International Conference


FLAIR 2018 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research


September 10-14, 2018  - Hotel Domus Pacis, S. Maria degli Angeli (Assisi), Italy


FLAIR 2018 is the 6th edition of the international conference series Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, initiated in 2007 by Francesco D'Amato and Peter Werle. It aims to bring together researchers from both industrial and academic research laboratories and institutions to stimulate new research initiatives and field laser applications involving sensitive and selective detection of molecular species with a broad interdisciplinary approach.

FLAIR provides overview lectures by international experts, emphasizing integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches. Talks and posters will be presented by laser detection specialists, but also by researchers active in one of the fields of application (atmospheric monitoring, industrial process control, biomedicine, combustion science, etc.) who are highly familiar with the measurement challenges in an industrial or research setting, but may have limited knowledge of laser-based solutions.

In this edition a session will be particularly devoted to optical metrology of combustion.

Special industry sessions and an exhibition enable our industrial partners to highlight recent progress of commercial systems. The social events help to foster an atmosphere in which it is easy to discuss and interact with researchers across different disciplines.

FLAIR 2018 is chaired by Francesco D'Amato and Erik Kerstel and will be held 10-14 September 2018 in S. Maria degli Angeli (Assisi), Italy.

Assisi is around the geometrical center of Italy, close to Perugia. This is the place where San Francesco (Patron saint of Italy) and Santa Chiara were born and lived in the 12th-13th centuries. San Francesco is considered the first environmentalist, so most of the themes of FLAIR well fit with the ambience of the place. S. Maria degli Angeli is a small district of Assisi, grown close to the impressive basilica built around Porziuncola, the small church started by San Francesco. This location should enable maintaining the concept of FLAIR of staying in the same place, to maximize interaction in an informal atmosphere, and to create a core group for furthering Laser Applications in Industry and Research as a cross-disciplinary field of research.


FLAIR 2018 is organized under auspices of the CNR. Administrative support is provided by the Istituto Nazionale di Ottica.