Welcome to the Coblentz Society

The Coblentz Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1954. Its purpose is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy.

Who is the Coblentz Society and what do we do?

We are chemists, scientists, engineers – all spectroscopists. Our aim is to help each other stay up to date on the latest developments in vibrational spectroscopy. Vibrational spectroscopy encompasses infrared (FT-IR), Raman, and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopies.  We share knowledge and experience, peer to peer and older generation to younger.

The Coblentz Society is very active at scientific conferences and presents several achievement awards each year.

News, Happenings & Events

Keep up to date on the latest vibrational spectroscopy news. 

Peter Larkin

Running for President of SAS

Coblentz Society board member Peter Larkin is running for president of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Peter has been a long-time member of both the Coblentz Society and SAS. He currently manages the spectroscopy, thermal analysis and chromatography analytical groups for Solvay Research & Innovation in Stamford, CT.

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Portable Spectroscopy Webinar

Dr. Brooke W. Kammrath, Dr. Pauline E. Leary, Dr. Mike Hargreaves presented the webinar Portable Spectroscopy within Forensics, Law Enforcement, Safety and Security on June 3, 2021. This webinar is the first in a mini-series, hosted in cooperation with Coblentz Society, The Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and Wiley Analytical Science. Watch the Webinar.

Ellen Miseo

Recognized as Fellow of SAS

Dr. Ellen Miseo,  is recognized as a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. She is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Society and spectroscopy. Ellen is currently the Chief Technologist at TeakOrigin Inc., and has had an extensive career in spectroscopy.  The award will be formally presented during SciX2021 in Providence, RI.

Coblentz Society Honors & Awards

Craver Award • Coblentz Award • Williams-Wright Award • Ellis R. Lippincott Award • Coblentz Student Awards and William G. Fateley Award

Read about all the awards the Coblentz Society presents, including how to nominate and when the nominations are due.

Members

Check Out Volunteer Opportunities

There are multiple volunteer opportunities for this year’s events whether virtual or in-person. Visit the Events page on the member’s site for complete details and to sign up. 

Have you considered joining the board of directors? How about submitting a photo or some news for the Society’s newsletter? Get more involved today!

Donate to the Coblentz Society

Donations are used to support many activities including

  • Conference sessions at scientific meetings including Pittcon, ISMS (International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy), SciX which is also the annual meeting of the Coblentz Society, ICAVS (International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy), and EAS (Eastern Analytical Symposium)
  • Awards to recognize and promote scientific excellence
  • Networking and social events
  • Outreach to the scientific community, particularly younger scientists

Our Sponsors

The Coblentz Society is supported by a number of organizations. This support comes in many forms, including sponsorship of member events. 

Coblentz Store

T-shirts, polo shirts, magnets, coasters, and books.

We are currently still selling merchandise with our old logo – now instant classics! Watch future editions of the Society’s newsletter for information about items with the new logo.