Invited Speakers

Robert F. Curl, Rice University Department of Chemistry, USA

Review of methods for improving sensitivity in field systems (Special Keynote) 

Bob Curl is the Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Rice University. He is best known as a member of the team (including Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley) that shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for discovering that the carbon cage compounds known as the fullerenes could be produced in good yield from elemental carbon vapor. Over his long career, he has carried out both theoretical and experimental research in a number of fields of physical chemistry. His research has primarily focused on studying the spectra, structure, and kinetics of small free radicals using microwave spectroscopy and tunable infrared lasers. 


William B. Brinckerhoff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Destination Mars: Status reports of the Curiosity and the future ExoMars missions (Keynote)

 Dr. Will Brinckerhoff is a senior research scientist in the Planetary Environments Lab at Goddard Space Flight Center. He currently serves as Project Scientist for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) instrument on the 2018 ExoMars mission and as Co-I for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) investigation on the Curiosity rover. 


Philip St. J. Russel, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Gerrmany

Novel light sources and sensing devices based on Photonic Crystal Fibres (Keynote)

 Professor Philip Russell is a Director at the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL). He was the OSA's 2015 President, in the International Year of Light. He is probably best known for his seminal work on photonic crystal “holey” fibers and related periodic structures, for which he received numerous awards, most recently the 2015 IEEE photonics Award.


Jun Ye,  JILA, University of Colorado/NIST, Boulder, USA

Frequency comb spectroscopy and metrology from the mid-infrared to the XUV (Keynote)

 Professor Jun Ye is a Fellow of JILA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is also an adjoint professor in the physics department at the University of Colorado and a guest professor at Jiao Tong and East China Normal Universities. His main research interests include ultrasensitive laser spectroscopy, optical frequency metrology, and quantum optics using cold atoms. 


Mike Burton, University of Manchester, UK

Volcanic emission monitoring


Weiwei CaiShanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Tomographic sensing for flow imaging


Maurizio De Rosa, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Pozzuoli (NA), Italy

Frequency comb generation in a χ(2) non-linear cavity


Andreas Hugi, ETH Zurich and IRsweep, Switzerland

QCL-based frequency combs


Nandor Marczin, Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, UK

Breath diagnostics


Greg Rieker, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Combustion and environmental science applications of fieldable frequency combs 


Daniele Romanini, CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes, France

High-finesse optical cavities for applied spectroscopy


Gottfried Strasser, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Quantum cascade detectors and monolithically integrated sensing devices


Frank Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Gerrmany

Microcavities for biosensing



Special Event: Technology Transfer

Bruno Desruelle, MuQuans

Barbara Paldus, Finesse Solutions

James J. Scherer, Aeris Technologies

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