Spectroscopy Columnists

Molecular Spectroscopy Workbench

By Fran Adar and David Tuschel, Horiba Jobin Yvon

Experts Fran Adar and David Tuschel survey the state-of-the-art in  Raman, FT-IR, NIR, optical molecular spectroscopy, and more. View articles

Focus on Quality

By R.D. McDowall, McDowall Consulting

Bob McDowall, one of the foremost authorities on data, software, and validation, provides unique commentary on a range of topics dealing with obtaining, handling, and reporting quality laboratory data. A must-read for spectroscopists in pharmaceutical, environmental, or other regulated laboratories. View articles

Chemometrics in Spectroscopy

By Howard Mark and Jerome Workman Jr.

Howard Mark, Spectroscopy veteran of over 22 years, and industry leader Jerome Workman discuss the principles of, and important topics in, applied chemometrics. View articles

Atomic Perspectives

By Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas is our new column editor for 2015. Thomas has worked in the field of atomic spectroscopy for over 40 years, including 25 years with an analytical instrumentation company. He has authored numerous publications, including a 14-part tutorial series and three textbooks on ICP-MS. Past column installments were provided by a range of guest authors. View articles

Laser and Optics Interface

This column covers innovations in lasers and optics technology and their application in a variety of spectroscopic techniques, such as QCLS, with a special emphasis on LIBS. View articles

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Mass Spectrometry Forum

 By Kenneth L. Busch

Kenneth L. Busch's knowledge of mass spectrometry is built upon 20 years of research, and he has produced approximately 140 research publications co-authored with his graduate and undergraduate students. Mass Spectrometry Forum first appeared in 1994 and ran for 20 years, ending in January 2014. View articles

The Baseline

 By David Ball

David W. Ball is a professor of chemistry at Cleveland State University in Ohio. In his column, "The Baseline," which ran until 2013, he provided wonderful explanations of fundamental topics in spectroscopy and the mathematics behind it, and was always a hit with readers around the world. View articles

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