Dr. Erik Emmons & Dr. Ashish Tripathi, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, USA
Talk: Raman Chemical Imaging Microscopy for Rapid Analysis of Samples in Chemical, Biological, and Explosives Defense
Ashish Tripathi is a Research Physical Scientist at the U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center. He has over 20 years of experience with various types of chemical analysis including Raman spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry. He has applied these technologies to a wide variety of applications in chemical, biological, and explosives defense.
Erik Emmons is a Research Physicist at the U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center. He has 15 years of experience using a variety of spectroscopic techniques including Raman and infrared microscopy, electron spectroscopy, and synchrotron-based techniques. He is currently using Raman spectroscopy and other related techniques for applications in chemical, biological, and explosives defense.
Prof. José F. Fernández, Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Talk: Correlative Raman Microscopy: Techniques and Applications
José F. Fernández is Professor at the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, and leader of the Ceramic for Smart System Group. His research interests include functional nanoparticles and nanostructures having unusual optical, magnetic, electric, dielectric and ferroelectric properties. He is also actively involved in knowledge transfer and scale up activities.
Prof. Yuan Huang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Talk: Raman and photoluminescence studies of 2D materials under strain
Yuan Huang is Associate Professor with the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP, CAS), Beijing, China. His current research interests include photoelectric properties of 2D materials.
Dr. Olaf Hollricher, WITec GmbH, Ulm, Germany
Talk: 3D Confocal Raman Imaging: Instrumentation, Resolution, Configurations and Correlative Techniques
Olaf Hollricher is managing director at WITec and head of Research & Development.
Prof. Charles Lyman, Chief Editor Microscopy Today, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA
Talk: Innovation in Microscopy
Charles Lyman is Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Lyman is a past-president of both the Microscopy Society of America and the Microanalysis Society. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Microscopy and Microanalysis, and he currently holds the same title at Microscopy Today.
Dr. Lars Meyer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Germany
Talk: Raman microspectroscopy in industrial research: A medley of analytical applications
Meyer is Research Scientist at BASF SE where he is heading a laboratory for analytical chemistry with special emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy and microscopy.
Dr. Linda Prinsloo, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Talk: The role of Raman microscopy in pre-historic stone tool research
Linda Prinsloo is a Research Associate at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwaterrand, South Africa, specializing in applying Raman spectroscopy to all aspects of Stone Age archaeology.
Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland, University of Tübingen, Germany
Talk: Application of Raman microspectroscopy and imaging in personalized medicine approaches
Katja Schenke-Layland is Professor of Medical Technologies and Regenerative Medicine in the Department for Women's Health at the University Women's Hospital Tübingen. She is also Director of The Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tübingen in Reutlingen.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schlücker, Physical Chemistry Department, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Talk: The Principles of Raman Spectroscopy and its Application in Microscopy
Sebastian Schlücker is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research interests include the design, synthesis and bioanalytical applications of SERS nanoparticle probes as well as the development and application of laser spectroscopic techniques in biophysical chemistry.
Dr. Holger Schmalz, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Talk: Raman imaging as versatile tool for the characterization of multicomponent polymer particles/fibers and mesostructured systems
Holger Schmalz works in the department Macromolecular Chemistry II at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and is member of the Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI). His research focuses on the synthesis and self-assembly of block copolymers and the preparation of functional mesostructured materials employing electrospinning. He uses Raman imaging and co-localized Raman/AFM measurements as key techniques for the characterization of polymer-based mesostructured materials.
Dr. Maria Alexandrovna Sitnikova, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany
Talk: Correlative Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron Microscopy (RISE): Mineralogical Case Studies
Maria Sitnikova works at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany, in the field of Geophysical Exploration & Technical Mineralogy. She is in charge of the SEM-Raman Laboratory where her main research interests include petrography and heavy mineral and ore analyses including the quantitative determination of mineral components by means of SEM and Raman imaging.
Prof. Dr. Simon Thiele, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (IEK-11), Erlangen, Germany
Talk: Serial section-based Raman tomography
Simon Thiele is Head of the of Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering Research Department at the IEK-11 in Erlangen and Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. His research focuses on electrocatalytic power to value approaches such as fuel cells and electrolysers.
Prof. Peter Vikesland, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
Talk: Surface Enhanced Raleigh Scattering - A Novel Means to Improve SERS Quantitation?
Peter Vikesland is Director of the Virginia Tech ICTAS Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology and Director of the Virginia Tech Sustainable Nanotechnology Graduate Education Program. His research interests include the environmental implications of nanotechnology and the development of sensor technologies for the detection of environmental contaminants. A focus of his work in this area is the use of Raman spectroscopy to detect biologic as well as organic contaminants.