Driven by IoT, Industry 4.0, and social media the amount of data to be transferred is tremendously increasing, pushing the need for miniaturized and energy-efficient device concepts for a vast variety of products. This requires fundamental changes for the way that photonic integrated systems are designed and built, also taking environmental aspects into account. Automated High Precision 3D Printing using n-in-1 high performance materials has led to a paradigm shift in optical device manufacturing enabled by its intrinsic 3D capability and scalable, resource-saving processes. Different use cases from waferscale via assemblies to replication will be presented.
Cofounder of Multiphoton Optics GmbH, founded in September 2013. Current function as CEO from August 2014. From 2013 to July 2014, she was CTO of MPO. From 2000 to 2012, she held different technical and management positions at Fraunhofer ISC, where she focussed on materials, processes, and technology/equipment development for photonic and biomedical applications. From 1999 to 2000, she worked at Sandia Nat.’l Labs, Livermore, CA (USA). She invented more than 90 patents and has received many awards and nominations, amongst which are the Finalist in the Prism Award 2017 and 2015, the Cowin Award for Entrepreneurship 2014, the Green Photonics Award 2013, the Joseph von Fraunhofer Award 2007.