5th International Symposium on

Laser-Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing

4th to 8th July 2016, Linz, Austria


Thank you for attending the 5th International Symposium on Laser-Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing!


You are cordially invited to the 5th International Symposium on Laser-Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing (LU2016) to be held at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, from July 4th to 8th, 2016.

The symposium is dedicated to the latest scientific results, methodological and technological advancements, and the most relevant applications of Laser-Ultrasonics. According to the tradition of LU symposia, researchers from academia and industry are invited to participate and exchange their knowledge on Laser-Ultrasonics and Advanced sensing.

A special “Industry Day” will be introduced in LU2016 for the first time. For this “Industry Day“ potential customers around the globe and from different branches like automotive-, aerospace-, semiconductor industry, raw material producer, and many more will be invited. Here, they will get an idea of what Laser-Ultrasonics is about and how they can enhance their products with this technology.

Throughout the conference social events will be organized in order to promote informal discussions between the participants.

A Young Scientist award, sponsored by Tecnar, will be presented to the best paper contributed by students.




The detailed final schedule can be downloaded here!



The Symposium will be held at the the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz

Registration, sessions and exhibition will take place in Science Park 3. There will also be a luggage room. The poster session and the lab tour will take place in Science Park 2.



Organizer and Host:
RECENDT - Research Center for Non-Destructive Testing GmbH
Science Park 2 / 2nd floor
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria



Topics that will be covered in the symposium include:

  • Group 1: General Laser-Ultrasonics
    → Laser generation of acoustic waves
    → Non-linear acoustics
    → Laser-Ultrasonics for advanced materials (composites, ceramics, complex media)
    → Signal processing and imaging
    → Modeling (analytical & numerical)
  • Group 2: Laser-Ultrasonics for NDE & industrial application
    → Flaw and defect inspection and nondestructive testing
    → Materials evaluation and characterization
    → Laser-Ultrasonics in advanced manufacturing and for process control
    → Guided wave
    → Acoustic imaging
    → Thin film characterization
    → Laser-Ultrasonics in hazardous environment
  • Group 3: Instrumentation and advanced sensing
    → Novel instrumentation
    → Advanced sensing in Laser-Ultrasonics
    → Ultrafast optoacoustics
    → Nanoscale measurements
  • Group 4: Photoacoustics and biomedical applications
    → Photoacoustic imaging
    → Novel instrumentation in photoacoustic imaging
    → Signal processing, imaging, and reconstruction
    → Biomedical applications of Laser-Ultrasonics


Invited Speakers:

  • Plenary Talks:
    → Keith A. Nelson, MIT, USA
    → Daniel Razansky, TU Munich, Germany
    → Jean-Pierre Monchalin, National Research Council Canada
  • Keynote Talks:
    → Oliver B. Wright, Hokkaido University, Japan
    → Ben Cox, University College of London, UK
    → Claire Prada-Julia, Institut Langevin Paris, France
    → Matt Clark, University of Nottingham, UK
    → Takeshi Hoshi, Toshiba, Japan
    → Thomas Garcin, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Invited Talk:
    → Vitalyi Gusev, Université de Maine, France
    → Ivan Pelivanov, University of Washington, USA
    → Francesco Banfi, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia, Italy


Tecnar Best Paper Award:

Master or PhD students who give an oral presentations or present a poster + short poster presentation have the chance to win the “LU2016 Best Paper Award” sponsored by Tecnar.

A jury will evaluate the oral presentations / posters.

  • Winners 2016:
    1. Victoria Ageeva, University of Nottingham
    2. Mitra Soorani, University of Nottingham
    3. Clemens Grünsteidl, RECENDT



Some impressions of LU2016: