Prof. Dr. Ir. Wendy Meulebroeck (16-06-1975) is professor and post-doc researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She is one of the responsible members of the research unit ‘optical spectroscopy’ of the Brussels Photonics Team B-PHOT chaired by Prof. Hugo Thienpont. She is coordinating and working on multiple projects focusing on the spectroscopic characterization of different types of materials in 3 main research fields: (1) food safety, (2) archaeometry and (3) biophotonics for better health care and for the replacement of animal models. She graduated as an Electrotechnical Engineer with majors in Photonics in 1998 and received her PhD in Applied Sciences in January 2004, both at the VUB.