Cancellation: ALUMNI NETWORKING DAY at 3rd July 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately have to cancel our alumni annual party this year. We hope you all get over this crisis well and we will see you again in 2021 for this pleasant tradition.

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.


This year, our Alumni Networking Day took place on Friday, the 14th of June 2019, and over twenty joint our kind event. Although he was ill, Andreas Tünnermann did not hesitate to greet our alumni and tell them about the developments at the two institutes. Afterwards, Dr. Florian Steinlechner talked about the latest progress in quantum technology, especially quantum imaging. Dr. Torsten Feigl spoke about his spin-off optix fab GmbH and reported on the impressive course of business.
Because of the interesting themes, the lunch break was this time very short to communicate with other participants - so this had to wait until the
o-called "Tag des Lichts" celebration.
But first, Dr. Jörg Petschulat from Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH convinced the audience of his passion for his work.
Thereafter, the traditional Lab-tour through the LICHTWERKSTATT and Quantum-Laboratory rounded up the meeting.

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Andreas Tünnermann (middle) and Jörg Petschulat (down, left) as well as Torsten Feigl (down right) in action.
(rights: IAP)

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. Jörg Petschulat
... was born in Zwickau and studied physics first in Chemnitz and then in Jena. After his successful doctorate at the IAP (AG Pertsch) in 2011, he started as a research assistant, project manager and department head at the central research department of Carl Zeiss AG. Since 2017 he has held the position of Senior Director Global R&D in the Semiconductor Mask Solutions division.
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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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