About us

The ICFO Organization and Network of Students (ICONS) is composed mainly by PhD students that promote optics and photonics within the general public, but also pursues activities for the professional development of its members. We are consolidated as Student Chapter of important institutions in the field of optics and physics as the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and the European Society of Physics (EPS). Apart from them, our home institute ICFO offers us support to develop our activities.

ICONS structure

ICONS allows us to make a collaborative work outside the frame of our particular academic projects, thus strengthening the ties between students. But not everything is work within our group, and we also enjoy several social activities along the year.

Come and get to know us!

We are in a permanent quest for new ideas and interested people to make them happen!







At the International Food Festival 2016.


Coffee session with Dr. Peter Gruss, former President of the Max-Planck Society, who shared with us the perspectives of scientific careers in Germany.