Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Contribution to setting up of the Fraunhofer Project Hub "Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine" in Erfurt

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

  • 2000 – 2008
    Postdoc and doctoral candidate, research associate and lecturer at the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus and JointLab BTU/IHP Cottbus

  • 2007
    PhD in physics, "Dynamics of ultra-short laser pulse interaction with solids at the origin of nanoscale surface modification", Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

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

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

  • 1997
    MSc in Optoelectronics and Technologies using Lasers and Plasma; Department of Physics, University of Bucharest

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in Physics, in Optics, Spectroscopy, Plasma and Lasers; Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania

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.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • BMBF: Elektrooptische Wellenleiter basierend auf Flüssig-kristallen für integrierte optische Schaltungen (EOF-IOS)

  • Fraunhofer Attract: Smart Micro-optics Project at Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), Dresden, Germany, 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 OSA

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

Media coverage




Additional qualifications

  • Project manager of (inter)national public and industry projects

  • Laboratory manager

  • Lecturer on topics: Quantum Optics (Physics studens); General Physics

  • Academic tutoring: Semiconductor Physics (Physics students); Quantum Optics (Physics studens); General Physics; Physical Chemistry.

  • Supervisor of PhD students, Diplom / MSc 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, Journal of lightwave technology

  • Conference Chair: EMRS

  • Conference Committee Involvement: Photonics West – Integrated Optics; Photonic Switching and Computing – PSC


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