Current Coblentz President’s Message

April 2024

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-April, as it seems that 2024 just started last week!  SPIE.DCS is next week, and I highly encourage members attending the meeting to hit up “Next Generation Spectroscopic Technologies”, which is of relevance to the vibrational spectroscopy community. 

Upcoming in mid-June is the ISMS meeting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which focuses on foundational molecular spectroscopy, where the Society will be awarding David Long the prestigious Coblentz Award. If you’re making plans to attend this meeting, feel free to reach out to Mary or myself to let us know you’ll be there. On a similar vein, now is the time to submit abstracts for SciX 2024 in Raleigh, NC.  For those young career folks (academic, industry or otherwise!), please remember that financial help is available, and you can get the forms from the Coblentz office.

For our membership, we are planning some new items but need your help! If you have a desire to help Coblentz, but have limited time to help, we have some projects we’re developing that we need some minimal efforts on. Please reach out to Ellen Miseo if you’re interested.

Luisa Profeta
President of the Coblentz Society