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

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 Apkarian - University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. John Bobiak - Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Dr. Nick Borys - Montana State University
  • Dr. Aaron J. Celestian - Natural 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 Min - Columbia University
  • Dr. Isao Noda - University of Delaware
  • Dr. Christian Pellerin - University of Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Eric Potma - University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Bin Ren - Xiamen University, China
  • Dr. Charles A. Roberts - Toyota Motor North America
  • Dr. Steve Weisberg - Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
  • Mr. Max Turner Wetherington - The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Mark R. Witkowski - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Dr. Huabing Yin - University 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 - Prof. 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
  • High Precision in vivo Cancer Imaging using SERRS and SESORRS - Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Raman Spectroscopic Marker vs. Biochemical Marker for Disease Diagnostics - Prof. 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 - Prof. Christian Pellerin, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Single Molecule Coherent Raman Scattering - Prof. Eric O. Potma, University of California, Irvine
  • Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for 2D Materials and Electrochemistry - Prof. 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 - Prof. 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. We are also proud of the many research collaborations and friendships that have started at this meeting. RamanFest is a great networking opportunity.

Andrew Whitley, VP Sales and Business Development, HORIBA Scientific

A complete list of speakers and topics can be found on the website at

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

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.

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