Britta Redlich and John Collier elected Chair and Vice-Chair of General Assembly of Laserlab-Europe AISBL

Laserlab-Europe AISBL, the international not-for-profit association representing 45 leading laser research infrastructures in 22 European countries, is pleased to announce that Britta Redlich and John Collier have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair of the General Assembly.

Britta Redlich is Professor of Experimental Physics with Infrared and THz radiation at the Radboud University, Netherlands, and the director of the FELIX Laboratory, where she also leads the research group that uses the infrared and terahertz radiation of the FELIX lasers to investigate the properties of molecular systems and (soft) condensed matter.

Professor John Collier is the Director of the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. He has led the CLF for over a decade, building it into one of the world's leading research centres using lasers, and establishing the CLF at the heart of major international programmes.

Britta Redlich and John Collier both have been actively engaged over many years with Laserlab-Europe. They will take over responsibility as Chair and Vice-Chair of the General Assembly for a term of two years. The General Assembly is the association’s decision-making body, in charge of strategies and directions.

Laserlab-Europe provides leadership in laser-based and photonics research, and in related technologies, through a wide range of world-leading investigative capabilities, user training, and services. The association understands itself as the home for laser-based research in Europe, formulating and promoting new developments in laser-based research that are pursued in a flexible and co-ordinated fashion beyond the potential of a national scale.