Optical Measurements Techniques
for Structures & Systems


Scientific Research Network Supported by the

FWO Vlaanderen


Laboratory of Acoustics and Thermal Fysics (ATF)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Head of the research group: Christ Glorieux (christ.glorieux@fys.kuleuven.ac.be)


Other members involved: 

Nicolaas Van Riet, Jozefien Goossens 


Research Topics:

The research group focusses on laser ultrasonics and photoacoustic and photothermal research. In the former domain the elastic properties of materials is studied through the analysis of the propagation of acoustic surface waves near an interface of two materials (excitation and detection are all optical). In the photoacoustics and photothermal research work, the properties of normal and complex fluids and gases are investigated (specifically those gases and fluids where phase transition phenomena occur).


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