International Conference on Laser Ablation31 August - 4 September 2015 | Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Welcome to COLA-2015

The 13th Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA-2015)
Cairns, Australia, 31 August – 4 September 2015

Laser ablation encompasses a wide range of processes of laser interaction with matter, from delicate atomic motion in transient states to acceleration of particles to extreme energies. These processes present many challenging problems for scientists to study and understand. At the same time, laser ablation is of significant commercial importance in material processing, constituting today a multi-billion dollar industry. These topics, together with new emerging physics of laser interaction with matter and its applications for laser modification of material properties will be widely addressed at the 13th International Conference on Laser Ablation to be held in Cairns, Australia on 31 August – 4 September 2015.

Conference topics:

  • Fundamentals of Laser-Material Interactions

  • Ultrafast Phenomena and Phase Transformations

  • Emerging Trends in Photoexcitations and New Applications

  • Laser-based Analytical methods

  • Pulsed Laser Ablation and Deposition

  • Promising New Laser and Optical Technologies

  • Lasers in Nanoscience – Photonic Fabrication at Nanometer Scale

  • Laser Interactions with Organic and Biological Materials

Invited speakers:

  • Prof David Villeneuve – Attosecond Science Laboratory, National Research Council, Canada

  • Prof Martin Wolf – Fritz-Haber Institut der Max Planck, Germany

  • Prof Stefan Nolte – Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

  • Prof Masa Murakami – Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

  • Dr Cleber Mendonca – University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Prof Ya Cheng – Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, China

  • Prof Henry Chapman – Centre for Free Electron Laser, DESY, Germany

  • Dr Vassilia Zorba – Lawrence Berkeley Lab, USA

  • Prof Min Gu – Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  • Prof Alessandro De Giacomo – University of Bari, Italy

  • A/Prof Yves Bellouard – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

  • Prof Stelios Tzortzakis – FORTH, Crete, Greece

  • Prof Nadezhda Bulgakova – HiLASE, Institute of Physics ASCR, Chech Republic

  • Prof Roberto Osellame – Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • Prof Jean-Philippe Colombier – Universite Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France

  • Prof John Tisch – Imperial College London, UK (to be confirmed)

  • A/Prof Stephen Madden – Australian National University, Australia

  • Prof Ion Mihailescu – National Institute for Lasers, Plasma, and Radiation Physics, Romania

Laser ablation continues to grow and evolve, touching forefront areas in science and driving new technological trends in laser processing applications.  New processes that are producing novel types of nanostructures and nano-materials with unusual and promising properties will be presented and discussed in details.  Laser processes for delicately manipulating living cells or modifying their internal structure with unprecedented degrees of control and precision will also be shown.  The attendees will learn about short-pulse lasers that are driving extreme physical processes on record-fast time scales are opening new directions for material processing applications.

Each of the 16 sessions has one invited (30 min) plus four oral (15 min each) presentations or six oral presentations.  There will be no parallel sessions. Poster presentations are considered a very important vehicle for discussion and exchanges among participants and will be distributed in three evening poster sessions.

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