Plenary talks►

«Laser Synthesis of Colloidal Metal and Alloy Colloids - Fundamentals, Scalability and Alloy Phase Structure»

Stephan Barcikowski
Technical Chemistry I, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)
University of Duisburg-Essen


Stephan Barcikowski studied chemistry in Braunschweig and Hannover, and made his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Materials). At the Laser Zentrum Hannover, Barcikowski built up the Nanomaterials group, and later led the institute’s Materials Processing Department. In 2010, he co-founded the company Particular GmbH. Since 2011, he chairs the Institute of Technical Chemistry I at the University of Duisburg-Essen and he is scientific director of the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen CENIDE since 2015. Stephan Barcikowski has more than 700 scientific publications on nanomaterials and laser processing, including more than 170 reviewed papers and patent files. Recently, he launched the scientific video channel 'nanofunction' on youtube with more than 11,000 annual visits. He serves editing the Journals Applied Surface Science and Scientific Reports.

«New prospects in multiphysics modeling and simulations of matter dynamics of laser induced solid-to-plasma phase transitions»

Vasilis  Dimitriou
Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers - CPPL
Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

Vasilis Dimitriou is an Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Sciences of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, with specialization in Finite Elements in Engineering and Optoacoustic Applications. He is currently the Head of the Simulations Machining & Manufacturing Laboratory that since 2015 is a part of the statutory research infrastructure Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers (CPPL). CPPL is one of the access points of the National Research Infrastructure “ELI - LASERLAB Europe Synergy, HiPER &”. He is responsible of the computational team of CPPL and his current research interests include multiphysics modeling & simulations of laser-matter interactions and matter dynamics in solid-to-plasma phase transitions.

«Pioneering pulsed laser synthesis of colloids»

Anton Fojtik
NRNU MEPhI - Institut of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine, Russia &
Czech Technical University in Prague

Prof. Anton Fojtik holds positions at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic and at National Research Nuclear University, Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine in Moscow, Russia. His research interests include physical and chemical properties of quantum nanostructures of semiconductors, metals, and organic materials; preparation and spatial modeling of such structures; transfer and localization of electric charges on nanoparticles; application of nanostructures in biology and medicine. Prof. Fojtik is a member of New York Academy of Science and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received quite a number of scientific and professional awards (e.g. for several times the prize of the Academy of Sciences of Czechoslovak Republic). He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications and 5 patents. Prof. Fojtik is being quoted as the very first researcher who started with experimental studies of nanostructures in the Czech Republic.

In June 2018, the new international award called Fojtik Henglein Prize for the outstanding, recent scientific breakthrough in the field of laser synthesis and processing of colloids in liquids nanotechnology research has been awarded (at Lyon, France) to the first laureate. The prize reflects the pioneering work of Prof. Anton Fojtik and Prof. Arnim Henglein (Germany) in the field of nanoparticle and nanostructure preparation using laser technology. The prize will be awarded every two years. 

«Laser tweezers and new frontiers for live cells study»

Alexander Priezzhev
Department of physics and International Laser Center,
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia


Alexander V. Priezzhev graduated and received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia in 1971 and 1975, respectively. He is head of Laboratory of Laser Biomedical Photonics in MSU. Led and participated in various national and international research projects on medical physics and biomedical optics, published more than 250 papers in journals and conference proceedings, co-edited a number of conference proceedings volumes and special issues of journal. His areas of expertise include nanobiophotonics, biomedical optics, physics of biological fluids.

«Terahertz photonics of multiphase thermodynamic systems: from gas to liquid»

Alexander Shkurinov
Department of physics and International Laser Center,
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Prof. Alexander Shkurinov is a head of Laboratory of Ultrafast Processes in Biology in  Lomonosov Moscow State University. The research interests of Alexander Shkurinov are mainly centered on the development and application of femtosecond laser techniques, time-resolved spectroscopy of molecules in liquid phase, nonlinear optics and THz techniques and spectroscopy.

Throughout his career Alexander Shkurinov has been participating and been part of advisory boards, organizing and program committees of numerous international conferences. In 2008 The Russian Optical Society awarded Alexander Shkurinov with the Medal in honor of Prof. Rozhdestvensky for his contribution into the development of optical science and technology.  He is a member of the Optical society of America (OSA), the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE), The European Optical Society (EOS) and the Russian Foundation of Basic Research Consulate (RFBR). 

«Laser optics to uncover mysteries of early development»

Irina Larina
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Irina V. Larina is an Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and a co-Director of the Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA. Dr. Larina’s research focuses on development of novel methods for intravital, optical imaging in mouse models to understand normal development and the nature of congenital defects and reproductive disorders in humans. She received Masters Degree in Physics from the Saratov State University, Russia, in 1996, PhD degree in Physiology and Biophysics and Bioengineering from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2005, and completed postdoctoral training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She is a recipient of Arthur V. Simmang Academic Scholarship for Excellence in Academic Achievement, Ralph and Mary Spence Centennial Scholarship for Superior Academic Performance, High Personal and Professional Ethics, Values and Standards, Katherina Siebert Award for Excellence in Oncologic Research, Louis C. Sheppard Award, fellowship from the American Heart Association named in honor of Paula McCann-Harris, and a finalist for the Burrows Wellcome Fund Award at Scientific Interface. Dr. Larina is an author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 11 book chapters, and her research activities are funded by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health.