International Conference on Enhanced Spectroscopies

ICES 2019

June, 17-20, 2019

Western University, Ontario, Canada

Few words about ICES 2019

After the European editions organized in Porquerolles (France, 2013), Messina (Italy, 2015) and Munich (Germany, 2017), the steering committee expressed their interest to have it organized in North America for the 2019 edition. Held every two years, ICES is a single-session conference over four days and brings together scientists working in the field of Surface-Enhanced spectroscopic techniques, including the development of instrumentation in Raman and Infrared enhanced spectroscopies, spatially resolved TERS and nanoIR, ultrafast phenomena in plasmon enhanced spectroscopy, advanced materials for surface enhanced spectroscopy, biosensing applications, applications and theory of enhanced optical near-field.We hope that you'll be able to join us in London in the summer 2019!

ICES 2019 Plenary Speakers

Catherine Murphy

University of Illinois, USA

George Schatz

NorthWestern University, USA

Katherine Willets

Temple University, USA

Martin Moskovits

University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Prashant Jain

University of Illinois, USA

Alexandre Brolo

University of Victoria, Canada

Sophie Lecomte

Université Bordeaux, France

Jian-Feng Li

Xiamen University, China

Adi Salomon

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Nordin Félidj

Université Paris Diderot, France

Gianluigi Botton

Mc Master University, Canada

Duncan Graham

University of Strathclyde, UK

Jennifer Shumaker-Parry

University of Utah, USA

Ramon Alvarez-Puebla

Universidad de Vigo, Spain

Chris Geddes

University of Maryland, USA

Zachary Schultz

The Ohio State University, USA

Renato Zenobi

ETH, Switzerland

Achim Hartshuh

Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany

Sebastian Schlücker

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Renaud Bachelot

Université de technologies de Troyes, France

Siva Umapathy

Indian Institute of Science, Bengalore, India

Scientific Committee

François Lagugné-Labarthet, Western University, Canada (Chair)
Nordin Félidj, Université Paris Diderot, France
Crista Brosseau, St Marys' University, Canada
Denis Boudreau, Université Laval, Canada
Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Université du Mans, France
Laura Saggle, University of Minnesota, USA
Bin Ren, Xiamen University, China
Jennifer Chen, York University, Canada
Pietri Gucciardi, CNR Messina, Italy
Zachary Schultz, Ohio State University, USA
Sophie Lecomte, Université Bordeaux, France
Achim Hartshuh, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany
Jean-François Masson, University of Montreal, Canada
Alex Brolo, University of Victoria, Canada
Li-Lin Tay, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada

Contact Us

International Steering committee

Hatice Altug, Switzerland
Nordin Félidj, Université Paris Diderot, France
Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, France
Jaebum Choo, Korea
Zhenchao Dong, China
Laura Fabris, USA
Bin Ren, Xiamen University, China
Pietro Gucciardi, Italy
Kei Murakoshi, Japan
Cecilia Noguez, Mexico
Annemarie Pucci, Germany
Achim Hartshuh, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany
Sebastian Schlücker, Germany
George Schatz, USA
Lasse Klassen, USA
Javier Aizpurua, Spain

Scientific Program

Please download the Scientific Program by clicking on the Scientific Program button


Registration includes all access to the conference, lunches over 4 days, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, city bus pass, Banquet dinner.

EARLY BIRD- Until MAY 10th 2019

Regular Members and Participants - $630 CAD (tax included)

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (ID Required) - $350 CAD (tax included)

After MAY 10th 2019

Regular Members and Participants - $730 CAD (tax included)

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (ID Required) - $450 CAD (tax included)

Scientific Program:

Monday June 17th

Time Speaker Title
8:15-8:30 F.Lagugné-Labarthet, Western University Welcoming remarks
8:30-9:00 Martin Moskovits, University of Santa Barbara, USA The Surface-Enhanced Raman Origins of Plasmonics
9:00-9:20 Li-Lin Tay, National Research council, Canada Flexible SERS sensors for the detection of Small Molecules
9:20-9:40 Vladimir Kitaev, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada Size- and Shape-Elected Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications
9:40-10:00 Leïla Boubekeur-Lecaque, Université Paris-Diderot, France Probing the Surface Chemistry of Core-shell Au@Ag Plasmonic Nanocrystals by SERS
10:00-10:30 Gianluigi A. Botton, McMaster University, Canada Using Electrons Beams to Probe the Plasmonic Response of Nanostructures
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Catherine J. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Anisotropic Chemistry on Gold Nanorods: Cool Materials for Hot Measurements?
11:30-11:45 Dorleta Jiménez de Aberasturi, BiomaGuNE, Spain SERS tags for 3D Bioimaging
11:45-12:15 Zachary D. Schultz, Ohio State University, USA Online SERS Detection: Metabolic Profiling in Tumor Lysates
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Sebastian Schlücker, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Go for the Gold: Challenges and Perspectives in iSERS
14:00-14:20 Randy P. Carney, University of California Davis, USA Spontaneous and SERS for Chemical Analysis of Optically-trapped Single Extracellular Vesicles
14:20-14:40 Christa Brosseau, Saint Mary's University, Canada Plasmonics at the Electrified Interface-Advances and Applications in Electrochemical SERS (EC-SERS)
14:40-15:00 Khalid Moumanis, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada Innovative optical Spectroscopies for Sensitive and Rapid Identification of Bacteria
15:00-15:20 Jean-François Masson, Université de Montréal, Canada Machine-Learning Driven SERS Optophysiology
15:20-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:15 Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom NanoParticle based Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells and Tissues
16:15-16:35 Betty Galarreta, Pontifica Universidad Católica, Perú Label-free SERS Nanoaptasensors for Accessible Mycotoxin Screening Test in Cereals and Food Grains
16:35-16:55 Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Le Mans Université, France Detection and identification of Biomolecules by Quantitative Analysis of SERS
16:55-17:10 Anatasia Kapara, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom Image and Characterisation of Cancer Cells using SERS and Responsive-enhanced Reporters in Breast Cancer
17:10-17:25 Florian Selbach, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany DNA Origami Nanoantennas for Surface-enhanced Fluorescence Biosensing of Zika Virus
17:30-19:30 Poster and Sponsors

Scientific Program:

Tuesday June 18th

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:00 Renato Zenobi, ETH, Switzerland How to Avoid Sample Decomposition in Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
9:00-9:20 Nan Jiang, University of Illinois Chicago, USA Angstrom Scale Chemical Analysis of Metal-supported Regioisomeric Assemblies by Ultrahigh Vaccum, TERS: Conformation and Interaction
9:20-9:40 Dmitri Voronine, University of South Florida, USA Tip-enhanced Spectroscopy of 2D Materials with Subnanometer Gap Control
9:40-10:00 Katherine Domke, Max Planck Institute, Germany Operando Raman Nanoscopy- Imaging Electrochemical Defect Reactivity with Sub-10 nm Resolution
10:00-10:30 Achim Hartshuch, LMU Munich, Germany Ultrafast Tip-Enhanced Near-field Optical Microscopy of Single Nanostructures
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 Alexandre Merlen, Université de Toulon, France Activation of Raman Forbidden Modes in TERS
11:20-11:35 Liqing Zheng, ETH, Switzerland Tip-Enhanced Raman spectroscopy for Structural Analysis of Two-dimensional Covalent Monolayers Synthesized on Water and on Au(111)
11:35-11:50 Christiane Höppener, Institute of Photonic Technologies, Germany Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Sliced Polymer Nanoparticles
11:50-12:05 Patryk Kusch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Excitation-Tunable tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
12:05-12:20 Antonino Foti, Ecole Polytechnique, France Study of the Molecular Bending in Azobenzene Self-assembled Monolayers Observed in STM-TERS
12:20-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Sophie Lecomte, University of Bordeaux, France TERS and NanoIR to Probe Amyloid Fibrilliation and their Interaction with Membranes
14:00-14:20 Francesco S. Ruggeri, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Infrared Nanospectroscopy to Study Protein Aggregation in Air and Liquid Environment
14:20-14:40 Dmitry Kurouski, Texas A&M University, USA Elucidation of Tip-broadening Effect in TERS: a Cause of Artifacts or Potential for 3D TERS
14:40-15:00 Andreas Ruediger, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada Direct Observation of Core-shell Structure in Ferroelectric Nanostructures by Tip-mediated Refractive Index Mapping
15:00-15:20 Andrey Krayev, HORIBA Scientific, USA Correlated SPM-TERS Imaging: Probing Properties of Unexpected Nanoscale Defects and Heterogeneities in 2D Semiconductors
15:20-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:15 Adi Salomon, Bar-Ilan University, Israel Generating Hot-SPots on Smooth Metallic Surfaces and their Characterization by Second harmmonic Generation and Cathodoluminescence
16:15-16:35 Wei Tao Liu, Fudan University, China Plasmonic Nano-gratings for In-situ Coherent Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Electrochemical Reactions
16:35-17:05 Siva Umapathy, Indian institute of Science, India Ultrafast Dynamics from Frequency and Time-resolved Resonance Raman Spectroscopy: Importance of Enhancement to Chemical dynamics
17:05-17:20 Matteo Barelli,Università di Genova, Italy Self-Organized Metasurfaces for Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopy and Color Routing
17:20-17:35 Yashar Monfared, Dalhousie University, Canada Stimulated Raman spectroscopy with Low-power CW Lasers Assited by Gold/silica Nanoparticles
17:35-17:50 Artur Movsesyan, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France Surface-Enhanced Two-photon Photoluminescence Assisted by Multi-resonant Simple Plasmonic Geometries
18:00-19:30 Poster and Sponsors
20:00-22:00 Social event: Banquet TBA

Scientific Program:

Wenesday June 19th

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:00 George Schatz, NorthWestern University, USA Plasmonic Arrays
9:00-9:20 Rubén Esteban, Donostia International Physics Center, Spain Collective Effects in Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
9:20-9:40 Andreas Hohenau, University of Graz, Austria Surface-enhancement of Bright and Dark Branches in Plasmonic Collective Lattice Resonances
9:40-10:00 Jason H. Hafner, Rice University, USA Structural Analysis by Enhanced Raman Scattering
10:00-10:30 Nordin Félidj, University Paris Diderot, France Lithographically Designed Qrrays of Plasmonic Structures for SERS: From Fundamental Aspects to Ultrasensitive Detection
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Christopher Geddes, University Of Maryland, USA Plasmonic Generation of Electricity: a Remarkable Plasmon to Current technology which promises to change the way we both think of and use fluorescence spectroscopy today
11:30-11:45 Rastogi Rishabh, Luxembourg institute of technology, Luxembourg Wafer-level Fabrication of sub 10 nm Gap Hot Spots for Highly Sensitive and Quantification of Biomolecules by SER and Fluorescence Spectroscopies
11:45-12:00 Médéric Lequeux, Université Paris 13 and Sorbonne Université, France From the SES Signal Optimization of Gold Nanocylinders on a Gold Film to the Development of a QCM/SERS Biosensor
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Jian-Feng Li, Xiamen University, China Shell-isolated Nanoparticle-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SHINERS)
14:00-14:20 Nicolas Pazos-Perez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain Plasmonic Core-satellites Structures as Highly Brilliant SERS-encoded Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Characterization
14:20-14:40 Denis Boudreau, Université Laval, Canada Luminescence Tuning in Plasmonic Core-shell Nanostructures
14:40-15:00 Claire Mangeney, Université Paris Descartes, France Innovative Strategies for the Surface Functionalization of Plasmonic Nanostructure
15:00-15:30 Ramon Alvarez-Puebla, Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Spain Fluorescence vs SERS: Drawbacks and synergisms
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Prashant Jain, University of Urbana Champaign, USA Label-free, Single-Molecule-Level Imaging of a Catalytic Reaction
16:30-16:50 Rotislav Bukasov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan Looking Beyond Gold and Silver, Quest for Inexpensive but Efficient SERS and SEF Substrates
16:50-17:10 Ulrich Fisher, University of Münster, Germany Parity Violation in Optical images of Kaleidoscopic Interferences on a Triangular Surface of an Amorphous Dielectric Tetrahedron
17:10-17:25 Moein Shayegannia, University of Toronto, Canada Low Concentration Molecular Detection Using Multiwavelength SERS on Width-graded Plasmonic Gratings
17:25-17:40 Jean-François Bryche, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada 2T Model to Spatially and Temporally Study Heat Propagation on Nanostructured Gold Films
17:40-17:55 Christian Kuttner, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain Anisotropic Core/Satellite Superstructures in Surfactant-free Dispersions: High Sers Efficiency Combined with Efficient Plasmonic Heating
18:00-21:00 Social event: Graduate Club TBA

Scientific Program:

Thursday June 20th

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:00 Alexandre Brolo, University of Victoria, Canada SERS Intensity Fluctuations Imaging from Single Nanoparticles
9:00-9:20 Diego Pereira dos Santos, University of Campinas, Brazil Probing Hot-spot Properties by Statistical Analysis of Single-molecule SERS Intensity Distribution
9:20-9:40 Pietro Gucciardi, CNR-IPCF, Italy Optical Printing of Nanoparticles for SERS Detection in Liquid: Sensitivity, Selectivity, Wavelength-dependent Dynamics and Influence of the Substrates.
9:40-10:00 Anne-Laure Baudrion, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France Active Optical Control of a Plasmon-emitter Coupled System by Using Photochromic Molecules
10:00-10:30 Kallie Willets, Temple University, USA Surface-Enhanced Raman spectroelectrochemistry: from Ensemble to Single Molecule Studies
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Jennifer Schumaker-Parry, University of Utah, USA Designer Aluminum Plasmonic Nanostrctures for Surface-enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy and Tunable Chiroptical Activity
11:30-11:50 Mona Tréguer-Delapierre, Université Bordeaux, France Optical Response of Plasmonic Nano-clusters Made of a Precise Number of Au and Ag Satellites
11:50-12:10 Julien Moreau, Université Sherbrooke, Canada Next Generation of Biochips for SPRI, SERS and Bioimaging: Taking Advantage of Hybrid Plasmonic Modes
12:10-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Renaud Bachelot, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France Structuring the Active Medium in Hybrid Plasmonic Nano-emitters
14:00-14:20 Thierry Taliercio, Université de Montpellier, France Surface-enhanced Thermal Emission Spectroscopy with Heavily-doped Semiconductor Metamaterial Perfect Absorber
14:20-14:40 Jonnatan J Santos, University of São Paulo, Brazil Selecting the Mechanism of SERS Effect using Shell Isolated Nanoparticles and an Oxo-triruthenium Acetate Cluster Complex
14:40-15:10 Bin Ren, Xiamen University, China Plasmon-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Pushing the Limits of Sensitivity, Time resolution and Spatial Resolution
15:10-15:30 Closing remarks

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