Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research 2016

FLAIR 2016 is the 5th edition of the international conference series Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, initiated in 2007 by Francesco D'Amato and Peter Werle. It aims to bring together researchers from both industrial and academic research laboratories and institutions to stimulate new research initiatives and field laser applications involving sensitive and selective detection of molecular species with a broad interdisciplinary approach.

FLAIR provides overview lectures by international experts, emphasizing integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches. Talks and posters will be presented by laser detection specialists, but also by researchers active in one of the fields of application (atmospheric monitoring, industrial process control, biomedicine, combustion science, etc.) who are highly familiar with the measurement challenges in an industrial or research setting, but may have limited knowledge of laser-based solutions. Special industry sessions and an exhibition enable our industrial partners to highlight recent progress of commercial systems. The social events help to foster an atmosphere in which it is easy to discuss and interact with researchers across different disciplines.

FLAIR 2016 is chaired by Erik Kerstel and Francesco D’Amato and will be held 12-16 September 2016 in Aix-les-Bains, France.

Aix-les-Bains is conveniently located at the Lac de Bourget and the base of the French Alps, between Grenoble, Lyon, and Geneva, or, if you prefer, centered between the wine regions of Bourgogne, Haut-Savoie, and la Vallée du Rhône. It is a small town with the convention center practically at the heart of its cosy city center. This should enable maintaining the concept of FLAIR of staying in the same place to maximize interaction in an informal atmosphere and to create a core group for furthering Laser Applications in Industry and Research as a cross-disciplinary field of research.


FLAIR 2016 is organized under auspices of the CNRS, the Association of the University of Grenoble Alps and the Institute of Technology. Administrative support is provided by the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics.


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