New President-Elect and Governing Board Members for 2019



Richard Crocombe



Richard Crocombe graduated from Oxford University, and the University of Southampton (PhD). He has worked for  Bio-Rad/Digilab (lab FT-IR), Axsun Technologies (NIR), Thermo Fisher Scientific (XRF, Raman, FT-IR, NIR), and PerkinElmer (GC-MS), is now an independent consultant.

Newly Elected Governing Board Delegates

Michael Blades


Michael Blades is currently a Professor of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  He received a BSc from St. Mary’s University in 1972, a PhD from the University of Alberta in 1981 working under Dr. Gary Horlick and he was a postdoctoral fellow in Gary Hieftje's lab in 1980-81.  His research interests are in the general area of bioanalytical chemistry, specifically applications of Raman spectroscopy.


Karen Esmonde-White



Karen Esmonde-White has served SAS as a member of the Governing Board (2016-current), Awards Committee (2009-2011, chair 2010, 2016-current), Meggers Award Committee (2012), Nominating Committee (2012-2014) and Tellers Committee (2013-2014, chair) and is eager to continue serve the Society as a Governing Board member.


Linda Kidder-Yarlott



After receiving a PhD in chemistry, Dr. Linda Kidder decided that basic research wasn't for her. At her NIH postdoc, she was introduced to Molecular Spectroscopy and fell in love with instrumentation. She discovered a career not on the top 10 list in elementary school - the development, use, and marketing of analytical instrumentation. The rest is history. She is currently Strategic Product Leader - Marketing for Shimadzu Scientific.


Ellen Miseo



Ellen V. Miseo, Ph.D. is actively involved the spectroscopy community.   In 2015 she served as the President-Elect, in 2016 as President and in 2017 as Past President of SAS.  She is a board member of the Coblentz Society.  She is co-running an effort Spectroscopists Helping Spectroscopists to help academic spectroscopy in Puerto Rico.


Andrew Whitley



My career has focused on spectroscopy marketing. I am currently VP of Sales & Bus.Dev at HORIBA in NJ. After my Ph.D. at Durham University I worked for Bruker, Renishaw & HORIBA. I have authored numerous spectroscopy papers and articles & am a regular presenter & session organizer at SciX plus many other scientific conferences. I am very active with both SAS & SciX, and currently coordinating marketing, including our web modernization and 60th anniversary.