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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 76 Issue 01


Applied Spectroscopy is proud to honor longtime Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) member and infrared and Raman spectroscopy specialist Dr. Peter Griffiths, with this January 2022 (76/01) special issue! Professor Emeritus of the University of Idaho where he taught for a total of 20 years and was department chair for 12 of those years, member of four national committees, author of three books, 55 book chapters, and 320 refereed papers, Dr. Griffiths has been a tour de force in the field of spectroscopy. Peter is the recipient of 14 prestigious awards including the Coblentz Award (1975), Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Award (1985) and the Bomem Michelson Award in Molecular Spectroscopy (2003). Applied Spectroscopy appreciates Dr. Griffith's longstanding services to the journal as its former Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor, and where he continues as a prodigious peer-reviewer. His book, co-authored with Dr. James de Haseth, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, has become the definitive FT-IR handbook, selling over 10,000 copies. The issue, consisting of an editorial and 12 peer-reviewed papers written by colleagues and former students, demonstrates the length and breadth of Dr. Griffith's contributions to the field of spectroscopy. Congratulations Peter, gentleman and scholar, and good friend!










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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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