Germán de la Fuente Leis
University of Zaragoza
Dr. Germán F. de la Fuente, Ph.D. in Chemistry is a Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), working at the Aragón Institute for Materials Science (ICMA). He has specialised in developing surface coating and modification processing methods mainly for ceramics, glasses and metals. He has started the Laser Applications Laboratory at ICMA about 25 years ago, developing Laser induced Zone Melting methods to control solidification and microstructure in both, Superconductor and Eutectic Ceramics. He later established facilities for Laser Ablation of these materials with the objective of developing original, large-area surface and coatings fabrication methods. In addition, he has collaborated with other groups outside of his specialty, particularly in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology, where he helped establish laser-patient interaction experiments to study chronic pain mechanisms. His work has attracted attention from several industries, resulting in a good number of projects with Industrial partners at the local, national and european levels. He is the co-inventor of 10 patents, the coauthor of more than 140 scientific papers and has coordinated a large number of publicly and privately funded projects based on the use of laser technology developed in his research group.
Chemical Laser, MATERIALS PROCESSING APPLICATIONS IN ENERGY AND LASER, Laser Ablation