First Prize

Laser and Digitally Changed Printing Systems

Dr. Josef Schneider

MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG

Dr. Josef Schneider has achieved a decisive breakthrough in the printing industry with a revolutionary new technique of digitally changing offset presses by means of a laser.


Second Prize

Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting High-Power Laser Diode

Dr. Martin Grabherr

University of Ulm, Department of Optoelectronics

Dr. Martin Grabherr, while working in the research group of Professor Ebeling, proved the potential of special laser diodes – so-called VCSELs – in high-powered applications for the first time. This has consequently brought this type of laser to the notice of production technology.


Third Prize

Laser Microprocessing in Industry

Professor Dr. Yong Feng Lu National

University of Singapore, Laser Microprocessing Laboratory

Professor Lu researches and develops methods and systems for micro material processing with lasers, especially in the electronics and magnetic storage technology sectors.


Laser Peening

Laser Peening – An Innovative Tool to Introduce Residual Compressive Stress on Metal Material

Yuji Sano et al.
Power Systems and Services Company, Toshiba Corp., Yokohama, Japan

Laser Direct Structuring

Laser Direct Structuring as an Innovative Alternative for Traditional Lithography

Marcel Heerman, Dr. Eddy Roelants, H. de Steur
Siemens N.V., Oostkamp, Belgium

Magnetically Supported Laser Beam Welding

Magnetically Supported Laser Beam Welding

Dr. Markus Kern
DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart, Germany

Compact Femtosecond Laser With Gigahertz Repetition Rate

Compact Femtosecond Laser With Gigahertz Repetition Rate

Dr. Albrecht Bartels und Dr. Thomas Dekorsy
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule RWTH Aachen, Germany

​Precision Micromachining With Femtosecond Pulses

Precision Micromachining With Femtosecond Pulses

Thorsten Bauer, Prof. Dr. Boris N. Chichkov, Dr. André Egbert, Günter Kamlage, Frank Korte, Dr. Carsten Momma, Dr. Stefan Nolte, Thilo Wagner Ultra Fast Laser Group
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany

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Dipl.-Phys. Sven Ederer

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