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Hamamatsu Photonics

5th Technology Days


  • Welcome to Hamamatsu Photonics' 5th Technology Day 'Fresh from the lab' in London!


    19th-20th November 2019.

    19th - 17:00-21:00

    20th - 09:15-17:00


    Science Gallery London

    Great Maze Pond


    SE1 9GU

    What’s on?

    Evening Reception (19th November 2019)

    This years’ event will take commence at 5pm on 19th November. The evening will begin with a welcome reception and a number of industry focused presentations from keynote speakers providing insight and knowledge into the Photonics market.

    To tie in with our company’s heritage we will then be hosting a Sushi-making workshop with the help of the UK’s leading Japanese cooking school - Sozai. The workshop will give guests the opportunity to make and try a variation of sushi dishes!


    We hope to see you during the evening to celebrate with us another successful Technology Day.


    Please see below the full agenda for the evening reception:







    17:00 - 17:30




    17:30 - 18:15

    Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

    Hamamatsu Photonics Europe

    Photonics21 - A shining European Technology Platform

    18:15 - 19:00

    Local speaker: Matthew Wasley

    Knowledge Transfer network, London

    Photonics in the UK and beyond

    19:00 - 20:30

    Sushi Workshop

    Sozai Cooking School






    Technology Day (20th November 2019)

    Technology Day will take place on the 20th November from 9:15-17:00.


    With this year’s theme, “Fresh from the lab” Hamamatsu will introduce a range of technologies we have been closely working on in the following application areas; Analytics and NDT, MPPC/SiPM & 3D Imaging and VCSEL and Beam Steering.

    The day will offer a number of networking opportunities and we hope that the topics covered on the agenda will spark interest and debate amongst attendees. There will also be a range of live demonstrations taking place highlighting a range of Hamamatsu’s technologies, which we hope you will enjoy.

    At Hamamatsu we pride ourselves on meeting our customers’ needs and we hope Technology Days will offer a forum for discussion and an opportunity for us to learn more about the applications and products you are using in your given field.


    Please see below for the full agenda of Technology Day London.

    Time Presentation Who

    9:15 – 9:30



    9:30 – 9:35


    Tim Stokes

    9:35 – 10:05

    Passive NDT using Cosmic-Ray Muons


    10:10 – 11:00

    Coffee and networking


    11:00 – 12:00


    Prof. Dr. Massimo Caccia

    12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch and networking


    13:00 – 14:00

    Novel imaging techniques for diagnostics and non-destructive testing

    Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

    14:00 – 14:30

    LiFi: the future of consumer optical wireless communications


    14:30 – 15:00

    Coffee and networking


    15:00 – 16:00

    Large-area display technologies

    Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

    16:00 – 17:00

    Demonstrations and networking




    Tim Stokes


    If you would like to join us at ‘Fresh from the lab’ in London, please register via the below button.

    Click Here

    Spaces are limited so be sure to register in plenty of time!

    See you in London.

    Your Hamamatsu Team.

  • Matthew Wasley

    Knowledge Transfer network

    Presentation: Photonics in the UK and beyond



    Photonics in the UK worth £13.5bn to the economy, employs over 69,000 people and has experienced 8.4% like for like growth over the last 2 years - yet it's still a largely unknown sector to the general public and to most in government. This talk will examine UK photonics and its place in a European and wider context, will highlight current challenges, including the lack of diversity in the sector, and will look at actions to address these.

    Dr Mostafa Afgani

    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, pureLiFi


    Dr. Mostafa Afgani is a pioneer in the field of LiFi and has led the engineering & development of pureLiFi’s systems and solutions since its founding in 2012. During this time, he has delivered a number of world firsts for LiFi: the first commercial LiFi product (Li-1st), the first mobile LiFi product (Li-Flame), the first high-speed LiFi dongle (LiFi-X). Mostafa continues to lead future LiFi technology development including Gigabit LiFi components. Prior to co-founding pureLiFi he developed a sensitive signal anomaly detection system for Agilent (now Keysight) Technologies and held a research position at DoCoMo labs, Munich, Germany. Mostafa holds BSc and MSc degrees in electronics engineering from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany and a PhD in communications and signal processing from the University of Edinburgh.

    Presentation: LiFi: the future of consumer optical wireless communications



    Optical wireless communications have been a widely used technology for several years. However, arguably, the average consumer has not knowingly experienced the impact of this technology in their daily lives. LiFi is a form of optical wireless communications that allows for high speed, secure wireless communications via the light spectrum. The technology has been maturing quickly over the past decade and is on the verge of dramatically enhancing the way the world connects, creating all new opportunities for the photonics sector. Dr Mostafa Afgani will discuss what LiFi is, how it works, the advantages of the technology and what role the photonics sector can play in this new LiFi market.

    David Mahon

    Business Development Director, Lynkeos Technology

    STFC Innovation Fellow, University of Glasgow


    David graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2006 with a 1st Class MSci in Physics.  He completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear & Hadron Physics at the university four years later and started work as a software developer on an industrial research project funded by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd.  The aim of this project was to develop a passive inspection technology to characterise the contents of legacy nuclear waste containers using cosmic radiation.  Fast forward a decade and David is an awarding-winning researcher and entrepreneur in the Non-Destructive Testing field of Cosmic-ray Muography and oversaw the first-of-a-kind deployment of the Lynkeos Muon Imaging System at Sellafield.  As one of the pioneers of this field in Europe, David organised, hosted and guest-edited the proceedings for a Royal Society workshop in May 2018, which was attended by the leading muography researchers in the world, as well as presenting an overview of this diverse field at the New Scientist Live event later that year.

    Presentation: Passive NDT using Cosmic-Ray Muons



    Lynkeos Technology is a Scottish company that specialises in the Non-Destructive Testing field known as Muography. This passive imaging technique uses naturally-occurring background radiation, in the form of cosmic-ray muons, to inspect the contents of heavily-shielded containers and large-scale infrastructure. Lynkeos spun-out from a seven-year Nuclear Decommissioning Authority funded project at the University of Glasgow to develop an innovative system to characterise the contents of nuclear waste containers. This research was undertaken with the National Nuclear Laboratory. In 2018, Lynkeos deployed a first-of-a-kind Muon Imaging System at Sellafield. This award-winning technology is now being used to provide quality assurance measurements for thermally-treated processes.

    At the heart of this technology is Hamamatsu H12700MA PMTs, which detect the light signal produced when a muon passes through a mesh of plastic scintillating fibres. By interpreting each signal, Lynkeos can determine the path taken by the muon through a container and produce a 3D density image of the container contents. Selected results from research and commercial imaging campaigns will be presented at Hamamatsu’s 2019 Technology Days.