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.
2022 EAS Award Winner
Dr. Richard A. Crocombe, past secretary of the Society and a past president of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy will be honored by the Eastern Analytical Symposium with the 2022 EAS award for Outstanding Achievement in Vibrational Spectroscopy. The Award will be presented at the conference scheduled November 14-16, 2022. Learn more.
2022 Coblentz Award Winner
The Society has announced that Dr. L. Robert Baker is the winner of the 2022 Coblentz Award. His accomplishments include developing a reflection analog to XUV transient absorption. Learn more.
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.
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
The Coblentz Society is supported by a number of organizations. This support comes in many forms, including sponsorship of member events.
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.