New KSOP mentors - First Graduation Ceremony - New PhD students and alumni - Optics and Photonics in Karlsruhe - KSOP Company contact fair
KSOP in December
New KSOP Mentors
KSOP looks back on a very successful year 2012. The excellence status awarded by the DFG was confirmed in June. This enables us to realize our trendsetting concepts during the second funding from 2012 until 2017. We are also very pleased to announce Dr. Sebastian Köber and Dr. Martin Lauer as new mentors at KSOP. Finally, the mentoring team is complete again.
Dr. Köber is working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) and will supervise the PhD Students in Research Area I. Dr. Lauer works at the Institute for Measurement and Control Systems (MRT) and is in charge of Research Area IV. The KSOP PhD Program has an elaborated mentorship concept: in each research area, one postdoc supports the PhD students in all KSOP program related issues, in their career planning, as well as non-scientific and personal issues. The PhD students of RA II and III keep on being supervised by Dr. Franco Weth, and Dr. Aina Quintilla remains the mentor of RA V. All RA I and RA IV PhD students are welcome to approach their new mentors. In the upcoming weeks they will be invited to personal meetings.
We are looking forward to a successful 2013 and wish you happy holidays!
Recent Events

Jan 23, 2011 | 06:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
"Faszination Licht" KIT im Rathaus
Optics & Photonics in the city hall of Karlsruhe
Feb 11-15, 2013 | full-time
PhD Technical Module "Laser materials processing"
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Feb 18-22 2013 | full-time
PhD Technical Module "Digital signal processing" 
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Feb 27-Mar 01 & Mar 08-11, 2013 | full-time
PhD Technical Module "Laser materials processing"
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Apr 8-10, 2013 | full-time
KSOP / Erasmus Mundus Spring School

May 9-11, 2013 | full-time
112th Bunsen-Tagung 
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First Graduation Ceremony
The Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics celebrated the graduation of the Intake 2010 of the Master program on last Friday, December 14, 2012.

After the key note speech of Uli Lemmer two KSOP alumni, Romain Bonjour and Oding Billah, gave talks, followed by the honoring of all graduates by Prof. Heinz Kalt. Afterwards KSOP organized a reception for all participants.

Have a look at the pictures on Facebook.

New PhD students and alumni

KSOP welcomes 12 new PhD students. We wish you a successful start and exciting time in KSOP!

Congratulations and wishes for success in all future endeavors go to the new alumni of the PhD Program: Dr. Tobias Großmann, Dr. Daniel Rülke, Dr. Fabian Niesler, Dr. Jingshi Li, Dr. Thomas Zebrowski, Dr. Johannes Kenntner, and Dr. José Pérez.

Optics & Photonics in the city hall

On January 23, 2013 the KIT Focus „Optics & Photonics“ will present itself to the large audience in the city hall of Karlsruhe. Talks on biosensor, autonomous vehicles, and solar energy will be given by the members of the focus. Poster and exhibits can be seen in the foyer of the city hall during the whole week. Information on "KIT im Rathaus"

KSOP company contact fair

The sixth career fair on optical technologies was a great success. On November 14, 2012 nine companies of the optical industry presented themselves to about 140 interested students. The talks given by the companies on their latest technologies and the applicant speed dating were the highlights of the this year’s expo. Have a look at the pictures on Facebook and watch the video from 2011.
KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics
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