HORIBA Scientific and University of California Irvine to Host Two Day RamanFest Conference

The Focus of this Annual International Event is on the Latest Advances in Applied Raman Spectroscopy

PISCATAWAY, NJ  February 10th, 2020 - HORIBA Scientific, the global leader in Raman spectroscopy systems, is proud to announce that they are again sponsoring RamanFest, which this year will be at the University of California Irvine, on Monday, June 29th, and Tuesday, June 30th. It is being held in association with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

The RamanFest conference covers the current state of advanced applied Raman spectroscopy through presentations and discussions from today's leaders in this field, from both academia and industry. RamanFest is a great event for collaboration and networking. Keynote lectures will be presented by internationally renowned scientists. There will also be accompanying poster sessions throughout the day to encourage discussion on the latest capabilities of Raman spectroscopy. 

Dr. Andrew Whitley of HORIBA Scientific will co-chair the event with Iryna Zenyuk, Assistant Professor - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, and Vince McDonell, Director - UCICL (UCI Combustion Laboratory).

Confirmed speakers contributing to this event include many highly regarded luminaries in the field, including:

Dr. V. Ara ApkarianUniversity of California, Irvine
Dr. Nick Borys    Montana State University
Dr. Aaron J. CelestianNatural History Museum of Los Angeles
Dr. Silke H. Christiansen Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Dr. Moritz Kircher Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Igor Lednev University at Albany, State University of New York
Dr. Anna Luczak   Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Wei MinColumbia University
Dr. Isao NodaUniversity of Delaware
Dr. Christian PellerinUniversity of Montreal, Canada
Dr. Eric PotmaUniversity of California, Irvine
Dr. Bin RenXiamen University, China
Dr. Charles A. Roberts Toyota Motor North America
Dr. Steve WeisbergSouthern California Coastal Water Research Project
Mr. Max Turner WetheringtonThe Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Mark R. Witkowski U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Huabing YinUniversity of Glasgow, UK


The broad range of topics will include discussions, not only on general topics such as past, present and future Raman Spectroscopy developments and applications. Presentation titles include:  

Optical spectro-microscopy in the Atomistic Near-field
Professor V. Ara Apkarian, University of California, Irvine

​Excitons, strain, and localized emitters in 2D semiconductors
Dr. Nick Borys, ​Montana State University

​Resolving Real-time Structural Evolution in Microporous Minerals
Dr. Aaron Celestian, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Raman spectroscopy in the context of advanced optical and electron microscopies - examples from bio-medical an materials research.
Professor Silke H. Christiansen, GWDG (Joint facility of Göttingen University and the Max Planck Society)

High Precision in vivo Cancer Imaging using SERRS and SESORRS
Professor Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD

​Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Raman Spectroscopic Marker vs. Biochemical Marker for Disease Diagnostics 
Professor Igor Lednev, University of Albany, State University of NY at Albany

What is so fascinating about Raman and Biologics? How DCDR deepens the understanding of structural changes in mAb.
Dr. Anna Luczak, Bristol-Myers Squibb

​Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy: Where we are After a Dozen Years
Dr. Wei Min, Columbia University, New York, NY

2D Correlation Analysis of Raman Data for Bioplastics and Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Isao Noda, University of Delaware

​​Polarized Raman Spectroscopy of Individual Electrospun Fibers
Professor Christian Pellerin, Université de Montréal, Canada 

Single Molecule Coherent Raman Scattering
Professor Eric O. Potma, University of California, Irvine

​Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for 2D Materials and Electrochemistry
Professor Dr. Bin Ren, Xiamen University

Raman Spectroscopy for Automotive Exhaust Catalysis & Energy Storage Materials Research
Charles A. Roberts, Ph.D., Toyota Research Institute of North America

Raman Scattering of Polar Metals
Max Wetherington, The Pennsylvania State University

​Recent Developments and Applications in Raman Activated Cell Sorting
Professor Huabing Yin, University of Glasgow, UK


“Over the last 8 years, RamanFest has established itself as the conference to discover the latest breakthroughs in applied Raman spectroscopy,” said Andrew Whitley, VP Sales and Business Development at HORIBA Scientific. “We are also proud of the many research collaborations and friendships that have started at this meeting. RamanFest is a great networking opportunity.”

A complete list of speakers and topics can be found on the website at www.ramanfest.com

There is limited seating available for RamanFest 2020. The early bird fee is $150 for students and $300 for organizations. Early registration is available until April 30th, 2020.  The fee will increase to $175 for students and $350 for organizations, starting on May 1st, 2020. Continental breakfast and lunch is included for both days.  A gala dinner is also available for an additional $50. Registration can be done at http://www.ramanfest.com.

As an add on to RamanFest, HORIBA will also host the third Annual International Sharp Meets Bright symposium, dedicated to Scanning Probe Microscopy integrated with Optical Spectroscopy instrumentation and methodology, on July 1st. Special rate offered when joining both events.

For more information, and to register for Ramanfest:  www.ramanfest.com.  For more information, you may also email HORIBA Scientific or call 732-623-8142. 

About HORIBA Scientific

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