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Monday 22 - 8.00 am

Dr. Vincent Motto-Ros

Institut Lumière Matière. Université de Lyon


LIBS imaging

a breakthrough in material and biomedical sciences?

Thursday 25 - 8.30 am

Society of Applied Spectroscopy - Lester W. Strock Award 

Dr. Javier Laserna

University of Malaga


LIBS detection of atoms and molecules in nanoplasmas of levitated particles

Monday 22


9.15 am

Time-Resolved Dual-Comb Spectroscopy of Laser Induced Plasmas

R. Jason Jones, University of Arizona, USA

An Ideal Radiation Source for Plasma Spectroscopy Produced by Laser Ablation

Jörg Hermann, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, FRANCE

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Non-LTE electron distributions

Christian Parigger, University of Tennessee Space Institute, USA

Correction of Self-Absorption Effect in Calibration-Free Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (CF-LIBS) by Blackbody Radiation Reference

Zhe Wang, Tsinghua University, CHINA

Measuring the Ablated Mass in LIBS Plasmas with Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Jonathan Merten, Arkansas State University, USA


Monday 22

Industrial Automation

1.30 pm

LIBS and Machine Learning: An Emerging Tool for Industry 4.0

François Doucet, ELEMISSION Inc., CANADA

Study on a Classification Method Based on HOG Features of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectral Image

Jiujiang Yan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CHINA

Pre-Clustering Based Regression for Soft classification of Metal Scraps From Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Euiseok Hwang, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA

Detection of Dissolved Oxygen in Heavily Doped Silicon Crystals Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

Dibyendu Mukherjee, University of Tennessee, USA

LIBS for Industrial Diagnostics and Quality Control in Industrial Processes

Vincenzo Palleschi, Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds, National Research Council, ITALY 


Monday 22

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications

3.50 pm

Biomedical and Biological Applications of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Clinically Relevant Systems

Steven Rehse, University of Windsor, CANADA

Analysis of Carcinogens and Toxins Using LIBS/SIBS Study of carcinogens using LIBS/SIBS

Prasoon Diwakar, Frost Science Museum, USA

Chemometrics-Assisted LIBS Method Development for Cancer Detection and Characterization

Alix Dehayem-Massop, Department of Physics, University of Nairobi, KENYA

Rapid Protein Analysis via Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Gonca Bilge, NANOSENS Industry and Trade Inc., TURKEY 

Spectroscopic Study of Ayurvedic Medicine Analysis of Ayurvedic Drugs

Awadesh Kumar Rai, University of Allahabad, INDIA


Tuesday 23

Molecular Signal in LIBS

9.15 am

Analytical Application of Molecular Emission in LIBS

Michael Gaft, Ariel University, ISRAEL

Application of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Diatomic Cyanide Measurements

Christopher Helstern, University of Tennessee Space Institute, USA

Adaptive Soft Modeling for Oil Sands Analysis with LIBS

Pablo Sobron, Impossible Sensing, USA

Application of LIBS to the Analysis of Tyre Rubber Material from Industrial Production

Johannes Pedarnig, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AUSTRIA

Unraveling Uranium Oxide Spectral Features from Laser-Produced Plasma

Sivanandan Harilal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA


Tuesday 23

Archeology and Anthropology

1.30 pm

Multi-Elemental Hydroxyapatite Standards for Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Samples by LIBS

Matthieu Baudelet, NCFS, Chemistry department, University of Central Florida, USA

Phasing of Terraced Walls at a Roman Archaeological Site using Portable LIBS

Mary Kate Donais, Saint Anselm College Chemistry Department, USA

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) An Emerging Tool for Archaeological Studies: Discriminating Volcanic Regions and Centers Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis of LIBS Spectral Signatures

Russell S. Harmon, North Carolina State University, USA

Integrated Laser Sensor (ILS) for characterization and extended mapping of remote targets

Violeta Lazic, ENEA, ITALY

Informal STEM Education Through a Science Museum Using Optics and Spectroscopy Prasoon Diwakar, Frost Science Museum, USA


Tuesday 23

Forensics And Security

3.50 pm

Developments in Forensic and Security Applications of LIBS

Jose Almirall, Florida International University, USA


LIBS Applied to Uranium Ore Concentrates for Rapid Field-Deployable Origin Assessment to support Nuclear Forensic Applications

Josette El Haddad, National Research Council, CANADA

Uranium Isotopic Analysis with Laser-induced Plasma

George Chan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Standoff Detection of Bulk and Trace Elements Using Laser Induced Fluorescence of LIBS Plumes

Mark Phillips, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Microchip-Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Remote Analysis of Severe Accident Reactor: Measurements of Radiation Dose Rate Effects.

Koji TAMURA, QST, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, JAPAN


Wednesday 24

Instrumentation Development

9.15 am

Next Generation LIBS Using a Low Cost CMOS Camera and High Throughput Echelle Spectrometer

Marijn Sandtke, SPECTRAL Industries, NETHERLANDS

Spectral Unmixing in the Framework of LIBS Imaging

Ludovic Duponchel, University of Lille, FRANCE

Ultrashort Pulse LIBS for Chemical Speciation during Solid Propellant Combustion Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A&M University , USA

Advances in LIBS Instrumentations and Emerging Mining Applications

Mohamad Sabsabi, National Research Council, CANADA

Plasma Reheating in LIBS with Electric Discharge to Detect Halogens in Low Concentrations

Tobias Günther, BAM, Federal Institute for Materials Research, GERMANY 


Wednesday 24

LIBS at the microscale

1.30 pm

Laser-Matter Interaction at Nanoscale and Plasmonic Enhanced Surface Photoablation: Beyond NELIBS

Alessandro De Giacomo, University of Bari, CNR-NANOTEC, ITALY

Nanoparticle-Based Immunochemical Assays: Novel Readout Method based on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Karel Novotný, Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, CZECH REPUBLIC

Ultrafast Analysis in the Mining Industry

Kheireddine Rifai, ELEMISSION Inc, CANADA

Application of Principal Component Analysis for Classification of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Spectra from Gold Ores

Daniel Diaz, University of Florida, USA


Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for In-Situ Multielemental Analysis During Metal Parts Production by Additive Manufacturing

Vasily N. Lednev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, National University of Science and Technology MISiS, RUSSIA


Wednesday 24

Geology And Environment

3.50 pm

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Applications in Geological and Environmental Studies

Giorgio Senesi, CNR - NANOTEC - PLasMI Lab, ITALY

How LIBS Imaging Can Increase Our Understanding of Geological Samples?

Cecile Fabre, GeoRessources, Univ de Lorraine, FRANCE

Spectroscopic Studies of Martian analogue- Gypsum

Abhishek Kumar Rai, University Of Allahabad, INDIA

LIBS and Raman in Mineral Mapping of Rare Earth Element -Bearing Rocks 

Saara Kaski, University of Jyvaskyla, FINLAND

An Implementation of Calibration-Free-LIBS for the Analysis of Spectra from Planetary Exploration

Peder Hansen, German Aerospace Center (DLR), GERMANY


Thursday 25

Lester Strock Award Symposium Honoring

Javier Laserna

9.15 am

Application of the LIBS Technique to the Detection of Nanostructured Particles in Aerosol Form

Christophe Dutouquet, INERIS/DRC/CARA/PROX, FRANCE

Nanoparticle Enhanced Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Modulating the Laser Matter Interaction During Laser Ablation

Alessandro De Giacomo, University of Bari, 2CNR-NANOTEC, ITALY

Analysis of Nano and Submicrometer Particles in Gases and Solids with Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

David Hahn, University of Florida, USA

Unconventional Ultrafast Laser Beams in LIBS Analysis

Vassilia Zorba; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


Correlation Between Surface Transformations and Spectroscopy During Single-Shot Femtosecond Laser Ablation

José M. Vadillo, Universidad de Malaga, UMALASERLAB, SPAIN


Thursday 25

Method Validation

1.30 pm

Standardization in LIBS: A Dream?

Bruno Bousquet, CELIA, UMR 5107 University of Bordeaux CNRS CEA, FRANCE

Error Analysis in Optimization Problems Relevant for Calibration-Free Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Sergei Shabanov, University of Florida, USA


Improved Algorithm for Calibration-Free LIBS 

Igor Gornushkin, BAM, GERMANY

Optimizing LIBS Data Preprocessing for Optimal Prediction Accuracy

M. Darby Dyar, Mount Holyoke College, USA

Protocol Scheme for the Direct Analysis of Solid Samples by Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Optical Emission Spectroscopy (LA-ICP OES) and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

Jhanis Gonzalez, Applied Spectra, Inc., L. Berkeley National Lab. Berkeley., USA


Thursday 25

FACSS Innovation Award

1.30 pm

The FACSS Innovation Award is given to the most innovative research debuted orally at SciX. All SciX conference presenters are eligible, if the content of their presentation has not been published or presented in any domain before the SciX meeting (articles in submission but not published are acceptable). Also, the work must have high impact and be a major advancement from previous work (i.e. no incremental advancements). 

Four candidates are selected each year to present a talk in a special session on Thursday afternoon. Judges are asked to consider innovation/novelty, impact, creativity, transformative potential and technical merit. The award winner is announced on Friday morning. The innovation award winner receives a cash prize of $1,000, a plaque, and publicity throughout the year.

This year we have a LIBS colleague in the final four!!!

Hsueh-Chin Chang (University of Notre Dame)

“PCR-Free miRNA Profiling Technologies: A Liquid Biopsy Platform”

Carmen Gondkalekar (Purdue University)

“Detection of anti-E. coli Heavy-Metal Conjugated Antibodies on Lateral Flow Assay Material Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Optical Emission Spectroscopy (LA-ICP-OES)”

Alexandra Ros (Arizona State University)

“Electrically Triggered Water-in-Oil Droplets for Serial Femtosecond Crystallography)”

Benedikt Schwartz (Technische Universität Wien)

“Interband Cascade Laser Frequency Combs: A New Tool for Miniaturization"


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