LIILogo_2-300x200Laser-induced incandescence (LII) has become a powerful tool for in situ measurements of carbonaceous particles in combustion and ambient atmospheric environments. Applications of LII have been extended to measurements of particulates composed of non-carbonaceous materials for other applications. The interpretation of LII signals can be complicated, however, and reliable measurements employing this technique require an understanding of the fundamental processes that influence the signal. This workshop provides the opportunity to gather the leading researchers in the field for a forum to identify knowledge gaps, measurement artifacts, and potential new approaches to implementing LII and to provide a perspective for focusing future research on LII and its applications.

The 7th International Workshop on LII will be held in Lake Tahoe, CA USA and will start on Sunday evening June 19 by a welcome reception and will end at lunch on Wednesday June 22. During the workshop there will be oral presentations, posters sessions, and discussion sessions. We encourage participation from researchers in all fields interested in the application of LII for particle detection.

Meeting participants are invited for a tour of the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia in Livermore, CA on Thursday morning June 23rd. Please contact Hope Michelsen (hamiche@sandia.gov) for further information. Information about travel and accommodations can be found here.

Abstracts for contributions (oral presentations and posters) to the workshop should be submitted to Maelyn Melville at mmelvil@sandia.gov by April 1st. Download the abstract template (.docx).

The present workshop follows a series of workshops held previously: 2005 – Duisburg, Germany; 2006 – Bad Herrenalb, Germany; 2008 – Ottawa, Canada; 2010 – Varenna, Italy; 2012 – Le Touquet, France; 2014 – Ven, Sweden.

We welcome you all to the 7th International Workshop on LII!

Registration is at Granlibakken’s website: http://granlibakken.com/ Participants should then click the box that says event/group reservations and input the following:

Group ID: SANDIA16
Password: SANDIA16

Treetop Adventure Park Windchimes1
North Tahoe Adventures, in partnership with Granlibakken Tahoe, is pleased to offer the first Aerial Adventure Park in California. Started in Europe, Aerial Adventure Parks are comprised of a series of courses linking tree platform to tree platform with a variety of bridges and zip lines. Pricing for adults over the age of 13 is $50.00. Make your online reservation at least one week in advance for this popular activity.
Vikingsholm-Tahoe’s Hidden Castle castle1An amazing architectural and scenic location. Vikingsholm is a castle built many years ago that people are now aloud to tour between Memorial Day and the end of September. There is a great view and a lot of history to go along with the castle. It costs $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 7-17, and children under 7 are free.
Donner Memorial State Park donnerThere are many things to do at Donner Memorial State Park. Like fishing, hiking, camping, the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center, and the Pioneer Monument. The visitor center is open from 10:00am-5:00pm everyday. The Pioneer Monument is dedicated to the pioneers who crossed the Sierra on their way to the west.
The Gondola at Heavenly A 2.4 mile ride up the Heavenly Mountain Gondola to see the amazing views of the mountain and the lake at the top.
Pope Beach popebeachA great place to relax while overlooking the lake in south Lake Tahoe. Pope Beach is a National Forest day use area where there are restrooms, picnic tables, and standing BBQ’s. The only fee is $8 per vehicle to park.
Around Tahoe Audio Tours audiotourA tour around Lake Tahoe in a 14 passenger van. Learn all the stories, legends, folklore, statistics, landmarks, beaches, movies, and secret sports of Lake Tahoe. Call 775-830-4099 for more information and to book a tour.
Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour emeralybayA 10-minute helicopter tour from South Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay. See the great views Lake Tahoe has to offer during this amazing attraction. You will see Vikingsholm Castle, Fallen Leaf Lake, and many more things Lake Tahoe has to offer. The helicopters can hold 3, 4, or 5 passengers depending on what helicopter it is. Rates start at $80.00.
Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride trainrideA day trip from Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada. Take a day trip on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to Nevada’s oldest city, Virginia City. Many museums and historic mansions to visit as you picture yourself in the mining days of the 1800s. There are various starting points and prices start at $55.
Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour photographytourA 4-hour guided photography tour of Lake Tahoe where you get to pick between ‘The Ultimate Scenic’ or ‘The Grand Tahoe Around the Lake’. You will see views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The guide will give professional photography tips and bottle water is included. Prices start at $149.00.
El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe winetourThis is a day trip from Lake Tahoe to El Dorado wine country. There are six wineries in the Sierra Nevada foothills, which was the former Gold Rush country. You will sample different types of wine and enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds of one of the wineries. Tasting at three wineries and round-trip transportation is included in the price. Prices start at $65.00.
GranlibakkenThe Granlibakken, an all-inclusive Lake Tahoe Conference Center and Lodge, provides an opportunity to meet in a relaxed, invigorating atmosphere.
  • Arriving/Departing from Reno-Tahoe International Airport RNO: North Lake Tahoe Express  – $49.00 per person each way.  24 hour advance reservation required.  To make your reservation visit the website  or call  1-866-216-5222.
  • Arriving/Departing from Mineta San Jose International Airport – SJC:  There isn’t a shuttle from the San Jose airport to Lake Tahoe.  For information on rental cars and charter bus options click here.
  • Arriving/Departing from San Francisco International Airport – SFO : There isn’t a shuttle bus that runs between SFO and Lake Tahoe. Visit the SFO Ground Transportation webpage and Rental Car webpage to explore travel options to Lake Tahoe.      
  • Arriving/Departing from Sacramento International Airport – SMF: There isn’t a shuttle bus that runs from SMF and Lake Tahoe.  Visit the SMF Shuttles and More webpage  to explore transportation options.
  • You can also visit the Rome2Rio website to explore travel options.  For example, here is a search for transportation from several major California airports to the Granlibakken Resort to assist in your transportation planning.
  • Please visit the 7th Annual  Workshop on Laser-Induced Incandescence Facebook page to explore ride share options with the other workshop participants.