dr. M. Feinaeugle (Matthias)


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. 

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 his 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.


Ultrashort Pulses
Digital Devices
Thin Films
Ultrashort Pulses
Laser Ablation


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, 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). Wiley-VCH Verlag. DOI: 10.1002/9783527805105.ch8
Feinaeugle, M., Gregorčič, P., Heath, D. J., Mills, B., & Eason, R. W. (2017). Time-resolved imaging of flyer dynamics for femtosecond laser-induced backward transfer of solid polymer thin films. Applied surface science, 396, 1231-1238. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.11.120
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. DOI: 10.1364/AO.56.006398
Feinaeugle, M., Heath, D. J., Mills, B., Grant-Jacob, J. A., Mashanovich, G. Z., & Eason, R. W. (2016). Laser-induced backward transfer of nanoimprinted polymer elements. Applied physics A: Materials science and processing, 122(4), [398]. DOI: 10.1007/s00339-016-9953-6
Heath, D. J., Feinaeugle, M., Grant-Jacob, J. A., Mills, B., & Eason, R. W. (2015). Dynamic spatial pulse shaping via a digital micromirror device for patterned laser-induced forward transfer of solid polymer films. Optical materials express, 5(5), 1129-1136. DOI: 10.1364/OME.5.001129
Mills, B., Grant-Jacob, J. A., Feinaeugle, M., & Eason, R. W. (2013). Single-pulse multiphoton polymerization of complex structures using a digital multimirror device. Optics express, 21(12), 14853-14858. DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.014853
Mills, B., Feinaeugle, M., Sones, C. L., Rizvi, N., & Eason, R. W. (2013). Sub-micron-scale femtosecond laser ablation using a digital micromirror device. Journal of micromechanics and microengineering, 23(3), [035005]. DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/23/3/035005

UT Research Information System


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

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N136
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N136
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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Chair of Laser Processing