Lecture for the students

Lecture and Training of English Poster Design and Presentation for Students

Date: 23th(Mon) 14:00-16:30

OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Congress (OPIC) holds a lot of student participant whose native language is not English. Details of presentation technique and constitution of posters have different appearances in each language. In this course, Professor Reinhart Poprawe (Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany) gives a lecture for a general guideline on the appearance, formats, content organization and the presentation of poster in English language. The goal is to give students a practical guideline for designing, discussing and presenting their poster, including a practical exercise of a 1-minute short presentation in OPIC2018.


This course will enable you to:

  1. Receive and understand and a general guideline on the appearance and contents of a poster.
  2. Present your poster along with general rules for suitable explanation.


This lecture is appropriate to students who want to learn basics of English Poster design and presentation.

COURSE LEVEL / Requirements

Students, prepare a 1 Minute 1-2 power point slide-presentation of your current poster


2 hours


Reinhart Poprawe
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany

Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe holds a M. A. in Physics degree from the California State University in Fresno which he received in 1977. After completion of his diploma and PhD in physics (Darmstadt 1984) he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen where he began working as head of the department “Laser oriented process development” in 1985. From 1989 to 1/1996 he has been managing director of Thyssen Laser Technik GmbH in Aachen. Since February 1996 he is managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and holds the University Chair for Laser Technology at the RWTH Aachen. Currently he is a member of the board in the AKL Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e. V. Aachen. Prof. Poprawe has been elected to the grade of Fellow in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in USA (SME) since 1998. In 2006 he became Fellow of the Laser Institute of America LIA and in 2012 Fellow of SPIE. Since 2001 he is a member of the board of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and serves in many national and international boards as advisor, referee or consultant, for instance at the National Laser Centre of South Africa NLC. During the period of 09/2005 until 09/2008 he was Vice-Rector for Structure, Research and Junior Academic Staff. He still is chairing the RWTH-International Board, is the Rectors delegate for China, received an Honorary Professorship at Tsinghua University, the Schawlow Award and the Peter Baker Leadership Award of the Laser Institute of America in 2014.