Events in Focus

Growth as a life topic – on Markus Weyers’ 60th birthday

Layer by layer – this is most certainly what Markus Weyers has always pursued during his career with an impressive track record. After starting his career as PhD student at RWTH Aachen University in 1986, he worked as a postdoc researcher at NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Japan. He has been head of FBH’s Materials Technology Department since 1992 and was additionally appointed associate professor at Technische Universität Berlin in 2014. Definitely, his know-how covers a broad spectrum of R&D in the field of epitaxial growth, from growth studies to tailored growth processes for devices. These range from laser diodes including VCSEL as well as SESAMs, UV LEDs, photodetectors, AlN- and GaN-based transistors and GaAs-HBTs. Markus Weyers has authored and co-authored more than 500 publications, is holding more than ten patents, and worked as associate editor and as reviewer for journals and research funding organizations. Not only his scientific achievements are remarkable, but also his merits in the field of technology transfer: Markus Weyers has established Three-Five Epitaxial Services AG in 1999 as managing director. The company produced semiconductor layer structures as an epiwafer foundry and was integrated into JENOPTIK’s in-house wafer production in 2008. He also co-founded LayTec, a manufacturer for in situ metrology equipment to monitor layer deposition, and was later chairman of the company’s supervisory board for seven years. We are sure that Markus Weyers will continue to follow his “growth” path with full commitment and energy. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut and look forward to the coming productive years.

Upcoming conferences

April 18-21, 2021 – for the second time, ICULTA 2021 will bring together UV LED experts from science and industry in Berlin. The international conference covers the whole value chain, highlighting the state-of-the-art in UV LED technology up to their application in industry and research. ‘Advanced UV for Life’ – the consortium’s office is located at FBH – and the ‘International Ultraviolet Association’ jointly organize the event.

October 10-14, 2021 – the FBH is also organizing the 27th International Semiconductor Laser Conference in Potsdam with Paul Crump as General Chair. ISLC2021 is dedicated to latest developments in semiconductor lasers, amplifiers and LEDs.

Please check the conference websites for up-to-date information on changes that may occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic.