The premier conference for groundbreaking discussion on

applied Raman spectroscopy

June 29 - 30, 2020
University of California, Irvine
in association with the UCI Samueli School of Engineering

The Conference

24th - 25th June
09:30 am
Two Days of Groundbreaking Discussion

The eighth International Conference on Advanced Applied Raman Spectroscopy will feature talks from world-leading Raman experts and rising star researchers exploiting the technique across varied applications within life science, materials science, and energy and environmental analysis. It will bring together the world’s Raman community to share, learn and discuss how Raman spectroscopy is being applied to today’s problems and pioneering tomorrow’s capabilities. RamanFest 2020 is organized and sponsored by HORIBA Scientific, in association with UCI Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine. 

 

Co-chairs include:

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.

Vince McDonell, Adjunct Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Associate Director, UCICL

UCI Combustion Laboratory

The conference will be held in the Crystal Cove auditorium on the UCI campus.

 

The conference will cover critical topics for today. These include: Life Science, Advanced Materials Science, Energy and Environmental Analysis.  The first, life sciences, will showcase talks on micro-biology and methods for single cell analysis, SERS methodologies, tissue imaging, disease diagnostics, pharmaceutical characterisation, and micro-plastics and their environmental effect.  The second presents studies of advanced materials and advanced analytical techniques, including carbon materials (e.g., graphene, nanotubes, boron-doped diamond), catalysis, novel 2D materials, and the application of TERS (tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy).

 

A gala dinner will bring together speakers, delegates and sponsors for networking and relaxation – a talk will be given on the wider use of Raman spectroscopy to shed light on ancient art and their materials, and the health implications of such materials to the artists.

 

​​Keynote Talk:

 

 

  • Gala Dinner Talk:

 

  • Prof. Vartkess A. Apkarian           University of California, Irvine

  • John Bobiak, Ph.D.                        Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Prof. Nick Borys                            Montana State University

  • Aaron J. Celestian, Ph.D.             Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

  • Dr. Moritz Kircher, MD, Ph.D.   Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • Dr. Anna Luczak                             Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Prof. Igor Lednev                           University at Albany, State University of New York

  • Prof. Wei Min                                 Columbia University

  • Prof. Isao Noda                              University of Delaware

  • Prof. Christian Pellerin                  University of Montreal

  • Prof. Eric Potma                            University of California, Irvine

  • Dr. Charles A. Roberts                  Toyota Motor North America

  • Steve Weisberg, Ph.D.                  Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Posters

Poster Application 

 

The RamanFest 2020 poster session will run throughout the two-day conference, with opportunities for viewing and discussing during coffee breaks and lunch. Due to limited space posters must be approved by the RamanFest scientific committee lead by Dr. Andrew Whitley of HORIBA Scientific, and Iryna Zenyuk and Vince McDonnell, both from the University of California, Irvine. Preference will be given to posters submitted by students that fit within RamanFest’s key themes of health, environment, materials, nanoscale Raman and tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) and coherent methodologies (e.g., CARS, SRS).

 
University of California, Irvine

 

The University of California, Irvine is a public research university located in Irvine, California. It is one of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. UC Irvine offers 87 undergraduate degrees and 129 graduate and professional degrees. Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.

Henry Samueli School of Engineering

RamanFest 2020 will be held in conjunction with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Founded as the School of Engineering in 1965, it was renamed the Henry Samueli School of Engineering after the philanthropist and co-founder, chairman and chief technical officer of Broadcom Inc. 

 

The school includes six academic departments: biomedical engineering; chemical & bimolecular engineering; civil & environmental engineering; electrical engineering & computer science; materials science & engineering; and mechanical & aerospace engineering.Leaders in their disciplines, the school's 139 faculty members have achieved worldwide recognition for their pioneering research and dedicated teaching. Nearly a third are fellows in professional societies, and 14 are members of the National Academy of Engineering. The school has eight endowed chairs, eight Distinguished Professors and four Chancellor's Professors.

 

The RamanFest Gala Dinner is in the planning stages.

 

Presentation Titles

 

Excitons, strain, and localized emitters in 2D semiconductors

Dr. Nick Borys, ​Assistant Professor, Montana State University

Resolving Real-time Structural Evolution in Microporous Minerals

Dr. Aaron Celestian, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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, Senior Scientist, 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

Polarized Raman Spectroscopy of Individual Electrospun Fibers

Prof. Christian Pellerin, Université de Montréal, Canada  

 

Single Molecule Coherent Raman Scattering

Professor Eric O. Potma, University of California, Irvine

 

Speakers

See a full description of the works and current pieces of

research of this group of exceptional minds 

Speakers Presenting at RamanFest 2020

Sponsors and Exhibitors 

HORIBA Scientific is proud to organise and sponsor RamanFest 2019.  HORIBA Scientific provides an extensive array of instruments and solutions for applications across a broad range of scientific R&D and QC applications. Our proven quality and trusted performance can be found in over 500 types of scientific analysers for Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, elemental analysis, GDOES, ICP-OES, particle characterization, forensics, spectroscopic ellipsometry, sulfur-in-oil, surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi), water quality measurements, custom spectroscopy solutions and OEM spectroscopy components.


Our instruments are found in universities, industries, research institutions, and government agencies. HORIBA provides multi-faceted data solutions in some of the most advanced science and technologies, in what are niche markets – assisting the most cutting-edge research in uncharted territories, and fuelling applications in life sciences, pharmaceutical, materials research, food and agriculture, environmental, energy, water...

In 2019 HORIBA celebrates the 200th anniversary of its optical spectroscopy roots, which makes its sponsorship of RamanFest 2019 particularly special. The Maison Soleil was founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste Soleil, becoming in 1923 the company Jobin Yvon through association with Amédée Jobin and Gustave Yvon.  The technical foundation given by the Maison Soleil and the subsequent Jobin Yvon company remains at the heart of HORIBA’s spectroscopy products, which are renowned for their performance and quality.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. specializes in spectroscopy software and libraries for Raman, Infrared (IR, FT-IR, ATR), NMR, Mass Spec (MS), UV-Vis.

 

KnowItAll® Raman Identification Pro - Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for identifying unknown compounds. That identification, however, depends not only on a comprehensive database of reference Raman spectra but also on advanced software technology to allow the unknown Raman spectrum to be matched to reference Raman spectra. Bio-Rad has both. The KnowItAll Raman Identification Pro package combines the award-winning KnowItAll software with the world's largest Raman spectral database to provide the most advanced technology available for fast, accurate spectrum identification.

 

Find out more about Bio-Rad’s patented technology for Raman spectral identification! Learn more about KnowItAll’s patented optimized corrections technology and how it has transformed the identification of Raman spectra. This solution—not available in other software—automatically applies multiple corrections to compensate for flaws in the spectra caused by variability in instruments, accessories, environmental conditions, fluorescence, etc. See how it can solve issues that cannot be adequately addressed by traditional algorithms and manual methods.

Visit Bio-Rad’s website for more information - www.bio-rad.com/spectroscopy

CytoViva provides hyperspectral imaging solutions from the visible to near infrared range, which are specifically designed to work with all modalities of optical microscopy. This includes CytoViva’s patented enhanced darkfield microscopy optics, fluorescence and standard brightfield microscopy.

Hyperspectral (HSI) Microscopy
Hyperspectral microscopy is unique in its ability to capture optical spectral data in every pixel of the microscopic sample image. It enables comparative spectral review, spectral mapping and other analysis of different elements within a sample. These sample materials can include fluorescent, plasmonic or other light scattering materials as well as live cell and tissue samples.

Enhanced Darkfield (EDF) Imaging
CytoViva’s enhanced darkfield optics are unmatched in their ability to enable optical imaging of nanomaterials as small as 10nm. These enhanced darkfield optics were specifically designed to provide nanotechnology scientists with an easy and effective way to observe nanoparticles in biological or materials-based environments. Most importantly, these patented enhanced darkfield optics are key to creating high signal-to-noise hyperspectral images and analysis of nanoscale sample elements.

CytoViva + XploRA Raman
CytoViva provides optical hyperspectral imaging with HORIBA Scientific’s XploRA Raman Microscope system. These technologies are integrated on a single microscope platform, enabling unmatched sample analysis with both optical spectroscopy and chemical spectral confirmation down to the nanoscale.

 

Visit CytoViva’s website for more information - www.cytoviva.com

Eigenvector Research, Inc., (EVRI) creates tools that allow scientists to transform data into information and the answers they need. EVRI is a full-service chemometrics company, offering software, training and consulting. EVRI provides advanced chemometrics support for a wide variety of industries and academia. EVRI’s chemometric software products include its flagship software, MATLAB-based PLS_Toolbox and stand-alone software, Solo.
 

Visit Eigenvector Research’s website for more information - www.eigenvector.com

 

Ticket Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Ticket Sales will close on Wednesday, June 24, 2020  at midnight.

About the Event

Two days of groundbreaking discussion

June 29th and 30th, 2020

(Please note that accommodations are the responsibility of each registrant.)

Ticket Prices

Student Ticket Prices 

Student: Early Bird: $150

Early bird pricing is available for students at degree awarding academic institutions. Conference attendance on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th, 2020. The conference fee includes refreshments and lunch at UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium for both days.

 

The Gala Dinner attendance on Monday, June 29th, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the Gala Dinner in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

The Sharp Meets Bright III conference on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the SMB ticket in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

This ticket does not include accommodation, which should be booked directly by delegates.

Student: Regular:  $175

This pricing is available for students at degree awarding academic institutions. Conference attendance on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th, 2020. The conference fee includes refreshments and lunch at UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium for both days.

 

The Gala Dinner attendance on Monday, June 29th, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the Gala Dinner in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

The Sharp Meets Bright III conference on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the SMB ticket in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

This ticket does not include accommodation, which should be booked directly by delegates.

Organization Ticket Prices

Organization: Early Bird:  $300

 

This pricing is available for organizations and is for conference attendance on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday June 30th, 2020. The conference fee includes refreshments and lunch at UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium for both days.

 

The Gala Dinner attendance on Monday June 29th, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the Gala Dinner in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

The Sharp Meets Bright III conference on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the SMB ticket in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

This ticket does not include accommodation, which should be booked directly by delegates.

Organization: Regular: $350

This pricing is available for organizations and is for conference attendance on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th, 2020. The conference fee includes refreshments and lunch at UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium for both days.

 

The Gala Dinner attendance on Monday June 29th, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the Gala Dinner in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

The Sharp Meets Bright III conference on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 is not included in this ticket price. You must purchase the SMB ticket in conjunction with the registration to take advantage of the discounted price of $50.

 

This ticket does not include accommodation, which should be booked directly by delegates.

 

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