February 2019

Enrico Casamenti, PhD, won the 2nd place of the Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics Best Student Paper (in the section LASE, the industrial laser, laser source, and laser application), at the Conference SPIE Photonics West 2019 in San Francisco, with a paper entitled  “Dynamically tunable optomechanical suspended waveguide for broadband phase modulation“. Congratulations !

March 2018

Congratulations Dr Christos Athanasiou ! Christos defended his thesis ‘ Non-contact femtosecond laser-based methods for investigating glass mechanics at small scales’ on the 29th of March 2018.


Jan 2018

Prof. Yves Bellouard has been awarded an ERC Proof-of-Concept grant for developing novel concept of all-integrated GHz-femtosecond laser cavity.

October 2017

Congratulations to our colleague Dr Tao YANG who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled
“3D monolithic dielectrophoretic actuators and resonators written by femtosecond laser” on October 26, 2017.

March 2017

The activity report for the period covering 2016-2017 is officially available for download.

October, 2016

Tao Yang  and Yves Bellouard won the “Innovation in Optomechatronic Research Award” with the paper entitled “Versatile Micro/Nano-actuation Scheme based on Laser-induced Modifications for Optomechanical Devices”, presented by Tao Yang at International Symposium On Optomechatronics Technology 206 in Itabashi Tokyo. Congrats!

March, 2016

The Galatea Lab will organize the 2nd workshop on Ultrafast Laser Modifications of Materials (PULMM) from the 13 to the 16th of June 2016.

More information can be found here!

February, 2016

Tao Yang and Christos Athanasiou won the 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the best student presentation context at the conference ‘Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific and Industrial Applications XVI’, at Photonics West 2016!


January, 2016

The paper ‘Monolithic transparent 3D dielectrophoretic micro-actuator fabricated by femtosecond laser’, from Tao Yang has been selected as one of the 2015 Highlights of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. doi:10.1088/0960-1317/25/10/105009

October, 2015

The Galatea Lab organized the International Symposium on Optomechatronics Technology (ISOT) at MicroCity in Neuchâtel. Proceedings can be found here.

June, 2015

Christos Edouardos Athanasiou, doctoral assistant in the GALATEA Lab (IMT), has received a Best Student Presentation Award at LAMP 2015, Fukuoka, Japan.