168 West Main Street | New Market, MD 21774

Society For Applied

SAS Twitter Feeds

More Info

Think spectroscopists just sit around in dark rooms all day staring at lasers? Think again!

SAS member Dr. Isao Noda rang the opening bell at the NYSE on December 30, 2020 to announce the IPO of his company, Danimer Scientific. Danimer makes biodegradable plastics, NodaxTM PHA from vegetable oils. Click here for more information: https://vimeo.com/495750629  



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!


A special issue in memory of Richard Van Duyne is now available in Applied Spectroscopy as well a Richard Van Duyne Tribute Collection.


Click here for the special issue.

Click here for the tribute collection.


SAS 2020 Award Winners

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

Read More >

Are you Signed Up For SAS Social Media????

SAS is on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Join us there for the latest news!

SAS Seeks Managing Editor for Applied Spectroscopy

Check out this exciting job opportunity with SAS. 

Read More >

Looking for a New Instrument or Product? Check out SAS' Spectroscopy Marketplace

Shop Amazon and Give Back to SAS With Every Purchase Through Amazon Smile


Out the Latest Issue of SAS' e-Newsletter

Looking for Employment or Need to Post an Opening? Check Out Our Employment Site Powered by YMCareers. 



Read More >

SAS Wants to Promote Your Spectroscopy News


We can't be everywhere so we need you to tell us about upcoming events, awards and recognitions, exciting things in spectroscopy, etc. so we can keep our website and social media up to date. Submit something today!

Read More >


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. 

Read More



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.


See All Programs


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. 

Want to learn more? Click Here

Contact Us

Join Now


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
  • Searchable Online Membership Directory
  • SAS Spectrum, Online Newsletter
  • Plus More...

Click Here to review testimonials from members.


Sponsor Level: Platinum



Sponsor Level: Gold


Sponsor Level: Silver


Sponsor Level: Bronze



Sponsor Benefits

Sponsor Application