Aachen, Germany - The Laser Institute of America (LIA; Orlando, FL) has awarded Professor Reinhart Poprawe, the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) in Aachen, with the 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. The award ceremony took place at the 33rd International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) on October 22, 2014, in San Diego, CA.
|Peter Baker, LIA executive director (left) and LIA president Yongfeng Lu (right) honor Prof. Reinhart Poprawe (middle) with the 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. (Courtesy: Laser Institute of America)|
The president of LIA, Yongfeng Lu, and its executive director, Peter Baker, presented Proprawe with his award in front of around 350 participants at ICALEO. There, they honored the former LIA president for his outstanding contributions to basic and applied research in laser technology. His services have forcefully advanced the application of lasers in the industry, medicine, and daily life. In his presentation, "Digital Photonic Production – The Future of Tailored Light," Poprawe explained how laser technology, particularly by linking it with the virtual world, will change the future of industrial production.