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Bruno Bousquet
University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

«SuperCam: a unique instrument for remote laser-based analyses on Mars»


Bruno Bousquet, Professor of Physics at University of Bordeaux, France.

His main research activity is laser-based spectroscopy. He obtained a PhD in Physics in 1997 at university of Bordeaux, and started his career as assistant professor at university of Brest in 1999 before moving back to Bordeaux in 2001. Since 2003, he is working on LIBS and multivariate data processing referred as chemometrics. Laureate of the Fulbright program in 2011 he worked one year at University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA. He is teaching Optics at the institute of technology, at university of Bordeaux. He is today member of the SuperCam team, in the frame of the Mars 2020 NASA program.


Boris Lukiyanchuk
Physical Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

«Optical phenomena in micrometer dielectric spheres»



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
Department of Chemistry,
Department of Biological Sciences,
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), USA

«Raman spectroscopy and machine learning for medical diagnostics and forensic purposes»


Igor K. Lednev graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences and RNA Institute at the University at Albany, State University of New York. In 2021, he was appointed as a Leading Scientist of the Laboratory of Laser Molecular Imaging and Machine Learning (LM&ML) at the Tomsk State University supported from Megagrant-2021. His research is focused on the development of novel laser spectroscopy for forensic purposes and medical diagnostics. He coauthored over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals reaching h-index of 60. He is a cofounder and CTO of startup company SupeMEtric LLC targeting the commercialization of his patented technology for forensic applications. Lednev is on editorial boards of Journal Raman Spectroscopy, Forensic Chemistry, High Energy Chemistry journals and Spectroscopy magazine. He served as an advisory member on the White House Subcommittee for Forensic Science. He is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Lednev received several prestigious awards including Gold Medal Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Guest Prof. Fellowship from the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany and Research Innovation Award from Research Corporation.

Galiya Kitaeva
Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

«Generation and detection of quantum-correlated pairs of optical
and terahertz photons»


Galiya Kitaeva is a Professor in Lomonosov Moscow State University,  was a visiting Professor at National University of Singapore, National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan,  Paderborn University and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. Working at MSU since graduation, she studied applications of spontaneous parametric down-conversion effect in quantum photometry and spectroscopy of phonon polaritons, also taking advantage of the nonlinear-optical processes in periodically poled crystals and other spatially inhomogeneous solid structures. In 1982 she received PhD and in 2002 received her Doctor of Science Degree, both in MSU. Since 2006 develops the laser-based methods for the terahertz wave generation, detection and spectroscopy. Starting from 2016 Galiya Kitaeva is a leader of Quantum Optical-Terahertz Photonics Lab at the MSU Chair of Quantum Electronics. Her current research interests include generation of quantum-correlated optical-terahertz photons, applications of quantum technologies in the THz range, as well as terahertz photonics in semiconductor structures and topological insulators.