Will Wetzel


Monitoring Soil Quality Using MIR and NIR Spectral Models: An Interview with Felipe Bachion de Santana

November 06, 2023

Felipe Bachion de Santana of Teagasc in Wexford, Ireland, is exploring new ways to monitor soil quality through using spectroscopic techniques. Spectroscopy spoke to him about his team’s work in monitoring the quality of soil to improve agricultural efficiency.

Polymer Characterization of Plastic Litter Using ATR-FT-IR Spectroscopy: An Interview with Monica Arienzo

November 01, 2023

Monica Arienzo, an associate research professor in the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute, and her team recently used ATR-FT-IR to determine the polymer composition of plastic litter recovered by scuba divers from the lakebed of Lake Tahoe. Spectroscopy spoke to Arienzo about the significance of her work and how spectroscopy can be used to help monitor plastic litter in the environment.

Single-Molecule and Super-Resolution Microscopy Techniques to Study Amyloid Oligomers: A SciX Interview with Mathew Horrocks

October 11, 2023

At the SciX Conference in Sparks, Nevada, Spectroscopy magazine sat down with Mathew Horrocks of the University of Edinburgh to discuss his research developing and using single-molecule and super-resolution microscopy techniques to study amyloid oligomers and their commonality regarding a variety of neurodegenerative disorders.