Welcome to EWLA 2024

Dear Laser Ablation Community, it's time to meet again! Ghent University is proud to invite you to the 16th edition of the European Workshop on Laser Ablation (EWLA2024) organised in Ghent, Belgium, which will take place from July 2nd-5th 2024. This biennial international conference is a great opportunity to share and discuss the most recent scientific results, novel concepts and developments in laser ablation based techniques and stimulates the interaction between academia and industry.​


Fundamental research:​

Laser-matter interaction​

Particle formation and transport phenomena​

Qualitative and quantitative elemental and isotopic mapping (2D and 3D)​


Isotopic analysis​

Chemical depth profiling​

Simultaneous tandem and/or multi-sensor techniques​

Data processing and management


Earth, Geology & Planetary Sciences​

Biology, Medicine & Life Sciences​

Archaeology, Forensics & Cultural Heritage​

Material Sciences & Industrial Applications

Scientific organizing committee

The local organising committee (LOC) is proud to be supported by an excellent scientific organising committee (SOC) that consists of the following members:​

David Chew, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Steven Goderis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Detlef Günther, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Wolfgang Müller, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany

Christophe Pécheyran, Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour - CNRS, France

Jorge Pisonero, University of Oviedo, Spain

Andreas Riedo, University of Bern, Switzerland

Martin Šala, National Institute of Chemistry Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vassilia Zorba, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States of America

Thibaut Van Acker, Ghent University, Belgium

Frank Vanhaecke, Ghent University, Belgium