SciX 2023: A Look at the Tuesday Morning Ellis R. Lippincott Award Symposium Honoring Peter Griffiths

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From 8:30–10:10 am, the Ellis R. Lippincott Award Symposium Honoring Peter Griffiths will be taking place in Sierra 5. This series of six talks will cover the latest research done that used ICP-MS as a primary technique.

At 8:30 am, Rohit Bhargava of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will initiate the session with a talk titled, “Fourier transform spectroscopy and the evolution of infrared imaging: From theory to fast, sensitive measurements.” This talk will provide a brief overview of the key considerations in making spatially resolved measurements using FT-IR spectroscopy and examples of applications.

Following this, at 8:50 am, Sergei Kazarian of Imperial College London, will give a talk titled, “ATR-FT-IR Spectroscopic Imaging for the Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals.” Kazarian’s talk will explore using ATR-FT-IR to better understand protein behavior in static and flowing environments under a range of stress conditions.

Next, at 9:10 am, Andrew Weakley of Weakley Consulting will give a talk titled, “Infrared Determination of Total Particulate Mass in Mine Dust Samples: Are Cluster Models Worth the Trouble?” This talk will go over a recent study that used a mixture of expert (MoE) model that was trained and validated using paired gravimetric mass measurements from coal, limestone, silica, and silver mines.


The subsequent 9:30 am talk will be led by Ian Lewis of Endress + Hauser. The talk, titled, “Quo vadis in process Raman spectroscopy,” will talk about the latest advancements of using process Raman spectroscopy in the manufacturing industry, illustrating the challenges, successes, and benefits of the technique.

Finally, at 9:50 am, James de Haseth of Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. will give a talk titled, “Sampling for Field Studies: A Mixed Bag.” This talk concludes the morning session and offers an inside look at the food and agriculture industries and how near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics is used to evaluate commodities in these applications.