Preface.- Exploring the possibilities of Laser Interference Patterning for the rapid fabrication of periodic arrays on macroscopic areas.- Laser Micromachining.- Patterning and optical properties of materials at the nanoscale.- Ion beam sputtering, a route for fabrication of highly ordered nanopatterns.- Three-dimensional Open Cell Structures:Evaluation and Fabrication by Additive Manufacturing.- X-ray Microtomography: characterisation of structures and defect analysis.- Submicron Tomography using high energy synchrotron radiation.- Nano characterization of structures by Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Tomography.- Atom probe tomography: 3D imaging at the atomic level.
Dr. Andres Fabian Lasagni is the Group Leader of the "Surface Functionalization Group" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Dresden, Germany. His main research interests include the fabrication of two and three dimensional structures as well as surface modification using laser processing technologies. Particularly, Dr. Lasagni is developing methods to control micro/nano-scale architectures for different applications. His homepage: http://andreslasagni.t35.com/ Dr. Fernando A. Lasagni is the Head of Materials & Processes Department at the Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies in the Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development, Seville, Spain as well as Assistant Professor at the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Group, Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the Seville University.