Keynote Speakers

Ludovic Duponchel
LASIRE Lab, University of Lille (France)

Ludovic Duponchel earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry back in 1997. His research at that time centered around creating a portable near infrared spectrometer that could be used for chemical analysis in the agrofood industry. Following that, he spent two years conducting instrumental and chemometrics research at the Horiba Jobin-Yvon Company in Paris. By 2000, he had become an Assistant Professor, working out of the LASIR lab at the University of Lille. Since 2008, he has held the position of Full Professor at the same university, which is located in France. In addition, he was the Chairman of the French Chemometrics Society from 2013 until 2022, operating under the umbrella of the French Statistical Society. Duponchel’s academic pursuits mainly involve the development of new chemometric methodologies, which help to delve deeper into various spectral data sets. This is especially true when it comes to hyperspectral imaging, as he considers different instrument setups in his work.

Vincent Motto-Ros
Institut Lumière Matière, Université de Lyon (France)

Vincent Motto-Ros obtained in 2008 an associate professor position at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. He is working since in the development of the LIBS technique in the Light and Matter Institute (ILM). He has an excellent international visibility for his expertise in LIBS instrumental development, quantification, experimental training, and elemental imaging of biological tissues. He is author of more than 100 papers on peer reviewed journals, 2 patents, about 70 presentations at national and international conferences. He has more than 4100 total citations and a H-index=40 (Google Scholar). ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6063-5532.

Sebastijan Brezinsek
Institut für Energie und Klimaforschung – Plasmaphysik | Institut für Laser- und Plasmaphysik (Germany)

Leading expert in plasma-material interactions and plasma-edge physics in devices relevant for nuclear fusion research like tokamaks, stellarators, and linear plasmas. Scientific focus on steady-state compatibility of power- and particle-exhaust solutions with fusion-relevant plasmas like at JET, ITER, and Wendelstein 7-X. Vast expertise in passive spectroscopy, laser-aided plasma and surface diagnostics for fusion and low-temperature plasma applications. Experienced project manager of large-scale research projects within the German (HGF, DFG), European (EURATOM), and international research bodies (ITER, IAEA) including the preparation of project applications and final reporting. Definition, steering, and control of several European multiyear programs with responsibility for more than 40 ppy/y as well as hardware and machine operational costs of several M€/y. Fully qualified in the leadership of larger scientific and administrative teams. Experienced JET task force leader responsible for the main scientific objectives of the ITER-like Wall project. Former European permanent member of the ITPA DivSOL group.

Mohamad Sabsabi
National Research Council of Canada

Mohamad Sabsabi obtained his PhD in plasmas physics from the University of Paris XI in 1988. He spent more than 3 decades developing laser-based spectroscopic techniques. He holds 22 patents and published over 600 papers and conference papers covering fundamental aspects and industrial applications of laser-induced plasmas in mining, agricultural, metallurgical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. In 2019 he received the LIBS Award on fundamental and in 2021 he received the International LIBS Summit Award in Beijing for quantitative LIBS. He is currently a Principal Research Officer at NRC leading an advanced sensor technology platform.

Pavel Pořízka
CEITEC Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)

Assoc. Prof. Pavel Pořízka is actively involved in the world-wide LIBS community from his master’s degree (2010). During his PhD internship at BAM in Berlin, Germany, he gained considerable knowledge in advanced data processing and chemometrics. Right after reaching PhD (2014), he was appointed to lead the laboratory of Laser Spectroscopy at CEITEC Brno University of Technology. From the very beginning he has fostered the Laser spectroscopy group with a long-term vision to have an impact on current research trends (including biology and clinical research), to systematically build-up the know-how in selected applications and to transfer LIBS technology to daily routine. Future perspective of the laboratory focuses on the development of LIBS instrumentation and methodology for prospecting of celestial bodies.

Vincenzo Palleschi
Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds (Italy)

Dr. Vincenzo Palleschi is a Physicist, Research Director of the Laser and Applied Spectroscopy Laboratory of the Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds at the Research Area of the CNR in Pisa (Italy). Dr. Palleschi works mainly in the field of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, but he also has experience in X-ray fluorescence techniques, micro-Raman spectroscopy, multispectral imaging, 3D photogrammetry and chemometrics. He has published more than 280 articles in international journals (among which, more than 150 on LIBS), with more than 10,000 citations (H-index=49). He currently teaches Analytical Chemistry V, Archaeometry and Physics Applied to Cultural Heritage at the University of Pisa. In 2019 he received the LIBS Award and in 2021 he received the International LIBS Summit Grand Award.