Scientific talks

The interdisciplinary sessions will cover theoretical background and modeling, industrial and biological applications, and new advances in LIBS instrumentation and data processing (using chemometrics). We will be honored to host key and invited speakers that have the most valuable impact on the LIBS community. The program of scientific talks will be published until the end of June. 

Heritage and keynote speakers

It is our honour to introduce you plenary speakers of EMSLIBS:

Kay Niemax

Kay Niemax

The arduous way of LIBS becoming an established technique

Prof. Dr. Kay Niemax is Wilhelm-Ostwald-Fellow at Department of Analytical Chemistry and Reference Materials of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin. He studied physics at University of Kiel (Germany) and received his Diploma and Ph.D. in physics from the Institute of Experimental Physics at Kiel University in 1970 and 1972, respectively. 1979 he became lecturer and 1984 professor of physics in Kiel. 1979-1980 he was a Visiting Fellow at ­JILA in Boulder (Colorado), a joint institute of NIST and University of Colorado. 1985 he became head of the Department of Elemental Analyses at Institute of Spectrochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (ISAS) in Dortmund and moved to Stuttgart (Germany) in 1993 where he received the Chair in Physics of the University of Hohenheim. 1997 until his retirement 2010 he was director of ISAS-Institute for Analytical Sciences with departments in Dortmund and Berlin and full-professor at the Faculty of Physics of University of Dortmund.

From 1970 to 1985 his major research interests were plasma, atomic and molecular physics. With his move to Dortmund in 1985 he changed to spectrochemistry and analytical chemistry.

Prof. Niemax has published over 230 papers, presented more than 100 invited talks at conferences, and served in advisory boards of major analytical chemistry journals. In 2000 he received an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Constanta (Romania) and in 2010 the Lester W. Strock Award of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy (USA). He is also Fellow of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

kay.niemax@bam.de

Nicoló Omenetto

Nicoló Omenetto

 Critical considerations on the use of several experimental methodologies to evaluate self-absorption effects in atomic emission spectroscopy

Nicoló Omenetto earned his Doctor degree in Chemistry from the University of Padua (Italy) in1964 and became Professor of Spectrochemistry at the University of Pavia in 1971. In 1979, he was appointed at the Joint Research Centre of the European Community. At the end of 2001, he joined the Faculty of the University of Florida in Gainesville (USA), where he is currently a Research Professor.

The research interests of Dr. Omenetto have been directed towards the theory and applications of atomic and molecular spectroscopic methods of analysis, with particular emphasis to the use of laser excitation. From1994 until 2018, he was Co-editor of the journal “Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy” (Elsevier Science, The Netherlands). He is also a Honorary Member of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and was the recipient of the Lester Strock award (2009), the CSI Award (2011), the Winter Conference Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry (2016) and the first LIBS award (2017).

Dr. Omenetto has published over 250 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He also co-authored 5 Book Chapters, edited two books and co-authored two monographs.

Javier Laserna

Javier Laserna

Chemistry in the laser-induced plasma. An astrobiology perspective for Mars exploration

Javier Laserna graduated in Chemistry at University of Granada, and received a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Málaga. He then joined the faculty of University of Malaga as an assistant professor and became full professor in 1999. He is co-inventor of 6 patents held by the University of Malaga and has published over 300 papers plus 5 books and book chapters. Under his direction 33 students received doctorates and many others received master degrees. Professor Laserna’s current research interests include the investigation of novel measurement principles based on atomic emission, absorption and molecular scattering and mass spectrometry and the understanding of the fundamental phenomena governing the analytical measurements; He is also interested in the development of analytical instrumentation for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, time-of-flight mass spectrometry, laser remote chemical analysis and on-line and fieldable analytical measurements. Application areas comprise analysis of energetic materials; development of sensors for CBNRE threats; lasers for cultural heritage; and LIBS and Raman spectroscopy for space exploration.

laserna@uma.es
http://laser.uma.es

David W. Hahn

David W. Hahn

LA-LIBS: High repetition rate ablation in combination with aerosol LIBS for quantitative analysis of solid samples

David W. Hahn received his BSME (1986) and PhD (1992) degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Following graduation, he was a National Research Council Research Associate at the US Food and Drug Administration (1992-1994) where he worked on laser-tissue interactions, and then a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories (1994-1998), in the Combustion Research Facility and in the Exploratory Systems Group, where he first worked on LIBS. David joined the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in 1998, was promoted to Professor in 2007, and since June 2011 he has served as Department Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research and teaching interest are in the general area of transport, optical-based sensing and diagnostics, with applications to laser-material interactions. He has published over 100 journal papers and book chapters and has 10 US patents. Recently David W. Hahn has been named dean of the University of Arizona College of Engineering.