General Chair Welcome

As General Conference Program Chair, I would like to personally invite you to the 39th Annual International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) which will be a completely virtual experience for the first time ever. 

Our conference program committee is diligently collaborating with speakers from around the world to bring you the utmost in leading edge technical content from industry, research laboratories, and academic institutions within the laser materials community.

We are looking forward to experiencing ICALEO with you, virtually together!

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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

Verena Wippo
Laser Zentrum Hannover
Masahiro Tsukamoto
Osaka University

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

Constantin Haefner
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
John Lopez
University of Bordeaux

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

Ya Cheng
East China Normal University
Koji Sugioka

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.