PLI Conferences - Guest speaker: Clara SARACENO

PLI Conferences - Guest speaker: Clara SARACENO

The PLI Conferences will take place this year on September 27 and 28 in Rennes, at the Roazhon Park stadium, in collaboration with Cailabs, the Maupertuis Institute and Photonics Bretagne. Ten internationally renowned guest speakers will be present to share their expertise with you.

Discover one of them, Clara SARACENO, Professor at the Rurh-Universität of Bochum.


Clara Saraceno was born in 1983 in Argentina.  In 2007 she completed a Diploma in Engineering and an MSc at the Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Paris. She received training in industry in the ultrafast division of the company Coherent in Santa Clara, California from 2007 to 2008. She then completed her PhD in Physics at ETH Zürich, Switzerland in 2012, and from 2013-2016, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Neuchatel and ETH Zürich. In 2016, she became Associate Professor of Photonics and Ultrafast Science in the Electrical Engineering Faculty at the Ruhr University Bochum, and since 2020, she is a full professor at the Ruhr University in Bochum. Prof. Saraceno has received numerous awards for her research work, including a Sofja Kovakevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2016 and an ERC Starting Grant in 2018. She is a Fellow of Optica (2022) and has been heavily involved in many committee duties across the Optica meeting portfolio including recently being Program and General Chair at ASSL and CLEO US. The current main research topics of her group include high-power ultrafast lasers and Terahertz science and technology.

How did you find out about the PLI Conferences?

I was invited to give a talk :-)

What made you want to give a conference at the PLI Conferences?

The strong connection with industry, which is an important driver for research.

What will be the subject of your conference?

I will speak about the development of novel high power ultrafast lasers at a wavelength of 2.1 µm based on Holmium-based solid-state laser materials; and their potential for several applications.

What do you expect from these two days of conferences?

To make better links between our research in ultrafast lasers and industry in France.


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