Organizational structure

The LZH is organized as a non-profit, registered association.

Members

Members of the LZH are representatives from industry, universities and research institutions

Supervisory Board

Dr.-Ing. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe (Chairman)
MeKo Manufacturing e.K.

Dr. Christoph Wilk (Deputy Chairman)
Nds. Ministerium Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Bauen und Digitalisierung

Prof. Dr. iur. Volker Epping
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Michael Kiesewetter
Investitions- und Förderbank Niedersachsen NBank

Scientific Directorate

Prof. Dr. Uwe Morgner (Chairman)
Institut für Quantenoptik, LUH

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer
Institut für Quantenoptik, LUH

Prof. Dr. Alexander Heisterkamp
Institut für Quantenoptik, LUH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Wolfgang Kowalsky
Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, TU Braunschweig

Prof. Dr. Michael Kues
Hannoversches Zentrum für Optische Technologien (HOT)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Lachmayer
Institut für Produktentwicklung und Gerätebau, LUH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer
Institut für Transport- und  Automatisierungstechnik, LUH

Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau
HITec - Hannover Institut für Technologie, LUH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Wesling
Institut für Schweißtechnik und Trennende Fertigungsverfahren, TU Clausthal

Board Directors and Management

Lena Bennefeld
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kracht
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Morgner
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Institut für Quantenoptik, LUH

Dr. Volker Schmidt
NiedersachsenMetall

Industrial Advisory Board

Dr. Volker Schmidt (Chairman)
NiedersachsenMetall

Dr. Wolfgang Ebert
LASEROPTIK GmbH

Dr. Martin Goede
Volkswagen AG

Dr.-Ing. Markus Waltemathe
MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH

Dr. Michael Kempe
Carl Zeiss AG

Dr. Frank Korte
Micreon GmbH

Volker Krause
Laserline GmbH

Dr. Benedikt Ritterbach
Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

R&D Departments

Optical Components

Head of department:
Dr. Andreas Wienke



R&D Groups

Optical Coatings
Dr. Morten Steinecke

Optics Integration
Dr.-Ing. Gerd-Albert Hoffmann

Photonic Materials
Dr. Marco Jupé

Smart Optical Devices
Florian Carstens

Laser Development

Head of department:
Dr. Jörg Neumann


R&D Groups

Ultrafast Photonics
Dr. Frithjof Haxsen

Fiber Optics
Dr.-Ing. Fabian Kranert

Solid-State Lasers
Dr. Peter Weßels

Optical Systems
Dr. Moritz Hinkelmann

Industrial and Biomedical Optics

Head of department:
Dr. Tammo Ripken


R&D Groups

Biophotonics
Dr. Sonja Johannsmeier

Food and Farming
PD Dr. Merve Wollweber

Production and Systems

Head of department:
Dr.-Ing. Peter Jäschke


R&D Groups

Glass
Tjorben Griemsmann

Composites
Richard Stähr

Laser Micromachining
Jürgen Koch

Additive Manufacturing - Polymers and Multimaterials
Dr.-Ing. Gerrit Hohenhoff

Materials and Processes

Head of department:
Dr.-Ing. Jörg Hermsdorf


R&D Groups

Joining and Cutting of Metals
Dr.-Ing. Sarah Nothdurft

Machines and Controls
Nick Schwarz

Underwater Technology
Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Emde

Additive Manufacturing - Metals
Dr.-Ing. Nicole Emminghaus

Service Departments

Communication

Head of department:
Patricia Fischer

Technical Services

Head of department:
Frank Otte


Electrical and building services
Christian Hennigs

Labs and mechanical workshop
Felix Junge

IT
Leon Stadali

Administration

Head of department:
Dirk Wiesinger

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