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     SAS National Meeting During Virtual SciX 2020!

Join us for the following special SAS events and be part of the online excitement!

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You can also take advantage of a 50% discount on all online SAS memberships  from now through the end of the year to receive discounted registration to select conferences like SciX in addition to many other great benefits!



50% discount on all online memberships!

Your SAS membership is the best way to stay connected with the most recent developments in the world of spectroscopy, and we want to make sure your connection stays strong. Thus, we are offering a 50% discount on all online memberships from October 1st through the end of the year. Even if you’ve already renewed for 2021, you can still take advantage of this offer and renew your membership for future years (including becoming a lifetime member)!  Don’t let this opportunity to stay part of SAS’s community of spectroscopists pass you by!


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 Seeks Managing Editor for Applied Spectroscopy

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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 11

Sample Paper: "The Expanding Frontiers of Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" Fundamental understanding of chemistry and physical properties at the nanoscale enables the rational design of interface-based systems. Surface interactions underlie numerous technologies ranging from catalysis to organic thin films to bio-logical systems. 

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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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Did you know?

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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Here are some of the great benefits you get as a SAS member. To see a list of all of our benefits and to JOIN or RENEW please click HERE 

  • Applied Spectroscopy Online FREE to Members (issues dating back to 1948) plus Digital E-Reader Edition
  • Membership in an SAS Technical, Regional, Student, or Special Interest Section of your Choice
  • Networking with Friendly and Approachable Scientists
  • Professional Online Career Center
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