General Chair Welcome

The LIA, co-chairs and I are delighted to welcome you to the 40th anniversary of the International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO), which will return to the sunny city of San Diego!

The conference chairs and program committee are putting together a highly interesting program consisting of presentations and posters from participants from all over the world, which is devoted to five (5) core technical tracks:

  • Laser Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser Macroprocessing
  • Laser Microprocessing
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Frontiers in Laser Applications

We are looking forward to an excellent scientific technical conference in which many presentations and posters will be peer reviewed. This combined with the newest developments directly from industry regarding laser sources, process monitoring, and processing strategies will ensure an outstanding opportunity to learn about advances in laser material processing.

This year’s ICALEO will offer the chance to have interesting discussions with researchers, engineers, and scientists in an inviting social atmosphere. You can look forward to the possibility of igniting new projects, new co-operations, or paving the way for new business connections. You will have several opportunities to meet other attendees, as well as enjoy our annual vendor reception and tabletop display.

I wish you a very pleasant and rewarding experience at the 40th annual ICALEO and I am delighted to welcome you to San Diego!


ICALEO Advance Program Color


The World’s Premier Platform for Breakthrough Laser Solutions, the International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics - ICALEO®, brings together the leaders and experts in the field of laser material interaction, providing the world’s premier platform for sharing new ideas and discovering solutions. Returning for its 39th iteration – bringing with it deeper industry foci, more expansive technical sessions and networking opportunities each day.

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Conference Tracks

Laser Additive Manufacturing

Milan Brandt
RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing
Edward Reutzel
Penn State University

With new suppliers and devices entering the market daily, and a greater range of materials and material suppliers, Laser Additive Manufacturing is one of the highest growth areas within manufacturing globally. The Laser Additive Manufacturing track shines a spotlight on the latest techniques in additive manufacturing—from part design and process chain to finished product. Don’t miss out!

Laser Materials Macroprocessing

The Macroprocessing track includes some of the most prolific laser processing applications. Although these applications have been widely adopted, researchers and industry are continually innovating to provide new techniques and novel technologies to improve macro materials processing. Discuss the results of your research and testing with your peers in these macroscopic specialized sessions.

Laser Materials Microprocessing

The Microprocessing track will consist of papers featuring a wide spectrum of applications and innovative equipment for materials processing in microscales. The presentations will introduce the latest and greatest advancements in their respective fields, presented by world leading companies and research organizations.

Laser Nanomanufacturing

The Nanomanufacturing track will highlight research in emerging nanomanufacturing technologies in 3D micro/ nanomachining, 2-photon lithography, digital fabrication, nanoparticle formation, surface nanostructuring and laser assisted growth and epitaxy. Don’t be afraid to focus on small applications with huge impact in these Nano centric discussions.

Frontiers in Laser Applications

Robert Braunschweig
Eric Mottay
Amplitude Laser Group

The Frontier in Applications track explores cutting edge new applications of lasers, at the frontier of research and industry. From environment to medical, advanced instrumentation to extreme light sources, space to surgery, the Frontier in Application track brings a unique perspective.