Issue 3 – November 2017


Combined Mega Conference: CLEO-PR, OECC and PGC 2017

Conference Opening

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), co-organised the CLEO-PR, OECC and PGC 2017, a combined mega conference held from 31 July - 4 August 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore. The aim of the conference was to foster interaction among broad disciplines in the photonics family. It brought together internationally renowned researchers, scientists and engineers who are actively working in lasers and their applications, nanophotonics, metamaterial, biophotonics, plasmonics, optical devices, optical transmission and optical networking, optical fibres, optical switching system and related technologies. The conference combined the following three major international conferences, which widely covers the field of “Photonics” from devices to systems and networks: 

  • The 12th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR 2017)

  • The 22nd OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC 2017)

  • The 5th Photonics Global Conference 2017 (PGC 2017)


This is the first time the School of EEE hosted CLEO-PR and OECC in Singapore. The conference provides a platform for international academics, researchers, practitioners and students working in the photonics areas to discuss new developments, concepts and practices, and to identify synergies in research directions that will lead to broader and deeper applications of photonics. In parallel with CLEO-PR, OECC and PGC 2017, the School of EEE also hosted a student-led Photonics Global Student Conference (PGSC) with the support of OSA, IEEE Photonics Society and SPIE.

This mega photonics conference is the biggest platform in Singapore for researchers around the world to exchange ideas and latest research results. Papers presenting original work in, but not limited to, the technical symposia/special sessions were invited for submission.

Photonics Global Student Conference

Nature Photonics Best Paper Awards

OSA Young Scientist Awards

IEEE Photonics Society Best Paper Awards


More information on the conference can be found in the following weblink: