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HiLASE highly qualified team mentioned by Euronews

Added 09. 03. 2018 to category News

The Euronews reporters came this week to the HiLASE laser centre to shoot a reportage for their programme Real Economy. This time the focus of the programme was on Cohesion policy. Here you can watch the interview with Tomas Mocek, head of the Hilase centre, and Antonio Lucianetti, leader of one of the research programmes:



FAP Kick-off meeting

Added 19. 02. 2018 to category News

DSC_1389On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the first meeting of the Facility Access Panel (FAP) took place at the HiLASE Centre. This newly established panel will be responsible for the evaluation of the individual scientific projects that will be submitted as part of the open access to the HiLASE Center equipment. During the meeting, FAP members were presented with the existing HiLASE equipment offered to external users, the plan of equipment modernization that will take place within the HiLASE Center of Excellence project, an open access methodology, a newly designed web application for submission of project proposals, criteria and way of proposals evaluation and outputs monitoring, and an Open Access timetable for 2018.

FAP members are:
prof. Andrei Kanaev
prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis
prof. Marta Castillejo
prof. David Neely
Dr. Josef Krása
Dr. Martin Tolley
HiLASE members that participated in the meeting:
Dr. Tomáš Mocek
Dr. Antonio Lucianetti
Ing. Václav Svoboda
Ing. Jan Brajer
Dr. Mihai-George Muresan
Dr. Jan Vanda
Dr. Jan Pilař


Korean journalists at HiLASE Centre

Added 09. 02. 2018 to category News

07On the 8th of February a group of journalists from the South Korea visited the HiLASE Centre in order to learn more about the functioning of the research centre and its contribution to industry. They were interested especially in the developing cooperation with South Korean research organisations such as KAIST and GIST. Beside that they also appreciated  the cooperation of the Hilase centre with the KETI and AXEL institutions on developement of a medical laser that could be used e.g. in microsurgery.


SPIE Photonics West 2018

Added 07. 02. 2018 to category News

01HiLASE researchers participated at the world’s largest annual event for the photonics, laser, and biomedical optics industries. SPIE Photonics West 2018 took place from January 27 till February 1, 2018 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States. The presentations included three technology areas: BIOS (Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, and Imaging Conference), LASE (Industrial Laser, Laser Source, and Application Conference) and OPTO (Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices Conference).

edfHiLASE scientists contributed to the conference by one invited paper presented by Danijela Rostohar, 3 presentations (Michal Chyla, Jitka Cernohorska and Jan Pilar) and 2 posters (Michal Vyvlecka, Jan Pilar). The business development team attended the Photonics West Exhibition. HiLASE booth attracted the visitors that were interested in excellent laser technologies such as world record-breaking superlaser “Bivoj”, delivering 1 kW of average power or industrial laser applications (LIDT, LSP etc.). Moreover, HiLASE crew shared the goals and challenges of new Horizon 2020 project called „HiLASE – Center of Excellence“ which was established last year in partnership with the Central Laser Facility (STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory). SPIE Photonics West 2018 was the flagship event for the photonics industry and it was a great opportunity for discussions, networking and establishing new partnerships.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Added 21. 12. 2017 to category News

HiLASE Centre team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.



HiLASE CoE Advisory Board Kick-off Meeting

Added 11. 12. 2017 to category News

DSC_0271On December 8, 2017, the Kick-off meeting of the Advisory Board (AB) of the HiLASE Center of Excellence project was held at HiLASE in Dolní Břežany. The AB is included in the organizational structure of the HiLASE CoE project as an independent body composed of experts representing the key stakeholder groups: scientists, universities, industry, business support organizations, local and regional innovation supporters, authorities, and broad public. The AB shall assist the Project Coordinator and provide high level advices helping to transform the HiLASE facility into a real Centre of Excellence, delivering innovation and scientific excellence to a new community of industrial and academic users. This will ensure that the present technological lead of the HiLASE facility will be maintained and extended, underpinning the future sustainability of the Centre.

AB members:
Rút Bízková – Chair, Central Bohemian Innovation Centre, Czech Republic
Ladislav Pína – Vice Chair, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe, Czech Republic
Bedřich Rus, ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic
Seetha Ramaiah Mannava, University of Cincinnati, USA
Gediminas Raciukaitis, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania
Helena Jelínková, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dušan Kučera, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
Colin Danson, Imperial College, U.K.
Roman Burianec, Meopta, Czech Republic
Jindřich Houžvička, CRYTUR, Czech Republic
Domenico Furfari, AIRBUS, Germany
Radek Špicar, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Dave MacLellan, Association of Industrial Laser Users, U.K.
Věslav Michalik, STAR Research & Innovation Cluster, Czech Republic
Jan Řídký, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Ondřej Neff, independent writer & journalist, Czech Republic


KETI representatives visited HiLASE Center

Added 15. 09. 2017 to category News

návštěva z Keti

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, HiLASE Laser Center researchers were pleased to welcome a delegation from the Korean institution KETI at their workplace in Dolní Břežany. Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) is a leader in modern technology and focuses mainly on cooperation in the field of automotive, IT, lasers and biomedicine. The representatives of the company, led by its President, Chungwon Park, visited HiLASE Center especially in connection with the ongoing bilateral project funded by TA CR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic). Based on the successful development of the joint project, the partners discussed the possibilities to significantly expand and further deepen their cooperation.

As part of their visit to the Czech Republic, the KETI delegation also met with the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences prof. Eva Zažímalová, with whom they discussed the future of the Czech-Korean cooperation in research.

Thibault Derrien and Yoann Levy published in Scientific Reports

Added 18. 08. 2017 to category Nezařazené

SCH_6307In August 2017, Dr. Thibault J.-Y. Derrien and Dr. Yoann Levy published in Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) (IF = 4.259) the paper called: „High-speed manufacturing of highly regular laser-induced periodic surface structures on metals: physical origin of regularity“. This research establishes the link between the propagation distance of surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) and the regularity of the laser-induced periodic surface structures obtained on a number of metal surfaces.


Deadline for the HiLASE Facility Beam time applications prolonged

Added 15. 08. 2017 to category News

Photo by Jan Schejbal honzuv@email.cz +420 606 659014HiLASE centre invite proposals for access to the Perla C and Bivoj lasers and LIDT and LSP target areas for the period 10/2017-9/2018. The deadline for submissions was prolonged till Thursday, 31st August, 2017, 12 pm (noon).

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HiLASE Centre and ELI Beamlines was visited by the Israeli Minister Ofir Akunis

Added 27. 06. 2017 to category News

The Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space Ofir Akunis with his delegation visited the ELI Beamlines and HiLASE laser centres in Dolni Brezany on the 26th of June 2017.

The minister was welcomed by the director of the Instute of Physics Michael Prouza. The beginning of his visit was devoted to the presentation of the ELI scientific mission presented by the ELI Beamlines manager Roman Hvezda and was followed by Lukáš Masopust and his presentations of the laser centre HiLASE and the Central Bohemia region presentation.

In short discussion, it was told about successful Czech-Israeli cooperation and Minister Akunis expressed the hope that the Czech-Israeli cooperation will continue also within the centers ELI and HiLASE.

Afterwards, the delegation visited the ELI and HiLASE laser and experimental halls.