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

Philippe Smet explains light storage for University of Flanders
Monday, January 29, 2018

Can we use sunlight at night? Is it possible to capture and conserve light so solar energy can be a 24/7 solution for sustainable energy? Prof. dr. Philippe Smet explains the (future) possibilities of optical storage in his lecture for the online college platform University of Flanders, which can be found here. (Note that it is available in Dutch only.)

LumiLab at Light Festival
Monday, January 29, 2018

The 4th edition of the Ghent Light Festival illuminates the heart of the city from 31st January until 4rd February 2018. For this occasion, LumiLab has provided various installations. Come visit us this weekend at the UFO for Light in Action! Enjoy a walk-in camera obscura, take a #selfIR with our infra-red camera and win the color-mixing competition by gaining insight on popular light sources!

PhD obtained by Heleen Sijbom
Friday, January 12, 2018

Today Heleen Sijbom obtained her PhD on red-emitting Mn4+-doped phosphors for efficient lighting. At the public defence she showed the audience how efficient her K2SiF6:Mn4+ phosphors really are! Well done, Heleen!

Latest publications

Li-Xin You, Bai-Bei Zhao, Hui-Jie Liu, Shu-Ju Wang, Gang Xiong, Yong-Ke He, Fu Ding, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet, Ya-Guang Sun
CrystEngComm 20 (2018) 615-623
Olivier Q. De Clercq and Dirk Poelman
ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 7 (2018) R3171-R3175
Olivier Q. De Clercq, Lisa I. D. J. Martin, Katleen Korthout, Jevgenij Kusakovskij, Henk Vrielinck and Dirk Poelman
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5 (2017) 10861-10868