Research Groups

Since its introduction in 2005 by Professor Roumiana Tsenkova from Kobe University, works on aquaphotomics have been performed all over the world in many universities and research institutes. Here are some of the groups who integrate aquaphotomics methods to their research.

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(*Sorted in alphabetical order of the country of the group)


Group leader: Professor Christian Huck
Affiliation: Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, CCB-Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria
Research Topics: Near Infrared and molecular spectroscopy, bioanalysis, phytopharmaca, material science

Austria, Hungary

Research Topics: NIR spectroscopy and the related instrumentation, data evaluation techniques, software and programming


Group leader: Professor Albert Krastanov, DSc
Affiliation: University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Research Topics: Biotechnology, Food technology, Probiotics, Bacteria selection, Enzyme technology


Group leader: Prof. Xueguang Shao
Affiliation: College of Chemistry, Nankai University, China
Research Topics: Chemometrics, Near–infrared spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry


Group leader: Prof. Hengchang Zang
Affiliation: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, China
Research Topics: Process analysis technology, Near infrared spectroscopy, Aquaphotomics


Group Leader: Prof. Manuela Zude
Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Research Topics: fruit quality; irrigation; oxygen shortage; spatially resolved spectroscopy, frequency based spectroscopy


Group leader: Tiziana M.P. Cattaneo
Affiliation: Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA)
Research Topics: agro-food, processed products, post-harvest, spectroscopy


Group leader: Professor Roumiana Tsenkova
Affiliation: Kobe University, Japan
Research Topics: Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Water Science, Biomeasurement, Aquaphotomics


Group leader: Dr. Ahmad Fairuz Omar
Affiliation:  School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Research Topics: Environment, Food Quality, Plant Disease, Cancer Detection, Dermatology


Group leader: Everine van de Kraats, PhD
Affiliation: Independent, Netherlands
Research Topics: Water functionality, aquaphotomics, NIR spectroscopy, ultra-weak photon emission (UPE), agriculture, human health


Group leader (former) : Assistant Professor Jelena Muncan
Affiliation: Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Research Topics: Characterization of biomaterials, Biomedical diagnostics and therapy, Aquaphotomics


Group name: Symbiogene
Group leaders : Pedro Carrasco / Myriam Catalá
Affiliation: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Research Topics: Abiotic stress, anhydrobiosis, microalgae, lichen, desiccation

Sri Lanka

Group leader: Prof. Dr. Kanaji Masakorala
Affiliation: Department of Botany, Faculty of science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Research Topics: Characterization of stress caused by iron toxicity in rice plants

Sri Lanka

Group leader: Dr. Lashya Manage
Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Research Topics: Monitoring water quality in different environmental aspects, characterization of hazardous waste, environmental pollutions, Environmental toxicology, Comprehend soil characteristics and functionalities.

United States

Group leader: Carrie K. Vance
Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University
Research Topics: Animal physiology, Amphibian conservation, NIR and NMR spectroscopy applied to animal and plant pathogens and diseases