The "LANE Best Presentation Award" honors the most inspiring submission presented by the most professional speaker of the conference. The author who gives the best presentation wins a price money of € 1,000 and is allowed to give a talk at next LANE's plenary session.
The winner will be elected by the conference paticipants. The basis of voting for the best presentation should
be the style of the presentation as well as the contents of the talk. Contributions of the plenary session (keynote talks) as well as Pecha Kucha talks are not eligible.
The winner of the Best Presentation Award LANE 2020 is Troy Allen (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada). With his talk "Simultaneous in operando monitoring of keyhole depth and absorptance in laser processing of AISI 316 stainless steel at 200
kHz" he could secure the prize money of € 1,000. Furthermore, we are looking forward to his keynote talk at
the plenary session of LANE 2022. The LANE organizers would like to congratulate Troy on winning this year's Best Presentation Award.
Antoni Artinov (Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Germany) won the poll and recieved the price money of € 1,000 for his talk on “Numerical simulation of the weld pool dynamics during pulsed laser welding using adapted heat source models”. The whole LANE team congratulates Antoni on winning the prize. We are honored to hear your talk at the next LANE plenary session on September 07, 2020.
“Quantitative study of melt flow dynamics inside laser cutting kerfs by in-situ high-speed video-diagnostics” was the title of the second winner's talk. Dennis Arntz (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), as depicted on the right, won a Materials Horizons talk prize, which was sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. We also would like to compliment Dennis on this prize.
Manish Sharma (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) was awarded the third place for his talk on “Laser metal deposition of lattice
structures by columnar built-up”. The picture on the right was taken during the the LANE 2018 closing plenary session. It
shows Prof. Michael Schmidt (right) handing over the prize to Manish Sharma (left). We would also like to congratulate Manish on winning a Materials Horizons
talk prize, which was sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The winner of the LANE 2016 Best Presentation Award was Raya Mertens from KU Leuven (Belgium) for her talk on “Influence of powder bed preheating
on microstructure and mechanical properties of H13 tool steel SLM parts”. On the right you can see Raya Mertens (left) and Prof. Michael Schmidt (right) during the award ceremony at the
closing plenary session of LANE 2016. The whole LANE team would like to congratulate Raya on winning the prize. We are looking forward to hearing her talk at LANE 2018's plenary
Benjamin Bernard from Spectra-Physics Austria was ranked second for his talk on “Time resolved study of femtosecond laser induced micro-modifications inside transparent brittle materials”. He won a Materials Horizons talk prize, which was sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. We also would like to compliment Benjamin on this prize. The pictures on the right were taken during the LANE 2016 closing plenary session too. They show Prof. Michael Schmidt (right) handing over the prize to Benjamin Bernard (left).
Prof. Andreas Otto (TU Wien, Austria) and Daniel Weller (Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW) – University of Stuttgart, Germany) shared the third place – Congratulations on that from the LANE organizers! Both received the same number of votes and a Materials Horizons talk prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Their talks were on “Numerical and experimental investigations of humping phenomena in laser micro welding” (Prof. Andreas Otto) and on “Temperature controlled laser joining of aluminum to galvanized steel“ (Daniel Weller).