At the Chair of Laser Processing we study the fundamental physical phenomena occurring during laser-material interaction, in order to optimize laser-material processing for laser-based manufacturing. Focus areas include:
- material processing using ultra short pulsed laser sources for micro- and nano-machining, and
- laser cladding and additive manufacturing (3D printing) using high power laser sources.
Based on the knowledge gained, we develop means and methods for monitoring/sensing and control of laser-material processing.
We teach several (laser-related) courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes of the University of Twente.