PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Conference has announced that "Near-Infrared Spectroscopy -NIRS" will be the topic for the 20th annual James L. Waters Annual Symposium. The 2009 Waters Symposium will be presented Monday, March 9, 2009, during Pittcon 2009.
The 20th annual Waters Symposium recognizes the important technological contribution of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to the world of analytical chemistry. A panel of speakers has been organized to recognize and review the development, widespread commercial application and current research in NIRS.
The Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) will welcome the following NIRS pioneers to Pittcon 2009: Peter Flinn, Kelspec Services Pty. Ltd., "Near Infrared Spectroscopy: From Sleeper to Activist"; Karl Norris, U.S. Department of Agriculture, "In the Beginning Was: Visible and IR Spectroscopy"; Franklin Barton, Agricultural Research Service agency of the USDA, "NIR - A Journey in Learning"; Phil Williams, PDK Grain, "The Introduction of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to the World of Commerce"; and Robert A. Lodder, University of Kentucky Medical Center, "Modern Applications of Near-Infrared Spectrometry."
Complete information on this symposium and the Pittcon 2009 Technical Program can be found at www.pittcon.org.