Photonics Student Chapters

Photonics Student Chapters 

All the PREIN partner universities have a student chapter for photonics students and there are photonics student chapters also in other Finnish universities. For Photonics students, there are student chapters, organizations and clubs affiliated with different international associations such as the Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, the Optical Society, Optica and the European Optical Society EOS.


EOS Finland Student Club

The purpose of the student club is to promote the discipline of optical sciences and optical engineering among students. In addition, the student club will collaborate closely with industry and academic institutes to support students in continuing their study in optics and photonics and start a successful career by establishing interaction between students, senior researchers, companies and representatives from industry. All students studying optics related courses are welcome to join as members of the students’ club from all universities in Finland.

President: Isaac Doughan

The European Optical Society is a non-profit society, and an umbrella organization for all national optical societies around Europe, but there are members all over the world. The EOS invites student members to join or create their own EOS Student clubs. These clubs serve all photonics students in order to get new contacts, exchange their experiences and discuss their concerns. EOS Student club members are encouraged to meet, organize or participate to events, propose visits of laboratories or companies from their country.

Read about EOS student clubs

Tampere University

TAU SPIE Student Chapter

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is a non-profit society advancing emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, education, publications, career and professional growth. SPIE affiliated student groups are studying optics and photonics at universities around the world. SPIE Student chapters offer opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, perform outreach in the community, develop professional and leadership skills, form partnerships with industries.

President: Abhiroop Chellu, Doctoral researcher in Optoelectronics Research Center (
Vice-president: Dipa Ghindani, Doctoral researcher in Metaplasmonics group
Treasurer: Anil Atalay Appak, Doctoral researcher in Metaplasmonics group
Chapter advisor: Prof. Humeyra Caglayan
Contact email:
Social media: Facebook,  Twitter,  LinkedIn, Instagram

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TAU Optica Student Chapter 

The Optical Society, Optica promotes and delivers scientific and technical information on optics and photonics worldwide that is authoritative, accessible and archived. With a global network of 7,000 student members participating in over 400 chapters in  more than 60 countries. Optica student chapters support your academic studies and research and provide career opportunities in optics and photonics. In addition to their benefits for members, many chapters are heavily involved with community and youth education outreach to provide both a service to their community and work to disseminate the knowledge of optics and photonics worldwide.

President: Lea Kopf (
Vice-president: Yaraslau Tamashevich
Secretary: Iuliia Zalesskaia
Social media officer: Ekaterina Krutova
Coffee Master: Jiaqi Li
Other officers: Zahra Eslami, Tommi Mikkonen, Timo Stolt

Contact email:
Social media: TAU Photonics Instagram, tau_photonics Twitter

Read about Optica student chapters

Aalto University

OSA Aalto Student Chapter
Contacts;  Henry Fernandez ( and Suvi-Tuuli Akkanen (

University of Oulu 

University of Oulu SPIE Student Chapter 

President:Motahareh Peyvasteh (
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