The LumiLab research group is a part of the department of Solid State Sciences at Ghent University. We study the various aspects of luminescence, from theoretical understanding over phosphor synthesis to applications such as LED phosphors and photocatalysis.

On our website, you can read the latest news and info, get to know our group members, find out about the facilities available in our research groups, view a list of our most important publications, and find out how and where to contact us.

We wish you a pleasant stay on our site, and hope to meet you soon in our laboratory!

-- The LumiLab team

Latest news

LumiLab in "International Innovation"
Thursday, August 28, 2014

The latest issue of International Innovation contains an interview with our two professors, Dirk Poelman and Philippe Smet. They talk about the excitement of discovering new phosphors and the challenges of LED lighting and persistent luminescence.

You can read the full article here.

Jonas Joos wins poster prize on BPS Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jonas Joos has won a poster prize at the General Scientific Meeting of the Belgian Physical Society (BPS) with his poster 'Designing phosphors for brighter LEDs'. Congratulations!

Philippe Smet wins Belgian FameLab competition.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Last monday, our colleague Philippe Smet has won the national selection for the FameLab competition with his talk about glow-in-the-dark Maria statues and mice! In May, he will defend LumiLab's honour on the Benelux finals in Amsterdam! You can watch the Amsterdam talk here .

Latest publications

Jonas Botterman, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet
Physical Review B 90 (2014) 085147
Philippe F. Smet, Jonas Botterman, Anthony B. Parmentier, Dirk Poelman
Optical Materials 35 (2013) 1970-1975
Anthony B. Parmentier, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet and Dirk Poelman
Journal of Luminescence 154 (2014) 445-451