Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Telefon +49 241 8906-0
Fax +49 241 8906-121

Requests to Fraunhofer ILT

General inquiries on competencies and experience, development of new laser processes and customized laser beam sources or special laser systems

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Inquiries regarding communications, press releases or editorial work

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Research & Development

Prof. Arnold Gillner

Head of Department Business Development


Telefone +49 241 8906-148
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Prof. Carlo Holly

Head of Department Data Science and Measurement Technology


Telefone +49 241 8906-142
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Dr.-Ing. Christian Vedder

Head of Department Surface Technology and Ablation 


Telefone +49 241 8906-378
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Dr. rer. nat. Achim Lenenbach

Head of Department Laser Medical Technology and Biophotonics


Telefone +49 241 8906-124
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Dr.-Ing. Alexander Olowinsky

Head of Department Joining and Cutting


Telefone +49 241 8906-491
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Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schopphoven

Head of Department Laser Material Deposition 


Telefone +49 241 8906-8107
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M. Sc. Tim Lantzsch

Head of Department Laser Powder Bed Fusion


Telefone +49 241 8906-193
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Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Dieter Hoffmann

Head of Department Beam Sources


Telefone +49 241 8906-206
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By Car

Take the A44/A4 highway to the Aachen crossing, then, if coming on A44, take the A4 in the direction of Antwerp. If coming on A4, pass under the Aachen Kreuz and take the fork to the right in the direction of Antwerp. Then, take the “Aachen-Laurensberg“ exit, turn right at the first traffic light, pass one traffic light and turn right at the fork onto the next exit toward “RWTH/Klinikum”. Directly after passing under the train crossing, take the exit “RWTH-Melaten/ Fraunhofer Institutes”. Take the first exit in the roundabout and go straight ahead. Turn left at the second street onto the “Steinbachstraße”. Please follow the signs (turn left after the Fraunhofer IPT and another left.) Visitor parking places are found on the right side.

By Bus from the Main Train Station

From the Aachen Main Train Station, take the Bus Line 3A/3B (sign: “Uniklinik über Ponttor/Schanz”) until the “Forckenbeckstraße” bus stop. From there turn left and walk about 300 meters along the “Seffenter Weg” and left again into the “Sommerfeldstraße” until reaching the “Steinbachstraße.”

By Taxi from the Main Train Station

A taxi ride to the Fraunhofer ILT takes about 15 minutes.

By plane

Airports nearby are in Cologne (1 hour by car or by train), Düsseldorf (1 hour by car or by train) Maastricht, the Netherlands (45 minutes by car) or Frankfurt (2 hours by car or by train). 

Hotels and further information about Aachen can be found on the website of the city.