8-12 May 2023
Kruger National Park
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

* To ensure a successful event with excellent networking in the Game Reserve setting, the organizing committee have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference to 8-12 May 2023. 

Under Construction: please do not register or make any submissions at this time

Kruger National Park

The purpose of the conference is to bring together local and international scientists  who are working on various issues related to photonic materials. Following on the success of eight previous conferences in the series (Kariega 2004; Kariega 2007; Mabula 2009; Kariega 2011; Kariega 2013; Mabula 2015Amanzi 2017; Kariega 2019) the next conference 'Kruger 2023' will take the same general format at a new venue, the Kruger National Park. In particular, the conference will focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the following material systems:

  • III-nitrides such as GaN, AlGaN, InGaN, etc
  • ZnO and other wide gap materials
  • materials for photovoltaic applications, thermal photovoltaics etc
  • biophotonic contibutions
  • narrow gap materials for mid-infrared applications
  • photonic crystals for fibre applications
  • phosphors
  • nano-materials for photonic applications
  • novel photonic materials (including polymers)
Materials related issues that would fall well within the scope of the conference are the following:
  • crystal growth and epitaxy
  • characterisation (photoluminescence, DLTS, IR spectroscopy, etc.)
  • defect related studies
  • process related issues
  • modelling of materials
  • opto-electronic devices (novel structures, etc.)
  • device modelling and characterisation
A group of international speakers, all experts in their fields, will present invited lectures on topics related to the theme of the conference. The scientific programme will also include a number of oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, as well as poster presentations. Ample time will be available for the discussion of research results. As the number of delegates will be limited to less than 100, it is hoped that the conference will encourage much interaction, especially between local and international delegates.

We would particularly welcome the participation of senior students and will offer a reduced conference registration fee to full-time bone-fide students and registered post-docs.