Press / News 2015

Dr. Koenig, president of JenLab is Most Innovative CEO, Germany

Winner of the Most Innovative CEO award, Germany, Karsten König has a life rich in challenges and extraordinary research with his business JenLab GmbH developing outstanding scientific methods for detecting skin cancer and testing cosmetic efficacy.

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A new book by Karsten König

Karsten König, Andreas Ostendorf (Eds.)

Nanostructuring of materials is a task at the heart of many modern disciplines in mechanical engineering, as well as optics, electronics, and the life sciences. This book includes an introduction to the relevant nonlinear optical processes associated with very short laser pulses for the generatio of structures far below the classical optical diffraction limit of about 200 nanometers as well as coverage of state-of-the-art technical and biomedical applications. These applications include silicon and glass wafer processing, production of nanowires, laser transfection and cell reprogramming, optical cleaning, surface treatments of implants, 3D nanoprinting, STED lithography, friction modification, and integrated optics.      

The book highlights also the use of modern femtosecond laser microscopes and nanoscopes as novel nanoprocessing tools.

  • Includes a tutorial on materials nanoprocesing with lasers and a foreword by the nonaphotonics experts Satoshi Kawata (Japan) und Min Gu (Australia).
  • A comprehensive reference for modern nanostructuring applications in engineering and biomedical desciplines.
  • Specialises on non-UV (such as near infrared) radiation from ultrashort laser pulses.

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Karsten König, CEO of JenLab, Elected SPIE Fellow

San Francisco/Jena– The International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE promoted 28 new Fellows of the Society,  among  them  the  Nobel  Prize  winner William Moerner  during  the  Photonics  West  conference,  to recognize the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievements and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular. Nearly 1,000 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society’s inception in 1955. The  annual  recognition  of  Fellows  provides  an  opportunity for SPIE to acknowledge Members for their outstanding technical contributions and service to SPIE. König  has  made  valuable  contributions  to  the  fields  of  multiphoton  tomography,  laser  tweezers, microscopy,  femtosecond  laser  nano-processing,  and  laser-based  stem  cell  research.  A  key  area  of  his research at Saarland University is material nano-processing based on near infrared femtosecond lasers. He is a full professor of Physics and Mechatronics, Department of Biophotonics and Laser Technology at the  Saarland  University  in  Saarbrücken, Germany  and  President/CEO  of  the  company  JenLab  GmbH. JenLab is unique in its production of clinical multiphoton tomographs and femtosecond laser microscopes or  cell  transfection.  The  significance  of  this  company's  work  is  evident  in  JenLab  winning  the  2011  the SPIE Prism Award for the best Photonics Product in Life Sciences.  König is a well-respected, award-winning researcher with a strong international reputation of excellence. He has published 200 articles in refereed scientific journals, contributed more than 200 proceedings, and written  31  book  chapters.  His  work  has  gained  extensive  support  through competitive  grants  and  has garnered  26  patents.  He  has  been  on  the  organizing  committees  of  many  international  conferences  and workshops  in  the  area  of  biomedical  imaging  such  as  the  Focus  on  Microscopy  conferences  and  the  3rd World Conference for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Jena with 8 Nobel Prize winners.    An  active  participant  in  SPIE  activities,  König  was  co-chair  of  the  SPIE  Multiphoton  Microscopy  in  the Biomedical Sciences conference of 2010, which was one of the most successful conferences in Photonics West in terms of participants. He has been chair or co-chair of that conference since then. Since 1992, he has published more than 120 papers in SPIE-related journals and conference proceedings. His first paper on multiphoton microscopy imaging of skin, published in the Journal Biomedical Optics in 2003, has more than 300 citations. He initiated the JenLab Young Investigators Award three years ago and has contributed every year since then to that award.   SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit  organization  founded  in  1955  to  advance  light-based technologies. The Society serves more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent precedent.

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The novel, high-resolution MPT imaging technology revealed astonishing long-term space effects on the skin

Humans could reach Mars in the next 20 years. Professor Karsten König of JenLab explans the danger such a spaceflight could pose to the health of an atronaut's skin.

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