Press release July 7th 2018: ERC - Starting Grant


Recently, Dr Elias Kristensson invented a coding imaging concept called Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures (FRAME) that can film at up to 5 trillion frames per second. To date, FRAME is the only method that enables videography of single, non-repetitive event with spectroscopic compatibility in femtosecond timescale, meaning in a time of one quadrillionth of a second. With the Starting Grant, Kristensson aims to develop novel diagnostic tools based on this method and apply FRAME videography to examine ultrafast events. This would open the door to a significant amount of new research possibilities for example in biology, chemistry and physics.


Best Master Project in Photonics 2017:


PhotonicsSweden and the Swedish Optical Society have established a prize for students in the field of photonics in order to promote research in photonics in Sweden especially related to R&D with industrial impact.

Any person who is active in the field of optics and photonics may apply for the Student Award. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of SEK 6.000 and a second prize of SEK 2.000.


The winner of the year 2017 is: Mr. David Frantz


Title of the Master project:

High Contrast Imaging Through Scattering Media Using Structured Illumination Fourier Filtering


Supervisor: Edouard Berrocal

Press release April 28th 2017: World fastest film


Andreas Ehn and Elias Kristensson have developed together an optical technique capable of filming events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. This is faster than has previously been possible.


The technology has demonstrated the possibility in recording a series of four images within a time interval of  600 femtoseconds. All results are presented in a recent article published in "Light: Science and Applications" from Nature Publishing.


To learn more about the technology, check the following REUTERS video.


Keynote Lecture of at the Lisbon Symposium 2016


Edouard Berrocal was invited as a Keynote speaker to the 2016 Lisbon Symposia on Application of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics. His presentation was entitled :

"New horizons for the study of spray dynamics, thermometry and droplet sizing".


PDF of the conference paper

Press release December 5th 2014: ERC - Starting Grant


Edouard Berrocal, a researcher in Combustion Physics at Lund University, has been awarded one of the most prestigious grants available to young researchers: an ERC Starting Grant. The grant is worth EUR 1.5 million and will enable him to spend the next five years investigating what happens in the crucial moment at the start of combustion when the liquid fuel is injected into the combustion chamber and vaporises. Using advanced laser imaging technology that he has developed, it might become possible to observe the internal structure of fuel sprays, which remains as yet unknown. This new observation would provide valuable experimental data to computational modelers, making it possible to accurately simulate the effect of different injection strategies on engine performance.


2014 Young Researcher Award  in Optical Technologies

to Edouard Berrocal


The Young Researcher Award in Optical Technologies is given by the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) to young researchers (below 40 years old) with a proven record in optics, photonics and optical technologies.

The award is remunerated with 100.000€ to be used either for the personal salary of the laureate or for travel expenses or consumables or equipment related to the research.

The award winner receive the formal status of a guest professor and is expected to conduct research in Erlangen University (Germany), starting within one year after the award winner has been announced.


Tanasawa award


Pictures from the ICLASS 2012 conference after Edouard Berrocal and Elias Kristensson received the Tanasawa award for the best conference article of the the International Conference of Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems - ICLASS 2009.

Edouard Berrocal and Elias Kristensson

William Bachelo, Edouard Berrocal, Elias Kristensson and Heinrich Vogel.

Elias Kristensson giving the acknowledgment speech at the ICLASS 2012 banquet in Heidelberg.



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