January 2022  
SAS Spectrum

Call for Volunteers

The SAS Marketing Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the SAS Newsletter and other social media and journalism tasks starting in 2022. If you are interested please email marketing@s-a-s.org.


2022 Winter Conference In-Person Meeting: 17–22 January 2022

The 2022 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, 22nd in a series of biennial meetings sponsored by the ICP Information Newsletter, features developments in plasma spectrochemical analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), dc plasma (DCP), microwave plasma (MIP), glow discharge (GDL, HCL), and laser sources (LA, LIBS, LAMIS). The meeting will be held Monday, January through Saturday, 22 January 2022, in Tucson, Arizona, (www.visitTucson.org) at the El Conquistador Tucson Resort (www.hiltonelconquistador.com).

Professional development short courses at introductory and advanced levels and manufacturers' seminars will be offered Friday through Tuesday, 14–18 January. Spectroscopic instrumentation and accessories will be shown during a three-day exhibition from 18–20 January, and workshops on New Plasma Instrumentation, Clinical ICP-MS, Isotope Analysis, Elemental Imaging and Mass Cytometry, and Elemental Speciation methodology will be presented Tuesday through Friday afternoons. For program, registration, and short course details visit http://icpinformation.org.


NY/NJ SAS Section Monthly Meeting Invitation: 27 January 2022

NY/NJ SAS Section cordially invites SAS members and non-members to attend our noontime (12pm EST, 9am PST, 5pm GMT) January meeting via Zoom given by Dr. Michael Roberto of Sartorius Stedim Biotech on "The Power of Multivariate Analysis in Spectroscopy".

Abstract: Spectroscopic data is particularly well-suited for multivariate analysis, and this webinar will cover the basics of using this approach. After introducing the fundamentals of chemometrics and its application, case studies will be presented to show the advantages—and challenges—of using multivariate data analysis to solve chemical monitoring challenges.

Bio: Michael Roberto is a spectroscopist and chemometrician who received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Washington. His background is in the application of multivariate data analytics to spectroscopy and process data in the petrochemical, specialty chemical, and biopharmaceutical industries. He is currently a data scientist at Sartorius Stedim, working with customers on consulting projects, training courses, and proof-of-concept deployments. He currently lives in Seattle, and in his spare time he enjoys family camping trips and hiking on the coast.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83736807844?pwd=MTBYNHpqeURneEliQm40VGdQUmx3UT09

Meeting ID: 837 3680 7844

Passcode: 963691

Call in: +1-929-205-6099


TURCMOS Virtual Meeting: 29-30 January 2022

We cordially invite you to fifth TURCMOS which will be held online (via ZOOM) between 29-30 January 2022 (Saturday and Sunday). The scope of the congress is to encourage the exchange of ideas and future collaborations all around the world, introduce new techniques and instruments, and present recent developments in this field of research. In TURCMOS 2022, all aspects of spectroscopic methods including related computational and theoretical approaches. Our participants will also have benefit from a broad range of spectroscopy applications. Contacts between young researchers (MSc and PhD) and prominent experts will be particularly stimulated, aiming at the development of future collaborations. We are sure that the congress will provide a stimulating environment for many interesting scientific discussions. This time, we are looking forward to hosting you online where the globe meets.

Submitted by Ozan Unsalan (Chair for TURCMOS)


SAS Early Career IG Webinar: 24 February 2022

So Many Opportunities—Demystifying Career Paths for Early Career Spectroscopists

The SAS Early Career Interest Group has gathered spectroscopists that represent a wide variety of different career trajectories to discuss their own personal career journeys. Spectroscopists from roles in academia, multi-national corporations, business development, biotechnology, government labs, entrepreneurs with their own businesses, sales, and working abroad. Speakers will give a five-to-seven-minute presentation detailing their career so far. It will be followed by a panel discussion.

This webinar will be held at 11am EST (8am PST, 4pm GMT) with a free registration link to follow soon. The SAS ECIG kindly thanks HORIBA Scientific and Metrohm for their sponsorship of this event.


Call for Abstracts: The First Student meeting of the Coblentz Society and NE and NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) Sections

3 March 2022, 12:00 noon EST (9am PST) Virtual Meeting

The Coblentz Society, New York SAS and New England SAS Sections are hosting a conference for presentations by PhD students from across the world working in all fields of vibrational spectroscopy. We hope that this will provide an opportunity to showcase developments at the leading edge of vibrational spectroscopy and will cover applications of vibrational spectroscopy over a wide range of disciplines. Presenters do not necessarily have to be a member of either The Coblentz Society, of the Northeast or New York Sections of SAS. This means the conference is open to all!

Researchers will have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their work and its significance. This will be a one-hour virtual meeting followed by a 30-minute open discussion. The idea behind this is to provide wide dissemination and exposure of work and stimulate discussion. It is also hoped that this type of presentation will increase researchers' academic, presentation, and research communication skills, and their capacity to effectively explain a research topic in three minutes and in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

A brief application is available by emailing John Wasylyk (email below) or Mary Carrabba (mary.carrabba@coblentz.org) or by visiting the NY/NJ SAS website. Please send your completed form together with a title and short abstract (no more than 250 words) by the 21 January 2022. There will be an award for the best presentation.

Please submit your form, or if you have any questions, to John Wasylyk (john.wasylyk@bms.com) or Mike George (mike.george@nottingham.ac.uk).

Be sure to mark your calendar for 3 March 2022 at 12 noon EST.

The link for the zoom meeting will be made available later and will be posted on various organizational websites.

Coblentz Society
New England SAS
New York/New Jersey SAS


SAS Early Career IG In-Person PITTCON Workshop: 9 March 2022

Tips and Tricks for Marketing Yourself Towards a Successful Career in Spectroscopy, Pittcon 2022

10:00–11:30am, Room A406

Early career spectroscopists have many opportunities when choosing a career path, but how do you market yourself effectively in today's world? Aimed at Early Career scientists with interests in both industry and academia, our informal networking session organized by the Early Career Interest Group of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) will discuss successful strategies on how to be proactive in building a successful career in the field of spectroscopy. This workshop will discuss subjects including how to craft a strong resume, successful networking strategies, the dos and don'ts of marketing yourself online, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and how to set short- and long-term goals to build and maintain a successful career in spectroscopy.

The SAS ECIG is always looking for more committee members, if you are interested in getting involved, please email fay_nicolson@dfci.harvard.edu for more information!

Do you have something spectroscopy-related you want to discuss in the newsletter? Or something that will help our membership such as career tips or application tips? Please let us know by emailing luisaprofeta@gmail.com.


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