Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry
Member organization of FACSS since 2017
The Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (ASAC) was founded as a scientific nonprofit association in 1948 in the city of Graz. In those days, Austria already had an important tradition regarding the advancement of Analytical Sciences and especially Microchemistry. In 1923 the Austrian Chemist Fritz Pregl (1869–1930) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work in the field of elemental analysis of microsamples, whereas Friedrich Emich (1860–1940) pioneered to use of optical microscopes to resolve analytical chemical problems. In its founding document ASAC expressed its intention to strengthen the co-operation of scientists from academia and industry as well as to serve as a platform to facilitate networking and training in the broad field of Analytical Sciences. Over the years ASAC has engaged in a range of different activities, such as the repeated organization of the scientifically broad Euroanalysis conference as well as several topical meetings. Furthermore members of ASAC have actively shaped the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the European Chemical Societies (EuChemS) and contributed to the advancement of EURACHEM. As of today ASAC has more than 500 active members with interest in many facets of modern Analytical Sciences. By joining FACSS, ASAC aims to expand its international cooperation network and to further contribute to the global advancement of Analytical Sciences.