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SciX 2019 is led by Conference General Chair Mark Hayes, Arizona State University, and Program Chair Garth Simpson, Purdue University. View the full SciX 2019 officers list here.


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Innovation Award Finalists



4:20 pm – 6:00 pm                    "What's Hot?" Vendor Presentations

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm                    Welcome and Keynote Presentation

Chair: Garth Simpson 

Keynote Lecture

The Convergence of Measurement and Data Sciences: A Great Exchange

Rohit Bhargava

University of Illinois

7:15 pm                                        Welcome Mixer and SAS Sunday Night Student Poster Session


7:45 am – 9:30 am                  Plenary Session

Chair: Mary Kate Donais 

8:00 am         RSC Theophilus Redwood Award/2018 Coblentz Society Craver Award

                        Polymer-enabled Plasmonic Sensing

                        Christy L. Haynes, University of Minnesota

8:30 am         Ellis R. Lippincott Award

                        From Bond-selective Chemistry to Bond-selective Imaging: My 30 Years’ Path to Tackle Missions Impossible

                        Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University

9:00 am         Spectroscopy's Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

Decoding the Molecular Pathology of Cancer with Vibrational Spectroscopy
Ishan Barman, Johns Hopkins University

9:45 am – 10:45 am                Poster Session and Break

10:50 am – 12:30 pm              Morning Symposia

19AES01: Electrokinetic Fundamentals
Chairs: Aliaksei Boika, Karina Torres Castro

19AWD01: RSC Theophilus Redwood Award Honoring Christy Haynes

Chair: Christy Haynes 

19BIM01: Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging for Cancer

Chair: Michael Schmitt 

19FORENS01: Nuclear Forensics

Chairs: Dallas Reilly, Greg Klunder, Rob Lascola 

19IR02: Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy I: Recent Advances

Chair: Andrea Centrone 

19IR12: Forefront of Molecular Spectroscopy

Chair: Isao Noda 

19LIBS01: Fundamentals

Chair: Alessandro Digiacomo

19NANO01: Carbon-based Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Chair: Wei Zhao 

19PMA03: Biopharmaceutical Raw Material Characterization

Chair: John Bobiak 

19RAM11: Food Security

Chair: Roy Goodacre 

19SPECIAL03: Society for Archaeological Sciences Session on Chemistry in Art and Archaeology I

Chairs: Mary Kate Donais, Andrew Zipkin


Chairs: Yukihiro Ozaki, Yusuke Morisawa

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm                   Afternoon Symposia

19AES02: Electrokinetic Applications

Chairs: Jeffrey Moran, Anna Nielsen

19ATOM01: Low Pressure Glow Discharge Spectroscopies

Chair: Jorge Pisonero 

19AWD13: Ellis R. Lippincott Award Honoring Ji-Xin Cheng

Chair: Ji-Xin Cheng 

19BIM02: Spectroscopic Approaches to Tackle Infectious Diseases

Chair: Jürgen Popp


19IR03: Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy II: Fundamentals and Applications

Chairs: Andrea Centrone, Georg Ramer

19LIBS03: Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Chair: Noureddine Melikechi 

19MASS04: Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry

Chair: Glen Jackson


19NANO02: Nano-Facilitated Sensing

Chair: David Thompson


19PMA01: Solving Industrial Problems using Vibrational Spectroscopy

Chair: John Wasylyk


Chair: Karen Faulds


19SPECIAL04: Society for Archaeological Sciences Session on Chemistry in Art and Archaeology II

Chairs: Mary Kate Donais, Andrew Zipkin

19SPR01: Nanostructure Implications on Plasmonics

Chair: Amanda Haes 

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm                  Poster Session and Break

3:50 pm – 5:30 pm                  Afternoon Symposia

19AES03: ACS ANYL-AES Joint Session: Micro/Nano Scale Analytics Driven by Electric Fields

Chairs: Mark Hayes, Lane Baker

19ATOM02: Laser Ablation Based Spectroscopies

Chair: Jorge Pisonero


19AWD06: Spectroscopy's Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award Symposium Honoring Ishan Barman

Chair: Ishan Barman


19CTP01: Commercialization of Analytical Technologies

Chair: Karen Esmonde-White


19IR04: Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy

Chair: Xianghuai Wang


19IR11: Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy III: Bio-Applications

Chairs: Andrea Centrone, Liang Gong

19LIBS09: Geology

Chair: Lütfü Özcan

19MASS02: Untargeted Metabolomics: Innovations and Applications

Chair: Amina Bouslimani


19PAT07: Process Analytical in the Petroleum/Refineries Industry

Chair: Toni Miao 

19PMA02: Biophysical Characteristics of Biotherapeutics: From Discovery to Development

Chair: Deniz Temel 


Chairs: Roy Goodacre, Colin Campbell, Duncan Graham


Chair: Yukihiro Ozaki

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7:45 am – 9:00 am                  Plenary Session

Chair: Mary Kate Donais

8:00 am         Charles Mann Award for Raman Spectroscopy

                        Development of SERS and SESORRS for Multiplexed Bioanalysis

                        Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde

8:30 am         ANACHEM Award

                        Droplet Microfluidics with Mass Spectrometry for High-Throughput

                        Chemistry, Screening, and Sensing

                        Robert Kennedy, University of Michigan

9:15 am – 10:55 am                 Morning Symposia

19AES04: 3D Printed Microfluidics: New Materials and New Applications

Chairs: R. Scott Martin, Ana Egatz

19AWD03: Charles Mann Award Symposium Honoring Karen Faulds

Chair: Karen Faulds 

19BIM03: Liquid Biopsies for Biomedical Applications (CLIRSPEC)

Chair: Matthew Baker


19CHEM01: New Frontiers in Chemometrics

Chair: Federico Marini


19FORENS02: Food Forensics

Chairs: Betsy Jean Yakes, Luis Rodriguez-Saona

19IR05: Quantum Cascade Lasers

Chair: Bernhard Lendl


19IR09: Recent Advances in Using Molecular Spectroscopy for PAT

Chair: Mike George


19MASS03: Identification of Peptide Isomers with Mass Spectrometry

Chair: Ryan Julian


19PMA07: Metabolic Screening and Small Molecule Detection

Chair: Katherine Hollywood

19RAM03: Nano Raman

Chair: Andrew Whitley



Chairs: Colin Campbell, Roy Goodacre, Duncan Graham

19SPSJ03: Near Infrared Spectroscopy I

Chair: Shigeaki Morita

11:00 am – 11:45 am               Poster Session and Break

11:30 am – 12:45 pm               Exhibit Hall Activities

“What’s Hot” Vendor Presentations (11:30 am - 1:20 pm)

Complimentary Lunch (12:00 - 12:30 pm)

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm                   Afternoon Symposia

19AES08: Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications

Chairs: Wenwan Zhong, Mike Beauchamp

19ATOM03: Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques for Nuclear Applications

Chair: Benjamin Manard


19AWD08: ANACHEM Award Symposium Honoring Robert Kennedy

Chair: Robert Kennedy


19BIM04: Spectroscopy and Precision Medicine

Chair: Michael Walsh


19IR10: Recent Advances in Using Molecular Spectroscopy for Pharmaceutical Research

Chair: Mike George


19LIBS02: LIBS for Industry 4.0

Chair: Francois Doucet


19LIBS05: Archaeology and Anthropology

Chair: Matthieu Baudelet



Chairs: Duncan Graham, Colin Campbell, Roy Goodacre

19RAM17: Raman Spectroscopy for Security and Forensics Purposes

Chair: Igor Lednev 

19SPECIAL02: SAS Session: Microplastics in the Environment I

Chairs: Andrew Whitley, Shelly Moore

19SPR02: Sensing with Plasmonics

Chairs: Amanda Haes, Jean-Francois Masson

19SPSJ04: Near Infrared Spectroscopy II

Chair: Shigeaki Morita

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm                  Poster Viewing and Break

3:50 pm – 5:30 pm                  Afternoon Symposia

19AES06: AES: Leaders in the Field

Chairs: Sagnik Basuray, Adam Woolley

19ATOM09: High End ICP-MS Instrumentation

Chair: Johanna Irrgeher 

19CHEM03: Chemometrics at Work in Industry

Chair: Barry Wise


19CTP03: Solving Developing World Chemistry Challenges: Where Are We Now?

Chair: Diane Parry 

19IR06: Mid-IR Frequency Combs

Chair: Bernhard Lendl 

19LIBS08: LIBS Elemental Imaging

Chair: Vincent Motto-Ros


19PAT06PAT Enabled Flow Chemistry and Continuous Manufacturing

Chairs: Jim Rydzak, Savitha Panika

19PMA09: Pharmaceutical Forensics: Applying Analytical Science to Safe Manufacturing, Supply, and Screening

Chairs: Ravi Kalyanaraman, Scott Huffman

19RAM12: Emerging Raman

Chairs: Pavel Matousek, Duncan Graham, Ian Lewis

19RAM16: Stand-off Raman

Chair: Nathaniel Gomer


19SPECIAL05: SAS Session: Microplastics in the Environment II

Chair: Andrew Whitley


19SPR06: Rising Stars in Plasmonics

Chair: Jean-Francois Masson 

7:00 pm                                       SAS Awards Ceremony

8:00 pm                                       SAS Reception (Invite Only)

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7:45 am – 9:00 am                  Plenary Session

Chair: Mary Kate Donais 

8:00 am         Lester W. Strock Award

                        Remote LIBS, Raman and Hyperspectral Raman Imaging Using a Monolithic Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer

                        S. Michael Angel, University of South Carolina

8:30 am         AES Electrophoresis Mid-Career Award

Digitizing Endocrine Tissue Secretions into Nanoliter Droplets for Analysis of Hormones and Metabolites at High Temporal Resolution

                        Christopher J. Easley, Auburn University

9:15 am – 10:55 am                 Morning Symposia

19ATOM04: Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge Spectroscopies I (Instrumentation)

Chair: R. Kenneth Marcus


19AWD05: Lester Strock Award Symposium Honoring S. Michael Angel

Chair: S. Michael Angel


19AWD07: AES Mid-Career Award Symposium Honoring Chris Easley

Chairs: Jason Dwyer, Chris Harrison

19BIM05: Vibrational Spectroscopy: Toward Clinical Applications

Chairs: Karen Esmonde-White, Fay Nicolson

19CHEM04: Chemometric Opportunities in the Forensic Sciences

Chair: Rabi Musah

19FORENS05: Enabling Methods for Challenging Forensics Applications
Chair: Greg Klunder

19IR07: Time-resolved IR and 2D-IR Spectroscopy

Chair: Mike George


19LIBS04: Molecular Signal in LIBS

Chair: Michael Gaft


19PAT05: Advances in On-line Process Analysis

Chair: Alison Nordon

19PMA08: Artificial Intelligence in Pharma

Chairs: Steve Buckley, Peter Harrington

19RAM01: Low Frequency Raman

Chair: Anjan Roy


19RAM13: Biomedical Raman (CLIRSPEC)

Chair: Nick Stone 

11:00 am – 11:45 am               Poster Viewing

11:30 am – 12:45 pm               Exhibit Hall Activities

“What’s Hot” Vendor Presentations (11:30 am - 1:20 pm)

Complimentary Lunch (12:00 - 12:30 pm)

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm                   Afternoon Symposia

19AES05: Biosensors

Chairs: Erin Henslee, Rucha Natu

19ATOM05: Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge Spectroscopies II (Applications)

Chair: R. Kenneth Marcus


19CHEM05: Unraveling Sample Matrix Effects with Chemometrics

Chair: John Kalivas


19CTP04: Deviations from the Beer-Lambert Law: New Perspectives and Solutions

Chair: Jürgen Popp


19FORENS03: Forensic Analysis in the Lab and at the Crime Scene

Chair: Igor Lednev


19IR08: Recent Advances in Chemical and Material Detection Using Molecular Spectroscopy

Chair: Mike George 

19LIBS11: 2019: International Year of the Periodic Table at the Speed of Light (New Methodology)

Chair: Kheireddine Rifai 

19PAT03: Industrial Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy

Chairs: Mark Rickard, Xiaoyun Chen

19PMA11: Spectroscopy for Pharmaceutical Applications

Chairs: Shengli Ma, Raphael Fish

19RAM05: Portable Raman

Chair: Neil Shand 

19SPECIAL01: SAS Session Commemorating John Jackovitz

Chair: Robert Lascola 

19SPR05: Multimodal and Multifunctional Plasmonics

Chair: Wei-Chuan Shih

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm                  Poster Viewing and Break

3:50 pm – 5:30 pm                  Afternoon Symposia

19ATOM06: Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge Spectroscopies III (Molecular)

Chairs: Jacob Shelley, Steven Ray

19AWD09: AES Lifetime Acheivement Award Session Honoring Hsueh-Chia Chang

Chairs: Satyajyoti Senapati, Gongchen Sun

19CHEM06: Sample and Variable Selection: Memorial Session Honoring Frank Vogt

Chair: Barry Lavine


19CTP02: Women in Analytical Chemistry

Chair: Rina Dukor 

19LIBS07: Innovation in Instrumentation

Chair: Francois Doucet


19MASS01: MS Characterization of Proteins, Protein Complexes, and Therapeutic Proteins

Chair: Joseph Loo


19PAT04: Online Analysis of Industrial Processes and Reactions

Chairs: Anna Sandlin, J.D. Tate

19PMA04: Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques in Pharma

Chair: Sergey Arzhantsev 

19PMA06: Counterfeits Food Products and Dietary Supplements

Chair: Sulaf Assi


19RAM10: Raman Imaging/Microscopy

Chairs: Katsumasa Fujita, Duncan Graham

19RAM19: Raman with Spatial Light Modulators

Chair: Ioan Notingher


19SPR04: Plasmon-enhanced Techniques

Chair: Gregory Wallace

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7:45 am – 9:00 am                  Plenary Session

Chair: Mary Kate Donais 

8:00 am         Applied Spectroscopy William F. Meggers Award

                        Reflectance Spectra of Solids & Liquids - Easier to Obtain, Harder to Interpret: The Case for the Optical Constants

                        Tim J. Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8:30 AM         Coblentz Society Craver Award

                        Have Fun & Impact with in situ Spectroscopy in the Chemical Industry

                        Xiaoyun “Shawn” Chen, Dow Chemical Company

9:15 am – 10:55 am                 Morning Symposia

19ATOM07: Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques for Nano & Bioanalysis

Chairs: Martin Resano, Jose Manuel Costa-Fernandez

19AWD04: William F. Meggers Award Symposium Honoring Tim Johnson

Chair: Tim Johnson 

19BIM06: Machine and Deep Learning for Biomedical Diagnostics

Chairs: Thomas Bocklitz, Rohith Reddy

19CHEM07: Chemotyping Complex Materials by Chemometrics

Chair: Mengliang Zhang


19FORENS04: Environmental Forensics

Chair: Mark Cejas


19LIBS10: Environmental Monitoring

Chair: Cassiana Nomura 

19PAT01: SAS PAT Technical section: PAT in the Pharmaceutical Industries Session I

Chair: Jim Rydzak 

19PMA05: Atomic Spectroscopy Applications in Pharmaceuticals

Chair: Sharla Wood


19RAM02: Raman Spectroscopic Sensing

Chair: Torsten Frosch


19RAM15: Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS)

Chair: Pavel Matousek


19SPECIAL06: SAB Special Session

Chairs: Sara Tufi, Alessandro De Giacomo

11:00 am – 11:45 am               Poster Viewing

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm                   Afternoon Symposia

19ATOM08: Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques for Clinical/Medical

Chair: C. Derrick Quarles Jr. 

19AWD11: Clara Craver Award Symposium Honoring Shawn Chen

Chair: Xiaoyun “Shawn” Chen 

19BIM07: New Frontiers in Biomedical Analysis
Chair: TBA

19CHEM02: Exploiting Spatial & Spectral Information in Hyperspectral Images
Chair: Thomas Bocklitz 

19IR01: Optical Photothermal Infrared Spectroscopy I

Chairs: Curtis Marcott, Andrea Centrone

19LIBS06: Forensics and Security

Chair: Jose Almirall 

19MASS05: Mass Spectrometry of In-tact Proteins and Protein Complexes
Chair: Kermit Murray

19PAT02: SAS PAT Technical section: PAT in Biopharmaceutical Industries Session II

Chairs: Daniel Hill, Dan Hill

19PMA10: Enable Intensified Downstream Manufacturing by Advanced Online Sensor Technologies

Chair: Richard Wu 

19RAM04: Industrial Raman

Chair: Karen Esmonde-White


19RAM14: Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

Chair: Mark Mabry 

19SPR03: Plasmon and Imaging: Catalysis

Chair: Zachary Schultz 

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm                  Poster Viewing and Break

3:50 pm – 5:30 pm                  Plenary Session: Innovation Award Symposium

Chair: Mary Kate Donais 

Accelerated Restricted Boltzmann Machines

Peter Harrington

Molecular Basis for Chirality-regulated Aβ Self-assembly and Receptor Recognition Revealed by Ion Mobility-mass Spectrometry

Gongyu Li

Chemical Approaches to Improve Nanopore Single-Molecule Sensing

Jason Dwyer

Enhancing Enantioselective Absorption with Plasmonic and Dielectric Metasurfaces

John Abendroth

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7:30 am –8:00 am                   Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – 10:30 am               Plenary Session

Chair: Garth Simpson 

7:45 am                    Announcement of 2019 Innovation Award Winner

8:00 am                    Data Science Meets Measurement Science

Christy Landes, Rice University 

Randy Bartels, Colorado State University

To be announced

10:00 am                  Preview of 2020 Conference

Linda Kidder-Yarlott, General Chair

Mary Kate Donais, Program Chair

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