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Applied Laser Spectroscopy

Combustion Diagnostics and Exhaled Breath Gas Analysis

Sensitive detection and accurate quantification of atoms and molecules in gas phase is an important aspect in many fields of natural science and industrial branches. The Applied Laser Spectroscopy group develops novel laser-based spectroscopic techniques and optical sensors and conducts interdisciplinary research in fields such as energy technology and medical science.


At Umeå University, the group is associated with the Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab) and collaborates with the Department of Physics and the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine. We also have collaboration partners at SP Energy Technology Center Piteå, Luleå University of Technology, Lund University, University of Helsinki, Tsinghua University, and the research environments Swedish Gasification Center and Bio4Energy.

Real-time breath gas analysis

In situ real-time combustion diagnostics



Contact Information

Department of Applied Physics and Electronics

Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab)

Umeå University

KBC-building, Linnaeus väg 6
901 87 Umeå

Visiting Address
KBC-building, KB.G7, Rum: 7.07.17

Group Information

Group leader

Florian Schmidt

Current group members

Emil Thorin

Former group members

Ramin Ghorbani

Damir Valiev, Center for Combustion Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Zhechao Qu, PTB Braunschweig, Germany

Research funding

Vetenskapsrådet - Swedish Research Council

Energimyndigheten- Swedish Energy Agency

Kempestiftelserna - The Kempe Foundations


Swedish Gasification Center

Related information

Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory 

Swedish Gasification Center (SFC)