As of 1 April 2018, Professor Dr Detlev Ristau will be appointed to the Scientific Directorate of the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH). His successor as head of the Laser Components Department is Dr Lars Jensen.
Since 1992, Ristau has been heading the Laser Components Department at the LZH. In addition to his work on the Scientific Directorate, Ristau will be responsible for the future development and orientation of the Hannover Institute of Technology (HITec) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Jensen will take over as head of the Laser Components after working in the department since 2005. He has been head of the Characterization Group since 2011 and the head of the Coatings Group since 2016.