In the last week of 2017, eight former students of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade came together to give short talks on their research in the field of photonics. In the audience of about 25, current students from all levels of studies and their professors were curious to hear about the experience of studying abroad and the latest research being conducted across Europe and Japan.
The first speaker of the event featured FBI – there was talk of how the FBI-students benefit from the structure that this project provides in the form of secondments, frequent meetings and workshops, and other forms of training and networking. The importance of research dissemination in academia, industry and general public was highlighted. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was discussed in particular, and how it connects with the expertise that the bachelor level electrical engineering (EE) students are acquiring. From image processing to nanotechnology almost every sub-specialization of EE could see themselves contributing to the multidisciplinary field that OCT is.
The event was well received, with many questions. Most speakers agreed that we should do this again, if time allows.