LASER PROCESSING GROUP (LPG)


The activity of the Laser Processing Group (LPG) focuses on the study of both fundamental and applied aspects of laser-matter interaction aiming at discovering, understanding and controlling laser-matter interaction phenomena down to the nanometer (spatial) and femtosecond (temporal) scales. As a result we perform internationally relevant research in the fields of photonics, nanotechnology and ultrafast science. The LPG uses state-of-the-art, laser-based technologies and innovative approaches for the production of artificial materials and for the development of novel laser processing approaches. These are aimed at producing improved materials and devices. The different applications addressed include photonics/ICT¿s (waveguide integrated lasers or amplifiers, solid state lightening devices,…), sensors (tailored nanostructures for SERS, multifunctional 3D self-organized nanostructures) and fluidics/tribology applications based on biomimetics or self-organization phenomena.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE - DOMAIN PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • PE4 Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences
Industrial Leadership:
  • 1 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • 1.6. Micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics
Societal Challenges:
  • 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • 3.5. New knowledge and technologies