Workshop IKZ Fellowship 2024

The workshop will be held in English.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Registration is not required.
We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin on 15 and 16 April 2024!



Max-Born-Str. 2 A
12489 Berlin




Monday, April 15

1:00 pmWelcome Coffee 
1:30 pmWelcome note and Award ceremony
to IKZ International Fellow 2024 - Prof. Clara Saraceno
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder (Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Berlin)
1:45 pmAward presentation:  "High average power ultrafast lasers for THz generation"Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno (Ruhr University Bochum)
2:30 pm"Fluoride single crystals for photonics"Dr. Hiroki Tanaka (Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Berlin)
3:15 pmCoffee Break 
4:00 pm"Nonlinear integrated devices for quantum technologies"Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn (Paderborn University)



Tuesday, April 16

9:00 amWelcome Coffee 
9:30 am"Tilted-pulse-front-pumped, optical rectification based terahertz pulse sources"Prof. Dr. Janos Hebling (University of Pécs, Hungary)
10:15 am"High-energy laser-based THz sources for accelerators and high-field science"Nicholas Matlis, Ph.D. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg)
11:00 amCoffee Break 
11:30 am"Designing organic nonlinear optical crystals for intense THz generation"Assoc. Prof. Jeremy Johnson, Ph.D. (Brigham Young Universität, Provo, Utah, USA)
12:15 pm"Recent progress in non-oxide nonlinear crystals for the mid-IR"Dr. Valentin Petrov (Max Born Institute, Berlin)
1:00 pmGet-together 

All times shown are CET (central european time)


"Winner of the IKZ International Fellowship Award in 2024 is Prof. Dr. Clara J. Saraceno, Head of Chair of the research group ‘Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science’ (puls) at the faculty for electrical engineering of the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Prof. Saraceno is working in the field of ultrafast laser technology, where she explores new areas of coherent light generation and applies her uniquely tailored ultrafast sources to better understand chemical, biological, and physical processes."

The IKZ International Fellowship aims to bring a renowned scientist to the institute for scientific exchange and to shape a new R & D direction at IKZ. In 2024, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding scientist in the area of crystals for photonic applications.
The IKZ International Fellowship amounts to 10.000 € and will be awarded within the framework of this workshop.