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 2017 Future Scientist International Summer Camp at USTC

The University of Science and Technology of China is pleased to announce that the “2017 USTC Future Scientist International Summer Camp(FSISC)” will be held from July 3 to 14, 2017 , designed for undergraduates majoring in natural sciences.

  1. Program description 

FSISC will consist of two packages, namely the “Future Physicist International Summer Camp” (FPISC) and the “Future Chemist/Biologist Summer Camp”(FCISC). Each package will offer 30 slots to excellent international undergraduates and provide them with cutting-edge reports in advanced sciences, Chinese culture lectures, field-trips to cultural sites and opportunities to collaborate and interact with USTC students.

  1. Eligibility 

Interested applicants are required to comply with the following eligibility:

  • Regisitered full-time at home university.
  • Complete at least one-year undergraduate study at home university
  • CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of ‘B’ or above
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS (Ac) 6.0, or above, for non-native English speakers only
  • Non-Chinese nationality
  • Below 24 years old when participating the program
  1. Scholarship 

During the two-week summer camp, each participating student will be provided with an FSISC scholarship of 12000 RMB to cover their international travel and local living. The expenses of housing and insurance will also be covered by USTC.

  1. Online Application 

Interested students please submit your application through the following website. The deadline of application is March 20, 2017, China Standard Time. Each applicant could choose one package. Selected candidates will be informed by the beginning of April, 2017. For online application and more information, please visit the websites as below:

For queries, please feel free to contact FPISC or FCISC Organizing Committee.


Tel: 86-551-63606727



Tel: 86-551-63603683


Afstuderen (MSc) 2017 bij Philips Research

Location: Multiphysics and Optics group, Philips Research, Eindhoven

Vakgroep: LPNO, Klaus Boller

Subject: Calibration system for a particle detection sensor

Contact names: Hans Spruit,, Tel 040-2792110

Alexander van de Lee,, 040-2793267


We are working on an optical air quality sensor. This detects small particles present in the air, the so-called PM2.5 value. This system is based on optical scattering of light from the particles.

For calibration purposes it is needed to understand well the response of the sensor for different particle sizes. It is difficult to control the particles in the air. To circumvent this a special test disc was made with small pits as artificial particles. The question is how well such a test disc is suited for characterization of the particle sensor.

Research & development:

– Develop experimental method to measure and characterize artificial “particle” signals and compare these with airborne particle signals

– Theoretical understanding of the measured signals

– Optimization of the particle test disc.

– Report on the work done with conclusions and recommendations

For this work we are looking for a student having affinity with optics, both experimentally and theoretically. A graduation assignment (6-9 month period) is preferred. A standard compensation for room rental is offered.


The Global Science Course (GSC)

2017 Online Application Period: From 10th January to 7th April.

GSC is an undergraduate transfer program that was designed to enhance cross-cultural interactions among young minds and foster the next generation of leaders in science. Students study alongside current UTokyo students in an all-English and research-focused academic environment, which includes rotations in world-renowned laboratories. Successful applicants to this program are also provided a monthly scholarship alongside fully supported accommodation. This is an invaluable opportunity for those looking to expand their worldviews and experience something unique during their time as an undergraduate student specializing in the sciences.

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Master School on New Frontiers in Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation

3-7 July 2017, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain. Deadline for Applications: Friday 28 April 2017

Nearly 40 years after the seminal work by Arthur Ashkin, Optical trapping and manipulation has become a transversal enabling tool involved in many aspects of Science, from fundamental Physics to Biology. This new edition of the ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light, will introduce the students to the physics of optical forces and the principal current trends in the field, including statistical physics, opto-mechanics, biophysics and soft matter. The school agenda includes pedagogical lectures on selected topics, research seminars, group discussion sessions, and lab tours and is ideally designed for master-level students and beginners in the field. The school will be complemented by a one-day symposium which will bring together worldwide experts from different communities who will present some of the main emerging trends.

The school will include 4 days of lectures from 3-6 July, followed by a scientific symposium on Friday 7 July with invited talks from leading international researchers.

Lecturers & Topics:

ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light aim at giving talented young researchers masters students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and their first taste of an international research environment. These schools incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures, including group discussions, direct interactions with the lecturers, student talks, poster presentations, and visits to labs. ICFO Schools are open to a limited number of students, selected on the basis of academic merit.

International Travel Fellowships are available to outstanding applicants from around the world to attend ICFO Schools.

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