Entering 2019, about 10% of Industrial Laser Solutions' readers are located in what is loosely defined as the European Union (who knows post-Brexit where the UK will end up). In that region, the aforesaid UK (15%), Germany (25%), and Italy (28%) make up more than 50% of ILS readers. And not incidentally, these three also represent 40% of the region's gross domestic product (GDP).
All of this is background for the addition of a new member to the ILS International Editorial Advisory Board. Dr. Andreas Thossis now ILS editorial man-on-the-ground in this territory.
Andreas is well known throughout the region through his writings in Laser Technik Journal, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Laser Focus World, and the Journal of Biophotonics. At THOSS Media, he writes on photonics for various clients in industry and academia. He has also given courses for SPIE, OSA, and other organizations. He attained a PhD in in physics from the Free University Berlin, where he did his graduate research on ultrashort and ultra-intense laser pulses at the Max-Born-Institute Berlin. So, he is well aware of the USP laser's potential in industrial laser material processing, a technology of major interest in Europe.