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Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Lasers et Applications, University of Lille 1, France
Cristian Focsa (43) received his PhD in molecular spectroscopy in 1999 from the University of Lille 1, France. After a post-doc at University of Waterloo (Canada), he was appointed as Associate Professor (1999) and then Professor (2009) at University of Lille 1. Since 2002 he is the leader of the ANATRAC (Analysis of Traces) research group (currently 10 people) within the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules (PhLAM, UMR CNRS 8523). Since 2010 he is the director of CERLA (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Lasers et Applications). His main current research interest is in the applications of laser ablation in environment, medicine, and materials sciences.