Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


KU Leuven



Partner Description

The Biophotonics group within the Division Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) of the Department of Biosystems at the KU Leuven, headed by Prof. Wouter Saeys, investigates the interaction of light with biological systems to develop innovative sensors for rapid and non-destructive characterisation and monitoring of biosystems. Our group combines a strong background in biophotonics (e.g. visible, near infrared and terahertz spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging and thermography) with state-of-the-art data science methods (e.g. statistical, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques) to process the acquired signals. During several years, we are working on photonic sensor solutions for identifying flying insects.

Involvement in SmartProtect project

Our group at KU Leuven is involved in novel sensor technologies for insect detection. We will list and compare different sensor technologies to help potential users choosing the best system for their application.

Contact Person

Bart De Ketelaere

Research Manager


Ioannis Kalfas



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