Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

Professor Dr. Karl Deisseroth

For his groundbreaking work with laser in the development and implementation of optogenetics, Karl Deisseroth will receive the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis 2018 on September 21, in Ditzingen, Germany. Karl Deisseroth, born in 1971, is a psychiatrist and an engineer at the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University in California, USA.

New understandings need the development of new tools. Karl Deisseroth does both: On his quest to decipher how the brain works and what malfunctions underlie mental illnesses, he finds an understanding of how neural activities express into specific behavior. And he develops the new tools that enable him and other researchers to investigate live mammalian brains in completely new manners. Optogenetics is one of the tools for neuroscience that Deisseroth and his students have progressed, developed and implemented to a new level, virtually giving birth to a new field of science defined by this tool.

The prize winner of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018:

Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018

First Prize

Thomas Schopphoven, Dr. Andres Gasser, Gerhard Maria Backes

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen and chair for Digital Additive Production (DAP), RWTH Aachen, Germany

> Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition – EHLA <

EHLA is a new, highly productive variant of laser material deposition. It eliminates coating processes' shortcomings, in particular hard chrome plating and thermal spraying, providing an eco-friendly and economical alternative. This process also has great potential in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing market.

Second Prize

Project Group DELPHI

Prof. Dr. Christian Koos (1,2),  Alois Hauk (2),  Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich (1,2),  Dr. Nicole Lindenmann (1),  Andreas Hofmann (3),  Tobias Hoose (1),  Muhammad Rodlin Billah (1),  Matthias Blaicher (1)

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) and Institute of Photonics und Quantum Electronics (IPQ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (1)
Vanguard Photonics GmbH, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (2)
Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany (3)

> 3D Laser Lithography for Photonic Integration – DELPHI <

The DELPHI project, headed by Christian Koos, is dedicated to industrial adoption of femtosecond laser lithography as a tool for 3D additive nanofabrication in integrated photonics. The concept of multi-photon polymerization is exploited to fabricate single-mode photonic waveguides and free-form micro-optical elements for efficient coupling of optical chips.

Third Prize

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp (1,2,3), Prof. Dr. Ute Neugebauer (1,2,4)

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V., Jena, (1)
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, (2)
Biophotonics Diagnostics GmbH, Jena, (3)
Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Germany (4)

> Faster Assessment of Resistances - RamanBioAssay <

RamanBioAssay is a laser-based method for a rapid identification of bacteria together with the characterization of their phenotypical resistance to antibiotics in less than four hours. The laser light is used to excite Raman spectra containing important fingerprint information about the identity and resistance patterns of the bacterial pathogen.

Finalists and jurors with Dr. Peter Leibinger

On May 16th, 2018 - the first International Day of Light - eight finalists were informed that they will be invited to present their work in front of the jury on July 13th at the Jury Session of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis.

All finalists receive a certificate and a sculpture for each participating organization. In the following, we will briefly present the finalists and their work. They appear in a random order which does not represent any assessment.

Finalists of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018

Professor Dr. Arie Zigler

Hebrew University, Jersalem and HIL Applied Medical Ltd, Jerusalem, Israel

> Laser-Based Ion Accelerator for Proton Therapy of Cancer <

The approach of producing fast protons by the interaction of high intensity short laser pulses with “snow” targets is a promising development towards ultra-compact, cost-effective, and affordable ion accelerator systems for various applications including production of radioactive isotopes, neutron production radiography, fusion, and various forms of radiation therapy.

Project Group SYLOS1

Rimantas Budriūnas (1,2)  Dr. Tomas Stanislauskas (1,2)  Dr. Jonas Adamonis (3)  Dr. Aidas Aleknavičius (3)  Dr. Gediminas Veitas (2)  Darius Gadonas (2) Stanislovas Balickas (3)  Dr. Andrejus Michailovas (3,4)  Dr. Arūnas Varanavičius (1)  

Vilnius University Laser Research Center, Vilnius (1)
Light Conversion (MGF Šviesos konversija, UAB), Vilnius (2)
Ekspla, UAB, Vilnius (3)
Institute of Physics, State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania (4)

> ELI-ALPS SYLOS1 Laser System <

A laser system for the Extreme Light Infrastructure ELI-ALPS to enable next generation experiments in attosecond science: High peak and average power cascaded optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system driven by diode-pumped lasers. It achieves more than 53 W average power combined with 5.5 TW peak power and sub-9 fs pulse duration.

Prof. Dr. Ji-Cheng Zhao (1), Prof. Dr. David G. Cahill (2)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA (1)Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA (2)

> Ultrafast Laser Materials Property Microscopy <

Materials property microscopy can be applied to almost any material and accelerates experimental measurements of several key materials properties by integrating laser pump-probe time-domain thermoreflectance measurements with high-precision modeling of ultrafast laser induced thermophysical responses at both micron-scale spatial resolution and femtosecond temporal resolution.


Project Group DELPHI

Prof. Dr. Christian Koos (1,2),  Alois Hauk (2),  Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich (1,2),  Dr. Nicole Lindenmann (1),  Andreas Hofmann (3),  Tobias Hoose (1),  Muhammad Rodlin Billah (1),  Matthias Blaicher (1)

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) and Institute of Photonics und Quantum Electronics (IPQ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (1)
Vanguard Photonics GmbH, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (2)
Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany (3)

> 3D Laser Lithography for Photonic Integration – DELPHI <

The DELPHI project, headed by Christian Koos, is dedicated to industrial adoption of femtosecond laser lithography as a tool for 3D additive nanofabrication in integrated photonics. The concept of multi-photon polymerization is exploited to fabricate single-mode photonic waveguides and free-form micro-optical elements for efficient coupling of optical chips.

Thomas Schopphoven, Dr. Andres Gasser, Gerhard Maria Backes

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen and chair for Digital Additive Production (DAP), RWTH Aachen, Germany

> Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition – EHLA <

EHLA is a new, highly productive variant of laser material deposition. It eliminates coating processes' shortcomings, in particular hard chrome plating and thermal spraying, providing an eco-friendly and economical alternative. This process also has great potential in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing market.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp (1,2,3), Prof. Dr. Ute Neugebauer (1,2,4)

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V., Jena, (1)
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, (2)
Biophotonics Diagnostics GmbH, Jena, (3)
Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Germany (4)

> Faster Assessment of Resistances - RamanBioAssay <

RamanBioAssay is a laser-based method for a rapid identification of bacteria together with the characterization of their phenotypical resistance to antibiotics in less than four hours. The laser light is used to excite Raman spectra containing important fingerprint information about the identity and resistance patterns of the bacterial pathogen.

Dr. Murielle Ferraye (1,2,4), Lise Pape (3), Prof. Dr. Bastiaan R. Bloem (1), Prof. Dr. Bettina Debû (4)

Department of Neurology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmagen, The Netherlands (1)
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (2)
Walk with Path Ltd., London, Great Britain (3)
Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, Université Grenoble Alpes, La Tronche, France (4)

> Laser Shoes in Parkinson’s Disease <

Freezing of gait is a severe symptom of Parkinson’s Disease. Patients experience this as if their feet remain glued to the floor. By consciously looking at visual information on the floor, such as objects or lines and stepping over them, they are able to overcome their blockages during walking. The laser shoes translate this observation into a unique ambulatory visual cueing device.

Dr. Ralf Preu, Dr. Jan-Frederik Nekarda

Fraunhofer Institut for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany

> Laser Fired Contact for More Efficient Solar Cells <

The laser fired contact technology presented for the first time an industrial feasible way for the mass-production of the more efficient PERC solar cell concept. Over ten years, the process has been developed in close collaboration with leading companies for industrial maturity until successfully used in the world's first mass production, eventually establishing a new solar cell industry standard.

The 10th Award Ceremony of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis will take place on September 21, 2018, in Ditzingen, Germany. Participation is only possible upon personal invitation.

Program

Ceremony begins at 6:00 pm

Introduction
Professor Dr. Berthold Leibinger

Talk by
Professor Dr. Stefan W. Hell
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

Award Ceremony
Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis and Zukunftspreis

around 8:15 pm
Reception


Zukunftspreis

Professor Dr. Karl Deisseroth

Laser in the Development and Implementation of Optogenetics

Innovationspreis

First Prize

Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition – EHLA

Thomas Schopphoven, Dr. Andres Gasser, Gerhard Maria Backes

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen, Germany
Chair for Digital Additive Production (DAP), RWTH Aachen, Germany

Innovationspreis

Second Prize

3D Laser Lithography for Photonic Integration – DELPHI

Project Group DELPHI

Prof. Dr. Christian Koos (1,2),  Alois Hauk (2),  Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich (1,2),  Dr. Nicole Lindenmann (1),  Andreas Hofmann (3),  Tobias Hoose (1),  Muhammad Rodlin Billah (1),  Matthias Blaicher (1)

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) and Institute of Photonics und Quantum Electronics (IPQ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (1)
Vanguard Photonics GmbH, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany (2)
Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany (3)

Innovationspreis

Third Prize

Faster Assessment of Resistances - RamanBioAssay

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp and Prof. Dr. Ute Neugebauer

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V., Jena,
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
Biophotonics Diagnostics GmbH, Jena,
Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Germany

CONTACT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Dipl.-Phys. Sven Ederer

Phone: +49 7156 303-35202
sven.ederer(at)leibinger-stiftung.de

EVENT ORGANIZATION

Marion Probst

Phone: +49 7156 303-35208
marion.probst(at)leibinger-stiftung.de