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CSIR Photonics Centre Manager appointed

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Dr Hencharl Strauss was appointed as manager of the CSIR Photonics Centre as of 1 March 2022.

Dr Strauss joined the CSIR in 2009 in a postdoctoral position while completing his PhD through Stellenbosch University. He was appointed as senior scientist in 2010 before becoming Research Group Leader for laser sources.   He is a respected expert and industry professional with several publications and conference papers to his name.

Contact Person

Dr Hencharl Strauss

+27 (12) 841 3122

hstrauss@csir.co.za

Dr Hencharl Strauss was appointed as manager of the CSIR Photonics Centre as of 1 March 2022.

Dr Strauss joined the CSIR in 2009 in a postdoctoral position while completing his PhD through Stellenbosch University. He was appointed as senior scientist in 2010 before becoming Research Group Leader for laser sources.   He is a respected expert and industry professional with several publications and conference papers to his name.

The Photonics Centre was established at the CSIR in 2000 as an acknowledgement of the importance of further research and development of the power of light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation (laser).