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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

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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.


Visit of Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation of the EC

Added 04. 05. 2017 to category News

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On Friday, April 28th, 2017, the Director General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, Mr. Robert-Jan Smits together with  Mrs. Martina Dlabajova, the Czech Member of the European Parliament visited HiLASE Centre.

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HiLASE becomes a new member of the Association of Laser Users (AILU)

Added 13. 04. 2017 to category News

Ailu_logo_final_text_(800x789)HiLASE Centre becomes a new member of the Association of Laser Users (AILU) which is run by and for the laser community. Its membership extends over five continents and is made up of laser users in industry and academia as well as by manufacturers and suppliers of lasers and laser-related equipment and services.

The AILU e-newsletter, a monthly publication, is AILU’s new initiative to provide short news items and topical information quickly to laser users and those in associated fields.

Read HERE the Issue 105, April 2017, where HiLASE Centre is presented by Dr. Tomas Mocek.

Scietific and Industrial Advisory Committee (SIAC) Kick-off Meeting

Added 15. 02. 2017 to category News

01aOn February 13-14, 2017, the first meeting of the Scientific and Industrial Advisory Committee (SIAC) was held at HiLASE in Dolní Břežany. The SIAC is included in the organizational structure of the HiLASE centre as an independent body playing the role of advisory group of experts from top-ranking research institutions. SIAC was established in 2016 and meets within 2-day meeting at least once a year, or more frequently if necessary.

The main goal of the kick-off meeting was related to approval of open access rules and assist with setting and preparation of the calls for proposals on regular basis. Moreover, the visit of the AB members focused on assessment of the Centre within a semi-operational period in the year 2016. The meeting was convened by the Head of the Centre Dr. Tomas Mocek and the SIAC members prof. Andrei Kanaev, prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis and prof. Marta Castillejo were presented. They were joined by the Open Access manager and the Leaders of individual research programmes.

SIAC members:
prof. Andrei Kanaev (France) – professor at the laboratory of Sciences of Processes and Materials under the national Center for Scientific Research in France
prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis (Lithuania) – Head of Quantum Electronics Department at Vilnius University
prof. Marta Castillejo (Spain) – Professor, PhD degree in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid, acted as management Committee member of the European Laser Consortium LASERLAB EUROPE


New issue of the newsletter released

Added 08. 02. 2017 to category News

N14We are pleased to share with you the 14th issue of the ELI Beamlines Newsletter, where you can find what was happening at HiLASE in 2016 as well.

You can read the new issue of the ELI Beamlines Newsletter right now and here.