HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • European Research Award "ERC Advanced Grant" for research on lasers based on fiber optics

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation - DFG for outstanding contributions in the field of high power diode-pumped solid state and fiber laser technology
  • Fellow of the SPIE in recognition of distinguished and valuable contributions to the field of optics and photonics
  • Thuringian award for applied research for contributions in the development of multi-contrast microscopy and applications in clinical scenarios
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America for outstanding work and leadership in high power solid state and fiber laser technology and pioneering contributions to the development in laser micromachining
  • Schott-Award of the Zeiss Foundation for pioneering work in the field of microstructured optical fibers and fiber lasers
  • Leibinger-Innovation Award (Trumpf-Laser) for important contributions in fiber laser technology
  • Röntgen-Prize, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen for the investigation of novel nonlinear processes to generate short wavelength radiation
  • WLT Prize (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Lasertechnik) for pioneering work in the generation of short wavelength coherent radiation
  • Elected member of acatech - German National Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Order of Merit of the Free State of Thuringia