SCIX officers

2020 - SPARKS

The 2020 SciX Team is responsible for planning, organizing, and running the 2020 North American annual meeting presented by FACSS. This team joins the ranks of previous officers and team members who have successfully served FACSS and its meetings since the founding of FACSS in 1973. Starting in 2009, the overall responsibility for the conference rests with the General Chair. Each of the other SciX chairs is responsible for organizing one of the cornerstones of the meeting and reports to the General Chair.

General Chair 
Linda Kidder Yarlott

Exhibits Chair
Mike Carrabba
Droplet Measurement Technologies

Local Chair
Mario Apulche


Short Courses Chair
Robert Chimenti
RVC Photonics / Rowan University

Program Chair SciX 
Mary Kate Donais
Saint Anselm College
Email: MDonais@Anselm.Edu

Exhibits Chair Elect
Scott Rudder
Innovative Photonics

Marketing Chair 
Karen Esmonde-White

Awards Chair
Jean-François Masson
Université de Montréal

FACSS Executive Officers

Each Executive Officer of the FACSS organization is an unpaid volunteered who has been duly elected to serve by the FACSS Governing Board. The Executive Officers' role is to advise the Governing Board on policy, shall study and recommend action on proposals, and shall assume the responsibility for the governance and welfare of the FACSS organization in the interim between Governing Board meetings. The Governing Board Chairperson runs the Governing Board meetings that are held twice each year, at the SciX meeting presented by FACSS in the fall and at PittCon in the spring. The past governing board chairpersons bring their experience to the meetings and help guide FACSS through the years of their term, which is eight years including their years as chair-elect, chair, past-chair and past-past-chair roles.

  • ChristopherPalmer – 2020 and 2021 Governing Board Chair
  • Mike Carrabba - 2021 and 2022 Governing Board Chair Elect
  • Fred LaPlant – 2018 and 2019 Governing Board Chair
  • Glen Jackson – 2020 to 2022 Secretary
  • Ian Lewis – 2019 to 2021 Treasurer

Contact information for these individuals can be found on the FACSS Executive Officers page.

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) and the SciX Conference organizers are dedicated to providing a professional, pleasant and harassment-free conference experience for everyone. View the full Code of Conduct. 

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