Spectroscopy is pleased to announce the addition of Fran Adar to its editorial advisory board.
Adar was a post-doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Johnson Foundation, Department of Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) from 1972 to 1978. She has been a Raman applications scientist, manager, and principal scientist at Jobin Yvon/Horiba Scientific (Edison, New Jersey) since 1978.
Drawing on her background in education and experience in physics and biophysics, Adar has developed applications for the Raman microscope. These application areas include semiconductors, ceramics, containment identification, polymer morphology, catalysts, metal oxides, and pharmaceuticals.
Adar has received awards from the local Microbeam Society (Irene Dion Payne), the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (Charles Mann Award), the Coblentz Society (William-Wright Award), and has delivered an address at the prestigious Waters Symposium at the Pittsburgh Conference on the history of the development of Raman instrumentation. In 2012, Adar was invited to be a fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (Frederick, Maryland). She continues to work with new and experienced Raman users developing applications and pushing instrumentation developments to accommodate new applications enabled by evolving techniques.
Adar has been writing the Molecular Spectroscopy Workbench column for Spectroscopy since 2007. She now co-authors that column with her colleague David Tuschel.