Spectroscopy Tech Innovations & Applications - A Virtual Symposium



Thursday May 12th, 2022 10:00 am EDT to 12:30 pm EDT

Register Free: https://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/TI&AS

Event Overview:

In this brand-new event, we highlight what’s new and exciting in analytical spectroscopy technology and instrumentation, addressing what the developments mean for improved performance, practical implementation, and expanded applications. Talks will cover both atomic and molecular spectroscopy techniques, looking at new instrumentation, improved sampling, advances in data processing, and more. For the first time, we give the floor entirely to scientists at leading spectroscopy suppliers, who will bring you up to date on important developments:

  • They will explain and demonstrate the technologies underlying advanced capabilities of analytical techniques and instruments, addressing how those capabilities can translate into performance improvements such as increased sensitivity, greater robustness, and ease-of-use.
  • They will also describe advances in practical applications of analytical spectroscopy techniques, illustrating the work with real examples and data. You will be able to ask all your questions, too.

In short, by attending this event, you will gain practical information about ways to make your work easier and more effective. Are you missing the opportunity to explore new products hands-on at a live event? Are you finding online videos too brief, and craving the opportunity to ask your specific questions? This event will give you the answers you seek. Sign up today!

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Get up to date on the latest developments in analytical spectroscopy technology and applications, including both atomic and molecular techniques
  • See how the advanced capabilities of analytical techniques and instruments translate into performance improvements such as increased sensitivity, greater robustness, and ease-of-use.
  • Hear about advances in practical applications of analytical spectroscopy techniques, with real examples and data.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone interested in the latest developments in atomic or molecular spectroscopy
  • Due to limited opportunities for in-person attendance at technical conferences, because of the pandemic, this is a great opportunity for researchers and laboratory analysts to learn about what’s new in chemical analysis.


Adam J. Hopkins
Spectroscopy Product Manager
Metrohm USA

Adam Hopkins is the Spectroscopy Product Manager at Metrohm USA. He has nearly 20 years of experience as a vibrational spectroscopist. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Oregon where he studied nonlinear optical spectroscopy under Geraldine Richmond. Prior to joining Metrohm USA, Adam worked developing spectroscopic solutions for standoff and noncontact sensing applications using Laser Induced Breakdown and Raman spectroscopy. Dr. Hopkins is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Coblentz Society and SPIE. He is the author of 19 papers and proceedings and is the author of three patents.

Aaron Hineman
Inorganic Product Line Leader

Aaron Hineman is the Inorganic Product Line Leader for the Americas at PerkinElmer. Aaron has a strong background in inorganic analytical chemistry including hands-on expertise in ICP-MS and ICP-OES instrumentation, hyphenated speciation using chromatography coupled to ICP-MS, working in 21 CFR Part 11 compliant laboratories for elemental impurity analysis, and various sample preparation techniques. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, he spent 10 years in environmental and geochemical laboratories.

Christopher Conklin
Atomic Spectroscopy Product Specialist

After getting a degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Chris worked in, and led, a quality control lab testing fine chemicals ranging from reagent grade to high purity for 12 years. In that role, Chris ran a variety of atomic instruments and techniques including AA, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS. In 2018, Chris brought that knowledge and experience to his current role with Agilent as the Product Specialist for Atomic Spectroscopy supporting AA, MP-AES, and ICP-OES for the Eastern US.

Abe Gutierrez
Atomic Spectroscopy Product Specialist

Abe Gutierrez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His first experience with ICP-MS came while he was an Analytical Chemist at Ashland Chemicals in Dallas, TX. There, Abe worked on the development of ultra-trace semiconductor applications. His passion for sample introduction systems helped him moved to a job as a Research Chemist with Cetac Technologies in Omaha, NE. At Cetac, he helped with the development of the sample introduction systems for the HP/Agilent ICPMS. Abe moved to HP/Agilent as an applications specialist and now he is an ICP-MS Product Specialist for the eastern part of the United States.

Ashok Menon
Chief Operating Officer
Radom Corp.

Ashok Menon has a proven track record of over 20 years in management and leadership in Medical Devices, Plasma, a variety of IOT, and communications industries for which he has served as an advisor. Ashok Menon co-founded and serves as the COO of Radom which develops microwave plasma technology, he co-invented. He has brought worldwide recognition to Radom’s technology. He has co-authored over 10 publications, including 7 issued patents, and he’s the recipient of the National Science Foundation for Small Business Innovation Research award and 2016 Business Research Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin Award.

Sam Heckle
Applications Chemist
CEM Corporation

Sam Heckle graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He joined CEM shortly after graduating in 2016 where he assisted in the development and testing of the iPrep vessel. Sam works closely with customers to develop digestion methods for challenging samples, and solve difficult sample preparation issues. He is instrumental in the development and testing of new MARS 6 software and methods. Sam is an active member of the AOAC Trace Metals subgroup, and the CASP Chemical Contaminants working group. He is also a member of ASTM D37 committee.

Register Free: https://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/TI&AS