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E-Spark Science at SciX 2020

SciX 2020, the annual meeting of SAS is going virtual October 12-15. A blend of live and on demand activities allows you to participate in the way that works best for you. Social and networking activities will capture some of the essence of what makes SciX special. Registration is now OPEN.

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New SAS Member Benefit from John Wiley


Wiley are delighted to support the Society of Applied Spectroscopy through a collaboration in sharing content and offering members discount on all Wiley books, with an extended discount on a specific selection of spectroscopy-related titles. For more information click here.



Find the latest developments in Applied Spectroscopy

Come here often to check out our Focal Point articles. They cover the state of the art in applied spectroscopy technologies and are FREE!

Proud and excited to announce that the September issue of Applied Spectroscopy will be a special issue on the “Identification and Analysis of Microplastics”.


SAS 2020 Award Winners

The Society of Applied Spectroscopy is very pleased to announce our 2020 Award Winners!

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SAS 2020 Election Results

Congrats to newly elected President-Elect Andrew Whitley, Secretary Ian Lewis, and Governing Board Delegates, Rina Dukor, Mike Epstein, Karen Esmonde-White, Mike George, and Yukihiro Ozaki. Their terms begin January 1, 2021. Please click below to read more about the winners.

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About the Journal 

Applied Spectroscopy is one of the world's leading spectroscopy journals, publishing high-quality articles, both fundamental and applied, covering all aspects of spectroscopy. Established in 1948, the journal is owned by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and is published monthly. The journal is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the Society to “…advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences.”  All manuscripts are rigorously peer-reviewed. Learn More about the Applied Spectroscopy Journal.

Current Issue: Volume 74 Issue 9

Sample Paper: "Isolation and Extraction of Microplastics from Environmental Samples: An Evaluation of Practical Approaches and Recommendations for Further Harmonization" Researchers have been identifying microplastics in environmental samples dating back to the 1970s. Today, microplastics are a recognized environmental pollutant attracting a large amount of public and government attention, and in the last few years the number of scientific publications has grown exponentially. An underlying theme within this research field is to achieve a consensus for adopting a set of appropriate procedures to accurately identify and quantify microplastics within diverse matrices. These methods should then be harmonized to produce quantifiable data that is reproducible and comparable around the world.

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Senior Spectroscopist


Successful completion of a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related STEM program with a focus on spectroscopy from an accredited college or university, and at least five (5) years of full-time equivalent professional experience* after degree, OR at least ten (10) years of professional experience* after completion of the minimum education requirements for certification (qualifying bachelor’s degree or completion of required coursework in post-baccalaureate courses). The committee may consider experience over education in its review.




Successful completion of a master’s or higher degree in chemistry or a related STEM program with a focus on spectroscopy from an accredited college or university and at least two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional experience* after degree; OR at least five (5) years of professional experience* in addition to the education requirement for Associate Spectroscopist; The committee may consider experience over education in its review.


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In 1954 a number of spectroscopists, recognizing the existence of several regional societies of spectroscopists, organized a committee to promote a stronger exchange of information among these societies.  The efforts of this committee resulted in the formation of the Federation of Spectroscopic Societies on March 1, 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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