On September 9, 2018, the RP4 team members Prof. Alexander V. Bulgakov, Dr. Thibault Derrien and PhD student Marek Stehlík traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania to participate in the 11th International Conference on Photo-Excited Processes and Applications (ICPEPA-11). The program of the Conference was focused on fundamental and application aspects of laser-matter interaction, such as highly efficient laser ablation, pulsed laser deposition, 3D printing, bio-medicine, nanotechnologies, laser generation of nanoparticles and some other topics. Over 160 presentations by researchers from more than 20 countries were reported at the Conference. All presentations of the HiLASE scientists had attracted attention of many scientists and representatives of industrial enterprises.
Marek Stehlík presented his poster “Investigation of large-area femtosecond laser-induced periodic surface nanostructuring of metals”. This work was performed in an efficient cooperation between the HiLASE center in Dolní Břežany and the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology in Vilnius. In the work, a systematic study of single and multishot laser irradiation of molybdenum and titanium was carried out with imprinting LIPSS structures on large surface areas. The poster has attracted a strong interest of the conference participants. As a result of the quality of work, clarity in presentation, and demonstration of personal knowledge in poster discussions, Marek was awarded by a Conference Jury with the 2nd diploma for the ICPEPA Outstanding Student Poster Presentations.