Surface Functionalization

New technologies allowing rapid fabrication of 2- and 3-dimensional micro-and nano-structures on polymers, metals, ceramics and coatings, open new possibilities in the field of surface engineering. In addition, such technologies do not only offer a route to produce textured surfaces but they also control electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. Therefore, these functionalized surfaces can be used for example in biotechnology, photonics and tribology.



8th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"

August 26 - 30, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden


Lasers make the lotus effect on aircraft

No more cleaning: Fraunhofer IWS, TU Dresden and Airbus produce water- and dirt-repellent nanostructures on aircraft surfaces

First Open Topic Tenure Track Professors take up their posts

Prof. Andrés Fabián Lasagni took up his Professorship for Laser-based Methods for Large-scale Surface Structuring at TU Dresden on 15 June.


European ESRs Network on short pulsed laser micro/nanostructuring of surfaces


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Green Photonics Award 2015 for Dresden scientists

In the course of the SPIE-conference PHOTONICS West 2015, the Green Photonics Award 2015 was awarded to a group of scientists from Dresden. Prof. Andrés Lasagni and Sebastian Eckhardt from the Institute of Manufacturing Technology of the TU Dresden, Lars Müller-Meskamp from the Institute for Applied Photophysics and Dr. Mathias Siebold and Markuns Löser from the Helmholtz-Centre Dresden Rossendorf received the prize for their joint work “Fabrication of highly efficient, transparent metal thin layer electrodes with direct laser interference patterning” in the category “laser based fabrication and micro-/nano-fabrication”.

Prof. Dr. A. Lasagni is awarded the Masing Memorial Prize of the DGM

Prof. Lasagni is honored with the Masing Memorial Prize for his successful research into the industrial applications of laser technology. He is a professor in the field of industrial engineering at the TU Dresden and heads the research group “Surface Functionalization” at the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden.

German High Tech Champions (GHTC) - Cost-saving laser procedure for large-area micro/nano structuring

Dr. Andrés F. Lasagni, Dr. Lars Müller-Messkamp and their team will receive the award German High Tech Champion in the field Solar/PV for his Business Case: Rapid Fabrication of Nano-Structures for highly efficient Photovoltaics.