Jerome Workman Jr.

Jerome Workman Jr. serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectroscopy and is currently with Unity Scientific LLC. He is also an adjunct professor at Liberty University and U.S. National University. He can be reached at


Spectroscopy for Analysis of Botanicals: Raman-Based Agriculture and Detection of Important Chemical Constituents in Plant Materials

April 01, 2021

Dmitry Kurouski of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, is applying Raman spectroscopy to important applications in agriculture for identification and classification of various plant species, for quantification of essential plant constituents, for disease diagnosis in plants, and for Raman-based digital and precision farming. He and his colleagues are at the forefront of using the advantages of Raman based measurements for non-invasive and non-destructive analyses for important field and remote measurement applications.

Fundamental Research and Applications of ICP-OES and ICP-MS Toward Improved Understanding of Elemental Chemical Analysis

April 01, 2021

Although ICP-OES and ICP-MS are often considered mature techniques, probing the mechanisms involved can lead to more accurate results, and in some cases, cast doubt on accepted explanations. John Olesik shares some surprises he has encountered, in this first part of a two-part interview series.

Advancing Spectroscopy into the Nanoworld of Materials Science: Vibrational Nanoscopy, Infrared Nanoscopy, and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

March 03, 2021

Mun Seok Jeong of the Department of Energy Science at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea is exploring the nanoscale of material science using a suite of new spectroscopy tools. The prominent analytical toolset for this nanoanalysis includes infrared nanoscopy and Tip-Enhanced resonance Raman Scattering, often referred to as Tip-enhanced Raman Scattering (TERS). We recently spoke to him about his work.

Using Raman Spectroscopy for the Characterization of Zeolite Crystals

January 01, 2021

Zeolites are the most-used catalyst in industry. Synthesizing tailor-made zeolites is hampered by a poor understanding of how zeolite crystals actually form in solution. Scott M. Auerbach of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is addressing this challenge with Raman spectroscopy.

Kerr-Gated Raman Spectroscopy is Being Used to Study Catalysis Reactions for Investigating Renewable Energy Sources

September 25, 2020

Recent collaborative research demonstrates the use of Kerr-gated Raman spectroscopy to study catalysts and catalytic reactions for investigating renewable energy sources.