Plenary talks►

Fabien Dorchies
University of Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA, UMR 5107, Talence, France

«Femtosecond XANES electronic and atomic structural probing of non-equilibrium warm dense matter»


47 years old, obtained PhD at the Ecole Polytechnique in France, then worked at INRS in Canada, before to get permanent research position at CNRS in France. He is now research director and deputy director of the CELIA laboratory, located at the Bordeaux University.

His research is in the domain of laser-plasma interaction and ultrafast phenomena, including femtosecond laser-plasma X-ray sources, X-ray metrology and diagnostics, ultrafast phase transitions from solid to Warm Dense Matter, and non-equilibrium physics. He leads experiments on various systems from table-top femtosecond lasers up to high energy laser international facilities and X-FELs.

He supervised about 10 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and co-authored about 150 peer reviewed papers. He is member of the French Physics Society (SFP) and European Physics Society (EPS).


Erik Lefebvre
CEA/DAM/DIF, Bruyères-le-Châtel, 91297 Arpajon Cedex, France

«Laser Mégajoule:
status and perspective after five years of plasma experiments»


Erik Lefebvre graduated in 1996. From 1993 to 2011 his main research interests included laser-plasma interaction at relativistic intensity, particle acceleration with lasers, and kinetic simulation of plasmas. From 2011 to 2019 he led the HED science and plasma modeling department at CEA/DAM, in Bruyères-le-Châtel. Since mid-2019, he is program manager for laser-plasma experiments at CEA/DAM. He co-authored more than 120 papers on laser plasma physics and is a CEA Research Director.


Vladimir Tikhonchuk
Université de Bordeaux, ELI-CELIA,  France

≪Academic research on the inertial confinement thermonuclear fusion in Europe≫


Vladimir Tikhonchuk is Professor Emeritus at the Bordeaux University and a consultant at the ELI-Beamlines facility at the Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences.
His research is in the domain of high energy density physics and nonlinear optics including inertial confinement fusion and dynamic processes in laboratory astrophysics, laser-plasma interactions, excitation of parametric instabilities, generation of magnetic and electric fields, acceleration of charged particles and energy transport.
He obtained PhD and Dr. of Science degrees from the P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Hi is Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Edward Teller Awardee from the American Nuclear Society, Divisional associate editor for the Physical Review Letters and Board member of the Division of Plasma Physics of the European Physical Society.
He has supervised more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and co-authored more than 500 peer reviewed papers.


Boris Lukiyanchuk
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

«High order Fano resonances in dielectric microspheres»



Boris Lukiyanchuk graduated from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He got PhD, Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) and State Professor’s Degree. Till 1999 he was working as a Head of the Laboratory at General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Since 1999 to 2019 was working at Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore and Professor of School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Division of Physics and Applied Physics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During 1989 – 2000 Lukiyanchuk was working as Visiting Professor at the Universities of Austria, Italy, France, Sweden, Japan and Australia. He is a Honorary Professor at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He got IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2004, Singapore, President's Science Award, Singapore 2013 and World Scientific Physics Research Award and Gold Medal, Singapore 2016. At present Lukiyanchuk is working as Professor, Head of the Nonlinear and Extreme Nanophotonics Laboratory, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Moscow, Russia. He is a Guest Editor of Appl. Phys. A and J. Appl. Phys., Topical Editor of Optics Letters and Journal of Optics.


Igor Lednev
University at Albany, State University of New York, USA

«Raman Hyperspectroscopy and Machine Learning for Forensic Purposes and Medical Diagnostics»


Igor Lednev graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1983. Then Dr. Lednev worked at the Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, as a group leader till 1994.

Since Perestroika, Dr. Lednev had been a visiting researcher at the University of York with Prof. Ronald Hester. He also worked as an academic visitor in Japan and Canada, and as a research professor at the University of Pittsburgh with Prof. Sanford Asher.

Dr. Lednev joined the University at Albany faculty in 2002. His current research is focused on the development and application of novel laser spectroscopy for biomedical and forensic applications. Dr. Lednev was selected recently to serve as an advisory member of the Interagency Working Group, White House Subcommittee on Forensic Science, National Science and Technology Council. Dr. Lednev is a recipient of the Research Innovation Award; he has been interviewed for press coverage over dozen times during 2009-20010 by the leading science agencies including C&E News and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has co-authored over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals.