5-7 October, 2022
Apropos 18 conference

The APROPOS 18 conference (the third under the new name) continues the series of symposia held in Vilnius since 1971 with the initial title “Plasma and instabilities in semiconductors”, later “Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors” (UFPS).

The conference aims to reveal and share new ideas in technology, research and applications of advanced optoelectronic materials, to discover modern trends in optoelectronics research and to discuss processes and fascinating phenomena arising when optics meets electronics. Special emphasis will be attributed to applications of ultrafast methods for advanced materials.

2-4 October
Masterclass for scientific writing and presentation

Direct training for thirty (up to 30 seats) early stage researchers seeking PhD degree in the fields related to terahertz science and technology.

The European Marie-Curie training network TERAOPTICS organize this masterclass for PhD students to improve their skills on scientific writing, publishing and presenting.

TERAOPTICS – Terahertz Photonics for Communications, Space, Security, Radio-Astronomy, and Material Science

Invited speakers

  • Egidijus Auksorius, FTMC Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Jo De Boeck, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
  • Yi-Jen Chiu, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Georgy Fedorov, Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Vytautas Getautis, KTU Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Vidmantas Gulbinas, FTMC Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Fedor Jelezko, Ulm University, Germany
  • Gediminas Juzeliūnas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Andrey Kadashchuk, Kiev – Bayreuth, Ukraine-Germany
  • Wojciech Knap, CENTERA, Poland
  • Karl Leo, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Robert Lo, ITRI, Taiwan
  • Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, USA
  • Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka University, Japan
  • Chiko Otani, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan
  • Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Rimvydas Petrauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania – historical lecture at “Lublin Readings”
  • Hartmut G. Roskos, Goethe-University, Frankfurt/M, Germany
  • Tomas Serevičius, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Janis Spigulis, University of Latvia
  • Alessandro Surrente, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Stephan Winnerl, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
  • Ernestas Zdaniauskis, Teltonika IoT, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Valery Zwiller, KTH, Sweden

Programme Committee

  • Gintaras Valušis (Vilnius, Lithuania) – Chair
  • Vidmantas Gulbinas (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Saulius Juršėnas (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Andriy Kadashchuk (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Jacek Kossut (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Wojciech Knap ( Warsaw, Poland)
  • Arūnas Krotkus (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Polina Kuzhir (Joensuu, Finland)
  • Edmund H. Linfield (Leeds, U.K.)
  • Valdas Pašiškevičius (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Carlito S. Ponseca (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
  • Hartmut G. Roskos (Frankfurt/M, Germany)
  • Chiko Otani (Sendai, Japan)
  • Gediminas Račiukaitis (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Roman Sobolewski (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Sigitas Tamulevičius (Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • Gintautas Tamulaitis (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Local Organizing Committee


Conference on 5-7 October, 2022
Masterclass on 2-4 October
Submission of abstracts  – 22 July (extended)
Notification of acceptance – 22 August (extended)
Early bird discount ends – 15 September

Book of abstracts

Advanced Properties and Processes in Optoelectronic Materials and Systems (APROPOS 18) : book of abstracts, 5-7 October, 2022, Vilnius

Author: Center for Physical Sciences and Technology

ISBN 978-609-96355-0-7



Young researcher award

  • Science Award by Teltonika IoT: Master student Lukas Naimovičius (Vilnius University)
  • Technology Award by Light Conversion: Bachelor student Silvija Keraitytė (Vilnius University and FTMC)
  • Innovation Award by Science and Technology Park of Institute of Physics: PhD student Rusnė Ivaškevičiūtė-Povilauskienė (FTMC)
  • Presentation Award by Inospectra: shared by Bachelor student Monika Jokubauskaitė (Vilnius University and FTMC) and doctor Martynas Skapas (FTMC)

In the press




Renginiui įgyvendinti finansinę paramą suteikė Lietuvos mokslo taryba (LMTLT), sutarties Nr. S-MOR-22-12.