Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Baranska, Department of Chemical Physics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Talk: Correlative Raman Microscopy: Techniques and Applications

Malgorzata Baranska is head of the Raman Imaging Group at the Department of Chemical Physics at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Her main research area is the analysis of bioactive compounds by means of spectroscopic methods. Since 2011 she is working also at the Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) where her research is related to lifestyle diseases, their development and methods of curing, specifically in finding new drugs with endothelium bioactivity.


Prof. Dr. Peng Bo, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

Talk: Valley Polarization Trions and Magnetoresistance in MoS2/YIG Heterostructures

Peng Bo is a professor at the School of Electronic Science and Engineering, at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research focuses on the investigation of 2D materials in spintronic and valleytronic devices.


Vince Ebert, physicist and comedian,

Talk: Evening lecture

Vince Ebert, physicist and comedian, is a big hit in his native Germany. With his stand-up shows he regularly performs to 1000+ seaters. He has been hosting his own prime time science show on the ARD (German equivalent of the BBC) for 5 years and his books have sold over 500,000 copies. Vince’s mission for almost 20 years on stage has been to convey scientific facts within the fundamental laws of humor.


Prof. Dr. Keith Gordon, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Talk: Confocal Raman Microscopy: the Mapping of Serpentinite Fault Rocks to identifying New Zealand Lake Snot

Keith Gordon is a Professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research activities span solar energy materials to agricultural products and environmental analysis. The techniques used include resonance Raman spectroscopy (including time-resolved), low frequency Raman and confocal Raman microscopy.


Prof. Dr. Dirk M. Guldi, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Talk: Insights into Molecular Nanocarbon Doping by Means of Raman Spectroscopy 

Dirk Guldi is Chair of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His research activities cover the timely topic of designing, devising, synthesizing and testing novel nanometer-scale structures as integrative components for solar energy conversion. The experimental tools span from ultrafast spectroscopy and vibrational spectroscopy to electrochemistry and microscopy.


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. Martin Maiwald, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik, Berlin, Germany

Talk: Shifted Excitation Raman Difference Spectroscopy - A Powerful Tool for Microscopy and in-situ Applications

Martin Maiwald is a research associate at Ferdinand-Braun-Institute, Leibniz-Institute for Höchstfrequenztechnik. His current research area is in the field of diode lasers, non-linear optics for frequency conversion, and the development of compact diode laser modules and sensor systems for Raman spectroscopy and shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy.


Dr. Prakash MuthudossSanofi-Industrial Affairs, Goa Development Center. Goa, India

Talk: to be announced 


Prof. Dr. Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA

Talk: Multiscale Raman Imaging and Spectroscopy  of High Energy Density Battery Materials and Interfaces

Jagjit Nanda is senior staff scientist and team leader of the spectroscopy and interfaces group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA. He uses Raman imaging for the characterization of materials for electrochemical energy storage with specific focus on batteries, ultracapacitors and redox flow systems.


Dr. Dominic Papineau, London Center of Nanotechnology, UK

Talk: Micro-Raman Imaging of Sedimentary Mineral Assemblages to Elucidate Biosignatures since the Eoarchean

Dominic Papineau is lecturer in Geochemistry and Astrobiology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UK. His research interests are aimed at understanding the origin and evolution of life during the first four billion years of Earth history using Raman imaging and various correlative microscopy techniques.


Dr. Isaac Pence, Molly Stevens Group, Imperial College London, UK

Talk: Confocal Raman Imaging for Biomedicine

Isaac Pence is a research fellow in the group of Prof. Molly Stevens at the Department of Materials at Imperial College London, UK, researching Raman spectroscopy applications for cell and tissue characterization.


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. Christian Timma, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg, Germany

Talk: Application of Confocal Raman Imaging Spectroscopy in the steel industry – analytical topics along the steel production process 

Christian Timma joined thyssenkrupp Steel in 2013 and in cooperation with the University of Duisburg-Essen pursued his dissertation from 2013 to 2017 on Raman spectroscopy of molding additives and surface coatings on sheet steel. Since 2017 he is a project manager in the field of research and development for chemistry.


Dr. Guillaume Wille, BRGM Orleans; France

Talk: RISE, the confocal Raman mapping in SEM: a very promising approach for environmental asbestos issues

Guillaume Wille is a research scientist at BRGM laboratories (French Geological Survey). He is expert in electron beam micro-/nano-characterization techniques (EPMA, SEM, TEM), and their applications to geo-materials. His current interests are focused on biomaterials, bio-mineral interface or environmental asbestos.