The poster presentations of Andrius Žemaitis and Kernius Vilkevičius were recognized as the best at the 23rd international conference-school “Advanced Materials and Technologies 2021”, which took place on August 23-27, in Palanga.
PhD student Andrius Žemaitis (supervisor Dr. Mindaugas Gedvilas) presented a poster presentation at the conference-school „Ultrafast laser surface structuring for wettability control of stainless steel“. The laser technology developed by Žemaitis and co-authors to control the wettability of steel exploits the formation of laser-induced periodic surface structures. The scientific article of this study was published in the journal RSC Advances (online link https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RA05665K).
Kernius Vilkevičius, a second-year master’s student (supervisor Dr. Evaldas Stankevičius), presented the poster presentation “Gold microbumps gratings exciting hybrid lattice plasmon polaritons” at conference-school. In his presentation, he demonstrated a laser-based technique enabling the production of ultra-low period gratings generating hybrid plasmonic modes. This technology is developed by FTMC scientists. The results of this research are published in the prestigious journal Advanced Optical Materials (web link: https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202100027, cover link https://doi.org /10.1002/adom.202170044).
In the international conference-school „Advanced Materials and Technologies 2021“ was attended a record number of scientists this year, with a total of 215 poster presentations, making it especially difficult to get among the best, therefore the prestigious awards are a huge event for young scientists.
Winners of the best poster presentation at the International Conference-School „Advanced Materials and Technologies 2021“ from the Center for Physical and Technological Sciences, Laser Technology Department: Kernius Vilkevičius (left) and Andrius Žemaitis (right).
PhD student Andrius Žemaitis presented the best recognized poster presentation „Ultrafast laser surface structuring for wettability control of stainless steel“.
Kernius Vilkevičius at the best recognized poster presentation “Gold microbumps gratings exciting hybrid lattice plasmon polaritons”.
Copies of diplomas of young scientists awards of Kernius Vilkevičius (left) and Andrius Žemaitis (right).