PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Conference has announced four special symposia that will be part of the Technical Program for Pittcon 2009. Two symposia will be presented by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) and two will be presented by The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry and Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers' Association (JAIMA).
The SAS symposium, “SAS Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium Developments in Atomic Spectroscopy - All in the Family or Sibling Rivalry,” will address current topics in the field of atomic spectroscopy. Speakers include James Holcombe of the University of Texas at Austin, David Hahn of the University of Florida, Joseph Caruso of the University of Cincinnati, Gary Hieftje of Indiana University and John Olesik of Ohio State University.
The second SAS symposium, “SAS Vibrational Spectroscopy Symposium Developments in Vibrational Spectroscopy: Where Do We Go From Here,” will address the techniques of near- and mid-infrared and raman spectroscopy. Speakers include Katherine Bakeev of GlaxoSmithKline, Richard McCreery of the University of Alberta, Peter Griffiths of the University of Idaho, Michael Claybourn of Astrazeneca and Rohit Bhargava of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The JAIMA symposium, “The State-of-the-Art Technologies from Japan I: Analytical Instruments with Nano-Technology,” will address the state-of-the-art analytical instruments both with and for research and development of nano-tech. Speakers include Takehiko Kitamori, Yoshinobu Baba, Motoichi Ohtsu, Takashi Ito and Yutaka Takahashi.
The second JAIMA symposium, “The State-of-the-Art Technologies from Japan II: Analytical Instruments for Nano-Technology,” will introduce the application of the research of nanotechnology using the state-of-the-art analytical instruments in electron microscopy and spectroscopy. Speakers include Hiroshi Daimon, Xiao Feng Zhang, Michael Kersker, David Surman and Adam Gilmore.
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