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PhoenixD Colloquium

The monthly PhoenixD Colloquium is a forum for scientific exchange on current topics in the field of optical technologies. Our aim is to strengthen our network of scientists from various disciplines and to further expand it internationally.


All PhoenixD members and all interested parties are cordially invited to participate in the events. The PhoenixD Colloquium usually takes place in presence.

The monthly PhoenixD Colloquium is a forum for scientific exchange on current topics in the field of optical technologies. Our aim is to strengthen our network of scientists from various disciplines and to further expand it internationally.


All PhoenixD members and all interested parties are cordially invited to participate in the events. The PhoenixD Colloquium usually takes place in presence.

Notes on the organisation

A chair is be assigned for each session. The chair moderates the event and is responsible for the process from enquiry to acceptance. Ideally, the speakers should be one external and one internal person. While the internal speakers report on current developments within PhoenixD, the external scientists provide insights into PhoenixD-related topics outside the cluster.

To enquire about becoming a chair, please use the following e-mail address:

PhoenixD Colloquium

first Thursday, 3 p.m.

every month, in presence


You would like to participate in the PhoenixD Colloquium and do not yet receive the current announcements by email? Then please contact our office: phone 0511-762 14780, e-mail:

Our Programme

Summer 2024


Dr. Wiebke Albrecht
Group leader "Hybrid Nanosystems", AMOLF, Amsterdam
"Correlating the 3D structure of nanoparticles with their optical properties"

Dr. Michael Zopf
Institute of Solid State Physics, Leibniz University Hannover
"Quantum photonics with semiconductor quantum dots"

Additional colloquium 11.04.2024

Prof. Dr. Federico Manuel Pont
Facultad de Matemática Astronomia y Fisica (FaMAF), Argentina
"Dynamics of capture and emission processes in quantum dots."

Prof. Dr. Birgit Stiller
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen & Speaker of the PhoenixD Research School, Leibniz University Hannover


Professor Bahram Djafari-Rouhani
Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Lille
"Pillared Phononic Metamaterials: Topological properties and Metasurfaces"

Professor Yan Pennec
Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Lille
"PhoXonic crystal and optomechanical coupling in nanocavities and integration in NOEMS platform"


Professor Igor Tsukerman
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Akron
"Three mysteries of periodic media: Non-magnetic magnets, bulk-boundary correspondence, and topological waves"

Associate Professor Andrei V. Lavrinenko
Department of Electric and Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
"Nanostructured materials for applications in nonlinear optics, sensing and communications"

Previous PhoenixD Colloquia

  • Winter 23/24

    Winter 2023/24

    02.11.2023 - PostDoc Colloquium

    Dr. Jan Krügener
    Instiute of Electronic Materials and Devices, Leibniz University Hannover
    "A brief introduction of the research of the Institute of Electronic Materials and Device"

    Dr. Atefeh Habibpourmoghadam
    Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), Leinbniz University Hannover
    "Tunable Photonic Bandgap (PBG) in Porous Anodic Alumina Structures enabled by a Liquid Crystal"

    Dr. Bohayra Mortazavi
    Institute of Photonics, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Novel 2D materials and first-principles multiscale modeling enabled by machine learning"

    Dr. Emil Agocs
    Institute of High Frequency Technology, TU Braunschweig
    "Can we measure bacteria with an ellipsometer?"


    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer
    Institute of Transport and Automation Technology , Leibniz University Hannover
    "Printing Processes for Planar Polymer Waveguides"

    Apl. Prof. Dr. Milutin Kovacev
    Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hannover
    "X-ray Metrology and Applications"


    Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau
    "PhoenixD Demonstrator-Project: Constructing a Micro Optics Platform"

    Prof. Dr. Michael Kues
    "PhoenixD Demonstrator-Project: Creating Quantum Chips"

    Prof. Dr. Bernhard Roth
    "PhoenixD Demonstrator-Project: Building Medical / Bio Sensors"

    Michelle Giez, Belgin Varol & Dr. Axel Philipps
    Institut für Soziologie, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Interdisciplinary learning in three Demonstrator projects"


    Prof. Dr. Ir. Francesco Ferranti
    Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    "Machine learning in nanophotonics: from design to nanofabrication"

    Dr. Andrey Evlyukhin
    Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
    "Multipole mechanisms of resonant electromagnetic scattering and light trapping in particle structures"


    Dr. Mario Hentschel
    Head of Cleanroom and Nanostructuring Facilities, 4th Physics Institute, Nanostructuring Facilities, University of Stuttgart
    "Mie voids: Nothing is better than something"

    Dr.-Ing. Christoph Lotz
    Institut für Transport- und Automatisierungstechnik/Hannover Institute of Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover
    "Gravity influenced production processes: First look at the properties of dispensed lenses under adjusted gravity"

  • Summer 2023

    04.05.2023 - PostDoc Colloquium

    Dr. Irene Morales
    Insitute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Towards functional nanoparticle assemblies with adaptive optical properties"

    Dr. Alí Michel Angulo Martinez
    Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Applications of quantum correlated photon pair sources"

    Dr. Axel Günther
    Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies, Leibniz University Hannover
    "VCSELs as highly sensitive stand-alone distance sensors"

    Dr. Moritz Hinkelmann
    Laser Development Department (LZH), Hannover
    "Laser Glass Deposition - Fundamentals and Application in Photonic Systems"


    Dr. Irene Fernandez-Cuesta
    Institute of Nanostructure and Solid State Physics, Hamburg University
    "Single molecule detection in nanofluidic devices"

    Dr. Christoph Heyl
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg
    "Quasi-guided nonlinear optics using multi-pass cells"

    22.06.2023 - Sonderkolloquium

    Dr. Ute Resch-Genger
    Institute of Biophotonics, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin
    "Optical Properties of Semiconductor and Lanthanide-based Nanocrystals"

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Urban
    Fakultät für Physik, Department für Physik und CeNS, Nanospectroscopy Group, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


    Dr. Benjamin Abécassis
    Laboratoire de Chimie, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    "Soft Colloidal Nanoplatelets"

    Prof. Dr. Jannika Lauth in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Peter Jomo Walla
    Institute of Physical Chemistry & Electrochemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH); Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, TU Braunschweig
    "Perpendicular Alignment of 2D Nanoplatelet Emitters inElectrospun Fibers: A Result of the Barus Effect?"

  • Winter 2022/23


    Prof. Dr. Giulia Tagliabue
    Laboratory of Nanoscience for Energy Technologies, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    "Nanoengineering of Light Absorption: from Hot Carrier Devices to Reconfigurable Metasurfaces"

    Prof. Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl
    Institute of Theoretical Solid-State Physics, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    "A T-matrix approach to describe them all: materials, metamaterials, and metasurfaces"


    Apl. Prof. Dr. Milutin Kovacev
    Institute of Quantum Optics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Laboratory X-ray sources and their hazards"

    Prof. Dr. Tim Salditt
    Institute for X-Ray Physics, Georg-August-University Göttingen
    "Challenges and Promises of Coherent X-ray Imaging"


    Prof. Pradeep Sharma
    Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
    "Flexoelectricity and Electrets"

    Prof. Xin Yan
    School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University
    "Time-scaling in Atomistics of Nanostructures"


    Prof. Dr. Carolin König
    Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Optical property calculations with tailored quantum-chemical approaches"

    Prof. Dr. Andrea Trabattoni
    Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hannover, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Hamburg
    "New frontiers in the investigation of photo-induced electron dynamics: from nanoplasmonics to nuclear transitions"


    Assistent Professor Sandrine Ithurria
    Physics and Material Science Laboratory, ESPCI Paris

    Apl. Prof. Dr. Dirk Dorfs
    Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz University Hannover
    "Plasmonic Nanoparticles Beyond Simple Noble Metals"

  • Summer 2022

    Summer 2022

    25.04.2022 - Extraordinary Colloquium

    Prof. Dr. Ömer Ilday
    Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and UNAM, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
    "Nonlinearity Engineering, from modelocking to collective ultrafast interactions"

    Assistant Professor Serim Ilday
    Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology & National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


    Prof. Dr. Anna Giesecke
    Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Abteilung Elektro- und Informationstechnik, Fachgebiet Elektronische Bauelemente und Schaltungen, UNI Duisburg Essen
    "Integrated photonics – Solutions for data for data hungry applications or increasing functionality of chip-based sensors"

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Czarske
    Institute of Circuits and Systems, Head of Laboratory of Measurement and Sensor System Technique, TU Dresden
    "Exploiting Deep Learning and Lensless Optics for Minimally Invasive Endoscopy and Nonlinear Brillouin Microscopy"

    05.05.2022 -Extraordinary Colloquium

    Dr. Jelmer J. Renema
    Adaptive Quantum Optics group, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente
    "Integrated photonic quantum information processing"


    Prof. Dr. Janina Bahnemann
    Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg
    "Additive Manufacturing of Microfluidic Systems: From Cell Culture to Point-of-Care Diagnostics"

    Dr. Dario Mager
    Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    “Low-cost System Design – customizing your setup to your scientific question.



    Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Christine Ruffert
    Transfermanagement iCampus Cottbus, Fraunhofer IPMS – BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
    "NED*-Based Micro-Positioning Systems"

    Dr. Johannes Hinrichs
    "Characterisation of Augmented Reality Optics in Laboratory and Production"

  • Winter 2021/22


    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Wesling
    TU Clausthal, Institut für Schweißtechnik und Trennende Fertigungsverfahren
    "Eigenschaftsangepasste Werkstoffsysteme in der Additiven Fertigung"

    Prof. Wei Ren
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
    "Advanced laser-based gas sensors for energy and environment"


    Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Praktische Informatik
    "Democratizing Data Science through Example-Driven Data Preparation"

    Prof. Dr. Sören Auer
    Technische Informationsbibliothek Hannover, Direktor der TIB, Leitung Forschungsgruppe Data Science and Digital Libraries
    "Semantic Research Data Management in the National Research Data Initiative (NFDI) "


    Prof. Dr. Carlo Holly
    RWTH Aachen University, Lehrstuhl für Technologie Optischer Systeme
    "Engineered Light for Photonic Production"

    Dr.-Ing. Matthias Brockmann
    RWTH Aachen, Cluster of Excellence Internet of Production
    "Internet of Production – A digital shadow for a sustainable production"


    Dominique Collé, Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
    "2.5D & 3D micro-structures with Maskless Laser Lithography: Grayscale lithography & Two-photon Polymerization.”"

    Prof. Dr. Henning Menzel, TU Braunschweig, Institut für Technische Chemie
    "Polymeric materials for PhoenixD"


    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of Technical Chemistry
    "Laser Synthesis of Colloidal Metal and Alloy Colloids – Fundamentals, Scalability and Alloy Phase Structure"

    Dr. Michael Steinke
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, HITec – Hannover Institute of Technology
    "Optical glass fiber research and development at the LUH HITec"


    Dr.-Ing. Wladimir Bickel, MTU Maintenance
    „Digitalization @ MTU Maintenance”

    Nicolas Nübel
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen
    "Virtual Workpiece-Twin"

  • Summer 2021


    Dr. Marco Jupé
    Laserzentrum Hannover, Abteilung Optische Komponenten
    "Development of optical components for integrated systems"

    Aljoscha Schu & Dr. Moritz Seyfried, ficonTEC Service GmbH
    "Think global, act local: Automated assembly solutions for next gerneration photonic modules"


    Dr. Sven Burger, Zuse Institut Berlin, JCMwave GmbH
    "Methods for numerical optimization of resonant nano-photonic devices"

    Prof. Dr. Günter Steinmeyer, Max-Born Institut Berlin, HU Berlin
    "Time-resolved spectroscopy on quantum heterostructures"

    14.06.2021 - Extraordinary Colloquium

    Rafael Salas-Montiel, Université de technologie de Troyes, France
    "Integrated optic devices: towards applications in quantum photonics"


    Marvin Treger
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Anorganische Chemie
    "Optical properties of hybrid materials from first principles"

    Prof. Dr. Olivier J.F. Martin
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    "Plasmonic metasurfaces: from machine-learning design to technological challenges"

    19.07.2021 - Extraordinary Colloquium

    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Polarz
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
    "Semiconductor Nanostructures with Optical Disorder"

  • Winter 2020/21


    Dr.-Ing. Fabian Lange
    "Theorie des erfinderischen Problemlösens – Kann man Erfinden lernen? (TRIZ)"


    Dr. Christoph Kaiser, Innovation Lab GmbH
    "Functional Print to Market"

    Dr. Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa,  Innovation Lab GmbH
    "Scientific Hot Spot in Organic Electronics"

    Dr. Karl-Phlipp Strunk, Innovation Lab GmbH
    "Towards Hybrid and Organic Electronics Sensor Nodes through International Research"


    Prof. Dr. Ömer Ilday
    Bilkent University, Ankara, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    "Nonlinear feedback-driven laser-material interactions"


    Prof. Dr. Horst Weller
    Universität Hamburg, Institut für Physikalische Chemie
    "Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Nanocrystals in Materials and Life Sciences"

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf
    Universität Kassel, Institut für Werkstoffkunde
    "Additive Manufacturing – Current Challenges related to Materials Engineering"


    Prof. Dr. Aleksandr Ovsianikov,
    TU Wien, Institute of Materials Science and Technology
    "Additive Multiphoton Lithography (MPL) for Biomedical Applications"

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Andreas
    TU Wien, Institute of Production Engineering and Photonic Technologies
    "Multiphysical Simulation of Laser Material Processing: From the micro to the macro scale, from basic research to industrial applications"


    Talash Malek,
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Instituts für Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen
    „Precision Machining”

    Sebastian Guggenmos, KERN Microtechnik GmbH
    "Smart Machining – Robust manufacturing at the limit to ultraprecision"

  • Summer 2020

    Due to the Corona pandemic, the colloquia in summer 2020 have been cancelled.

  • Winter 2019/20


    apl. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Demircan
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Quantenoptik
    "Ultrafast control of light in nonlinear dispersive media"

    Prof. Dr. Fedor Mitschke
    Universität Rostock, Institut für Physik
    "Optical telecommunications at the limit: Can soliton molecules help?"


    Dr. Stefan Schmeja
    Technische Informationsbibliothek, Leibniz Universität Hannover
    "Predatory Journals and Conferences: What they are and how to avoid them"

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Osten
    Universität Stuttgart, Institute of Technical Optics
    "Optical Imaging and Measurement Technologies in Times of Digital Transition"


    Prof. Dr. Annika Raatz
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Montagetechnik
    "From proof-of-concept to production"

    Dr.-Ing. Jan Wrege, Siemens Healthineers
    "CT Sensor Packages – Trends in Technology and Development"


    Macel Held
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Produktentwicklung und Gerätebau
    "High-Resolution LED Headlamps"

    Dr. Nils Pfullmann, Wabco
    "Automotive headlights - applications of recent optical technologies"


    Prof. Dr. Kurt Schneider & Dr. Jil Klünder
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Praktische Informatik
    "The Crucial Role of Requirements in Software-based Projects"

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Vogelsang,
    TU Berlin, Berlin Institute of Technology
    "Requirements Engineering - where the informal meets the formal"


    Dr. Wolfgang Ebert, Laser Optik GmbH
    „Thin-film coating techniques for high precision laser optics”

    Dr. Oltmann Riemer
    Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien
    "High-precision micro-machining of optical functional surfaces"

  • Summer 2019


    Dr. Jörg Neumann
    Laserzentrum Hannover
    "Development of the Pulsed Ultraviolet Laser for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) on the ExoMars 2020 Rover"

    Prof. Dr. Sabine Ludwigs
    Universität Stuttgart, Institute of Polymer Chemistry
    "Multifunctional Nanostructured Polymer Materials for (Opto-) Electronics"


    Prof. Dr. Uwe Morgner
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Quantenoptik
    "Femtosecond waveguide writing in glass and polymer"

    Dr. Ulrich Holländer
    Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Werkstoffkunde
    "Brazing processes as coating and bonding technology for thermally loadable multi-material systems"

    20.05.2019 - Extraordinary colloquium

    Prof. Dr. Elenor Huntington
    Australian National University
    "The future is here, it’s just unevenly distributed"


    Dr.-Ing. Carsten Monka-Ewe
    TU Braunschweig, Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik
    "A short range Synthetic Aperture Radar system for Imaging of Dielectric Substrates"

    17.06.2019 - Extraordinary colloquium

    Dr. Emil Agocs
    Hannoversches Zentrum für Optische Technologien
    "The metrology of micro- and nanostructures based on ellipsometry, including the basics of ellipsometry - to address a broader audience"


    Dr. Eva Blasco
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    „Two-photon Lithography: New Materials and Challenges”

    Dr. Lei Zheng
    Hannoversches Zentrum für Optische Technologien
    "Optical fabrication and characterization of 2D and 3D plasmonic and photonic microdevices"


    Bernd Eppich, Firma BeamXpert
    Vorstellung Strahlpropagationssoftware "BeamXpertDESIGNER"

    Sergeii Iakushev, Laserzentrum Hannover
    "Application of the beam propagation method for the simulations of different optical waveguide structures"


    Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Keil
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI
    "Photonic Components in our Life – From Telecom to Sensing and Medical Applications"

    Dr. Lars Jensen
    Laserzentrum Hannover, Abteilung Laserkomponenten
    "Passive and active optical functionalities in integrated optics through dielectric thin films"

Your contact for questions about the PhoenixD Colloquium

Sabine Gersemann
Coordination PhoenixD Colloquium
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Sabine Gersemann
Coordination PhoenixD Colloquium
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover