HORIBA Scientific & UC Irvine to Jointly Host RamanFest 2020 Conference

Posted Feb 14, 2020 by HORIBA

Raman spectroscopy systems pioneer, HORIBA Scientific, will once again be sponsoring the RamanFest this year, which will be held 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. It 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 Ledne (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 topics such as past, present and future Raman Spectroscopy developments and applications.


Optical Spectro-Microscopy in the Atomistic Near-Field by Professor V. Ara Apkarian, University of California, Irvine

Excitons, Strain, and Localized Emitters in 2D Semiconductors by Dr. Nick Borys, ​Montana State University

Resolving Real-time Structural Evolution in Microporous Minerals by 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 by 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 by Professor Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Raman Spectroscopic Marker vs. Biochemical Marker for Disease Diagnostics by 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. By Dr. Anna Luczak, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Click here to register.

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.