We use lasers to imitate nature

In an article by our colleague Peter Hauschwitz, an expert in laser microstructuring, published in the magazine Vesmír (2023/9), you can read how we can change the properties of various materials by laser surface structuring. We look to nature for inspiration – whether it is a hydrophobic lotus leaf, shark skin, gecko feet or snake scales. At the HiLASE Centre, we aim to accelerate the microstructuring and nanostructuring of surfaces significantly, bringing it out of the lab and into the real world. Key technologies we are developing include diffractive optical structuring, interference structuring and dynamic beam shaping. Find out more in the Vesmir magazine.