SSE #9 - SLEIGHT in 2023

The Manutech SLEIGHT Graduate School will hold its 9th scientific event, the SLEIGHT Science Event, from January 9th to January 13th, bringing together more than 250 participants around the themes of light-surface engineering.

The Graduate School would like to thank Télécom Saint-Etienne for lending us their amphitheatre for the event.


This winter edition allows master students, PhD students, young scientists, academic and private researchers of the Graduate School’s consortium to discover the state of research in physics, optics-photonics, laser engineering, materials science, image science, data science, mechanics and bioengineering. The aim of the SLEIGHT Science Event is to strengthen the links between education and research activities among its members and in their scientific communities worldwide. The guest speakers of this 9th edition will give high-level courses while allowing students to discover new subjects.

Guest speakers:

  • Olivier MARTIN (EPFL – Suisse) - Plasmonics, nanotechnologies, nanophotonics, numerical simulations
  • Florence TUPIN (LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris) - SAR imaging, image analysis, speckle reduction
  • Aurélien CRUT (Institut Lumière-Matière (UCBL, CNRS) - Lyon) - Metal nanoparticles, time-resolved spectroscopy, acoustic vibrations, nanoscale heat transfer, finite-element modeling
  • Alessandro RIZZI (Dipartimento di Informatica - Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy) - Colorimetry,
    optical properties of the eye, spectrum

Dedicated sessions

  • On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th, master students will compete in the Pitch session, a challenge that prepares them for their future career based on work done in their directed research projects. The best pitch will be awarded on Friday 13th at noon.
  • A Poster session, organised in a friendly set up, will allow each member of the consortium to present their ongoing work (master internship, PhD thesis, technological platform, etc.). The best presentation by a PhD student will be awarded on Friday 13th.
  • The Manutech-SLEIGHT student association will host a fun activity related to the OPTICA Student Chapter during the poster session.

  • Thomas Labardens, PhD student at the LNE-Cnam and Jean Monnet University (Hubert Curien Lab – UJM, CNRS, IOGS) - and, will defend his thesis on "Appearance metrology: effect of speckle on high angular resolution BRDF measurements".
  • To foster interaction between scientists and students, researchers and PhD students from the 3 scientific axes (15 speakers) will meet and discuss ongoing works and future collaborations.