Pascale Roy

Head of AILES beamline
Infrared and THz Spectroscopy
Synchrotron SOLEIL
Saint-Aubin - BP 48

Pascale Roy performed her PhD research in LURE, Orsay France and received her Ph.D. in Physics from Université Laval, Canada. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos in 1986-89 and was hired as CNRS researcher at LURE, Orsay France in 1989. She became CNRS Senior Scientist in 1992 and moved her research activity to Synchrotron Soleil in 2004.

Pascale Roy’s research is focused on the implementation of synchrotron radiation based Infrared and THz beamline, new spectroscopic methods and the development of associated spectroscopic studies. She is currently in charge of the AILES (Advanced Infrared Line Exploited for Spectroscopy) at SOLEIL. The AILES group currently investigates the physical properties of confined material, the optical properties of condensed matter, the edge radiation and coherent sources, the rovibrational spectroscopy of molecules of interest for atmospheric and astrophysics...

Selected Articles: 

Cervasio, R., Amzallag, E., Verseils, M., Hemme, P., Brubach, J.B., Cañero Infante, I., Segantini, G., Rojo Romeo, P., Coati, A., Vlad, A., Garreau, Y., Resta, A., Vilquin, B., Creuze, J., Roy, P. "Quantification of Crystalline Phases in Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 Thin Films through Complementary Infrared Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Supercell Simulations" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces., 16(3): 3829–3840. (2024). 

Evain, C., Kaoudoune, F., Roussel, E., Szwaj, C., Tordeux, M.A., Ribeiro, F., Labat, M., Hubert, N., Brubach, J.B., Roy, P., Bielawski, S. "Stabilization of the bunch position during the control of the microbunching instability in storage rings" Physical Review Accelerators & Beams., 26(9): art.n° 090701. (2023). 

Tébar-Soler, C., Martin-Diaconescu, V., Simonelli, L., Missyul, A., Perez-Dieste, V., Villar-García, I.J., Brubach, J.B., Roy, P., Lopez-Haro, M., Calvino, J.J., Concepción, P., Corma, A. "Low-oxidation-state Ru sites stabilized in carbon-doped RuO2 with low-temperature CO2 activation to yield methane" Nature Materials., 22(6): 762–768. (2023). 

Hearne, T.S., Mammez, M.H., Mammez, D., Martin-Drumel, M.A., Roy, P., Pirali, O., Eliet, S., Barbieri, S., Hindle, F., Mouret, G., Lampin, J.F. "Unlocking synchrotron sources for THz spectroscopy at sub-MHz resolution" Optics Express., 30(5): 7372-7382. (2022). 
Perrin, A., Manceron, L., Flaud, J.M., Kwabia Tchana, F., Armante, R., Roy, P., Doizi, D. "The new nitrogen dioxide (NO2) linelist in the GEISA database and first identification of the ν1+2ν3-ν3 band of 14N16O2" Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy., 376:art.n° 111394.(2021).

Raul de Oliveira Freitas

Dr. Raul de Oliveira Freitas is a researcher at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) since 2012, he works as head of the IMBUIA beamline at the Sirius accelerator. He is mainly involved in the fields of Synchrotron Infrared Nano-spectroscopy, near-field optical interferometry, synchrotron infrared beamline design, and materials analysis by infrared spectroscopy. Before working in the area of infrared and near-field optics, he worked in the area of synchrotron X-rays multiple diffraction, the subject of his doctorate in Physics at the University of São Paulo (USP) and the University of Guelph (UoG-Canada) and later the subject of his Post-Doc at LNLS in a collaborative project with Hewllet Packard (HP-Labs/USA). Still as a Post-Doc, he briefly served as a visiting researcher at the Surface Science Lab at ESRF-France. Before his academic/scientific life, he worked as a Designer in a multinational in the fuel sector.

Patricia Concepción

Dr. P. Concepcion belongs to the Higher Council for Scientific Research of Spain (CSIC) since 2002.  Her actual research is in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, specifically directed to the synthesis, characterization and catalytic study of metal oxide, metal nanoparticles and clusters, and hybrid materials based on metal encapsulated in host materials like zeolites, metal organic framework and carbon matrix. The goal of her work is to determine structural- activity correlations of solid catalysts with applications in several reactions, like selective hydrogenation and oxidation, C-C, C-N coupling, Fischer Tropsch, partial oxidation and ammoxidation of alkanes, methanol steam reforming and CO2 hydrogenation to fuels and chemicals. She has a strong background in “in situ” and operando spectroscopy, specifically in infrared, X-ray photoelectron and Raman spectroscopy. She is author or co-author of a total of more than 200 publications published in high impact scientific journals, co-inventor of several patents, and author of two book chapter. She has participated in several projects from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Government of the Generalitat Valenciana and the European Union (Horizon 2020) and participated in several contracts with the Industry (UBE, Repsol-YPF, HUTSMANN, CEPSA). She has also collaboration with different international and national research groups in Europe, UE, China, Sudamerica and Japan.

Michael Martin

Michael C. Martin received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1995 from Stony Brook University, doing part of his thesis work using the IR beamlines at NSLS. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoc. He then joined the scientific staff at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1997 and continues his research activities there first leading the infrared program and its growth from one to three IR beamlines, and now as a Senior Scientist leading the entire ALS Photon Science Operations Group.  He also chaired the second WIRMS in 2003 and remains an active leader in the WIRMS community.

Lisa Vaccari

Lisa Vaccari obtained MSc in Chemistry at Trieste University in 1999 and the PhD in Pharmaceutical Science in 2005 from the same University. Since her undergraduate years she has worked at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, where she still continues her scientific activity nowadays. During 2000-2006 she worked at the INFM lithography beamline, building her expertise on micro-nanofabrication approaches and characterization tools, with special emphasis of biomaterials and their applications. In October 2006 she was appointed scientist at infrared beamline at Elettra, SISSI and in 2010 became manager of the Life Science bio-branch, SISSI-Bio. Since 2019, she also coordinates the Elettra group IDEAS, that groups Imaging, Diffraction, Emission, Absorption and Scattering beamlines at laboratories at Elettra. Presently, she is member of the Member of the Synchrotron Peer Review Panels (PRPs) of: ALS (Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory, san Francisco, USA), CLS (Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, Canada), SESAME (Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, Jordan). Her main research interests are biospectroscopy for molecular biology and medical science, ultrasensitive FTIR spectroscopy and multi-technique analyses for the characterization of biological systems and soft-materials. On the field of green-chemistry and industrial oriented applications of synchrotron radiation techniques, she was the PI of two Horizon 2020 – Interreg 2014-2020 Italy Austria projects on the exploitation of tannins for bio-foams production and applications. In more recent years, a major attention has been devoted to the exploitation of nano-resolved IR methods for bio- and Cultural Heritage- oriented applications. Collaborative activities with biologists, medical doctors, as well as with chemists and archeologists were established during the years, proven by more the 120 scientific papers. For the full publication list, please refer to Scopus Author ID: 660273117 or ORCIC ID:

Ljiljana Puskar

Ljiljana Puskar obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Sussex University, UK after which she joined the Centre for Biospectroscopy at Monash University, Australia. As a Beamline Scientist at the IR beamline at the Australian Synchrotron she applied Infrared Microspectroscopy to diverse fields of science, in particular biological and biomedical research, and led the development and support of the cultural heritage community. Since 2014 she is a Senior Scientist at the IRIS beamline at BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin with research focus on development and application of advanced vibrational spectroscopic techniques to energy materials, cultural and life sciences.

Dr. G. Lawrence (Larry) Carr

Larry's undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in physics, with his Ph.D. dissertation on the far-infrared properties of inhomogeneous superconductors.  He joined the physics faculty at Emory University where he continued far-infrared measurements of materials near a metal-insulator transition before spending a year at the University of Florida to focus on high-TC cuprate superconductors.  It was around this time (1988) that Larry became the first general user at the newly built U4IR beamline of NSLS (Brookhaven Nat'l Lab).  He then moved to the Northrop Grumman research center on Long Island to develop a stronger connection to NSLS and designed the 2nd IR beamline there in the early 1990s to focus on microspectroscopy.  He then formally joined the NSLS scientific staff in 1996 where he participated in the expansion of the IR program to 6 beamlines plus developed a time-resolved (pump-probe) capability for studying dynamics.  Later on he used one of the earliest photo-injected linacs to demonstrate strong coherent THz pulses.  The NSLS ceased operations in 2014 as the newly built NSLS-II was getting started, and Larry returned to the development of infrared beamlines there, starting with the 22IR-1 (MET) and 22IR-2 (FIS) programs.  The MET program has recently begun supporting near-field infrared nanospectroscopy, leading to the 24IR/INF beamline project, currently under development. 

Ferenc Borondics

Ferenc obtained his MSc in Chemistry (2002) and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry (2007) from the Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary. Between 2004-2005 he worked on the development of carbon nanotubes for infrared photodetectors as a Fullbright Fellow in the Group of Prof. Robert Haddon at the University of California Riverside. He joined the group of Prof. Miquel Salmeron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2008 working on the development and structural characterization of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, where he also worked as a postdoc on the Infrared Beamlines and developed his specialization. He has led synchrotron beamlines for more than a decade and been immersed in all activities, from user support, people and financial management, international collaborations, cutting edge research, instrumentation and software development. He was responsible for the mid-infrared beamline at the Canadian Light Source between 2010 - 2014 and was Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan from 2011-2016. In 2014 he was appointed as Beamline Responsible at the SMIS Beamline at Synchrotron SOLEIL, Paris, France and runs one of the best equipped labs in the world for infrared spectromicroscopy with a scientific reach to all continents. His personal research interests include low-dimensional materials, machine learning for spectroscopy and high-resolution IR instrumentation development. He has delivered 29 invited lectures in international conferences or visits to other institutes, co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications that received about 5000 citations. He has taught master and graduate level courses at multiple universities in Instrumental Analytical Methods, Synchrotron Spectroscopies and Data Analysis and Data Science.


The special issue curated for Infrared Physics & Technology: 12th international workshop on infrared microscopy and spectroscopy with accelerator-based sources (WIRMS 2024) is now available online.

As a specialized journal dedicated to publishing research spanning (theory, experimentation, applications, devices, and instrumentation)* related to infrared radiation, Infrared Physics and Technology provides an ideal platform for showcasing the research presented at WIRMS 2024. Authors are encouraged to submit papers aligned with the themes of the journal, as they will be considered for inclusion in this dedicated proceedings issue.

For detailed guidelines on manuscript preparation, please visit the Infrared Physics and Technology website at

The submission website for this journal is located at: Editorial Manager®

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, please note that it is important to select VSI: WIRMS 2024 when reaching the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

The WIRMS 2024 Organizing Committee and Infrared Physics and Technology Editorial Team.


A fuller though not exhaustive list of topics would include:

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Research
  • Atmospheric transmission, turbulence and scattering
  • Biomedical and Medical applications
  • Cultural heritage
  • Environmental applications: pollution and monitoring
  • Detectors: quantum and thermal
  • Image processing
  • Industrial applications
  • Infrared lasers including free electron lasers
  • Material properties, processing and characterization
  • Nondestructive testing, active and passive. • Optical elements: lenses, polarizers, filters, mirrors, fibres, etc.
  • Radiometry: techniques, calibration, standards and instrumentation
  • Remote sensing and range-finding
  • Solid-state physics
  • Thermal imaging: device design, testing and applications
  • Synchroton radiation in the infrared