Andreas Assion

femto-andreas-assionName:  Andreas Assion
Nationality: German
Date of birth: 9 January 1964

Short CV:

1994: graduated in physics, University of Freiburg, Germany
1998: PhD in physics, University of Würzburg, Germany
2004: Habilitation in Physics, University of Kassel, Germany

Current position: 

Director, Advanced Product Development
Spectra-Physics Vienna
Femtolasers Produktions GmbH

I joined Femtolasers in January 2005 as the product manager for amplifiers. Since 2015, I have been Director of Advanced Product Development at Spectra-Physics Vienna.

Prior to joining Femtolasers, I worked with ultrafast lasers on the observation and control of quantum optical phenomena in atoms and molecules, and the development of new laser analytical methods. I earned my diploma and doctorate in the group of Prof. Gerber (Universities of Freiburg and Würzburg) studying molecular dynamical effects, including coherent control of complex molecules. After a post-doctoral position with the German Space Agency (DLR), I completed my Habilitation at the University of Kassel, in the group of Prof. Baumert. His experimental work was on quantum phenomena in weak and intense femtosecond laser fields. In addition, I produced several publications on new, minimal invasive analytical methods based on femtosecond laser-induced breakdown plasmas. With a combination of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and microscopy, it was possible to spatially resolve trace elements down to the femtoliter regime in living cell membranes.