SAS News and Events

Keep up to date on what SAS members are doing around the world! Click here to view SAS News and Events. Is your section holding a great event? Are you attending a conference soon? We want to hear from you! Tell us what you're up to and we'll share your story on the website, newsletter, or social media. Submit your news here!

SAS Important Messages

Attention SAS Members: Many of you have asked if you could use post-nominal letters representing your membership in SAS after your signature on documents and on websites, etc. We are pleased to announce that you may now begin using the letters MSAS for this purpose for as long as your membership remains active. We hope this will help you promote your society affiliation to the larger community.


SAS Announces Our New Crowdfunding Site

SAS announces its new crowdfunding site Measure Venture.  Be one of the first to get your science idea funded by the spectroscopy community.  View current projects or launch your own today! Measure Venture brings measurement instrumentation, sample handling, science training inventors and investors their own space for science-focussed crowd-funding. By scientists, for scientists, "Measure Venture" fills a gap for entrepreneurial measurment scientists. Measure Venture also provides crowd-funding options for scientific events and charitable activities.

Happy New Year and Happy 60th Anniversary to SAS!

SAS Celebrates 60 Years of Service to the Spectroscopy Community in 2018!!! Check back for continuous updated information on special anniversary events.


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2017 Analytical Scientist Power List

SAS Congratulates the following members for making the 2017 Analytical Scientist Power List
Ramon Barnes - SAS Fellow
Karen Faulds - SAS Fellow
Peter Griffiths - SAS Honorary Member, Distinguished Service Member, and Fellow
Gary Hieftje - SAS Honorary Member and Fellow
Alan Marshall - SAS Honorary Member and Fellow
Kay Niemax - SAS Fellow
Nicolo Omenetto - SAS Honorary Member and Fellow
Richard Russo - SAS Fellow

SAS Elects New Officers, Governing Board Delegates, and Student Representative

Congratulations to the following newly elected officers and Governing Board Delegates. Terms begin January 2018.

President-Elect: Robert Lascola and Secretary: Ian Lewis,

Delegates: Laura Bush, Rina Dukor, Jay Kitt, Isao Noda, Alex Scheeline

Student Representative : Megan Schmale

New SAS Certification Program

SAS announces new spectroscopy CERTIFICATION program. Click HERE for more information on how you can enchance your career credentials by getting SAS CERTIFIED!

SAS Member Only Benefits

Make sure you are maximizing your SAS membership by taking advantage of member ONLY benefits. Benefits include online access to the journal Applied Spectroscopy, Essential FTIR® Spectroscopy Toolbox software, Hotel Storm hotel discounts, Working Advantage discount program membership, Office Depot discounts, and more to come.  Click Here to get more information on these benefits. NOTE:  You must be logged in to the SAS site to access these member's only benefits.


A Reminder to Current SAS members

Please consider updating your member profile which includes your mailing address and email. If you would like to become more involved with SAS, check out our Volunteer Page.

2017 SAS Awards

For a full list of awardees click here. To learn more about the SAS Awards, please visit our Awards Page.


Applied Spectroscopy



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Non-SAS Members please use the following link to view abstracts and table of contents for the journal:

Complete List of Issues and Abstracts (1951 to present)


Cover of the Journal Applied Spectroscopy

One of the world's leading spectroscopy journals

Welcome to our 71st year!


A roadmap for peer review: Revisting Erica Frank's 1996 suggestions

In 1996 Dr. Erica Frank wrote a series of editor-reviewer “ideal” communications. Revisiting these suggestions, Michael Blades editor of the journal Applied Spectroscopy, explores if over two decades later the notion of the “still-imperfect art” of peer review remains the same today, presenting the guide as a roadmap for the 21st century reviewer. Link to article



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Give the Gift of Membership 


Do you have a colleague or student who does spectroscopy, but is not an SAS member? Membership in SAS makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Your gift includes monthly online access to Applied Spectroscopy plus a whole host of other great benefits to enhance your recipients career. Normal online membership rates for regular members are $85 and for students $30, but we are giving you a holiday gift giving discount of $35 off ($50) for a regular member and $20 off ($10) for a student member.
To purchase your gift memberships please contact the SAS office at 301-694-8122 or email us at sasadmin@s-a-s.org with the recipient's name, address, email, phone, and type of membership you would like to give and we will invoice you. We'll also send your recipient a note letting them know you thought of them! If you prefer to give your gift personally, we would be happy to mail you a gift certificate.



Play a Role in the Future of Your Society Today!




SAS Sessions at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando, FL SAS - Frontiers in LIBS Imaging is scheduled for Weds, Feb 28, 2018, beginning at 1:30 PM. Session Organizer: Matthieu
Baudelet SAS - Leading Edge Women in the Field of Applied Spectroscopy: Future Frontiers and Directions is scheduled for Thurs Mar 1, 2018, beginning at 1:30 PM. Session Organizer: Karen Faulds

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