"Introduction to the STW perspectief program GTIP" – Presented by Meint Smit, GTIP Coordinator, TU/e

Meint Smit, GTIP Coordinator, TU/e, will provide an introduction to the STW perspectief program GTIP at the Photonic Integration Symposium, on April 25, 2016.

About Meint Smit

Meint K. Smit is Professor in Photonic Integration technology at Eindhoven University of Technology.

He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1974 at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and received a Ph.D. in Integrated Optics in 1991, both with honours. He invented the Arrayed Waveguide Grating, for which he received a LEOS Technical Achievement award in 1997.

In 2000 he became leader of the Photonic Integration group at the COBRA Research Institute of TU Eindhoven.

His current research interests are in InP-based Photonic Integration, including integration of InP circuitry on Silicon. Meint Smit is a LEOS Fellow. In 2012 he received an ERC Advanced Grant.

About Eindhoven University of Technology 

Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading, international, specialized in engineering science & technology. It offers excellent teaching and research and contributes to the advancement of technical sciences and research to the developing of technological innovations and the growth of wealth and prosperity both in its region and beyond.


The COBRA group is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of optical communications. Located at the Eindhoven University of Technology, we are the largest research group in the Netherlands on broadband communication.We focus on interdisciplinary research in optical communication, concentrated in three areas: Materials, Devices, and Systems. In order to do this, we combine the work of researchers in the fields of physics and electrical engineering.

Our institute is funded by the Dutch government as well as by many European research projects and industry. We are represented in long-term, large-scale national and international research programs, such as the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies Framework Programs.

COBRA fills several key positions within the seventh European Framework Program (FP7),which runs from 2007 to 2013, and is involved in several exciting new projects of the EU program Horizon 2020. Since 1998, COBRA has been granted the title of “top” research school by the Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science.


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