Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in physics, in optics, spectroscopy, plasma and lasers; Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania

  • 1997
    MSc in physics, Master's studies in optoelectronics and technologies using lasers and plasma; Department of Physics, University of Bucharest

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research fellow, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Solid State Quantum Electronics Laboratory, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2003
    Research fellow, SPAM (Service des Photons, Atomes et Molécules), CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) Saclay, France

  • 2007
    PhD in physics, "The dynamics of the interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with solids as the cause of nanoscale surface modifications", Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

  • 2000 – 2008
    Postdoc and doctoral candidate, teaching assistant & lecturer, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus

  • Since 2008
    Head of the research group Smart Micro-Optics; Project manager – Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Dresden, Germany

Selected publications

  • Costache, F., Henyk, M., Reif, J.: Modification of Dielectric Surfaces with Ultra-Short Laser Pulses. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 186, 2002. S. 352-357.

  • Henyk, M., Costache, F., Reif, J.: Femtosecond Laser Ablation from Sodium Chloride and Barium Fluoride. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 186, 2002. S. 381-384.

  • Henyk, M., Costache, F., Reif, J.: Ultra short laser pulse ablation from sodium chloride – the role of laser induced color centers. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 197-198, 2002. S. 90-95.

  • Reif, J. et al.: Ripples Revisited: Non-Classical Morphology at the Bottom of Femtosecond Laser Ablation Craters in Transparent Dielectrics. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 197-198, 2002. S. 891-895.

  • Costache, F., Henyk, M., Reif, J.: Surface patterning on insulators upon femtosecond laser ablation. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 208-209, 2003. S. 486-491.

  • Costache, F., Reif, J.: Femtosecond laser-induced Coulomb explosion from calcium fluoride. In: Thin Solid Films 453-454, 2004. S. 334-339.

  • Costache, F., Kouteva-Arguirova, S., Reif, J.: Sub-damage-threshold femtosecond laser ablation from crystalline silicon: surface nanostructures and phase transformation. In: Appl. Phys. A 79, 2004. S. 1429-1432.

  • Reif, J. et al.: Mechanisms of ultra-short laser pulse ablation from ionic crystals. In: Appl. Phys A 79, 2004. S. 1229-1231.

  • Costache, F., Kouteva-Arguirova, S., Reif, J.: Self-Assembled Surface Patterning and Structural Modification upon Femtosecond Laser Processing of Crystalline Silicon. In: Solid State Phenomena 95-96, 2004. S. 635-640.

  • Costache, F. et al.: Femtosecond laser ionization mass spectrometric analysis of layers grown by pulsed laser deposition. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 247, 2005. S. 249-255.

  • Costache, F., Eckert, S., Reif, J.: Dynamics of laser induced desorption from dielectric surfaces on a sub-picosecond timescale. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 252, 2006. S. 4416-4419.

  • Varlamova, O. et al.: Self-organized pattern formation upon femtosecond laser ablation by circular polarized light. In: Appl. Surf. Sci. 252, 2006. S. 4702-4706.

  • Reif, J., Costache, F.: Self-organized surface nano-structuring by femtosecond laser processing. In: J. Perriere, E. Millon, E. Fogarassy (Eds.), Recent Advances in Laser Processing of Materials, ISBN 0-08-044727-9.


Selected projects

  • Fraunhofer Attract Smart Micro-optics Project at Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), Dresden, Germany, head of the research group Smart Micro-Optics, 2007 – 2013

  • Project: Time-of-flight laser ionisation mass spectrometry, JointLab IHP/BTU (Brandenburg University of Technology), Cottbus, 2003 – 2005

  • Project: Femtosecond laser-induced, self-organised periodic surface structures, Saclay Laser–Matter Interaction Centre, IRAMIS/SPAM, CEA, Saclay, France, 2003

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Physical Society (DPG)

  • Member of SPIE

  • Member of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) working group "Women in Physics"

Additional qualifications

  • Project management

  • Lecture topics: quantum optics (physics programme); general physics (environmental research management programme); general physics (physics programme)

  • Course tutorials: semiconductor physics (physics programme); quantum optics (physics programme); general physics (environmental research management programme); general physics (physics programme); physical chemistry (environmental research management programme), Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

  • Supervising doctoral students / Diplom students / student trainees, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, and Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Dresden, Germany

  • Reviewer: Optics Express, Appl. Surf. Sci., Appl. Phys. A, Nature Materials, Thin Solid Films


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