BERLIN, Sept. 21, 2012 — Dr. Stefan Heinemann has been appointed chief technology officer at diode laser maker DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH.
Heinemann will lead ongoing development and advancement of DirectPhotonics’ patented ultrahigh-brightness direct diode laser technology.
He brings to the company more than 20 years of engineering and R&D experience, including more than 14 years as director of Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Laser Technology (CLT) of Plymouth, Mich. During that time he established a program in conjunction with the University of Michigan in the field of clean transportation, including research on high-energy batteries and advanced supercapacitors. He also has held numerous senior engineering and R&D management positions, including at Jenoptik.
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