Chair : Wolfgang Schade, Head of Department Fiber Optical Sensor Systems, Fraunhofer HHI, Head of Department Applied Photonics, IEPT, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Wolfgang Schade is a full Professor of physics at Clausthal University of Technology in Germany and also head of the department Fiber Optical Sensor Systems at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Insititute (HHI) in Goslar/Germany. He is author or co-author of more than 130 papers in journals and books and holds more than 25 patents. His research interests are femtosecond laser materials processing, development of photonic sensor devices and application of fiber optical sensors to industrial process control, robotics, battery safety and medical. Very recently he developed with his team a fiber optical 3D shape and tracking system on the basis of fiber Bragg gratings processed in a single mode optical fiber by point to point femtosecond laser direct writing.