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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The Austrian-Hungarian research group for NIRS and Aquaphotomics applications (Austria & Hungary)

There is a little group in the middle of Europe consisting of three young research fellows having devotion towards NIR spectroscopy and the related instrumentation, data evaluation techniques, software and programming… (read more)


BioAquaLab (University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

BioAquaLab’s research is f ocused on the application of Aquaphotomics in the field of biotechnology and food technology. Our group is working on the development of NIR-spectral WASP libraries of food pathogens and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and an assessment of the potential of the NIR spectroscopy and aquaphotomics as a precise, swift and non-invasive method… (read more)


CREA-IT (Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Italy)

The research activities are focused on the studies of biological, biochemical and commodity aspects in the agricultural field. The principal skills are: – Assessment of technological processes – Ripening, storage, and shelf-life optimization – Development of post-harvest technologies for fruits and vegetables – Development of post-slaughter technologies for animal products – Assessment of monitoring systems and procedures for the quality control along the agro-food chain… (read more)


Everine van de Kraats (Independent, Netherlands)

At ViaLight Research she was head of research and assisted management with their new ventures. Together with her team she investigated water functionality. The main research targets were to develop a (multispectral) sensor to distinguish agricultural produce grown with waters before and after going through a ‘water vitalizing’ device, to distinguish the respective waters by their function, and to understand the mechanism behind the observed effects… (read more)


Huck Lab (Leopold-Franzens University, Austria)

Huck Lab is developing novel analytical approaches based on molecular spectroscopy (NIR, MIR, 2D-COS, Raman) with main focus on near-infrared (NIR). The lab has excellent knowledge in a broad field of analytical methodologies including chromatography/electrophoresis (LC, µ-LC, GC, CE, CEC), mas spectrometry (ESI, Q-TOF, MALDI) and selective sample enrichment procedures (SPE) used as a reference method…. (read more)


Jelena Muncan (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Jelena Munćan currently works as an Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade in Serbia. She is a mechanical engineer with a PhD degree in Biomedical engineering. Since 2011 she was introduced to the field of Aquaphotomics, which considerably shaped all her subsequent research.The framework of Aquaphotomics inspired her to search for better understanding of water phenomena … (read more)


NIRS Laboratory (Kobe University, Japan)

NIRS Laboratory is the cradle of Aquaphotomics, a new scientific discipline, proposed by Professor Roumiana Tsenkova in 2005. The Laboratory is working on various applications and new developments in the area of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as non-destructive technology for monitoring and diagnosis of biological and aqueous systems…. (read more)