Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the keynote lectures and invited lectures of the 3rd International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing
(LU2013) have been fixed as follows.

Plenary talks:
1. Industrial application of laser ultrasound
Dr. Alain Blouin
"Recent developments in laser-ultrasonic applications"

2. Ultrafast optoacoustics
Prof. Oliver B. Wright
"Fleeting photons and phonons in tight places"

3. Advanced sensing
Prof. Igor Solodov
"Advanced Sensing and Defect-Selective Imaging in Nonlinear Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing"

Invited speakers:
1. Bertrand Audoin (Université Bordeaux 1, France)
Picobio: single cell elasticity and adhesion probed with the picosecond ultrasonics technique

2. Mathias Fink (Institut Langevin, ESPCI, France)
Acoustic Imaging with time-reversal methods

3. David Hutchins (Warwick University, UK)
 A comparison of non-contact techniques for nondestructive evaluation

4. Bernd Koehler (Fraunhofer Institute, IZFP-D, Germany)
Laser vibrometry study of ultrasonic wave field evolution for nondestructive evaluation, structural health monitoring, and material characterization

5. Alexey M Lomonosov (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
Linear and nonlinear wedge waves in crystals

6. Tsuyoshi Mihara (Toyama University, Japan)
Improvement of identification of crack tip echo in ultrasonic inspection using large displacement ultrasound transmission

7. Takahiro Miura (Toshiba Corp., Japan)
Practical industrial applications of laser-ultrasonics for in-process inspection of structures manufacturing

8. Jean-Pierre Monchalin (National Research Council of Canada, Canada)
Laser-ultrasonics for aerospace manufacturing

9. Todd Murray (Colorado University, USA)
Ultrasound assisted and nanoparticle targeted photoacoustic cavitation

10. Hideo Nishino (University of Tokushima, Japan) and Takashi Furukawa (JAPEIC, Japan)
Control of the amplitude distribution of the guided wave in an elbow pipe by changing the frequency and its application to efficient defect detections

11. Yoshifumi Saijo (Tohoku University, Japan)
Evaluation of biological tissues by high frequency ultrasound and photoacoustics

12. Chi-Kuan Sun (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Guided coherent acoustic phonons propagation in nanorods

Further details can be obtained at the conference website

Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues who may be interested in this event. If you have any queries, please write to

We are looking forward to seeing you in Yokohama.

Prof. Kazushi Yamanaka, Organizing Committee chair
Prof. Ikuo Ihara, Scientific Committee chair
Dr. Makoto Ochiai, Steering Committee chair