Welcome to the Belgian Photonics Online Meetup

The goal of bePOM is to strengthen the Belgian photonics network, associating research groups from all the universities in Belgium working on fundamental and applied topics in photonics. It will give the opportunity to early career and established researchers to (re-)discover and learn about the ongoing research topics in the Belgian cities next-door, without moving from their home universities.

4th bePOM edition - 21 & 22 September 2023

A 2-day free event | One day online - One day hybrid online/on site @VUB

Thanks to all our participants for attending this 4th edition!


bePOM 2023 is supported by Optica

As organizers, we publicly state that we expect our attendees to adhere to the highest professional standards

according to the Optica code of conduct


 Scientific and organizing Committee

  • Ms Astghik Chalyan | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Mrs Karin Derochette | University of Namur
  • Dr Nicolas Englebert | Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Ms Aina Fitό Parera | Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Dr. Dmitry Levshov – Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Dr Michaël Lobet | University of Namur - Harvard University
  • Dr Sébastien Mouchet | University of Namur - University of Exeter
  • Dr Gilles Rosolen | University of Mons
  • Dr Ir Lien Smeesters | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Dr Ir Denis Tihon | UCLouvain - University of Cambridge 
  • Mr Timo Van Gucht | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Dr Koen Vanmol | Vrije Universiteit Brussel

As bePOM is affiliated with POM, we totally share their mission and aims

bePOM is affiliated with the international POM conference

The initial mission of POM was to provide everyone access to the latest knowledge. Lately, especially due to the pandemic of COVID-19, it has become more important than ever to promote methods of disseminating scientific knowledge without physical contact.  Read more...

BePOM 2023 is supported by