Coblentz Society News & Events

We’ll share links to interesting news stories, announce Coblentz events and more.

Dr. Fran Adar - NYSAS Gold Medal Award Winner

Dr. Adar Wins NYSAS Gold Medal

Coblentz member Fran Adar wins the 2021 NYSAS Gold Medal Award. Dr. Adar will receive the NYSAS Gold Medal at an awards Symposium at EAS (Eastern Analytical Symposium) November 15-17, 2021. Learn more. 

Coblentz Society Sponsor Program

Coblentz Society Sponsors

The Society has launched a corporate Sponsor program. If you are interested in gaining the benefits of the sponsorship, please contact for more information.

Coblentz Society T-shirts

Coblentz Society T-shirts!

Congratulations to Chelsea Zoltowski, Dave Schiering, and Taylor Payne, who all claimed new Coblentz Society T-shirts during our contest at SciX. If you would like one of the new T-shirts, visit the Coblentz Store!

Spectroscopy in Biopharmaceutical Analysis

Live Virtual Symposium

The Coblentz Society is co-sponsoring two days of learning on “Spectroscopy in Biopharmaceutical Analysis” The content is relevant to both upstream and downstream processing. October 28-29 at 10 AM EDT. Register. 

Nominations Sought

New York/New Jersey SAS Gold Medal Nominations

Nominations sought for 2022 award, recognizing outstanding contributions in field of Applied Spectroscopy. Submit nominating letter, biographical sketch and list of publications to Dana Garcia ( by January 10, 2022.

Peter Larkin

Peter Larkin is SAS Predident-Elect

Coblentz Society board member Dr. Peter J. Larkin has won the election for president-elect 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. 

Sandra Luber

2021 Coblentz Award Winner

The Coblentz Society is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Sandra Luber of the University of Zurich has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Coblentz Award. Her research deals with the development and application of novel computational methods, among others, with focus on absorption and vibrational spectroscopy. Learn more.

Benjamin Fingerhut

Receives the 2020 Coblentz Award

Next week at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Dr. Benjamin Fingerhut will receive the 2020 Coblentz Award.  His lecture titled “Noncovalent Interactions of Hydrated DNA and RNA Mapped by 2D-IR Spectroscopy” is available on the ISMS virtual website and he will be live on Tuesday, June 22, at 8 AM CDT. Learn more. 

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.

Bhavya Sharma

2021 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

Spectroscopy is pleased to officially announce that Coblentz member Bhavya Sharma, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named the winner of the 2021 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award. Read more.

Rohit Bhargava

2021 Lippincott Award Recipient

The 2021 Ellis R. Lippincott Award will be presented to Coblentz member Rohit Bhargava for “contributions to the fundamental physics and instrument engineering of mid-IR microscopy and its applications to medical imaging.” Presentation of the 2021 award is planned for SciX in Providence, Rhode Island. Learn more.