Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI ERIC) is the world’s largest and most advanced high-power laser research infrastructure. As an international user facility dedicated to multi-disciplinary science and research applications of ultra-intense and ultra-short laser pulses, ELI provides access to world-class high-power, high-repetition-rate laser systems and enables cutting-edge research in physical, chemical, materials, and medical sciences, as well as breakthrough technological innovations. The ELI ERIC operates as a single multi-site organisation with two complementary facilities specialised in different fields of research with extreme light: ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany (Czech Republic) and ELI ALPS in Szeged (Hungary). The forthcoming third facility ELI Nuclear Physics in Măgurele (Romania) is expected to join the ERIC in the future.

As Europe’s first large-scale research infrastructure located in Central Europe, ELI was recognised by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) as a strategic priority for Europe and included on the ESFRI Roadmap as a Landmark project.

Our contribution to IMPRESS

As one of five research infrastructures involved in the project, ELI ERIC will contribute to the development of concepts and the construction of prototypes for ground-breaking new TEM instrumentation with unique flexibility and interoperability of customised sample environments, creating radically improved services for users of analytical research infrastructures (RIs) and business opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In particular, ELI ERIC will be involved in all aspects of the Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure involving design, development and testing of an interoperable platform for TEM. 

In addition, ELI ERIC will be strongly involved in the co-development of solutions as well as in their further application to other experimental techniques for in situ/operando/correlative experiments with capabilities that are not provided by commercial solution For that, it will be of particular relevance the study of laser induced phase transformations in materials used as photoconductive switches. 

Finally, ELI ERIC’s involvement in the project includes dissemination of project results to the laser community

Our dedicated team

Allen Weeks's portrait

Allen Weeks

Director General
Gábor Németh's portrait

Gábor Németh

Senior Officer for Management Integration
Minja Maric's portrait

Minja Maric

Senior Officer For Grants
Jean-Claude Keiffer's portrait

Jean-Claude Keiffer

Senior Scientist
Alexandra Schmidli's portrait

Alexandra Schmidli

Senior Officer for Communications