Dr. Erik Emmons & Dr. Ashish Tripathi, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, USA
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.
Dr. Lars Meyer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Germany
Dr. Meyer is laboratory head at BASF SE where his research includes Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry and Materials Science.
Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland, University of Tübingen, Germany
Talk: Application of Raman microspectroscopy and imaging in personalized medicine approaches
Dr. Schenke-Layland is Professor of Medical Technologies and Regenerative Medicine in the Department for Women's Health at the University Women's Hospital Tubingen. She is also Director of The Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tübingen in Reutlingen.
Dr. Holger Schmalz, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Talk: Raman imaging as versatile tool for the characterization of multicomponent polymer particles/fibers and mesostructured systems
Dr. 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
Dr. 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. 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.
Prof. Dr. Sören Thiele-Bruhn, University of Trier, Germany
Talk: Applications of Confocal Raman Microscopy in Soil Science
Prof. Sören Thiele-Bruhn is head of the Department of Soil Science at University of Trier. His main research interests include Soil, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. He uses spectroscopic approaches to study the contents and quality of soil organic matter as well as carbonic soil contaminants such as soot and microplastic.
Prof. Dr. Simon Thiele, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany