Cristian Focsa



Deputy Director, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes & Molécules (UMR CNRS 8523), Université de Lille, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, France

Scientific profiles



Cristian Focsa is Professor at the University of Lille, France and is the group leader of the ANATRAC (Analysis of Traces) research team since 2002. After a PhD in gas phase high-resolution laser spectroscopy (University Lille 1, France, 1999) and a post-doc in Fourier transform spectroscopy (University of Waterloo, Canada, 1999), he oriented his research to the study of multi-phase processes involving laser-matter interaction with applications in various fields as environment, biology, or materials science.
Cristian Focsa served as Guest Editor of Applied Surface Science (2016) and Complexity (2018) journals for special issues and organized in 2016 the EMRS Symposium “Laser – Materials Interactions for Tailoring Future’s Applications”.
During 2010-2019, he served as Director of CERLA and since 2018, is Deputy Director of the PhLAM Laboratory. He also serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the IREPSE Institute and as Director of Doctoral Studies (ED 104 SMRE). Since 2020, he is a member of the Government of Canada TWG for the “Development of a standardized sampling, conditioning, and measurement protocol for black carbon emissions from marine engines”. Professor Focsa is also a member of the Steering Committee of the national network GDR 3622 SOOT since 2019.
His research contributions are reflected by the 143 papers published in famous peer reviewed journals, 3 books, 3 chapter of books and a number of research projects in his research field.