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Making light matter: lasers in material sciences and photonics

Lasers already permeate our daily lives in many ways and specifically materials processing with lasers is key for numerous applications in science, technology, medicine, and industry. The proposed symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for presenting and discussing the most recent progress in laser processing of materials, specifically for laser-assisted synthesis, surface functionalization, in-situ diagnostics, and advanced photonic applications.


The symposium addresses the field of laser materials processing and laser-matter interaction, including laser- and plasma-based materials synthesis, surface structuring and functionalization, 3D processing, additive manufacturing, process analytics and materials diagnostics with the special emphasis on the micro- and nanoscale. The symposium includes fundamental and applied topics and aims providing a bridge between science and technology.

Laser ablation, surface patterning, micro-/nano- structuring, refractive index engineering, microanalysis, and laser-based synthesis of nanomaterials are used across a wide range of scientific disciplines, covering materials science, engineering, photonics, biophotonics, opto- and micro-electronics for biosensing and environmental monitoring. The recent availability of high-power and ultrashort pulse lasers along with advanced beam management devices has also opened up new routes in multiphotonic materials processing, allowing the fabrication of surface nanostructures; volumetric material modifications inside functional host materials, time-resolved diagnostics, high-rate and high-precision laser machining, optically-induced transfer, or laser direct write methods for true nanoscale materials engineering.

This symposium will provide a platform to establish interdisciplinary international research collaborations between scientist promoting research in the field of materials research, photonics, physics, chemistry, biology and life-science.

The symposium will consist of invited presentations by leading scientists in their respective fields of research and of contributed papers for oral and poster presentations. Special emphasis will be made for presentations by young scientists presenting top achievements. The contributions can include, but are not limited to the topics listed in section c) below.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Biomimetic laser surface engineering
  • Advanced beam shaping and nonlinear laser processing techniques
  • Ultra-short, high-rate, and ultra-high power laser interaction with matter: fundamentals and applications in photonics, biology, and materials science
  • Laser-induced forward transfer and additive manufacturing
  • Surface functionalization through laser-texturing
  • Ultrafast laser micro- and nanostructuring: hunting for extreme scales
  • Time-resolved diagnostics for laser and plasma processing
  • Laser tailoring of materials: thin films growth and particle production
  • Industrial laser machining
  • Laser-processing for biomedical applications

List of invited speakers (confirmed):

  • Maria FARSARI (IESL-FORTH Heraklion, Greece)
  • Mario GARCIA-LECHUGA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
  • Yoshio HAYASAKI (Utsunomiya University, Japan)
  • Anne-Marie KIETZIG (McGill University, Quebec, Canada)
  • Alexandre MERMILLOD-BLONDIN (Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany)
  • Masaaki SAKAKURA (Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, UK)
  • Jakub SIEGEL (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Peter SIMON (IFNANO, Göttingen, Germany)

Tentative list of scientific committee members:

A.-P. Alloncle – CNRS-LP3 (France); S. Amoruso - CNR-INFM Napoli (Italy); C.B. Arnold - Princeton University (USA); I.W. Boyd- Brunel University, UK; N.M. Bulgakova - (ITP, Russia); C. Champeaux - Université de Limoges (France); V. Craciun - University of Florida (USA), M. Dinescu - NILPRP (Romania); R. Eason - University of Southampton (UK); Q. Feng - Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing (China); E. Fogarassi - ENSPS Strasbourg (France); F. Garellie - Université Saint Etienne (France); H. Fukumura - Tohoku University (Japan); D. Geohegan, Oak Ridge (USA); E. Gurevich - University of Applied Science Münster (Germany); H. Helvajian - Aerospace Corp. (USA); J. Ihlemann – IFFNANO, Göttingen (Germany); M. Kandyla - National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece); J. Krüger - BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany); T. Lippert - Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland); A. Matei - NILPRP (Romania); S. Orlando - CNR-IMIP/PZ (Italy); P. Ossi - Politecnico di Milano (Italy); A. Palla-Papavlu - NILPRP (Romania); P. Schaaf - Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany); R. Serna, J. Solis - CSIC-IO (Spain); E. Stratakis - FORTH-IESL (Greece); V. Svorcik - University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Czech Republic); K. Zimmer - IOM Leipzig (Germany)

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Symposium organizers
Irina Alexandra PAUNNational Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics - INFLPR

Atomistilor 409, Magurele 077125, Romania

+40-21 457 4550/ ext. 2422
Johannes HEITZJohannes Kepler University Linz

Altenberger Str. 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria

+43 (0)732 2468 9404
Jörn BONSE (Main organizer)BAM - Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

Unter den Eichen 87, DE-12205 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 8104 3562
Razvan STOIANLaboratoire Hubert Curien, CNRS-Université Jean Monnet

18 Rue Benoit Lauras, F-42000 St-Etienne, France

+33 (0)4 77 91 58 02