Welcome to the Lasers & Aerosols Groups

Our mission is to push analytical techniques, based on spectroscopic and optical principles, from basic research to real-world application in industry, environmental and atmospheric research, medicine, and biology.

One main emphasis is the development of new principles and instruments for exhaust gas monitoring of combustion engines, with a special focus on aerosol characterization. More generally, we are interested in solving analytical problems in industrial processes by using novel approaches and construcing innovative instrumentation. 

Our other playground is microbiology, were we employ mostly Raman microscopy and SERS (surface enhanced Raman scattering), but also mass spectrometry and other techniques as analytical tools. The analytical challenges range from medical to, once again, process analytical questions.

 

 

Evolution of the Photoacoustic Soot Sensor.