
Keynote speakers from industry will give an overview of 
material measurements and challenges. The course also includes targeted exhibit with demonstrators.
Click here for more information on the event program, as well as on 
previous editions of this course.


A certificate of participation will be delivered at the end of the course.


  • Nanostructured Materials Physics Laboratory (LPMN), Institute of Condensed Matter Physics (ICMP), School of Basic Sciences (FSB), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

In collaboration with

  • SWISSto12 SA, a company issued from the EPFL Science Park

Steering committee

  • Prof. Jean-Philippe Ansermet, School of Basic Sciences, ICMP, EPFL
  • Dr. Alessandro MacorSWISSto12 SA
  • Dr. Emile de Rijk, SWISSto12 SA

Confirmed Speakers from

  • Giovanni d’Amore, Keysight Technologies
  • Glenn Oliver,
 Du Pont Electronics & Communications
  • Philip Taday, Teraview
  • Jeffrey Hesler, 
Virginia Diodes
  • Fabian Friederich, 
Fraunhofer IPM
  • Ferenc Murányi,
  • Andreas Henkel, 
Rohde & Schwarz
  • Alvaro Diaz-Bolado,
  • David Daughton,
 Lake Shore Cryotronics
  • Luis Rolo,
 European Space Agency
  • Claire Watts,
 Boston College
  • Dook van Mechelen,
  • Vessen Vassilev,
  • Emile de Rijk,

Dates and schedule

  • Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1.30 pm to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 9 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday, 5 February 2015, 
9 am to 1 pm

Course venue

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


800.- Swiss Francs (includes course material and refreshments)
Limited places available.
Registration deadline: 23 January 2015
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