Change in the Management of Multiphoton Optics

Dr. Ruth Houbertz handed over the leadership of Multiphoton Optics to her team colleagues Dr. Boris Neubert and Dr. Benedikt Stender (from left to right; source: Multiphoton /

Boris Neubert and Benedikt Stender have been appointed to the new managing directors of Multiphoton Optics, effective August 11, 2020. The two new heads at management level replace the company’s co-founder Ruth Houbertz, who has been in charge of the company’s fortunes since 2014 in her role as managing director, and who has continuously developed the innovative high-tech company into a globally active solution provider in the field of 3D lithography during the recent years, whose interdisciplinary team of experts offers world-class technical support in the implementation of 3D lithography into standard manufacturing processes: From the first design idea to prototyping and engineering, via small series to industrial series production, with the aim of establishing Multiphoton Optics in the industrial environment as an innovative supplier of equipment technology for the production of products of the 21st century.

Dr. Houbertz will continue to be available to the company and to the customers and partners of Multiphoton Optics with her profound know-how and experience in an advisory role.

„I would like to thank the team of Multiphoton Optics for the excellent support offered to me during the last years, and wish you continued success,“ so the words of Houbertz. Her advice to the new management: „Those who follow in the footsteps of others leave no trace of their own.“

“We would like to thank Ruth Houbertz very much for her pioneering work, her great and tireless commitment to Multiphoton Optics and the cooperation in the team,” said Benedikt Stender.

He and Boris Neubert, two longstanding employees and thus experienced experts, succeed her as managing directors. Dr. Neubert has many years of experience in the areas of business development and strategy, product management, sales, organization and finance. Since 2014, he has been a shareholder as COO and CMO for the management of the operational business, including the management and organization of the entire operational processes, operational services and marketing.

Dr. Stender, who has been working as CTO since 2016, has driven the optimization of 2PP technology to industrial market maturity. Driven by its proximity to customers with the aim of solving their problems and his deep technical background in printed optics and electronics as well as in quantum technologies, his focus is on opening up new applications and markets.

Multiphoton Optics was established in 2013 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and has grown continuously since then. As an innovative supplier of 3D lithography systems for additive, subtractive and hybrid manufacturing processes with core competencies in hardware and software, process technology and materials, the company offers its customers in the areas of nano and microsystems as well as packaging a comprehensive know-how along the entire value chain, from prototyping and engineering services and consulting services, via process technologies to industrial volume production of innovative optical packages, photonic elements for a wide range of applications in photonics as well as for medical devices (including biomedicine and life science products) in which photonic elements are required. (Source: Multiphoton Optics)

Further reading: Multiphoton Optics Awarded “Best of Industry“,, 20th June 2018Multiphoton Optics Receives Fraunhofer Start-up Award,, 28th February 2017B. Stender, W. Mantei & R. Houbertz: High Precision 3D Printing, Laser Tech. J. 14 (2), April 2017; DOI: 10.1002/latj.201700009

Link: Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Würzburg, Germany

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