The KAUST Photonics Summer Camp (PSC) is a sponsored research program from 4 weeks to 4 months. It comprises a core of hands-on, cutting-edge research projects in various areas of modern photonics, accompanied by workshops and technical training in using state-of-the-art nanofabrication and imaging facilities. 

It offers undergraduates and Master's students from across the globe the opportunity to participate in a research project in contemporary areas of photonics, such as semiconductor lasers, photonic integrated circuits, quantum technologies, optical communications, neuromorphic computing, and hyper-vision systems. 

The camp allows participants to acquire hands-on experience in lab experiments, obtain knowledge certification on state-of-the-art nanofabrication tools, attend workshops with students and entrepreneurs, and participate in exciting field trips. 

Students of the past editions concluded their works with articles in prestigious magazines and the filing of new patents.

If you are ready to boost your knowledge, explore the field of optical science and discover its endless possibilities, join us for our Photonics Summer Camp.

The camp includes:

  • Hands-on research projects in the field of photonics.
  • Documented technical training in the use of advanced and emerging technologies, such as nanofabrication and imaging facilities.
  • Side workshops.
  • Social program with vivid activities such as snorkeling in the Red Sea and water activities. 
  • A showcase event at the end of the camp with exciting awards.

Program (PSC 2023): 

*The program is subject to change.

Week 1

July 1 – 8

Orientation and Technical Training

  • Arrival
  • Orientation and Welcome Lunch
  • Meet the faculty and get briefed on the research project
  • Campus Tour
  • Core Lab Tour
  • Online Lab Safety Training
  • Technical Training (based on the research project requirement)
  • Faculty Presentation
  • Social Event

Week 2
July 9 – 15

Research Project

  • Project-related/Lab Work
  • Networking Dinner
  • Faculty Presentation 

Week 3
July 16 – 22

Research Project

  • Project-related/Lab Work
  • E-poster Training Session
  • Photoshoot and Group Photo
  • Social Event

Week 4/5
July 23 – 30

Showcase Competition

  • Project-related/lab work
  • KAUST Overview Presentation
  • Presentation Skills Training 
  • E-poster Submission Deadline
  • Showcase Event
  • Departure