Conference on Photonics for Advanced Spectroscopy and Sensing


3 - 8 September 2023 Castellaneta Marina - Italy


About The Event

C-PASS is the first edition of the international conference series on Photonics for Advanced Spectroscopy and Sensing, held on September 2023 in Castellaneta Marina, Italy. It aims to bring together researchers from both industrial and academic research laboratories to stimulate new research initiatives in the fields of integrated photonics, lasers, optical spectroscopy and sensing in the near- and mid-infrared spectral regions.

Event Address

Valentino Village
ss 106 km 466.600,
74010 Castellaneta Marina (TA), Italy


3 - 8 September 2023


  • Gas and liquid sensing and spectroscopy
  • Photoacoustic and photothermal gas sensing
  • Integrated photonics for sensing and spectroscopy
  • Sensor phenomenology, modeling and evaluation
  • Emerging sensor technologies and applications
  • Novel mid and near-IR sources for gas and liquid sensing
  • Optical sensor systems: signals, processing and interfaces
  • Optical sensors for agrifood analysis and industrial applications
  • Environmental and bio-medical sensors, new instrumentation and methodology
  • VOCs and particulate detection

Conference Chairs

Marco Grande
Marco Grande
PhD, Assistant Professor in Electromagnetic Fields
OPTAPHI's PI and Scientist in Charge for POLIBA
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering
Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
William Whelan-Curtin (Liam O'Faolain)
William Whelan-Curtin (Liam O'Faolain)
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis
Munster Technological University,
Cork, Ireland
Vincenzo Spagnolo
Vincenzo Spagnolo
PhD, Full professor of Applied Physics
Vice-Rector deputy to Technology Transfer and Third Stream of the Polytechnic of Bari
Director of the THORLABS-POLIBA joint-research lab PolySenSe
Physics Department
Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Geard Wysocki

Prof. GeRard Wysocki

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of MIRTHE+
Associated Faculty in the Princeton Institute of Materials (PRISM)
Princeton University
New Jersey, USA

Prof. Wysocki current research interests focus on the development of laser-based spectroscopic systems for chemical sensing, with a strong emphasis on real-world applications in atmospheric chemistry and environmental monitoring, bio-medical research, and industrial process control.

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Belkin

Chair of Semiconductor Technology
Walter Schottky Institute
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Dr. Belkin’s research interests are MIR and THz photonics, optoelectronics, and nonlinear optics. Recent projects include the investigation of exotic linear and nonlinear optical effects in metamaterials and low-dimensional structures, development and application of compact room-temperature MIR and THz sources and detectors, tunable plasmonic devices, integrated MIR photonics systems, and sub-wavelength resolution vibrational spectroscopy.

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Belkin

Prof. Simona M. Cristescu

Prof. Simona M. Cristescu

Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Prof. Cristescu research is focused on detection of volatile compounds in complex gas mixtures. Her group develops and applies techniques and analytical methodologies using optical absorption spectroscopy and mass spectrometry for a wide range of gas concentrations (from sub-ppb to percentages). Applications include: biomarkers detection and monitoring for precision medicine, fruit storage, dairy farming, air pollution and wastewater monitoring, plasma diagnostics, etc.

Prof. Dr. Jérôme Faist

Prof. Dr. Jérôme Faist

Full professor of Quantum Optics
Department of Physics

Institut für Quantenelektronik
ETH Zürich

Prof. Faist present interests are the development of high performance QC lasers in the Mid and Far-​infrared and the physics of coherence in intersubband transitions in the presence of strong magnetic fields. His central role in the invention and first demonstration of the quantum cascade laser in 1994 was recognised by several awards.

Ing. Dr. Peter Burgholzer

CEO of RECENDT - Research Center for Non-Destructive Testing GmbH, Germany

Peter Burgholzer’s main working area is non-destructive testing with optical methods, especially laser ultrasound, photoacoustic and photothermal imaging, and optical coherence tomography. He is scientific director of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Photoacoustic Imaging and Laser Ultrasonics and CEO of RECENDT. In recent years, the combination of IR thermography with acoustic reconstruction has been in his scientific focus to combine the advantages of thermography and ultrasound.

Ing. Dr. Peter Burgholzer

Important dates

8 February 2023

Registration opening

15 March 2023

Abstract submission deadline

25 March 2023

 Extended abstract submission deadline

15 April 2023

Authors notification

01 May 2023

Early bird registration

10 June 2023

Post-deadline abstract submission (poster only)

15 June 2023

Registration closes


Invited Speakers

Dr. Paolo De Natale, CNR-INO, Italy
Prof. Qijie Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Lei Dong, Shanxi University, China
Dr. Yufei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Ilaria Cristiani, Università di Pavia, Italy
Prof. Ulrike Willer, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Prof. Juha Toivonen, Tampere University, Finland
Prof. Weidong Chen, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France
Prof. Marco Marangoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Prof. Antonio Castrillo, Università della Campania, Italy
Dr. Thomas Rueck, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule, Germany
Prof. Roberto Li Voti, Università La Sapienza, Italy
Dr. Paul Chevalier, Harvard University, MA, USA
Prof. Mladen Franko, Univerza v Novi Gorici, Slovenia
Prof. Andrea Di Falco, University of St Andrews, UK
Prof. em. Markus Sigrist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Mélanie Ghysels-Dubois, CNRS, France
Dr. Kevin Cossel, NIST, USA
Dr. Markus Brandstetter, RECENDT, Austria
Prof. Chiara Cordero, Università degli Studi di Torino
Prof. Marcus Wolff, HAW Hamburg, Germany

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