ICFUST - International Congress on Far-UVC Science & Technology

ICFUST is the very first International Congress on Far-UVC Science and Technology. It was hosted by the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University in New York City from June 12th to June 14th. The congress brought together over 200 scientists, health professionals, and the industry to discuss the potential of Far- UVC in real world applications and challenges, regulatory standards, and the future of the technology. The latest research was presented by more than 40 international speakers from several universities and companies who shared essential information to be considered for moving the Far-UVC technology forward.
UV Medico supported the congress as one of the main sponsors.

All presentations of the Congress can be found at the Youtube channel of ICFUST.

David J. Brenner, Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University, New York.

UV Medico participation

Peter Johansen, Chairman

Peter Johansen shared the live experiences of UV Medico since the creation of the company in 2019. He spoke about the main challenges impacting Far-UVC manufacturers and the industry to move forward. The most relevant issues outlined during his speech were:

Nicolas Volet, CTO and Assoc. Professor at Aarhus University

Nicolas Volet spoke about new applications of nonlinear optics in the Far-UVC field with the prospect of developing devices with reduced size, weight, operating power, and cost. He also presented the latest results of UV Medico in Far-UVC generation, our contribution to the future of Far-UVC – the Far-UVC laser.

As photonics mature beyond component-based devices, complex photonic integrated circuits are now being developed to meet commercial needs at the forefront of technology.

The Far-UVC laser diode is a groundbreaking technology, where the wavelength is 222 nm without a need for filtering excess wavelengths. The laser is developed using known technology that we have today, thereby making it possible to implement soon. We see several opportunities in future implementations using the UV222 laser technology.

Roundtable discussion

A roundtable was organized with industry sponsors. It was discussed how to face current challenges and move the technology forward. Some of the topics debated during the session were:

Congress Remarks