dr. M. Feinaeugle (Matthias)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Thank you for visiting my website. I am currently a researcher at the University of Twente (NL) mainly working on laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) for use in 3D printing of functional materials under Dr ir G.R.B.E. Römer at the Chair of Laser Processing of the MS3 department (Engineering Technology faculty). 

Before, I was a research fellow under the supervision of Prof Rob W Eason working on laser-assisted subtractive, additive and modifying micro-fabrication techniques at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton (U.K.). I graduated (Dipl.-Ing.) in electronics engineering from Universität Stuttgart (Germany) and in telecommunications (MSc) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Spain), studying the passivation of silicon solar cells for my dissertation under supervision of Isidro Martin, Ramon Alcubilla and Markus Schubert (IPV, Universität Stuttgart).

I obtained a PhD degree in Photonics from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton with a thesis titled ‘Laser-induced forward transfer of intact, solid-phase inorganic materials’.

My main research interest is in the field of thin film technology and laser-matter interaction, and I have worked both in industrial and academic environments to develop solutions for electronic, photonic and biomedical devices.

For the pronounciation of my name, please have a look here.


Engineering & Materials Science
Digital Devices
Femtosecond Lasers
Laser Ablation
Polymer Films
Thin Films
Physics & Astronomy


Feinaeugle, M. , Pohl, R. , & Römer, G. R. B. E. (2018). Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) of water soluble polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polymers for use as support material for 3D-printed structures. 205-205. Abstract from 19th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication 2018, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Mills, B., Heath, D. J. , Feinaeugle, M., & Eason, R. W. (2018). LIFT of Solid Films (Ceramics and Polymers). In A. Piqué, & P. Serra (Eds.), Laser Printing of Functional Materials: 3D Microfabrication, Electronics and Biomedicine (pp. 175-198). Wiley-VCH Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527805105.ch8
Heath, D. J., Grant-Jacob, J. A. , Feinaeugle, M., Mills, B., & Eason, R. W. (2017). Sub-diffraction limit laser ablation via multiple exposures using a digital micromirror device. Applied Optics, 56(22), 6398-6404. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.56.006398

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022


SIMPPER_MedDev: Laser-based micro-fabrication of polymer-based medical devices

Hi-LIFT: High-resolution deposition of high viscosity materials using Laser Induced Forward Transfer

3DLIFT: Additive Manufacturing of 3D multi-material products using Laser-induced Forward Transfer

In the press

  • "University of Twente strikes gold" article on printed gold micro-helix made via LIFT: External link
  • Opinion on new paper on novel nanofabrication method (Dutch): External link

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N107
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N107
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Additional Contact Information

Chair of Laser Processing