Jointly Shaping the Future

The RWTH Aachen University Chairs for Laser Technology LLT, for Technology of Optical Systems TOS as well as the Nonlinear Dynamics of Laser Manufacturing Processes Instruction and Research Department NLD represent an outstanding cluster of expertise in the field of optical technologies. This permits supercritical treatment of basic and application-related research topics. The close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT not only permits industrial contract research on the basis of sound fundamental knowledge, but also provides new stimuli for the advanced development of optical methods, components and systems. The synergy of infrastructure and know-how is put to active use under a single roof.

This structure particularly benefits up-and-coming young scientists and engineers. Knowledge of current industrial and scientific requirements in the optical technologies flows directly into the planning of the curriculum. Furthermore, undergraduates and postgraduate students can put their theoretical knowledge into practice through project work at the three chairs and at Fraunhofer ILT. University courses are drawn up jointly as well. Teaching, research and innovation – those are the bricks with which the five university departments and Fraunhofer ILT are building the future.