(Building F - GROUND FLOOR - F, Fl. 0)

(Room S.3)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 (04:00 p.m-06:00 p.m)



Rapid detection and identification of biological and chemical agents represent one of the major challenges today. The presence of environmental chemical and biological pollutants, arising from industrial and research facilities, may prohibit the use of some techniques that are used for the detection and identification of Chemical Warfare and Biological Warfare Agents. This session examines the latest techniques that can be employed to detect and identify both civilian and military materials.

Particularly, the session is aimed at bringing together researchers and experts in the following fields:

  • CBRNE Detection and Identification Techniques and Methods
  • Stand-on and Stand-off Detection and Identification Technologies
  • Experimental and Applied Physics for CBRNE Detection and Identifications
  • Engineering Applications for CBRNE Detection and Identifications
  • Technical Challenges on CBRNE
  • Explosive Detectors
  • Field Sampling & Analysis
  • Physics Applied to Safety and Security Issues


Dubravka Milovanović

Assistant Research Professor  and Assistant Director at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade (Serbia)


Pasqualino Gaudio

Researcher in Experimental Physics Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)


Antonio Palucci

Senior Researcher, ENEA, Frascati Research Centre (Italy)



Oral Presentations



Gianluca Giorgi (1) (Invited Speaker)

(1) University of Siena, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry & Pharmacy, Via Aldo Moro I-53100 SIENA (Italy)

(12.1.1) Mass spectrometry in the CBRNE frame

Francesco D’ Errico (1) (Invited Speaker), G. Felici (2), R. Zagarella (3) 

(1) Università di Pisa, Scuola di Ingegneria, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Pisa, Italy; and Yale University, New Haven CT, (USA)

(2) S.I.T. - Sordina IORT Technologies S.p.A., Vicenza, (Italy)

(3) Centro Interforze Studi per le Applicazioni Militari, San Piero a Grado (Pisa), (Italy)

(12.1.2) A novel and transportable active interrogation system for special nuclear material interdiction

Milan S. Trtica (1),  B. Radak (1), D. Milovanovic (1)

VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia

(12.1.3) Optical/Laser Methods of Chemical Agents Detection – Modern Trends

Ignazio Vilardi (1), G. Antonacci (1), P. Battisti (2), C.-M. Castellani (3), D. Del Gaudio (4), M. Di Giuda (4), I. Giardina (2), G. Iurlaro (5), S. Mancinelli (4), L. Sperandio (1)

(1) Laboratory of Radiological and Enviromental Surveillance – Radiation Protection Institute, Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA), Rome, (Italy)

(2) Laboratory of Radioactivity Monitoring and Measurements – Radiation Protection Institute, ENEA,  Rome, (Italy)

(3) Radiation Protection Institute, ENEA, Bologna, (Italy)

(4) 7th NBC-defense Regiment “Cremona”, Italian Army, Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy)

(5) Radiation Protection Institute, ENEA, Ispra (Varese, Italy)

(12.1.4) A Mobile Complex System for fast internal contamination monitoring in nuclear and radiological terrorism scenarios

A.P. Bartko (1), Pio Ciro Aspetti (2)

(1) Battelle Memorial Institute, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201 (USA)

(2) BMD Spa, Via Dorando Petri, 9. Tivoli Terme,00011-Rome (Italy)


(12.1.5) Spectroscopic Species Identification of Biological Warfare Agents

Corrado Di Natale (1), A. Catini (1), E.Martinelli (1), R. Paolesse (2), G. Sberveglieri (3), A. Ponzoni (4)

(1) University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Electronic Engineering, Via del Politecnico 1, Roma; (Italy)

(2) University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, Roma; (Italy)

(3) University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering, Via Branze 45, 25133 Brescia, (Italy)

(4) CNR-INO, Via Branze 45, Brescia, (Italy)


(12.1.6) Gas sensors for the detection of harmful VOCs and human scents

ShiLei Liu (1, 2), HaiLing Xi (2), C. Liu (1,2),  Yu Hui-Lan (1,2) , S. Zhou (1,2), L. Liang (1), Y. Xiang (1) and J. Liu (1)

(1) Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Research Institute of Chemical Defence, Beijing 102205, P. R. (China)

(2) State Key Laboratory of NBC Protection for Civilian, Beijing 102205, P. R. (China)


(12.1.7) Retrospective quantification of albumin adducts to sulfur mustard in plasma using UHPLC-MS/MS and its application for OPCW biomedical sample analysis