Dr. Lars Jensen und Dr.-Ing. Jörg Hermsdorf new Heads of Department at the LZH

With Dr. Lars Jensen and Dr.-Ing. Jörg Hermsdorf, two new Heads of Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will start their work. Jensen has been Head of the Laser Components Department since April 1st, Dr.-Ing. Hermsdorf will take over the Materials and Processes Department on April 16th.

Dr. Lars Jensen has been working in the Laser Components Department of the LZH since 2005. In 2011, he took over the leadership of the Characterization Group, in 2016 of the Coatings Group. Dr. Jensen follows Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau, who has joined the Scientific Directorate of the LZH on April 1st, 2018. Dr. Jensen studied physics at the University of Hannover (today: Leibniz Universität Hannover) and received his PhD in 2013 on the subject of "laser-induced destruction in oxide coating systems for the UV range". His main research areas are the development of dielectric multilayer systems for the broad field of photonics. Laser applications, and thus the interaction mechanisms of laser radiation with dielectric media in its various forms, play a major role.

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Hermsdorf has been working at the LZH since 2001, he has been a Group Leader in the Materials and Processes Department since 2009, most recently of the Machines and Controls as well as of the Surface Technology Group. He takes over the leadership of the department from Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle who will join the Executive Board of the LZH on April 16th. Dr.-Ing. Hermsdorf studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Hannover. In 1999, he graduated as welding engineer and obtained his PhD at the Leibniz University Hannover in the field of mechanical engineering in 2012. His research focuses include the development of laser-assisted arc processes, additive manufacturing processes in the micro to macro range (powder and wire), laser beam microjoining of aluminum and copper using solid-state and diode lasers, and the use of laser system technology under water.