HORIBA Scientific to Sponsor Upcoming RamanFest

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HORIBA Scientific, a manufacturer of Raman spectroscopy systems, has announced it is once again sponsoring RamanFest, this year at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), June 29-30. The conference is being held in association with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

RamanFest 2020 will cover the current state of advanced applied Raman spectroscopy through presentations and discussions, keynote lectures, and poster sessions by today’s leaders in this field, from both academia and industry.

Dr. Andrew Whitley of HORIBA Scientific will co-chair the event with Iryna Zenyuk, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering, as well as associate director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, and Vince McDonell, director of the UCI Combustion Laboratory.

Confirmed speakers contributing to this event include:

Dr. V. Ara Apkarian - University of California, Irvine
Dr. John Bobiak - Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Nick Borys - Montana State University
Dr. Aaron J. Celestian - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Dr. Silke H. Christiansen - Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Dr. Moritz Kircher - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Igor Lednev - University at Albany, State University of New York
Dr. Anna Luczak - Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Wei Min - Columbia University
Dr. Isao Noda - University of Delaware
Dr. Christian Pellerin - University of Montreal 
Dr. Eric Potma - University of California, Irvine

Dr. Bin Ren - Xiamen University, China
Dr. Charles A. Roberts - Toyota Motor North America
Dr. Steve Weisberg - Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Mr. Max Turner Wetherington - Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Mark R. Witkowski - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Huabing Yin - University of Glasgow

“Over the last eight years, RamanFest has established itself as the conference to discover the latest breakthroughs in applied Raman spectroscopy,” said Andrew Whitley, vice president of sales and business development at HORIBA Scientific. “We are also proud of the many research collaborations and friendships that have started at this meeting. RamanFest is a great networking opportunity.”

There is limited seating available for RamanFest. The early bird fee is $150 for students and $300 for organizations. Early registration is available until April 30, 2020. The fee will increase to $175 for students and $350 for organizations, starting May 1. Continental breakfast and lunch is included for both days. A gala dinner is also available for an additional $50.

As an add-on to RamanFest, HORIBA will also host the third annual International Sharp Meets Bright symposium, dedicated to scanning probe microscopy integrated with optical spectroscopy instrumentation and methodology, on July 1. A special rate is offered when joining both events. For more information and to register for Ramanfest, visit

Published: February 2020
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Raman spectroscopy is a technique used in analytical chemistry and physics to study vibrational, rotational, and other low-frequency modes in a system. Named after the Indian physicist Sir C.V. Raman who discovered the phenomenon in 1928, Raman spectroscopy provides information about molecular vibrations by measuring the inelastic scattering of monochromatic light. Here is a breakdown of the process: Incident light: A monochromatic (single wavelength) light, usually from a laser, is...
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