Robert Riedel

(male, CEO of C5, first-time participant to FET under Horizon 2020) graduated in 2010 from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Physics with focus on photonic integrated circuits and femtosecond laser micromachining (Institute of Applied Physics). He received his PhD in 2013 at the University of Hamburg for his work at DESY, developing high-power femtosecond Lasers and EUV/softX-ray sources and metrology tools. While continuing his work at DESY from 2013 – 2015, he founded Class 5 Photonics with colleagues working in Hamburg, Germany and Stanford, USA. Together with his team, he received several innovation awards.