Attendees of the DokDok conference 2019.

DoKDoK 2018

Another splendid DokDok in beautiful Friedrichroda.
Attendees of the DokDok conference 2019.
Image: Malte Siems

What is DoKDoK?

DoKDoK is a scientific conference for doctoral (PhD) students of all areas of Optics and Photonics. Its purpose is to help young researchers to establish connections and engage in academic exchange, to polish their conference presentation skills, and discuss the ups and downs of university life.

DoKDoK is organised by a team of doctoral students of the Abbe School of Photonics (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), the host of this event.

Why should I participate in DoKDoK?

DoKDoK gives doctoral students the unique chance to get in close contact with other young researchers. The flat hierarchy creates an innovative and openminded environment to present and discuss achievements and new ideas, as well as difficulties in the scientific work of young researchers. Additionally, the scientific program is supplemented by keynote lectures from experienced scientists at the top of their fields. Furthermore, company representatives can give insights into job and career opportunities.

What topics did DoKDoK 2018 cover?

The conference addressed doctoral students, master students, and young post-docs working in Optics and Photonics. Covered topics included ultrafast optics, non-linear optics, biophotonics, spectroscopy, microscopy and imaging, micro- and nanooptics, quantum optics, optical sensing and metrology, optical system design semiconductor optics, and fiber optics.

Who were the Keynote speakers?

We are proud to have hosted the following keynotes:

Prof. Philip St. John Russell Prof. Philip St. John Russell Image: Private

Prof. Philip St. John Russell

Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen

Prof. Rainer Heintzmann Prof. Rainer Heintzmann Image: Private

Prof. Rainer Heintzmann

Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena

Prof. Richard Paul Mildren Prof. Richard Paul Mildren Image: Private

Prof. Richard Paul Mildren

Macquarie University
New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Florian Freistetter Dr. Florian Freistetter Image: Private

Dr. Florian Freistetter

Science Author and Blogger

PD Dr. Thomas Bocklitz PD Dr. Thomas Bocklitz Image: Private

PD Dr. Thomas Bocklitz

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena

Dr. Erik Rodner Dr. Erik Rodner Image: Private

Dr. Erik Rodner

ZEISS Corporate Research

Dr. Falk Eilenberger Dr. Falk Eilenberger Image: Private

Dr. Falk Eilenberger

Institute of Applied Physics
Abbe Center of Photonics,
Friedrich Schiller University
Fraunhofer IOF

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