Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Loosen

CV

May 31, 1955

Born in Wittlich, Germany

1974 - 1980

Study of physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt

June 1980

Degree (Dipl.-Ing. Physics)

1980 - 1985

Research associate at the Technical University of Darmstadt, doctorate in the field of “High-power CO2 lasers for industrial material processing”

Nov. 1984

Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)

1985 - present

Employed at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

1985

Moved from Darmstadt to Aachen to the newly founded Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, as head of the “Gas Lasers” department

1989

Remit extended to include metrology, plasma systems and solid-state lasers

1992

Appointed a senior director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

1993

Appointed deputy executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

2005

Appointment as university lecturer and director of the Chair for the Technology of Optical Systems (TOS) at RWTH Aachen University

Other appointments

Programme Chair of the CLEO®/Europe 2003

Chairman of the Programme Committee “Gas Lasers”, CLEO®/Europe, 1998, Glasgow

Chairman of the Programme Committee “Laser Applications”, CLEO®/Europe, 1994, Amsterdam

General Chair of the “World of Photonics Congress” in Munich (since 2007)

Memberships

Advisory board member EdgeWave GmbH              

Member of the Rotary Club Aachen-Frankenburg

Member of the Programme Committee “Gas flow and Chemical Lasers” 1996, Edinburgh

Member of the Programme Committee “Laser Resonators” CLEO®/Europe 2000, Nice

Member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics

Member of the International Advisory Committee of the “Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers/High Power Lasers”