Imaging Enhanced II: Today’s Raman Microscopy Applications


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1pm EDT | 6pm BST | 7pm CEST Confocal Raman imaging microscopy is a powerful, versatile, and increasingly common analytical technique capable of quickly identifying the molecules in a sample and visualizing their physical distribution in three dimensions. The conference will give a comprehensive overview of current technologies and their latest applications.

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1:00 – 2:45 Session 1: Life Sciences

  • Dr. Miriam Boehmler: Introduction to Raman Microscopy
  • Dr. Lauren Tetard: Advancing the Understanding of Heterogeneous Biological Systems with Raman Confocal Microscopy
  • Dr. Ricardo Faccio: Raman Imaging as a Tool in Materials, Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences
  • Q&A Session 1

3:00 – 4:45 Session 2: Materials Sciences

  • Dr. Thomas Beechem: “Photos” from Flatland: Multimodal Raman Imaging of Ultrathin Materials
  • Dr. Joan Redwing: Integrated Synthesis-Spectroscopy System for Air-Sensitive 2D Materials
  • Dr. Ute Schmidt: Advancing Battery Development and Materials Science with Raman-SEM
  • Q&A Session 2

Event Overview:

As Raman imaging microscopy has become a widely utilized chemical characterization method, an ever-growing range of applications has emerged that demonstrate its potential for leading-edge research and development. This virtual conference will feature speakers from academia and industry highlighting the benefits that Raman microscopy can offer a variety of scientific fields, and their talks will be grouped into two sessions: Life Sciences and Materials Science.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the fundamentals of enhanced 3D Raman imaging at the highest spectral and spatial resolution
  • Be introduced to the possibilities of correlative Raman microscopy investigations
  • Become familiar with state-of-the-art application examples from various trending research fields

Who Should Attend:

  • This symposium is intended for scientists from academia and industry who are interested in fast, nondestructive, and precise sample characterization.
  • Analytical scientists who want to extract more detailed structural and chemical information from their measurements.


Miriam Boehmler
Director of Applications, WITec GmbH

Dr. Miriam Böhmler was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, after working on sub-diffraction limited microscopy and spectroscopy (tip-enhanced Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy). Dr. Böhmler joined WITec GmbH in 2017 as a Senior Applications Scientist and in 2020 became the Director of Applications. She possesses wide-ranging expertise in Raman imaging and spectroscopy, near-field and super-resolution optical technologies
such as tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and nanoFTIR spectroscopy.

Lauren Tetard
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Dr. Lauren Tetard is an Associate Professor at the NanoScience Technology Center and Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida. Her group focuses on developing new nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy approaches to explore complex systems and functional materials related to sustainability.

Ricardo Faccio
Director Applications and Support, Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República

Prof. Ricardo Faccio obtained his Chemical Engineer Degree in 2003 and his PhD in Chemistry in 2007 at Universidad de la República, Uruguay. He has also performed complementary studies at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (Italy), Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). Prof. Faccio is currently a Full Professor of Physics in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Universidad de la República.

Thomas Beechem III
Assoc. Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Thomas Beechem leads the Specere Laboratory at Purdue, which focuses on leveraging nanoscale phonon-physics to create thermal, spectroscopic (i.e., sensing), and infrared solutions. He joined the faculty of Purdue’s Mechanical Engineering Department in August 2021 after spending over 12 years at Sandia National Laboratories. He has authored more than 85 archival publications and holds 5 patents. In 2017, he was named an associate editor for the Journal of Heat Transfer.

Joan Redwing
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Penn State University

Joan Redwing is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Penn State University. She serves as the Director of the 2D Crystal Consortium, an NSF Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) national user facility focused on the synthesis and characterization of 2D materials. Her research focuses on crystal growth, epitaxy and characterization of electronic materials. She is an author on over 300 publications and holds eight U.S. patents.

Ute Schmidt
Applications Manager, WITec GmbH

Ute Schmidt studied Physics at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and obtained her PhD from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. During her postdoctoral scholar position at Karlsruhe and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, USA, she continued to work with metal deposition on different substrates with STM and AFM. She was previously a project manager at Molecular Imaging Corp. and has been an Applications Manager at WITec since 2003

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