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.
2024 Williams-Wright Award Winner
The 2024 Williams-Wright Award winner is Dr. Jun Zhao, who has devoted his entire career to the advancement of Raman spectroscopy instrumentation and methods. He is currently the Director of Engineering at Metrohm Spectro, Inc. Learn more.
2023 Fateley Award Winner
The Society has announced that the 2023 William G. Fateley Award winner is Alexis Weber, a Ph.D. candidate within the Chemistry Department at the University at Albany, SUNY. 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.