The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS)
presents its annual meeting

SciX - The Great SCIentific eXchange
October 8 - 13, 2017 • Reno, NV

SciX 2018 Conference Topic Areas

SciX traditionally focuses on the following topical areas.  However, presentations in every area of analytical chemistry are accepted and encouraged.

Agricultural & Food Chemistry Mass Spectrometry
Analytical Chemistry Microfluidics
Atomic Spectroscopy Microscopy
Bioanalysis Nanotechnology
Chemical Imaging Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Chemometrics National Defense and Security
Chromatography Pharmaceutical Analysis
Education Process Analytical
Electrophoresis & Related Techniques Raman Spectroscopy
Environmental Analysis Stand-off Sensing
Fluorescence Spectroscopy  Surface Plasmon Resonance
Forensic Sciences  Surface Science
Infrared Spectroscopy  Terahertz Spectroscopy
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy    Vibrational Spectroscopy
Low-Field NMR Women & Diversity in Chemical Sciences

Keynote Speaker:
Matthew Savoca
NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center
and Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

Keynote Presentation:
On Polymer Seas: The Rising Tide of Plastic in the Ocean and What to do About It

Dr. Matthew Savoca uses a sensory biology approach to help explain why marine animals confuse plastic debris for prey items. His research has been featured on NPR, National Geographic, the BBC, and The New York Times, among other outlets. He is also passionate about communicating science; his popular science articles on plastic pollution have been published by Scientific American and the Washington Post. He has given numerous outreach talks at parks, aquariums, museums, and schools, and in early 2017, Matthew gave a TEDx-talk on marine plastic pollution. He has been on the radio in six countries discussing his research, and marine conservation more broadly. Currently, Matthew is a postdoctoral researcher working jointly at NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center and the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University.

SciX will also continue with its successful Friday morning plenary session!

SciX 2018 Program Chair 
Karen Esmonde-White
Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc.

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Code of Conduct and Conference Regulations

FACSS is continuing in collaboration with Spectroscopy to bring you interviews featuring many of our award winners. You can see the latest ones "here"