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Good bye and Hello!

Farewell always has something of joy and regret - one is looking forward to new challenges and hopes for something good for the future. On the other hand, it is also difficult to leave the known behind. Friends and colleagues who have grown on you, familiar places and routines cherished.
Nevertheless, simply stay connected to us! We look forward to hearing from you and want to know whereto did your road from Jena led you.
We also want to tell you what's new over here - read about it in our common magazine for alumni of the IAP and Fraunhofer IOF.
Of course we are also in close contact to the alumni network of the Facultity of Physics and Astronomy PAF and Friedrich Schiller University JenAlumni.

Our this year Alumni Networking Day took place on Friday, the 16th of June 2017. Andreas Tünnermann greeted the guests personally and informed them about the current developments at the two institutes. Representing Ulrike Schulz, Peter Munzert talked about broadband antirefection through nanostructures. Afterwards, Ernst-Bernhard Kley gave an overview of electron beam lithography for high-end optics at the IAP and Fraunhofer IOF.
During the lunch break, the opportunity was used to exchange with both the heads of department and former colleagues.
Alumnus Claudia Gärtner then reported in an enthusiastic talk about the development of her company microfluidic chipshop.
After a lab tour, the so-called Open House celebration began with all colleagues and their families and friends.

For this special day, pupil trainees have specifically labeled metal boxes as give-aways and attended this event. So they got a little insight into our work and could see how such a career shapes.

Alumni 2017a

Open Day 2017

Alumni 2017 b
Impressions of the Alumni Networking Day on 1gth of June 2017.

Alumni talking:

In our small series old and freshly graduated Alumni get a chance to speak about their exciting experiences and impressions. Have you allready discover a former colleague?
If you are even an alumna or alumnus and like to talk about your time in Jena and from your Vita after the period in Jena, then please contact us. We are eager to hear your stories.

Dr. Christoph Braig
... was born in 1975 and studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University and received his doctorate in Munich in 2006. He joined our institute 2009. as a postdoc and worked in the group of Dr. Ernst-Bernhard Kley on" Diffractive Optics in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range "until 2013. Afterwards he worked at the Helmholtz Center in Berlin and since June 2017 at the Institute for Applied Photonics e.V. in Berlin.
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Dr. Robert Keil
... is born in 1984 and studied from 2003 - 2009 in Jena, interrupted by a one-year stay abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He joined the IAP in 2006.
Under the leadership of Stefan Nolte, he doctorate in 2013 on "Quantum random walks in waveguide lattices" and worked for several months as a postdoc in the research group around Alexander Szameit. Since 2014 he is working at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck. His research work was rewarded with the doctoral prize of the FSU Jena 2014 and 2016 the "Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers", which was awarded for the first time.

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Prof. Matthias Will

... is born in 1969 and studied from 1996 to 2004 at the FSU. He came to us in 1996 (Internship), 1998 (thesis). In the team of Stefan Nolte Matthias Will doctorate on the topic "ultrashort pulse induced refractive index modifications". After, he worked as a project manager for optical microsensors at the CiS-GmbH in Erfurt, team leader of optical device development at Crossmatch Technologies in Jena, a lecturer at the University of Stuttgart and Chair representatives at the VWA-University in Freiburg/Breisgau. Since September 2015 he is Professor of Physics, Optical Metrology and Laser Technology at the College of Darmstadt.
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Dr. Marcel Schulze
... is born in 1979 and studied 2002-2007 at the University of Applied Science EAH Physical Technology with focus on microstructure technology. Since 2007 he came at the IAP. Under supervision of Prof. Andreas Tünnermann and Dr. Ernst Bernhard Kley Marcel Schulze doctorated on "Stochastic antireflection structures in silica glass". Since September 2015 he is working at the company SENTECH Instruments GmbH in Berlin.
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