Sponsoring Societies

American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry

Mission: The promotion of analytical chemistry in all of its aspects; the presentation of programs of papers on analytical chemistry and related fields at national meetings of the Society; cooperation with local sections and regional groups; the organization and sponsorship of symposia on topics of interest to analytical chemists; the development of activities which will promote the growth of analytical chemistry; and the establishment of means for increasing the professional status of and the contacts between analytical chemists.

AES Electrophoresis Society

The AES Electrophoresis Society was formed in 1979 to improve technologies and promote knowledge of biomolecular separation and detection. Much of the focus is within techniques associated with electrophoresis which are numerous and include isoelectric focusing, 2-D, SDS PAGE, capillary, free-flow, dielectrophoresis, and classical gel systems. Members include diverse academic, industrial, and government researchers involved in many aspects of electrokinetics or microfluidics. The society's quarterly newsletter presenting new application foci from the leaders in their field, news for members and access to technical online forums is available to members. AES supports scientists and engineers in many fields as well as student members with many opportunities for strong interactions. These include programing, workshops, plenary sessions, and social events at SciX (presented by FACSS), microTAS and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Executive and board meetings are held annually at AIChE.

American Society for Mass Spectrometry

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)was formed in 1969 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Membership includes over 7,500 scientists involved in research and development. Members come from academic, industrial and governmental laboratories. Their interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.

ASMS sponsors the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics that is attended by more than 6,500 scientists during which nearly 3,000 papers are presented as posters and talks. ASMS-sponsored short courses immediately precede the annual conference. In addition, ASMS sponsors three smaller conferences: (1) its yearly Fall Workshop, which explores an emerging technology for those seeking to learn the featured topic or who are new to the field, (2) its yearly Asilomar Conference, highly focused on a specific research topic, and, (3) the yearly Sanibel Conference, highlighting specific topics of current interest. Included with ASMS membership is a subscription to the society's peer reviewed, monthly journal, presenting a comprehensive range of research and development in mass spectrometry, the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.


The Association of Analytical Chemistry, ANACHEM, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the general welfare and education of analytical chemists and to the advancement of the theory and practice of analytical chemistry as a profession. The concept of an organization to further and to support analytical chemists and chemistry was conceived by a group of twenty Detroit area chemists in 1941. Activities include meetings, annual and monthly, and social events.

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Coblentz Society

The Coblentz Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1954. Its purpose is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. It provides awards for leading scientists and students, supports conferences and courses, and promotes standards and education in infrared, Raman, and other forms of vibrational spectroscopy.


Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

The Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (CNIRS) is a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of near-infrared spectroscopy and other allied sciences. CNIRS is a technical affiliate of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), a member of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), and the sponsor of the International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC, a.k.a. the “Chambersburg Meeting”).


Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy Group (IRDG)

The Infrared and Raman Discussion Group, formed in 1950, is one of the oldest independent spectroscopy groups in the UK. It is the national organisation which caters for all who are interested in the theory, practice and teaching of infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Members come from industry, government and academic institutions. The group particularly encourages participation by young scientists. Beginning in 1994 a prize, in memory of our first two chairmen (Dr. A.E. Martin, 1950-70, and Professor Harry W. Willis, 1970-90), was offered for the best presentation by a young spectroscopist (not necessarily a member). A special meeting for the presentations now occurs approximately every 18 months.


International Society of Automation - Analysis Division

ISA includes a worldwide network of expert knowledge. ISA brings the best and brightest in the field together into the single largest source of instrumentation, systems, and automation technology and information in the world.

Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences, supported by 45,000 members worldwide and an internationally acclaimed publishing business. The Analytical Division of the RSC advances analytical chemistry and science by providing a forum for analytical chemists and scientists to exchange information and ideas. It organises meetings and via, the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund, finances studentships, Schools Analyst competitions, awards, lectureships and VSO students. Our analytical portfolio of journals features wide coverage across all areas of analytical science, from chemistry and physics to biology and engineering.

The North American Society for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

The North American Society for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy exists to promote the spread of scientific knowledge, advancing the understanding of laser plasma spectroscopy in North America and around the world. We support conferences, forums, and other educational activities to connect scientists and inform the public of the results and implications of current research in LIBS. NASLIBS is a nonprofit corporation.

Society for Applied Spectroscopy

The objective of this Society is to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences.

Founded in 1958, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) is the only professional society dedicated to those interested in all phases of spectroscopy: the science and art of absorption, emission, Raman, mass, and related forms of spectral study for determining the composition and structure of matter. Related primarily to physics, chemistry and other allied sciences, SAS provides many membership benefits including educational programs, conferences, and a monthly journal subscription to Applied Spectroscopy.

The Spectroscopical Society of Japan (SPSJ)

The Spectroscopical Society of Japan (SPSJ) was founded in 1951 to advance and disseminate knowledge and information related to spectroscopy. SPSJ is only one society focusing on spectroscopy in Asia. SPSJ publishes bimonthly journal "BUNKO KENKYU" (Journal of Spectroscopical Society of Japan) from 1951. It contains review articles, original papers, practical techniques, and lectures. SPSJ has 6 local chapters and 9 divisions on various fields. SPSJ, the local chapters, and the divisions conduct conferences, technical meeting, and seminars. SPSJ collaborates with other domestic and foreign academic societies.