Current Coblentz President’s Message

November 2021

As we move into the last months of 2021, there are a few events left to take note of. In particular, Eastern Analytical Symposium is being held Nov. 15 – 17.  Several Coblentz Society members are involved in organizing sessions and presenting talks. Congratulations to Fran Adar on winning the Gold Medal, well deserved. If you are planning to attend, consider attending the sessions below involving Society members (apologies if I unintentionally missed someone), Wednesday morning looks like a particularly packed program with Coblentz members.  (Editor’s note:  more details on several of these sessions and more follow later in the Newsletter.)

Monday, November 15:

  • Handheld Spectrometers 1: Safety and Quality Control (Morning)
  • Handheld Spectrometers II: Cultural Heritage, XRF and LIBS (Afternoon)

Tuesday, November 16:

  • 3D Printing and Analytical Chemistry (Morning)
  • Spectrometric Calibration and Applications (Afternoon)

Wednesday, November 17:

  • New York/New Jersey Sections of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award Honoring: Fran Adar (Morning)
  • PAT: Continuous and Flow Chemistry Analysis (Morning)
  • Optical Technologies for Disease Screening and Diagnostics (Morning)
  • Chemometric Applications: A Subset of Machine Learning (Morning)
  • PAT in the Biopharmaceutical Industry (Afternoon)

The Governing Board is looking to 2022, planning events, and finalizing the budget. Given the financial health of the Society, we are looking for opportunities to support our members and increase the value of Society membership.  If you have ideas or suggestions of things the Coblentz Society could be doing better, please reach out to me, Mary, or any of the board members.

We are also finalizing candidates for election to open board positions.  If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Society, just let us know.  We welcome input from early career, mid-career, and established Society members.

Zachary Schultz

President of the Coblentz Society