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    Past Event Overview

    The event concluded 3 November 2008.

    The conference covered advances in spectroscopic methods, techniques, and instrumentation.

    The event was relevant to all industries working in materials analysis, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical and polymer manufacturing, food safety, basic and applied research, life sciences, and environmental testing.

    It is with great regret that we announce that Paul Wilks, an original member of the program, has passed away. SPIE extends its sympathy to the Wilks family, and mourns the loss of a great contributor to the scientific community.

    SPIE Spectroscopy Technology + Applications featured leading experts from industry, government, and academia. Click on hyperlinked presentation titles for PDFs and PowerPoints from the conference.

     • David Ball
    Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Director of the Honors Program, Department of Chemistry, Cleveland State University
    Spectroscopy – An Overview (8MB PowerPoint)
     • Andrew Whitley
    Vice President, Raman Spectroscopy, Molecular and Microanalysis Division, Horiba Jobin-Yvon
    Spectroscopy: Imagine All the People Using Raman Today and Tomorrow
     • William Yang, Ph.D.
    President and CEO, BaySpec, Inc.
    From the Telecom Boom and Bust Towards Pervasive Spectroscopy
     • Richard Crocombe, Ph.D.
    Business Development Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Miniature Spectrometers: Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities (5.5MB PDF)
     • Jason Eichenholz
    Vice President of Research and Technology, Ocean Optics Inc.
    Applications of Modern Mini-spectroscopy Systems
     • Steven Beres
    Sr. Scientist, PerkinElmer SCIEX
    25 Years of Development in ICP-mass Spectrometry
     • Jerry Dulude
    President, Glass Expansion, Inc.
    Dealing with the Form of the Sample in Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) (1.5MB PDF)
     • Richard Driver
    Director of Engineering, Headwall Photonics, Inc.
    Advances in Spectral Imaging Technologies
     • Moon Kim, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service
    Development of New and Improved Hyperspectral Systems to Enhance Food Safety Inspection
     • Samuel Lawrence
    CEO, CytoViva
    Hyperspectral Imaging for Optical Microscopy Applications (5MB PDF)
     • David Walsh
    Editor-in-Chief, Spectroscopy and LCGC North America
    Market Trends and Closing Remarks

    See detailed speaker bios.

    The event provided the opportunity to see and meet top experts, users, and suppliers of analytical instruments and associated analytical systems from industry, university research, and government. You will also be presented with the latest developments in portability, accuracy, and speed, getting a firsthand look at developments that will be available in the marketplace in the near future.