Invited speakers

Tuesday, March 9th, 14h-17h

(Subject to changes!)
14:00h-14:30h - Prof. Dr. Márcia Breitkreitz - HSI applications in the pharmaceutical industry – Tribute to prof. Ronei Jesus Poppi
14:30h-14:50h - Prof. Dr. Vincent Baeten - HSI applications in agricultural products
14:50h-15:10h - Dr. Vitor Silva - Classification and Quantification of Microplastics (<100 μm) Using a Focal Plane Array–Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging System and Multivariate Analysis
15:10h-15:30h - Coffee Break
15:30h-15:50h - Prof. Dr. Paul Williams - HSI for food quality and safety
15:50h-16:10h - Prof. Dr. Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho - Hyperspectral images in waste electric and electronic equipment chemical investigation
16:10h-16:30h - Prof. Dr. Mohammed Kamruzzaman - HSI applied to meat
16:30h-16:50h - Prof. Dr. Raúl Siche Jara - HSI in Peru: Recent studies
16:50h-17:10h - Prof. Dr. Sylvio Barbon Jr. - HSI and Artificial Intelligence


Invited Speakers

Sylvio Barbon Jr

SYLVIO BARBON JUNIOR has a degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, a Master and PhD in Computational Physics from the University of São Paulo in the field of Applied Computational Physics. During 2017 he was a visiting researcher at the Universitá Degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and developed a post-doctoral project at the Universitá di Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). He is an adjunct professor in the Computer Science course at Londrina State University and a research productivity fellow at the Araucária Foundation. In 2021 he was a visiting professor at the Universitá Degli Studi di Milano (Italy) lecturing a Machine Learning course. His research area is focused on Intelligent Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition.

Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho

EDENIR RODRIGUES PEREIRA FILHO has B.S. degree in Chemistry from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas - PUC-Campinas (Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil) and MSc in chemistry in 1999 from the Chemistry Institute at Campinas State University (Unicamp). In this same year started his Ph.D also at Unicamp. In 2001 developed part of his Ph.D. at the Institute of Spectrochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (ISAS), Dortmund, Germany. In 2003 obtained his Ph.D. in Sciences. His research is dedicated to LIBS (Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy), sample preparation, biological and environmental sample analyses, images (digital and hyperspectral) and chemometrics application in analytical chemistry, and published 140 papers. In August 2006 started professional activities at the Chemistry Department of São Carlos Federal University (UFSCar – São Paulo State) and supervised 20 and 13 master and PhD students, respectively.

Vincent Baeten

Dr. Ir. VINCENT BAETEN obtained his Engineering degree in Agronomy (1993) and PhD (1998) in Agricultural Sciences at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium). He has been awarded a Marie-Curie Fellowship (1996-1998) at the Instituto de la Grasa of the CSIC (Spain). Since 1999, he has worked at the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W, Belgium). Today, he is Scientific Director at CRA-W and head of the Quality and Authentication of Products Unit (QAP Unit). This Unit is part of the Knowledge and Valorisation of Agricultural Products Department of CRA-W and has a 30-person staff of researchers and technicians. The QAP Unit is involved in the development and implementation of sustainable practices to reinforce and assess the quality and authentication of agricultural and agro-food products. The QAP Unit hosts 6 research laboratories:  the Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Microbiology Laboratory, the Optical and Digital Microscopy Laboratory, the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory, the On-field and process control laboratory, and the Imaging, MIR  and Raman Spectroscopy Laboratory. In addition, there are two transversal entities, i.e. Data-Base, Chemometrics and Bio-Informatics; and Proteomic (MS spectrometry) entities. Dr. Ir. Vincent Baeten has about 25 years of experience in European projects dealing with the development of spectroscopic methods. He has participated or participates in several European projects dealing with quality, safety, traceability and authentication of food and feed products (STRATFEED, TYPIC, MEDEO, CO-EXTRA, TRACE, SAFEED-PAP, FEEDforHEALTH, CONFIDENCE, QSAFE, FOODINTEGRITY, AUTHENT-NET, SENSORFINT). He was coordinator of the SAFEED-PAP project and Director of the EURL-AP since its creation (2006) to 2012. Since 2013, he has also been an invited assistant professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium). Dr. Ir. Vincent Baeten was awarded the 2011-Q-Interline Sampling Award for the outstanding contribution in sampling applied to spectroscopy methods. In 2012, he was awarded by the Brazilian Program Ciência sem fronteiras as an invited researcher at the University Federal of Para (UFPA, Belem, Brazil).

Jose Manuel Amigo

JOSE MANUEL AMIGO current research interests include hyperspectral, multispectral and digital image analysis applied in many different fields (Food Sciences, Environmental Modeling, Forensic Sciences, Pharmaceutical Production, etc.) and teaching chemometrics. He has authored more than 170 publications (120+ peer-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, proceedings, etc.) and given more than 60 conferences at international meetings and given more than 30 courses world-wide. He has supervised or is currently supervising several Masters, Post Docs and PhD students and he is an editorial board member of four scientific journals within chemometrics and analytical chemistry. 2014 - Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems Award for his achievements in the field of Chemometrics. 2019 - Thomas Hirschfeld Award for his achievements in the field of Near Infrared Technology.

Juan Antonio Fernandez Pierna

JUAN ANTONIO FERNANDEZ PIERNA has a Chemistry degree from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels (Belgium). He is project officer and responsible of the DRIM (Database, Raman and IMaging) laboratory at the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (Gembloux, Belgium)) in the Quality and authentication of products unit of the Knowledge and valorisation products department. His expertise and research areas focused in Chemometrics and vibrational spectroscopy methods both in theoretical and practical aspects.

François Stevens

FRANÇOIS STEVENS has a Physics degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a PhD in Agronomical Sciences and Biological Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). He is project officer at the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (Gembloux, Belgium)) in the Quality and authentication of products Unit. He is doing research in the field of Vis-NIR spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging for applications such as analysis of constituents in food, agricultural or industrial products and plant stress detection. He has a strong interest in statistical modelling, machine learning and data visualization.

​Mohammed Kamruzzaman

MOHAMMED KAMRUZZAMAN received BSc in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, and MSc in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition from a consortium of the four European Universities (Belgium, Germany, Ireland, and Portugal). He obtained Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. He conducted post-doctoral research at The University of Tokyo, Japan, and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He has more than ten years of research experience on non-destructive optical sensing techniques. He has extensive documented records of authorship on hyperspectral imaging for meat quality, authenticity, and adulteration detection. His many scholarly works have become standard reference materials for researchers in hyperspectral imaging for meat quality, authenticity, and adulteration detection. He was one of the highly cited researchers in 2019 by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). At UIUC, he applies optical sensing technologies such as computer vision, spectroscopy, and hyperspectral imaging in tandem with chemometrics and machine learning to address the sustainability of bioprocessing technologies to promote the sustainable use of renewable resources. He also works on novel and innovative process routes for rapid and real-time characterization and quality assessment/control of bioproducts/bioprocesses to improve food security, quality, safety, and nutrition, while simultaneously accounting for environmental and socio-economic impacts. He serves on the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Biosystems Engineering”.

Vitor Silva

VITOR SILVA holds a PhD in Chemistry from Federal University of Pernambuco, with period abroad at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He conducted his postdoctoral studies at Aarhus University (Denmark) and he is currently a young researcher at the same university, working on the development of analytical methods applying hyperspectral images for analysis of microplastics in marine environments. He has experience in analytical chemistry and works in the fields of vibrational spectroscopy, chemometrics (Multivariate Calibration and Classification) and process analytical technology.

Raúl Siche Jara

Dr. RAÚL SICHE JARA is an Agroindustrial Engineer, with a master degree in Economics, a phD in Food Engineering (University of Campinas, Brazil) and post-doctoral studies at the University of Lleida, Spain. He is currently a professor and researcher at the National University of Trujillo and President of the International Agroindustrial Engineering Network. He is Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Scientia Agropecuaria, an indexed journal in SCOPUS and WoS. He is the author of many academic papers, having published more than 70 scientific articles in indexed journals. He is part of the teaching staff of different phD programs at the National Agrarian University of La Molina, the National University of Tumbes, the National University of Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and the National University of Trujillo. In 2015, he was distinguished Doctor Honoris Causa at the National University of Tumbes. In 2016 he received the award “Vicente Delfín Tizón – Excelencia en la Ingeniería” of the "Consejo Departamental de La Libertad del Colegio de Ingenieros"  of Peru. In 2019 he received the Elsevier Excellence Award, North East Edition 2019: Agricultural Sciences Area.

Márcia Cristina Breitkreitz

MÁRCIA CRISTINA BREITKREITZ has being working since 2014 as a professor at the Chemistry Institute of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), coordinating the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Research and Chemometrics (LabFarQui). She was a senior researcher in Chemometrics from 2006-2007 at the International Institute of Pharmaceutical Research (IIPF, Brazil) and coordinator of research and development from 2007 to 2009 in the same institute. She received her PhD in Chemistry from UNICAMP in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Ronei Jesus Poppi. She has published  44 papers in scientific journals and 78 abstracts in national and international conferences (H- index = 13). Her major research interests are related to Chemometrics applied to the development of analytical methods based on liquid/supercritical fluid chromatography, vibrational spectroscopy and the development of pharmaceutical products and processes according to the strategy of Quality by Design (QbD). In addition to the research work and teaching (graduate and undergraduate levels), Prof. Marcia is dedicated to courses and consultancy on relevant topics to pharmaceutical industry, especially Chemometrics within the context of Quality by Design.

Paul Williams

Dr PAUL WILLIAMS is a senior lecturer and researcher at the department of Food Science at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch South Africa. He has been applying NIR hyperspectral imaging to study food quality and safety since 2007. Recently, in 2020, he was awarded the SPIE Rising Research Award.

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