Laser Expert Awarded with Materials Science and Technology Prize

Prof. Andrés Lasagni from the Institute of Manufacturing Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden and head of the Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics at the Fraunhofer IWS received the Materials Science and Technology Prize 2017. Every two years, the Federation of European Materials Societies FEMS awards the prize to young European materials scientists whose research work contributes significantly to material science and materials engineering.

Awarded the Materials Science and Technology Prize 2017 by the Federation of European Materials Societies: Prof. Andrés Lasagni (Source: Berthold Leibinger Stiftung)

Lasagni has been doing research in the field of laser structuring at the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden since September 2008 and at the TU Dresden since summer 2012. Since June 2014, Lasagni has been holding the Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship for laser-based methods for large-area surface structuring at the Institute of Manufacturing Technology. He focuses his research on the fabrication of micro- and nanostructured surfaces with the aim of creating new functions. Together with his team, he develops laser-based processes to fabricate these structures at high speed.

Together with Prof. Frank Mücklich and his working group at Saarland University as well as the Steinbeis Forschungszentrum Material Engineering Center Saarland, Lasagni and his own group were awarded a 2nd prize Berthold Leibinger Award in 2016 for developing the processes and laser systems to quickly and economically generate tiny micropatterns and nanopatterns using the effect of laser interference.

Attended by more than 2,000 visitors, the official award ceremony for the Materials Science and Technology Prize took place at the Euromat 2017 conference in Thessaloniki. (Source: Fh.-IWS)

Link: Chair for Laser-based Surface Structuring (A. Lasagni), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Further reading: Four Innovations and One Future Prize, photonicsviews.com, 12th September 2016

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