Jörn Bonse received a diploma degree in Physics from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 1996 and a Doctoral degree in Physics from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 2001. He has occupied various research positions at institutions such as the Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain), and the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) in Hannover, and was appointed as a Senior Laser Application Specialist at Newport’s Spectra-Physics Lasers Division in Stahnsdorf, Germany. Currently, he is a Senior Scientist at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin, Germany. His research interests include the fundamentals and applications of laser–matter interaction, especially with respect to ultrashort laser pulses, laser-induced periodic nanostructures, time-resolved optical techniques, laser processes in photovoltaics, and laser-related safety aspects. In 1999 he was a recipient of an award for applied research, presented by the federal German state of Thuringia, for the development of high-power fiber lasers. Dr. Bonse received a “2013 OSA Outstanding Reviewer Award” of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and served between 2014 and 2017 as an Associate Editor for the OSA journal Optics Express. He has authored more than 130 refereed journal publications and two patents related to his research activities.
Andrés Fabián Lasagni received an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from National Comahue University, Argentina, in 2002 and a PhD degree in Materials Science from Saarland University, Germany in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Research Scientist and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2008 to 2017, he was a Group Leader with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS. Since 2012, he is a professor at the Institute of Manufacturing Technology, at the Technische Universität Dresden, and since 2017 is Director of the Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics (CAMP), in cooperation with Frauhnofer IWS. His research interests include the development of functionalized surfaces using laser-based fabrication methods, optical devices for high-throughput laser texturing and recently also in-line monitoring systems. He is the author of more than 250 articles and 30 patents. Prof. Lasagni’s awards and honors include the Fritz-Grasenick-Prize (Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy), the Werner Köster Prize (DGM), the German High Tech Champion in Photovoltaic Award (BMBF), the Masing Gedächtnispreis (DGM), the Materials Science and Technology Prize (FEMS) and the Berthold Leibinger Award.
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