Description

The aim of the Winter College is to offer Ph.D. students and other emerging researchers broad training in the innovative applications of optics and photonics in food and agriculture. Deriving impact through research, development and entrepreneurship in this sector will be explored.

 

Improving food, from production to processing, is one of the most important and successful contributions of modern optical and photonic innovations. Optical sensing and spectroscopy discoveries have provided huge advances in all areas, from identifying nutritional components, to uncovering contamination by adulterants and pathogens.  Tailored light and light-based technologies also are used to better grow plants, purify water, kill pathogens, hatch eggs, and sort sperm and oocytes for herd control. The keen interest in photonics for food and agriculture is global and rapidly growing – a future with smart optics and photonics will succeed in feeding the world’s people sustainably. In addition to lectures, there will be tutorials and hands-on activities. 

 

An ICTP PREPARATORY SCHOOL will be organized the week before the College (from 4 - 8 February 2019) for a limited number of selected participants:
http://indico.ictp.it/event/8642/

 

 

COLLEGE’S TOPICS:

- Optical sensing and spectroscopic analysis, including hyperspectral methods.
Remote sensing and imaging – fundamentals and applications for precision agriculture.

- Advanced vibrational spectrocopy including Raman scattering and IR absorption, SERS, low frequency Raman and imaging.

- Understanding OCT and laser vibrometery.

- Linear and nonlinear optical methods for sensing

- Photonics and farming the oceans

- Photonic advances driving the future of sustainable farming.

- Solutions-focused photonics R&D with real impact beyond the research lab.

- Low-cost spectroscopy for consumer use and limited resource settings
Photonics for application to packaging

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS SUBMISSION EXPIRED (21 OCTOBER 2018)


 
Go to day
  • Monday, 11 February 2019
    • 08:30 - 18:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Administrative procedures 1h30'
      • 10:00 Introduction to the Winter College and Spectroscopy for Food Applications: the Photonics Tasting 1h0'
        Speaker: Anna Grazia Mignani (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Examples of food analyses by means of spectroscopy (part 1) 1h0'
        Speaker: Anna Grazia Mignani (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Examples of food analyses by means of spectroscopy (part 2) 1h0'
        Speaker: Anna Grazia Mignani (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 Principal Component Analysis - basics and application to olive oil analysis (part 1) 1h0'
        Speaker: Leonardo Ciaccheri (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 17:00 Partial Least Square Regression - basics and application to tomato analysis (part 2) 1h0'
        Speaker: Leonardo Ciaccheri (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
        Material: Slides
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Experiments with low-cost spectrometers (part 1) 2h0'
        Speaker: Anna G. Mignani, Leonardo Ciaccheri and Barbara Adinolfi (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Experiments with low-cost spectrometers (part 2) 1h0'
        Speaker: Anna G. Mignani, Leonardo Ciaccheri and Barbara Adinolfi (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Making the most of your presentation 2h0'
        Speaker: Jean-luc Doumont (Principiae)
      • 16:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 17:00 Discussion 1h0'
      • 18:00 Optional sessions: HPLC with thermal lens detection of Carotenoids in food samples & Raman Spectrometer 1h0' ( ICTP Optics Lab - Galileo Guest House )
        Speaker: Humberto Cabrera, Zeinab Ebrahimpour, Fatima Matroodi, Hanna Budasheva, Jehan Akbar, Komlan Segbeya Gadedjisso-Tossou (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare INFN; Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy (RIAPA), University of Tabriz, Iran; Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran; University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan; Universite de Lome, Togo)
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Examples of food analyses by means of spectroscopy (part 3) 1h0'
        Speaker: Anna Grazia Mignani (CNR-Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello Carrara', Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Remote Sensing and Optical Imaging -- Introduction -- 1h0'
        Speaker: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Remote Sensing and Optical Imaging -- Applications on Rice -- 1h0'
        Speaker: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 LAMP talks (3-min poster presentations) - part 1 2h0'
      • 16:00 Laboratory session 2h0'
        Speaker: Andy Wang (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 18:00 Optional sessions: HPLC with thermal lens detection of Carotenoids in food samples & Raman Spectrometer 1h0' ( ICTP Optics Lab - Galileo Guest House )
        Speaker: Humberto Cabrera, Zeinab Ebrahimpour, Fatima Matroodi, Hanna Budasheva, Jehan Akbar, Komlan Segbeya Gadedjisso-Tossou (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare INFN; Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy (RIAPA), University of Tabriz, Iran; Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran; University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan; Universite de Lome, Togo)
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Remote Sensing and Optical Imaging -- Applications on Sericulture and Shrimp Farm -- 1h0'
        Speaker: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Pushing optics/photonic ideas into innovation through crowdfunding I 1h0'
        Speaker: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Pushing optics/photonic ideas into innovation through crowdfunding II 1h0'
        Speaker: Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 LAMP talks (3-min poster presentations) - part 2 2h0'
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Poster session 1h30'
        Refreshments will be served during this session
      • 18:00 Optional sessions: HPLC with thermal lens detection of Carotenoids in food samples & Raman Spectrometer 1h0' ( ICTP Optics Lab - Galileo Guest House )
        Speaker: Humberto Cabrera, Zeinab Ebrahimpour, Fatima Matroodi, Hanna Budasheva, Jehan Akbar, Komlan Segbeya Gadedjisso-Tossou (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare INFN; Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy (RIAPA), University of Tabriz, Iran; Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran; University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan; Universite de Lome, Togo)
  • Friday, 15 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Multivariate analysis & nose sensors I 1h0'
        Speaker: Corrado Di Natale (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
      • 10:00 Multivariate analysis & nose sensors II 1h0'
        Speaker: Corrado Di Natale (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Multivariate analysis & nose sensors III 1h0'
        Speaker: Corrado Di Natale (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Multivariate analysis & nose sensors IV 1h0'
        Speaker: Corrado Di Natale (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
      • 15:00 Tour Elettra 3h0' ( Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., AREA Science Park - Basovizza (https://www.elettra.trieste.it/) )
      • 18:00 Optional sessions: HPLC with thermal lens detection of Carotenoids in food samples & Raman Spectrometer 1h0' ( ICTP Optics Lab - Galileo Guest House )
        Speaker: Humberto Cabrera, Zeinab Ebrahimpour, Fatima Matroodi, Hanna Budasheva, Jehan Akbar, Komlan Segbeya Gadedjisso-Tossou (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare INFN; Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy (RIAPA), University of Tabriz, Iran; Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran; University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan; Universite de Lome, Togo)
  • Monday, 18 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Intro to vibrational spectroscopy; photonics and indoor farming, greening the desert; lab to deployment incl. entrepreneurship I 1h0'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Advanced vibrational spectroscopy incl. Rman, IR, SERS, low freq Raman and imaging - basic principles and examples I 1h0'
        Speaker: Cushla Maree McGoverin (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Advanced vibrational spectroscopy incl. Rman, IR, SERS, low freq Raman and imaging - basic principles and examples II 1h0'
        Speaker: Cushla Maree McGoverin (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Advanced vibrational spectroscopy incl. Rman, IR, SERS, low freq Raman and imaging - basic principles and examples III 1h0'
        Speaker: Cushla Maree McGoverin (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 Laboratory session 2h30'
        Speaker: Andy Wang (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 18:00 Optional sessions: HPLC with thermal lens detection of Carotenoids in food samples & Raman Spectrometer 1h0' ( ICTP Optics Lab - Galileo Guest House )
        Speaker: Humberto Cabrera, Zeinab Ebrahimpour, Fatima Matroodi, Hanna Budasheva, Jehan Akbar, Komlan Segbeya Gadedjisso-Tossou (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare INFN; Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy (RIAPA), University of Tabriz, Iran; Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran; University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan; Universite de Lome, Togo)
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 21:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 SafetyPack - sensing and packaging I 1h0'
        Speaker: Luca Poletto (CNR-Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 SafetyPack - sensing and packaging II 1h0'
        Speaker: Luca Poletto (CNR-Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Italy)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Lab/Demo session 1h0'
        Speaker: Luca Poletto (CNR-Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Italy)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Advanced vibrational spectroscopy incl. Rman, IR, SERS, low freq Raman and imaging - basic principles and examples IV 1h0'
        Speaker: Cushla Maree McGoverin (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 ICO-ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award Ceremony 3h0'
        Award winners:
        
        Muhammad FARYAD (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
        Presentation title:
        Surface Multiplasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications to Optical Sensing
        - - -
        Christian Tomas SCHMIEGELOW (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
        Presentation title:
        Spectroscopy with twisted light. Or: how ions learnt to stop worrying and love the twist
        
        Material: ICTP News link Photos Slides
      • 19:00 ICO Reception 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Time-resolved NIR and non-destructive assessment of food qualkity I 1h0'
        Speaker: Lorenzo Spinelli, Alessandro Torricelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Time-resolved NIR and non-destructive assessment of food qualkity II 1h0'
        Speaker: Lorenzo Spinelli, Alessandro Torricelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Discussion 1h0'
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Intro to vibrational spectroscopy; photonics and indoor farming, greening the desert; lab to deployment incl. entrepreneurship II 1h0'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 Laboratory session 2h30'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Thursday, 21 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Intro to vibrational spectroscopy; photonics and indoor farming, greening the desert; lab to deployment incl. entrepreneurship III 1h0'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
      • 10:00 Intro to vibrational spectroscopy; photonics and indoor farming, greening the desert; lab to deployment incl. entrepreneurship IV 1h0'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 Intro to vibrational spectroscopy; photonics and indoor farming, greening the desert; lab to deployment incl. entrepreneurship V 1h0'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Intro to vibrational spectroscopy; photonics and indoor farming, greening the desert; lab to deployment incl. entrepreneurship VI 1h0'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 Laboratory session 2h30'
        Speaker: Cather Simpson (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Friday, 22 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 10:30
      • 09:00 Closing remarks - Distribution of attendance certificates 1h30'