Phd degree awarded to Luigi Capauno

On December 4th, 2020, during a partly on-line session, Luigi Capuano successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “Laser micro/nanoprocessing and subsequent chemical etching of sapphire for surface and bulk functionalization” and was awarded the degree of Doctor.

Luigi carried out his work at the Chair of Laser Processing at the University of Twente, under the supervision of prof. Gert-willem Römer and dr. Matthias Feinaeugle. Committee members were prof. Antonio Ancona (University West Sweden and University of Bari, Italy), prof. Bulgakova (HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics AS CR, Czech Republic), prof. Gardeniers (University of Twente) and prof. García Blanco (University of Twente). The now Dr. Capuano was an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) of the Laser4Fun project. The public defense ceremony took place partly on-line at the University of Twente and the audience could “attend” the event partly through a video stream.

We congratulate Luigi with this achievement!


  • Summary of the work of Luigi Capuano
  • Video in which Luigi Capuano explains laser processing og sapphire and its applications