The European Laser Institute, ELI, has appointed Dr Stefan Kaierle as chairman of its executive board. The institute's annual members’ meeting took in May, at the Laser World of Photonics event, where Dr Kaierle was re-elected as chairman for another two years.
The ELI, head-quartered in Aachen, Germany, was founded in 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The network pools European laser know-how and supports research and development activities in the area of laser technology and photonics within the European research policy. 'An important aspect of our effort is representing the interests of the 31 association members from 14 European countries in their respective political bodies,' states Dr Kaierle.
ELI works in close collaboration with the technology platform Photonics21, the Laser Institute of America (LIA), the Coopération Laser Franco-Allemande (CLFA) and the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Lasertechnik (WLT).