Big Day for Short Courses
In chairing the short courses session for the first time, Kowalick had a tall order. Her “main motivation was to cover a broad spectrum of today’s laser topics from more traditional applications such as macro welding, which has not lost any of its relevance, to leading-edge technologies,” she said. “The selection of topics was driven by the idea to provide insight not only into laser and process technology but also system technology — in particular motion systems and laser beam shaping.”
For newcomers, “the talks will provide a good overview of the possibilities available and give enough information to understand and judge the different aspects that influence a laser process,” she explained. “For the more experienced, state-of-the-art technology in different focus topics will be presented.”
The short courses, held all day Sunday before the welcome reception, last about 50 minutes each.
When she’s not chairing sessions or presenting, Kowalick will join other attendees in gleaning as much information as she can in areas outside her scope of research.
“Laser micro applications are my main interest, in particular laser micro welding,” she noted. “However, ICALEO offers the opportunity to get a glance into many different aspects of laser application processes and technology. It gives me the chance to see what else is out there and in which direction we, as the laser applications community, are heading.”
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