News and Events

blog post from NatureJobs describes all the reasons you should get more involved with SAS.  There are current openings on many committees at the national and local level. Contact Bonnie Saylor  or Ellen Miseo for information.

SAS 2018 Strategic Fund - Play a Role in the Future of Your Society Today!

National Chemistry Week: Cincinnati Section shares demos on local TV!

The October edition of SAS Spectrum eNews is now available. Read it here.

Jonathan Sweedler, Martha Gillette, and Rohit Bhargava, professor of bioengineering, received the grant from the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Initiative at NIH. Read the full account at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign web site.

Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Life Sciences Foundation Merger

SAS is currently seeking nominations for Honorary, Distinguished, and Emeritus award for 2016. Deadline for nomination is December 1, 2015. All nominations may be submitted to the SAS Awards Committee via email at exdir@s-a-s.org. More information.

Sage to begin publishing Applied Spectroscopy. Learn more about the new publisher and our journal.

Please take a minute to update your information in your member profile! This includes your email and mailing address. Thanks!

We are looking for 3 people to join the website committee, no coding required!




Thank you all for a wonderful conference in Providence! We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in 2016 9/18-9/23. 

If you would like to help in planning the conference please contact the SciX office scix@scixconference.org  SAS has quite a presenence among the conference chairs!


2016 SciX Chairs

  • Mary Kate Donais, Saint Anselm College - SciX General Chair 2016
  • Alexandra Ros, Arizona State University – SciX Program Chair 2016
  • John Wasylyk, Bristol-Myers Squibb– SciX / FACSS Marketing Chair 2014-2016
  • Steven Ray, Indiana University – FACSS Governing Board Chair 2016 & 2017









Featuring the latest new spectroscopy products.





2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will present the Wallace H. Coulter Lecture at Pittcon 2016!

“How Optical Single-Molecule Detection in Solids Led to Super-Resolution Nanoscopy in Cells and Beyond”


Professor W. E. Moerner is currently at Stanford and is a member of SAS!

SAS is on LabTube!

Check out our channel on LabTube, it's the place for videos for the scientific community. We'll be posting a variety of material from interviews to tour speakers to snippets from member events.  Do you want to tell the world why you love SAS?  Send Anna Donnell your video and we'll post it on our channel as an I <3 SAS video! Click here for details!


Website updates

New changes are coming to the website!  We recently moved to a new website and membership management system and you will begin to see small changes to the website over time.  We appreciate your patience as we make these changes.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email the Web Committee Chair, Anna Donnell or the SAS Office. Thank you!

Applied Spectroscopy

Please use the following link to submit new manuscripts to the journal as of 1 October 2015:  https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asp




Over the past decade, the Journal has been confronted with some significant challenges, most of which have been dictated by market forces and the changes that on-line access has brought to the business of scholarly publishing. To better adapt to these challenges, Applied Spectroscopy and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy will be partnering with SAGE Publications Limited (sagepub.com) commencing with the journal’s milestone 70th volume in January 2016.


The Society believes that SAGE is the right publishing partner for Applied Spectroscopy. SAGE has 1,500 employees globally and operates principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. SAGE publishes more than 850 journals and over 800 books and reference works a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. They are also currently developing online tools and resources such as SAGE Video and SAGE Edge.


For the Society and its members and the authors and readers of Applied Spectroscopy, the benefits of moving from our current partners to SAGE are important and timely. The most important of these are:


• SAGE will consolidate manuscript submission, tracking, and production services, as well as the journal hosting and marketing services under one roof.


• SAGE uses the Scholar OneTM system for manuscript submission and tracking and the “HighWire” platform for on-line publication. These platforms will significantly improve the quality of services for our authors, editors, reviewers, and readers of Applied Spectroscopy


• For our authors, faster production times mean less time from manuscript acceptance to online publication of the manuscript.


• Online readers will be able to access the journal through the Society for Applied Spectroscopy website to the SAGE journal platform seamlessly. The “Online First” feature will allow accepted manuscripts to be on the web within a month of being accepted.


• As the largest independent academic publisher in the world, SAGE’s extensive experience means better and faster ways to develop and improve the journal without compromising our editorial integrity and independence. 


The Journal editorial team and the Society are excited by the opportunities that the partnership with SAGE will provide, both for ourselves as well as our authors, subscribers, readers, and advertisers.


Welcome to our 70th year.



August 2015



Featured Paper


Compact Solid-State 213 nm Laser Enables Standoff Deep Ultraviolet Raman Spectrometer: Measurements of Nitrate Photochemistry

     Sergei V. Bykov, Michael Mao, Katie L. Gares, and Sanford A. Asher

The cover for the August 2015 issue of Applied Spectroscopy features an accelerated paper from Sanford A. Asher, Sergei V. Bykov, Michael Mao, and Katie L. Gares entitled, ‘‘Compact Solid-State 213 nm Laser Enables Standoff Deep Ultraviolet Raman Spectrometer: Measurements of Nitrate Photochemistry’’, pp. 895–901. The paper describes a new compact acousto-optically Q-switched diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) intracavity-frequency tripled neodymium-doped yttrium vanadate (Nd:YVO4) laser capable of producing ~100 mW of 213 nm power quasi-continuous wave as 15 ns pulses at a 30 kHz repetition rate.   Read more...



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