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If you're attending Pittcon 2017, be sure to share your experience by using the SAS hashtag #SASpec

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in 2016 9/18-9/23 for SciX. 

If you would like to help in planning the conference please contact the SciX office scix@scixconference.org 


SAS Member Event Flyer for SciX 2016

SAS Annual Member's Only Event

It's that time again! Come join the fun! Food, drinks, networking, and more!

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 12pm-4pm p.m.

Brit's Pub 1110 Nicollet Mall (walking distance to the Hyatt)

R.S.V.P. to sasadmin@s-a-s.org before Sept 1, 2016

Click here for flyer





SAS Student Poster Showcase and Awards

Please join us in celebrating the future of spectroscopy as SAS students showcase their research and compete for the annual SAS Student Poster Awards.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 7-9 p.m. (during the SciX mixer)

Sponsored by The Society for Applied Spectroscopy and SciX





During SciX 2016 at O'DONOVAN'S PUB

Date: Monday September 19, 2016

TIME: 8:00pm-11:00pm

LOCATION: 700 North 1st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

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The Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Cordially Invites All SAS Members

to Join Us at Our Annual

Wine and Cheese Awards Reception

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Great Lakes Ballroom B/C

This is a member’s only event.


“How to get Published” workshop at SciX

SAGE Publishing and the SAS will be holding a “How to get Published” session at SciX on Tuesday 20th September, 2:00-3:30pm in the Isles room and we would encourage those new to research or those wanting a refresher on publishing their work in journals to attend. Louisa Strain and Naomi Blumsom from SAGE and Kristin MacDonald the Managing Editor of Applied Spectroscopy will be speaking. The session will cover the fundamentals of preparing a manuscript for publication in an academic journal with direct reference to the SAS’s own journal Applied Spectroscopy. The session will include an overview of the publishing landscape; how the publishing landscape is evolving; how to select a relevant publication; preparing your manuscript for submission to a journal; an overview of the peer review process; publication ethics and author rights and how to promote your article once published.

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We hope to see many of our members in Atlanta for Pittcon 2016!

For more information about the conference visit their website pittcon.org


Sessions Sponsored by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy


SAS - Handheld Spectrometers

arranged by Richard A Crocombe, PerkinElmer and Mark A Druy, Technology Assessment & Partnering

Thursday Morning, Room B311


Award  Sessions Sponsored by the Coblentz Society – a Technical affiliate of SAS.


The Coblentz Society/ABB - Bomem-Michelson Award

arranged by Brooks Pate, University of Virginia

Tuesday Morning, Room B314


The Coblentz Society - Williams-Wright Award

arranged by Nancy Jestel, Sabic Innovative Plastics

Wednesday Afternoon, Room B314


Sessions organized by SAS Members


Infrared Spectroscopy Beyond the Diffraction Limit

arranged by Ellen Miseo, Hamamatsu Corp and Craig Prater, Anasys Instruments

Monday Morning, Room B311


Cell Phone Spectroscopy - Handheld Spectroscopy for the Citizen

arranged by Mark Druy, Druy Consulting and Richard Crocombe, PerkinElmer

Monday Afternoon, Room B402



Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry: A New Frontier

arranged by Alan G Marshall, Florida State University

Tuesday Morning, Room B301


New Advances in Analytical Mass Spectrometry

arranged by Gary Martin Hieftje, Indiana University

Tuesday Afternoon, Room B309



Advances in Vibrational Spectroscopy for Medical Diagnostics

arranged by Igor K Lednev, University at Albany, SUNY

Thursday Morning, Room B302


Sessions with Participation by SAS Members



3:45 (150-7) Multimode Plasma Emission Detector
YVES GAMACHE, Analytical Flow Products



10:45 (300-7) Absorption Spectroscopy and Imaging from the Visible through Mid-IR
with 20 nm Resolution Using AFM Probes

1:50 (630-2) Ready When You Are: Cell Phone Spectrometry When Cellcams Yield RAW Data



4:05 (720-4) Biologics Starting Materials Identified through Opaque Containers by Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS)

MATTHEW BLOOMFIELD - Cobalt Light Systems Darren Andrews, Pavel Matousek



9:30 (1050-4) Optical Spectroscopy Analyses of Perovskite Nanomaterials

DANIEL JFREPPON, Iowa State University, Long Men, Ujjal Bhattacharjee, Feng Zhu, Jacob W Petrich, Emily A Smith, Javier Vela


1:35 (1220-1) 21 Tesla Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry: New Capabilities for Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass

Analysis ALAN MARSHALL, Florida State University, John P Quinn, Nathan K Kaiser, Donald F Smith, Greg T Blakney, Tong Chen, Steven C Beu, Christopher L Hendrickson


3:45 (1290) Analytical QA/QC Measures to validate your analysis method using FTIR


4:10 (1220-5) Improvements in Velocity-based Mass Analysis by Use of Constant- Momentum Acceleration

GARY MARTIN HIEFTJE, Indiana University, Elise

Dennis, Steven J Ray, Christie G Enke, Alexander W Gundlach-Graham



10:35 (1550-6) Chemical Threat Detection Using Deep-Ultraviolet Raman Spectroscopy

ADAM J HOPKINS, Alakai Defense Systems


3:05 (2000-5) Raman Imaging of Samples with Complex Surface Topographies

TIM BATTEN, Renishaw plc, Tim Smith


4:05 (2000-8) Degradation Analysis of International Space Station Medications by Raman Spectroscopy

STUART FARQUHARSON, Real-Time Analyzers, Inc, Chetan Shende, Alexander May, Carl Brouillette, Joseph Cosgrove



11:10 (2050-5) Raman Spectroscopy of Blood for Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostics

IGOR K LEDNEV, University at Albany, SUNY, Elena Ryzhikova, Oleksandr Kazakov, Lenka

Halamkova, Eric Molho, Earl Zimmerman




(Mon morning 520-3 P) Working with Challenging Samples, Sampling Systems

YVES GAMACHE, Analytical Flow Products


(210-2 P) Dynamic Records of Spatiotemporal Pb: Lichens versus Trees and Sediments

NATHAN W BOWER, Colorado College, Ben Greydanus, Sam Kramer, Eric Wolatz, Stephen Getty,

Craig Lundstrom


(210-3 P) Dating Paintings and Prints Using ATR-FTIR: A Philatelic Case Study from Lodz Ghetto

NATHAN W BOWER, Colorado College, Conor J Blanchet, Michael S Epstein


(480-10 P) Multiple Foodborne Pathogen Analysis Using a 96-well Assay in Less than 5 Hours

STUART FARQUHARSON, Real-Time Analyzers, Inc, Chetan Shende, Kathryn Dana


(1460-6 P) Theoretical Simulation of a Helium DC Glow Discharge Used as an Ambient Desorption/Ionization Source for Mass Spectrometry WADE C ELLIS, Brigham Young University, Paul B Farnsworth, Ross L Spencer


(2280-2 P) Multi-order Visible Absorption and Reflectance Spectrometry: Parallels to Atomic Emission Line Interferences

ALEXANDER SCHEELINE, SpectroClick, Mark D Ginsberg


(770-13 P, Monday 1-3pm) Development of an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment to Determine Arsenic in Sinus Wash and Tap Water by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

ANNA M DONNELL, University of Cincinnati, Anne P Vonderheide, Keaton Nahan, Dawone Holloway


Short Courses

Monday #22 Handheld Vibrational Spectrometers: State-of-the Art Instrumentation and Novel Applications (Heinz Siesler, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Wednesday #63 Problems with FT-IR Spectra and How to Avoid Them (Ellen Miseo, Hamamatsu / Jenni Briggs, Pike Technologies)

Wednesday/Thursday #24 Basic Theory, Instrumentation and Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy (Raman, Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared) in Material Science (Heinz Siesler, University of Duisburg-Essen)




2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and SAS Member will present the Wallace H. Coulter Lecture!


“How Optical Single-Molecule Detection in Solids Led to Super-Resolution Nanoscopy in Cells and Beyond” Professor W. E. Moerner is currently at Stanford and is a member of SAS!




Society for Applied Spectroscopy,


We wish to THANK YOU for your continued support and involvement as a member organization of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS).  The value of FACSS lies in the member organizations and the interactions and contributions of individuals is the foundation to our success.  As we prepare for our annual meeting, this year in Minneapolis, we are again reaching out to you to help make your meeting a world class event.  Three areas in particular where your organization can have an impact are: recruiting volunteers, encouraging attendance, and advertising.


FACSS and SciX always welcome new ideas and approaches as we look to the future of Analytical Chemistry.  This is why we actively seek volunteers from member organizations to contribute to the planning and growth of FACSS.  There are many opportunities to help with the meeting and the Federation.  Please contact the FACSS office or us directly if you are interested in getting involved.


We are pleased to announce that SciX 2016 will be the co-meeting for the 23rd International Symposium on Electro and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques…ITP2016!  This will bring a new level of excitement and interaction opportunities to the conference.  The scientific program for SciX 2016 is rapidly coming together.  The Plenary speakers are being locked-in and abstract submittal has begun.  This year’s conference is shaping-up to be very exciting, which will include bonus sessions with world class speakers devoted to Nanotechnology, Surface Science, Women and Diversity in Chemical Sciences, Chemistry in Art and Technology and Easing World Poverty.  In addition, the very popular FACSS Innovation Award Session which features selected presentations that are the most innovative, creative and outstanding work making its world debut at SciX will be held on Thursday, September 22ndNew for 2016 are hands-on STEM Focus Workshops for educators. 


We highly encourage contributions from all the member societies.   The Minneapolis location is a convenient to many universities and companies that share a common goal of enhancing out scientific knowledge through open discussions on our most challenging issues.  Please reach out to any local contacts you may have to make them aware of the meeting.


Finally, we would like to THANK YOU for helping our web presence.  We have enclosed an updated banner for you to add to your website, if you choose, and THANK YOU for already providing a link to SciX 2016!!!  If the banner needs to be changed or updated at any point to meet your requirements, just let us know.  We hope that each organization will encourage its members to join us as we plan for the future of FACSS.


Once again, THANK YOU for your continued support with the up-to-date link on your website and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service!




Steven Ray, FACSS Governing Board Chair                                 

John Wasylyk, FACSS Marketing Chair             

Marin Walker, FACSS Executive Assistant

Last Modified: Mar 5, 2017