About Us

Who are we?

We are all students from the University of Delft who are enthusiastic about lighting, imaging, nanophotonics and all kinds of funny topics about optics.


What is The SPIE Student chapter of Delft?

  1. A society for optics lovers to share and exchange ideas of their research.
  2. A platform in which we can build new connections within academia and industry.
  3. An organization providing chances for optics lovers to attend international workshops and conferences.
  4. A group of friends who share moments of fun and leisure as well, with activities like bowling and paintball.

Currently, we have 24 student members; we are always seeking for new ideas on how to improve our chapter through different activities, with the aim of expanding our scientific knowledge and minds, like visiting industrial partners and organizing workshops.

If you are interested and want to know more, join us!


Our Current Board Member (2016):

Ying Tang (President)

Email: Y.Tang-1@tudelft.nl




My name is Ying Tang, PhD Student of Optica, TUDelft.

I come from Southern China and I speak both Mandarin and Cantonese.

My research is about Hyperbolic Meta-Material, which is an artificial material that exhibits extraordinary electric and magnetic responses.

Before I came to Europe, I used to play basketball a lot, but basketball in Europe is not as popular as in China, so I became a regular jogger.






Priya Dwivedi (Vice-President)

Email: P.Dwivedi@tudelft.nl






I am Priya Dwivedi, a PhD student in Optics Group, Applied Sciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands.

My research is to retrieve the phase through Ptychography. This research is a part of ADOPSYS project and funded by Marie Curie Action programme.

In free time, sometimes I become a crazy dancer or sporty person.





Prof. H. Paul Urbach (Advisor)

Paul Urbach graduated in 1981 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and completed his PhD in 1986 in the same university with a thesis on the optimization of hydrodynamic propulsion.  In the same year, he joined the Philips Research Laboratory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During 1980 he spent four months in Signetics Research Laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, where he worked on optical lithography. In 1994 he became a principal scientist of the Philips Research Laboratory. In 2000 he became a part-time professor in diffraction optics at Delft University of Technology.

Since January 2008 he is a full professor and the head of the Optics Research Group of TUDelft.



Our Previous Board Member:


Luca Cisotto (President from 2014-2016)



Hi there! I am doing my PhD in the Optics Research Group of TU Delft. I come from Italy, and I used to live roughly one hour by car from Venice, hence in the North-East part of my country. I completed both my bachelor and master in physics at the University of Padova and subsequently I moved to The Netherlands to start the PhD.

My research is in the framework of metrology, which is the science of measuring objects. More precisely, I work with a technique developed by my group, called Coherent Fourier Scatterometry, which we used to characterize periodic and aperiodic objects.

My favorite sport is football, which I have been playing since I am 7 years old; but I also like very much to do snowboarding and scuba diving, along with cycling and running. Furthermore, I like traveling, reading and watching tv-series too. I am a very curious guy who gets easily interested and intrigued by new things and challenges!




Hamed Ahmadpanahi (President from 2013-2014)