Coblentz Society News & Events

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

Research Scrambles: Elevator Talks by Select Graduate Students

Second Student Research Scramble

The next Scramble is scheduled for May 26 at Noon EDT. Join Ph.D. students from across the world working in all fields of vibrational spectroscopy to showcase developments at the leading edge of vibrational spectroscopy. Learn more.

Infrared and Raman Courses at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine

Spectral Interpretation Course

We are pleased to announce that this popular course Infrared & Raman Spectral Interpretation returns to Bowdoin College this summer.  The 2022 course is scheduled to be held at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, July 11 - 15. Learn more.

Martin Zanni

2022 Lippincott Award Winner

The Society has announced that the 2022 Ellis R. Lippincott Award will be presented to Martin Zanni, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA “for innovative contributions to the technology and application of two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.” Learn more.

Photonics Spectra Spectroscopy Conference

Discover New & Evolving Trends

View the Photonics Media Spectroscopy conference and learn about evolving trends and applications in spectroscopy. Register or login to watch. Learn more.

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!

International Journal of Spectroscopy Special Issue

Dr. Peter Griffiths Honored

Applied Spectroscopy is proud to honor longtime former Coblentz President, SAS member  and infrared and Raman spectroscopy specialist Dr. Peter Griffiths, with this January 2022 (76/01) special issue, out just in time for his January 20th birthday! See an overview of the special edition.

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.

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. 

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.