LZH appoints Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau to the Scientific Directorate
03/29/2018

As April 1st, 2018, Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau is member of the Scientific Directorate of the LZH. (Photo: LZH)

As of April 1st, 2018, Dr. Lars Jensen will head the Laser Components Department at the LZH. (Photo: LZH)

As of April 1st, 2018, Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau will be appointed to the Scientific Directorate of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH). His successor as Head of the Laser Components Department is Dr. Lars Jensen.

Since 1992, Detlev Ristau has been heading the Laser Components Department at the LZH. In addition to his work on the Scientific Directorate, Prof. Ristau will be responsible for the future development and orientation of the Hannover Institute of Technology (HITec) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Dr. Lars Jensen follows as Head of the Laser Components Department
His successor as Head of the Laser Components Department, Dr. Lars Jensen, will also take over as of April 1st. Since 2005, he has been working at the LZH in this department. Since 2011, he has been Head of the Characterization Group. In 2016, he became Head of the Coatings Group. 

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Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH)

As an independent, non-profit research institute, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) stands for innovative research, development and consulting. The LZH is supported by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Economics, Labour and Transport and is dedicated to the selfless promotion of applied research in the field of photonics and laser technology. Founded in 1986, over 170 employees are now working for the LZH.

The focus of the LZH lies on the fields of optical components and systems, optical production technologies, and biomedical photonics. Interdisciplinary cooperation between natural scientists and mechanical engineers makes innovative approaches to challenges from the most different areas possible: from the development of components for specific laser systems to process developments for the most diverse laser applications, for example for medical technology or lightweight construction in the automotive sector. Nineteen spin off companies have emerged from the LZH up to now. Thus, the LZH has created a strong transfer between fundamental science, application oriented research, and industry.