1.1. Plasmonics

Young Mee Jung, Kangwon National University (Korea)

Charge Transfer Effect for SERS

Francois Lagugné-Labarthet, Western University (Canada)

Fractal Metastructures for Infrared Plasmonics

1.2. Non-linear Vibrational Spectroscopy

Zhiwei Huang, National University of Singapore (Singapore)


Yasuyuki Ozeki, University of Tokyo (Japan)

Multicolor imaging with stimulated Raman scattering


1.3. Near-field Vibrational Spectroscopy

Katrin Domke, MPI-Mainz (Germany)

Geometric and electronic redox properties of single-molecule junctions probed with EC-TERS

Markus Raschke, Univ. Colorado Boulder (USA)


Bin Ren, Xiamen University (China)

Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for studying 2D materials

1.4. Time-resolved Spectroscopy

Tullio Scopigno, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)


1.5. Emerging Techniques

Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University (Japan)


Wei Min, Columbia University (USA)

Stimulated Raman Scattering Imaging: the Next Frontier of Light Microscopy

1.6. Multimodal spectroscopic imaging

Jürgen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)

Spectroscopic multi-contrast imaging for an in-vivo or near in-vivo diagnosis, monitoring and therapy of diseases

Nicholas Smith, Osaka University (Japan)


1.7. Instrumental Development

Paul Dumas, SOLEIL Synchrotron (France)


Maria Paula Marques (Portugal)

Normal-to-Cancer Transition in Human Cells - Insights from Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering

1.8. Sensing

Hatice Altug, EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland)


Boris Mizaikoff, Ulm University (Germany)


1.9. Computational Spectroscopy/ Quantum Approach

Malgorzata Biczysko, Shanghai University (China)

Vibrational signatures of biomolecules from anharmonic computations

Yukihiro Ozaki, Kwansei-Gankui University (Japan)

Advances and perspectives of computational spectroscopy, from far-ultraviolet to far-infrared/terahertz and Raman spectroscopy

1.10. Chemometrics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Achim Kohler, Norvegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)


Claudia Beleites, Chemometrix GmbH (Germany)

Experimental Designs for Spectroscopic Calibration: Measuring Uncertainty from Various Sources

1.11. Photothermal and Photoacustic Imaging


1.12. Brillouin spectroscopy

Francesca Palombo, University of Exeter (UK)



1.13. Chiroptical spectroscopy

Masashi Unno, Saga University (Japan)

"Watching” a Molecular Twist in a Protein by Raman Optical Activity

Joanna Rode, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (Poland)

Interplay of the ECD and RROA induced chirality: towards understanding the solvent and substituent effects on naphthalene diimide spectra



2.1. Analytical Techniques in Industry

Alison Nordon, University of Strathclyde (UK)


Gerwin Puppels RiverD International (Netherlands)


2.2. Biomedical Applications

Halina Abramczyk, Lodz Technical University (Poland)


Hugh Byrne, FOCAS (Ireland)

Quantitative Analysis of Human Blood Serum using Raman Spectroscopy

Peter Gardner, Manchester University (UK)


2.3. Drug Delivery and Monitoring

David Perez-Guita, Valencia University (Spain)

Combining Pharmacokinetics and Vibrational Spectroscopy: MCR-ALS Hard soft modelling of drug uptake in vitro using tailored kinetic constraints

2.4. Life Sciences, Environmental Sci. and Geoscience

Giovanni Birarda, Elletra Synchrotrone Trieste (Italy)

Anthropogenic effects on the Carbon biogeochemical cycle studied at the SISSI-Bio Beamline @ Elettra

Belinda Pastrana-Rios, University of Puerto Rico (Porto Rico)

Breakthrough Approach of QCL IRM Hyperspectral Imaging and 2D-COS of mAbs in Solution for Developability Assessment

2.5. Archeology and Culural Heritage

Claudia Conti, CNR - Milan (Italy)

Sub-Surface Molecular Investigation of Cultural Heritage materials with advanced Raman spectroscopy methods

Santiago Sanchez-Cortes, Spanish National Research Council (Spain)


2.6 Forensic and Security Sciences

Grzegorz Zadora, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland); Institute of Forensic Research (Poland)

Breaking with trends in bloodstains age determination: A likelihood ratio-based approach

2.7. Material Sciences and Catalysis 

Yukio Furukawa, Waseda University (Japan)


Joanna Hetmanczyk, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

Water dynamics in [Cu(H2O)4](ReO4)2 studied by vibrational spectroscopy (IR, RS and neutron scattering methods)

Elena Solovyeva, Saint Petersburg University (Russia)

Molecularly bridged plasmonic nanoparticles aggregates promising as optical organic-inorganic hybrid materials: comprehensive look on self-organization and SERS response

2.8. Nanomaterials and nanostructures 

Sergey Kharintsev, Kazan Federal University (Russia)

Raman nanothermometry based on a plasmonic refractory metasurface