Welcome to COLA 2017

Laser ablation relies on a wide range of physical and chemical mechanisms taking place at different temporal and spatial scales, starting from attosecond and atomic size. Scientific community investigates this field for thirty years and numerous questions are still open. Moreover, new exciting challenges continuously appear with the fast technological advances of the laser sources and the characterization techniques. Laser ablation is also the starting point of a large amount of industrial processes in many application fields like manufacturing, microelectronics, automotive, diagnostics, medical and others. Since 1991, COLA conference brings together scientists from around the world to discuss the latest scientific and technological advances related to new fundamental and applied aspects of laser ablation. After Cairns (Australia) in 2015, COLA will take place in Marseille (France) from 3 to 8 september 2017.


Plenary speaker:
Prof. Paul CORKUM - Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory, University of Ottawa, National Research Council, Canada
The response of transparent materials to intense ultrashort light pulses

Keynote Speakers on three ‘historical’ topics of COLA:
Prof. Guus RIJNDERS - University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Pulsed Laser Deposition

Prof. Alfred VOGEL - Medical University Luebeck, University of Luebeck, Germany
Bio-related applications of lasers

Prof. Saulius JUODKAZIS - Swinburne Nanotechnology facility, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia
Laser Ablation/fabrication in Ultrashort Regimes

Invited Speakers

Prof. Craig Arnold Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Plasmonic-Enhanced Welding of Metal Nanowire Networks for Direct Integration of Transparent Conducting Layers on Organic Electronic Devices

Prof. Stephan Barcikowski - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Scalable laser ablation synthesis of nanoparticles for heterogeneous catalysis

Prof. Boris N. Chichkov - Leibniz Universität Hannover,Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Nanotechnology Department, Hannover, Germany
Recent progress in additive nanomanufacturing and laser printing

Dr. Marti Duocastella - Nanophysics Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Laser direct write of tailored microlenses and microlens arrays

Dr. F. Ömer IldayUltrafast Optics & Lasers Laboratory (UFOLAB),Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Ablation-cooled material removal with ultrafast bursts of pulses

Dr. Matthieu LancryICMMO, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Femtosecond laser induced self-assembled nanostructures in glasses and related anisotropic optical properties

Prof. Richard RussoLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California,USA
Laser Ablation for Elemental and Isotopic Chemical Analysis

Prof. Michael Schmidt - Institute of Photonic Technologies, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Tailored laser beam shaping for efficient and accurate microstructuring

Prof. Javier SolisLaser Processing Group, Instituto de Optica, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Femtosecond laser induced local modification of the glass composition: An alternative route for producing efficient active and passive photonics devices

Prof. Emmanuel StratakisIESL - FORTH, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Ultrashort pulsed laser biomimetic surface structuring for extreme wettability and tissue engineering

Prof. Taira Takunori National Institutes of Natural Science (NINS), Okazaki, Japan
Ubiquitous Power Lasers from Giant Micro-photonics

Prof. Venky VenkatesanNational University of Singapore, Singapore
Recent Advances in Pulsed Laser Deposition Technology

Conference topics

  • Fundamentals of Laser-Material Interactions
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Pulsed Laser Ablation and Deposition
  • Laser interaction in bulk materials
  • Laser interaction in liquid
  • Micro/nano structuring
  • Laser direct write
  • New trends in laser process development
  • Smart beam shaping and manipulation
  • Laser for biology and life sciences
  • Emerging photon sources and applications
  • Laser-based analytical methods
  • Lasers in Nanosciences


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