Atlanta, Georgia     October 21 - 26, 2018


Scientific presentations span the breadth of analytical chemistry with Plenary talks, Award talks and symposia, and topical poster sessions. 

Keynote Lecture

The keynote speaker for SciX 2018 is Matthew Savoca from 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.

Award Sessions

Eleven award symposia are scheduled, plus numerous student and FACSS-sponsored poster awards. A full list of awards with detailed information is here.

The FACSS Innovation Award, is a juried prize awarded to the most innovative, creative, and outstanding work making its world debut at SciX. The winner is selected in a special oral session featuring candidates selected from contributed talks. The Innovation Award provides a $1500 cash prize.


Poster Sessions

Multiple poster sessions are distributed throughout the week, starting at the Conference Opening on Sunday evening and continuing every day on the exhibit floor. Student awards for the best posters in each session are selected by FACSS and several of the member societies and sponsors.


Contributed Talks

New and innovative contributions are at the heart of the FACSS goal of fostering scientific exchange. Space is dedicated in every oral session for contributed papers to give them a wide audience. Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit their work here.


Topical Areas

SciX traditionally covers all areas of analytical chemistry.The 2018 conference in Atlanta includes the following sessions.


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

Opportunities for Students

SciX is the premier conference for students to present their work, meet the top scientists in their field, and develop networks with professionals in academics, industry, and government, and with other students. FACSS and its member societies have numerous opportunities for free or reduced conference registration, as well as travel and other awards. For a full listing of support and other information for students, click here.