23 november 2016:
The CMST website has been redesigned! The website uses the new design developed for
‘200 years Ghent University’, and we have updated and improved
all of the information on our site.
12 november 2016: Announcement: Smart Optics workshop, December 19th, 2016.
This workship will present the main results from the
Secondos project and offer an outlook to possible next steps
towards products. This research was subsidized by VLAIO. More information
can be found here.
23 oktober 2016:
A new ACTPHAST promotional video which includes testimonials from ACTPHAST supported companies, is available.
The movie and full testimonials are also available on the new ACTPHAST website:
8 October 2014. CMST appeared in an episode
of 'Inside Out' (Tech Fusion) on Discovery
Channel. Click on the image below to see some
7 November 2013. Pieter De Backer has been
nominated for the 2012-2013 'The Flemish
Dissertation Award' for his dissertation
"Design and manufacturing of a switchable
artificial iris" (Promotors H. De Smet en D.
Cuypers). This award brings dissertations to the
attention of newspapers, magazines and other
media. Entered dissertations will also be
included in the Dissertation Bank, which can
help students secure their future career.
22 October 2013. Jelle De Smet has been
nominated for the first ever 'Golden Pipette
Award'. This award was instituted by the
popular science magazine "EOS" to celebrate the
magazine’s 30th anniversary. The award
celebrates the scientific achievement of the
year, performed by a young scientist.in the
category Academics. The winner will be announced
during a ceremony on the 24th of November 2013.
22 August 2013. Over the last 8 1/2 months, our recent progress in 'smart
contact lens' technology was covered in the specialized and even
mainstream news media. It all started on
December 5th, 2012 with a routine scientific
press announcement by imec, accompanied by a
live demonstration of a simple yet evocative
'contact lens display'. The lens-shaped,
spherically curved display, although merely
being able to switch on and off a dollar
sign, is so appealing that the mainstream
news agencies take over the story. On the
same day, the Flemish-Belgian public TV
('Eén'), a business oriented TV channel
('Kanaal Z') and 2 mainstream Dutch radio
stations ('Radio1' and 'BNR Nieuwsradio')
broadcast interviews with our researchers.
The next day, the item is printed in many
major Belgian newspapers and starts to
appear in technology blogs and online news
sites worldwide. The coming days and weeks,
several TV crews visit our lab to shoot
footage of the 'dollar sign lens': AVS
(Flemish-Belgian), RTL-TVi (French-Belgian),
Inter-TV (Ukrainian), CNC (Chinese). A short
movie that we posted on YouTube attracts
more than 200'000 hits in a week time and is
presently above 300'000. This is a short and
incomplete list of relevant links: