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Treavor BOYER – Paula COBLE – Jin HUR – Lieven DE LATHAUWER – Kathleen MURPHY

Pierre COMON



Treavor H. BOYER : The vision for our research group is to develop robust engineering approaches to the treatment of water at various stages in its life cycle so as to match water quality to the water-use activity, maximize water conservation, recover valuable materials, sequester harmful contaminants, minimize the production of waste byproducts, and advance the water–energy–food nexus. Specific to fluorescence spectroscopy, our interest is to characterize and track changes in aquatic dissolved organic matter (DOM) through drinking water treatment processes including ion exchange, metal salt coagulation, precipitative softening, membrane separation, and oxidation. The peak location and intensity of DOM fluorophores, in addition to dissolved organic carbon concentration and ultraviolet absorbance, can provide valuable information about the effectiveness of a water treatment process and the potential for DOM to affect downstream processes such as foul membranes, form disinfection byproducts, and enhance or inhibit corrosion. Fluorescence spectroscopy is also used to characterize DOM in waste streams like municipal solid waste leachate and natural aquatic systems such as dissolved organic phosphorus in wetlands. Other major research activities in our group include urine source separation to recover nutrients, separate pharmaceuticals, and achieve more sustainable wastewater management. (


Paula COBLE : My research is focused on the use of absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy for the study of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in natural waters. Understanding temporal trends in CDOM concentration and fluxes in rivers has become increasingly important due to the role of CDOM in water clarity, dissolved organic carbon flux, drinking water quality, and ecosystem health. Sources of CDOM from land include dissolution from soils, agricultural waste products, sewage effluents, groundwater discharge, and biological inputs from swamps, marshes, reservoirs, and phytoplankton. Factors that increase inputs from these sources include rainfall, river discharge, erosion, temperature, and waste and water management practices. Factors that decrease inputs include drought, biological consumption, and photobleaching. The composition of CDOM is determined by specific fluorophore components from agriculture, intact forest, wetlands, and sewage effluent, and can be used as a tracer of land use and land cover. Increasing population density and resultant land use changes may also alter fluxes of carbon and CDOM. Other applications of my research include Ocean Optics, satellite remote sensing of ocean color, verification of ballast water exchange, and development and deployment of multichannel fluorometers, including laser-based systems, in the environment.

My other interest is Ocean Science Education. I recently took a two-year leave of absence from USF to spend two years at NASA HQ as a Program Scientist in Earth System Science Education. I have been involved in numerous education and outreach programs at the College of Marine Science, including Project Oceanography, COSEE-FL, Oceanography Camp for Girls, the Teacher Oceanography Workshop and an NSF GK-12 project.


JinHurDr. Jin HUR : Recent Research Interest
My research interest is to characterize DOM in natural and engineered systems and evaluate the environmental impacts of DOM based on the DOM characteristics. In one research topic, I use fluorescence spectroscopy data to examine the temporal and spatial distributions of DOM in lakes and rivers particularly relying on fluorescence EEM-PARAFAC. Recent EEM-PARAFAC applications include the prediction of BOD and COD in urban river water affected by wastewater effluent, organic carbon source tracing for a recently constructed dam reservoir, and characterizing DOM changes during storm runoff. I often make effort to correlate the DOM fluorescence data with other environmental significances of DOM such as disinfection by-products, and heavy metal and organic pollutant binding properties. One of my recent studies was to use an advanced data treatment method called “two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS)” for exploring the structural heterogeneity and the kinetic behavior of DOM. 


Lieven De Lathauwer

 Dr. Lieven De Lathauwer : L. De Lathauwer’s research concerns the development of tensor tools for engineering applications. It centers on the following axes:
– algebraic foundations: uniqueness properties of canonical polyadic decomposition, introduction of block term decompositions, various  properties of low rank and low multilinear rank approximation;
– numerical algorithms: efficient handling of Jacobian and Hessian, exact search, optimization over manifolds;
– generic methods for signal processing and data analysis: signal separation, factor analysis, harmonic retrieval, blind equalization;
– particular applications: biomedical applications, telecommunication, and other.
Recently, Tensorlab has been released, a Matlab toolbox for tensors and tensor computations.


Dr Kathleen R Murphy

Dr Kathleen Murphy is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the UNSW Water Research Centre in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Kate’s primary research interests are in the application of chemometrics for discriminating among sources of chemicals in the environment. Most of her research to date has been of marine and freshwater aquatic systems, particularly the study of the chemistry and biology of ships’ ballast water in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in the USA, and recently at UNSW, the analysis of fluorescence in municipal water recycling schemes. In 2010, Kate commenced an APD at UNSW to investigate chemometric approaches to identifying annoying odours arising from industrial facilities. Due to the multidisciplinary and international nature of her research, she regularly collaborates with researchers in the USA and Europe.


 Pr Pierre COMON

Pierre Comon is research director with CNRS, at His reseach interests include the development of tensor tools for data mining in general, and for health and environment in particular. In this context, Blind Source Separation and Independent Component Analysis, which have been his main concern these last twenty years, may be seen as an application. Some tensor codes have been put online in 2009  and can be freely downloaded; see the « projects » tab at the speaker home page:









Submission Process

WOMS 2013 seeks to offer broad coverage of the field including most recent developments in both theory and applications.

Submissions of comprehensive overviews of methodological advancements are strongly encouraged, as well as papers dealing with environmental applications.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Submitted communications should not have been published or be under review elsewhere.

The submission should be about 2-4 pages in total in pdf format. The abstract has to contain title, the authors, and their affiliation, and the mail of the corresponding author. The font size have to be a size of 12, 14 for the title. The abstract could contain graph, table and reference article.

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Deadline for submission delayed to the end of April 2013

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    Selected Posters for Présentation

     See Talks program at the following link


    P01- ROHIA et al – (Finland) – Characterizing lake DOM across boreal and arctic landscapes

    P02- ROYER et al – (France) – Error analysis of low-rank three-way tensor factorization approach to blind source separation

    P03- ASSAAD et al – (France) – Characterization of dissolved organic matter in industrial rivers

    P04 – GUIGUE et al – (France) – The use of 3D-Fluorescence and potential biodegradability for the comparison of extraction procedures of water-extractable organic matter in soils

    P05 – GADIO et al – (France) – Organic matter sources by Time-Resolved Spectra

    P06 – DAOUK et al – (Switzerland) – Multiple interactions between the herbicide glyphosate, dissolved organic matter (DOM) and copper in a vineyard environment assessed with UV/Vis fluorescence spectroscopy

    P07 – GUYOT et al – (France) – The Triplet States of Dissolved Organic Matter observed by Phosphorescence Spectroscopy at 77 K

    P08 – CHIRANJEEVULU et al – (India) – Diel changes of dissolved fluorescence related to microbial activity in the tropical western Bay of Bengal.

    P09 -COELHO et al – (France)- Assessing oxydation mechanisms of wine phenolic compounds via fluorescence signatures of composted winery organic matter.

    P10 – GAGNE et al – (Canada) – Canceled

    P11 – GIOVANELA et al – (Brasil) -Fluorescence characteristics of aquatic fulvic and humic acids from varied origins as viewed by excitation/emission matrix (EEM) spectroscopy

    P12 -GUO et al – (France) – Optical properties of dissolved organic matter in the Seine river catchment (France).

    P13 – GUO et al – (China) – DOM in groundwater_coastal Dagu River watershed

    P14 – MOULOUBOU et al – (France) – Spectroscopic developments for the study of Soil Organic Matter (SOM) in liquid extracts and on solid phase

    P15 – FILELLA et al (Switzerland) – The need for quantification of natural organic matter: evaluation of a simple, handheld fluorometer in freshwaters

    P16 – DANG et al (France) –  The porewater size/reactivity model for marine sediment organic matter dynamics: an assessment by UV absorbance and 3D fluorescence

    P17 – OURSEL et al (France) – FluoresCence properties of dissolved organic matter issued from Marseille city in the wastewaters/rivers mixing with sea using parafac treatment

    P18 – HAYZOUN et al (France/Morocco) – Fluorescence variability of dissolved organic matter in Sebou and Fez rivers (Morocco)

    P19 – ZABLOCKA et al (Poland) – Seasonal Cycle of Selected Fluorophores in the Baltic Sea

    P20 – NICOLODELLI et al (Brasil) – 3D fluorescence spectroscopy of solid opaque sample: The use of CP/PARAFAC.

    See Talk program at the following link