FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Symposium X “New frontiers in laser interaction: from hard coatings to smart materials”, E-MRS Spring Meeting, France, Strasbourg, 22-26 May 2017


This laser symposium aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and laser users and manufacturers to exchange and share their experiences on recent progress in Laser Science and Technology. It also provides the chance to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges from nanoenergy to biomedicine. One of the symposium organizers is V. Dinca from the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics.


This symposium will cover all new advances in laser-matter interaction coupled to recent applications of emerging materials. The main objective is to revisit the basic phenomena involved in the interaction of wide range of laser systems still new and efficient devices including smart optics, high and low repetition rate processing as well as high and low beam fluences. The symposium will consider recent progress in laser-assisted additive fabrication, nano-LIPSS formation, laser lift of biological materials and systems and more emerging techniques, and will offer a unique opportunity for researchers from Europe and worldwide areas to discuss their results in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. Laser techniques will facilitate environmental and eco-design through the useful processing of photovoltaic cells, thermoelectricity materials and devices, micro and nanosystems for energy storage and conversion; a special focus will be given for those ‘hot’ topics. All contributions on laser interaction with hard, soft and smart materials, targeting future applications from nanoenergy to biomedicine as well as recent progress on the fundamental mechanisms are welcome. The symposium ‘New frontiers in Laser interaction from hard coatings to smart materials’ will provide a platform to establish interdisciplinary international research collaborations tween scientists working in the field of laser-matter interaction.

The symposium will consist of invited presentations by leading scientists in their respective fields of research and contributed papers for oral and poster presentations. Special emphasis will be made for presentations by young scientists presenting high quality research papers. The contributions should concern, but are not limited to the topics listed below.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Lasers in nanotechnology and environmental technology;
  • Laser hybrid processing;
  • Laser manufacturing for alternative energy sources;
  • Laser 3D micro-structuring for MEMS, MOEMS, photonic crystals and photonic applications;
  • Laser Induced Forward Transfer of functional materials for organic electronics and sensing applications;
  • Laser assisted fabrication for sensors (bio-, chemical- and environmental-);
  • Ultra-short, ultra-high power laser interaction with matter: fundamentals and applications in biology and materials science;
  • Laser processing of materials: thin films growth and particle production; Subwavelength laser produced structures for smart optical, electro-optical, electronic and biological devices; Laser-induced nanostructures: from theory to applications;
  • Time-resolved diagnostics for laser processing; Multiphoton based processing techniques;
  • Diode lasers for processing and pumping;
  • Laser process monitoring and control, laser processing of biological materials.

Publication: Papers will be published in Applied Physics A.

We intend to organize a joint session on "oxide thin films by PLD" with laser symposium T: Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Nanoscale Multi Functional Oxide Films VI.

Symposium organizers
Trinity College Dublin
School of Physics, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Mail : james.lunney[at]

CNRS / University of Orléans
GREMI-UMR 7344, 14 Rue d’Issoudun, BP 6744, 45067 Orléans Cedex, France

Mail : Nadjib.semmar[at]

Technical University of Denmark
Frederiksborgvej 399, Building 128, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Mail : stec[at]

Valentina DINCA
National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics
409 Atomistilor, 077125 Magurele; Romania

Mail : valentina.dinca[at]

A brief presentation of the symposium is found on the EMRS website: