New Speakers Added To Ramanfest Conference

21. März 2014

Ramanfest 2014

16 World Renowned Scientists Are Now Presenting During the Two Day Event

Sunney Xie of Harvard University and Andrew Whitley of HORIBA Scientific, are proud to announce that Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, from MIT, will be joining the growing list of world-renowned speakers already committed to RamanFest.

This year’s RamanFest, an international event, will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on Thursday, June 12th, and Friday, June 13th. The annual two-day conference is being held by HORIBA Scientific, in conjunction with Harvard University, in the Pfizer auditorium.

Professor Sunney Xie and Dr. Dan Fu, both from Harvard University, and Dr. Andrew Whitley from HORIBA Scientific will be on hand to kick off the RamanFest event.

The latest list of speakers and their topics includes:

  • Dr. Fran Adar, HORIBA Scientific, Raman Spectroscopy Developments and Applications - Past, Present and Future;
  • Prof. Sanford A. Asher, University of Pittsburgh, UV Raman Studies of Protein and Peptide Structure and Folding Studies;
  • Prof. Paul Champion, Northeastern University, Coherent Low-frequency Vibrational Motion in Proteins and Biomolecules;
  • Dr. The-Quyen Nguyen, Northwestern University, Raman Spectroscopy goes Out Helping Patients in Operating Room;
  • Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng , Purdue University, Microsecond Time Scale Spectroscopic Imaging for In Vivo Molecular Analysis;
  • Prof. Igor Chourpa, University of Tours, France, SERS and Fluorescence as Analytical Tools to Study Theranostic Nanosystems;
  • Dr. Neil Everall, Intertek-MSG, Industrial Problem Solving with Raman Spectroscopy;
  • Prof. Michael W. George, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom,  Raman Spectroscopy and Supercritical Fluids: From Trying to help the Planet to Trying to Develop New Microelectronics;
  • Prof. Igor K Lednev, University at Albany, SUNY, Supremacy and Variety of Vibrational Spectroscopy for Probing Amyloid Fibrils: From UV Raman to VCD and TERS;
  • Prof. Wei Min, Columbia University, Bioorthogonal Nonlinear Vibrational Imaging;
  • Prof. Lukas Novotny, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Near-field Raman Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes;
  • Prof. Christian Pellerin, University of Montreal, Canada, Raman Spectroscopy of Individual Electrospun Fibers;
  • Dr. Michael J. Pelletier, Pfizer Global Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Polymorph Discrimination using Low-Wavenumber Raman Spectroscopy;
  • Prof. Ping-Heng Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China, Ultra-low-frequency Raman Modes in Two-dimensional Layered Materials;
  • Prof. Lawrence D. Ziegler, Boston University, In Vitro Cellular Activity Probed by SERS: Applications for Diagnostics and Forensics.

Please refer to the RamanFest website as the list continues to grow.

Registered guests are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations during the two day event.

Seating is limited.  The fee is $250 for students, $350 for standard registration, and both offer an option to attend the gala dinner for an additional $50.

For registration, and more information, including a list of hotels in the Boston area, some of which are associated with Harvard and offer special rates, please go to the RamanFest website:  You may also email HORIBA Scientific or call 732-623-8142 for more information.