New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Announces Speakers for Fall 2017 Meetings

Aug 28, 2017
By Spectroscopy Editors


The New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (NYSAS) has announced its initial lineup of speakers for its fall 2017 meetings. Meetings are held monthly, and are open to all; membership in SAS or the New York chapter is not required. Attendance costs $15-20 and $5 for students to cover the cost of a light dinner, and participants are asked to register in advance to assist with food planning. Meetings usually start with a networking session, followed by dinner and the presentation. In November, in addition to the regular monthly meeting, the NYSAS will present an award at the Eastern Analytical Symposium. Additional details can be found on the chapter’s website,


September meeting:

Date:               Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time:               5:30–8:30 PM

Speaker:          Prof. Gene Hall of Rutgers University on ““The Raman and IR Spectra of Companion Pets' Nutritional Supplements”

Location:         Rutgers University Life Sciences building Room 252 on the Busch Campus  building (on the corner of Bevier and Alyson Road) 145 Bevier Road. Parking lot 54B is directly in front of the building. If this lot is full, park across the street on Bevier where there are many spaces.


October meeting:

Date:               Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time:               5:30–8:30 PM

Speaker:          Emil Ciurczak, consultant; topic to be announced

Location:         Fairleigh Dickinson University


November regular meeting:

Date:               Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time:               5:30–8:30 PM

Speaker:          David Hopkins, NIR consultant, on “Why use the Norris Regression - the Derivative Quotient Math in Regression?”

Location:         Horiba Scientific, 3880 Park Ave, Edison, NJ 08820


November special event:

What:              NYSAS at the Eastern Analytical Symposium

Date:               Monday, November 13, 2017

Time:               9:00–11:20 am

Event:              Award session at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, presenting the Gold Medal Award to Prof. Richard Van Duyne of Northwestern University

Speakers:        Prof. Richard Van Duyne on “Nanoscale Chemical Imaging with Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy”

Amanda J. Haes of the University of Iowa on “Translating SERS into a Robust Detection Platform for Uranium in Complex Matrices”

Christy L. Haynes of the University of Minnesota on “Polymer-Enabled Analytical SERS Sensing”

Nicholas Winograd of Pennsylvania State University on “Imaging Mass Spectrometry on the Nanoscale with Cluster Ion Beams”

Location:         Eastern Analytical Symposium, Crowne Plaza Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ



December meeting:


Date:               Friday, December 1, 2017

Speaker:          Eric Breitung, Senior Research Scientist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on “Materials Testing at the Met: What Display, Shipping, and Storage Materials Should or Shouldn’t Be Near the Art.”

Time:               5:30–8:30 PM

Location:         Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY



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