Plenary and invited speakers


Sylvie Leray
CEA Saclay, France
"Application of Nuclear Physics in various fields" (opening plenary)



Andre Vantomme

Quantum Solid State Physics, KU Leuven, Belgium 
"Recent achievements in IBA"

Chiara Latessa

Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA), Trento, Italy
"Nuclear interactions of new ions in cancer therapy: impact on dosimetry – Hadrontherapys"

Marco Durante

Biophysics Department, Director, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Germany

Mariaelena Fedi
Mariaelena Fedi, INFN, Florence, Italy
"Cultural heritage studies"



Juha Muhonen

University of Jyväskylä, Finland
"Si quantum technology with implanted donors"

Zdravko Siketic

Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
"MeV SIMS application in material science"

Daniel Primetzhofer

Uppsala University, Sweden
"Development of ion-beam tools for non-destructive composition analysis"

Katharina Lorenz

Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
"Defect creation in semiconductors under ion beam irradiation"

Jan Meijer

Felix-Bloch Institute für Festkörperphysik, Leipzig, Germany
"Deterministic implantation"

wilhelm.pngRichard A. Wilhelm
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
"Highly charged ion interaction with surfaces"

Dr. Wilhelm investigates the charge exchange dynamics and the resulting nano-structuring processes of highly charged ions at surfaces. He uses suspended 2D materials for ion transmission spectroscopy, which allows to limit the total interaction time to the femtosecond scale opening new ways to address fast ion-induced phenomena directly in experiment.

kerveno.pngMaëlle Kerveno
Maëlle Kerveno, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, CNRS – Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
"New challenges for experimental data dedicated to reactor physics"

InMy research filed concerns nuclear data for nuclear energy applications and I am especially interested in new measurements of neutron inelastic scattering on actinides. We use the prompt g-ray spectroscopy method with the GRAPhEME device near the  EC-JRC-GELINA neutron facility in Geel (Belgium).

Juliana Schell

Solid State Physics Coordinator at ISOLDE-CERN
"Solid State Physics at ISOLDE-CERN"

Rene Heller

Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
"He ion microscopy in combination with RBS/SIMS – novel tool for material characterization and modification"

maleka.pngPeane Maleka
iThemba LABS, Cape Town, South Africa
"Unique high energy neutron beams at iThemba LABS"

I am a research scientist based at iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) a multidisciplinary research facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. iThemba LABS is centred on the development, operation and use of particle accelerators and related research equipment. As a scientist, my main responsibilities include research and training of postgraduate students on applied nuclear sciences. Currently, I’m the responsible scientist for refurbishment of the neutron vault at iThemba LABS. The ultimate goal for the renovation is to provide to the global neutron science community, an access to a unique world-class facility capable of providing well-characterised quasi-monoenergetic neutrons in the energy range of about 40 MeV to 200 MeV.

Federico Picollo

Physics Department, University of Torino, Italy
"Diamond devices for biological application (lab on chip)"

Thomas Cocolios

KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
"Novel radioisotopes for medical applications: the CERN MEDICIS project and beyond"

Marie Davídková
Nuclear Physics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
"Microdosimetry of ionizing radiations and its application in radiotherapy and radioecology"

Pavol Rajec

BIONT, Slovakia
"Recent trends in development of PET radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine."

Andrew Renshaw
University of Houston, Houston, USA
"Perspectives on Liquid Argon TOF-PET"

Peter Steier

University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
"'New environmental radionuclides: Long-lived fission products detected by Ion-Laser InterAction Mass Spectrometry (ILIAMS)"

Stephan Winkler
iThemba LABS, Cape Town, South Africa
"Research highlights from the iThemba LABS AMS facility in archeology, environment, and the earth sciences"

Lucille Beck

LMC14/LSCE - Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
"IBA and AMS techniques for Cultural Heritage studies"

Jan Kučera

Nuclear Physics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
"Recent achievements in NAA and IBA application on cultural heritage investigations in NPI"

Massimo Chiari

INFN, Florence, Italy
"Nuclear physics for the environment and cultural heritage: A LABEC experience"

Lyudmila Goncharova

University of Western Ontario, Canada
"Ion beam implantation for Si photonics"

Dr. Lyudmila Goncharova joined the University of Western Ontario as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 2007, and became an Associate Professor in 2014, her work has been continually funded through NSERC Discovery Grants. Since 2012, Dr. Goncharova is a director of the Western Tandetron Accelerator Facility, a unique facility for the analysis and modification of advanced materials with ion-beams and nuclear techniques. Dr. Goncharova is acknowledged as an international leader in high-resolution ion depth profiling and ion beam modification. The focus of her research has been in exploring and optimizing semiconductor materials and nanostructures for enhanced electronics, optoelectronics, and more recently in the broader area of materials and the role they play in influencing new technology and impacting society.

Thomas Osipowicz

National University of Singapore, Singapore
"Recent trends in IBA applications in material research "

Taku Suzuki
National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
"Spin-dependent scattering"

Gaston Garcia

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, CMAM, Madrid, Spain
"Ion beams and synchrotron light in perspective"

Raquel González Arrabal

Instituto de Fusión Nuclear, Madrid, Spain (materials for nuclear fusion)
"Current status and new approaches in the development of Plasma facing materials for nuclear fusion reactors"

Maria Del Carmen Jiménez Ramos
Centro Nacional de Aceleradores Parque Tecnológico, Sevilla, Spain

Michal Marčišovský

Czech Technical University in Prague | Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering
"Monolithic silicon pixel detectors: a new tool for space radiation monitoring"

Dr. Marcisovsky is a research scientist at FNSPE CTU in Prague. His focus is on the radiation detection methods, especially on the R&D of segmented semiconductor detectors and their applications and development of radiation-tolerant electronics.

Alan Owens

European Space Agency ESA, AURORA c/o ESA - ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
"Space radiation, research, detection and shielding"