Andreas R. Maier

Lasers and Secondary Sources

Andreas Maier is lead scientist at DESY and works in the field of laser plasma acceleration. His research focuses on the integration of laser plasma accelerators and their high-power drive lasers. Combining both aspects, will be key to mature plasma accelerator technology for future applications. He also conducts research in the field of plasma-based free-electron lasers.

Maier is currently leading the KALDERA project, which aims to achieve laser plasma acceleration at particularly high repetition rates to demonstrate reliable plasma electron beams through the application of active stabilisation.


Academic career

since 2022 Lead Scientist at DESY
since 2020 Group leader at DESY
2012-2019 Scientist, Universität Hamburg
2009-2012 PhD, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, LMU Munich and Universität Hamburg
2003-2009 Physics studies, LMU München