Pre-conference Workshops

 A number of pre-conference workshops have been arranged by our sponsors for delegates of ICAVS10. All pre-conference workshops take place on Sunday 7 July at the conference venue.

Handheld and Portable/Desktop Raman and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy Workshop.

Case Room 2 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Metrohm Australia/New Zealand would like to invite you to Handheld and Portable/Desktop Raman and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy Workshop.

During the workshop, the participants will get an opportunity to have hands on experience on our various Raman instruments.

Metrohm Raman specialists will demonstrate the below instruments during the ICAVS worskhop

  1. MIRA DS (Handheld Raman with 785 nm) – For both lab and field based Raman study and applications
  2. MIRA Pharma (Handheld Raman with 785 nm) – FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and dedicated to pharma and other regulated industries
  3. Metrohm B&W Tek Tactic ID 1064 (Handheld Raman with 1064 nm) –  For both lab and field based Raman study and applications (good for Raman studies of coloured compounds and natural products)
  4. Metrohm B&W Tek i-Raman Plus with microscope (Portable/Desktop Raman with 532 nm) – ideal for both research and industrial applications.
  5. Metrohm DropSens SPELEC Raman (Desktop Raman with 785 nm) – an in-situ spectroelectrochemistry Raman instrument ideal for researchers.
  6. Metrohm DS2500 NIRS – an NIRS instrument ideal for research and industrial applications

As a part of demonstration, we will show how Raman spectrometers (532 and 785) can differentiate various types of carbon nanomaterials such as Graphene, single and multi-walled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofiber, graphene oxide etc. The participants can bring their samples for quick analysis provided the sample are safe to operate in the open room atmosphere.     

Programme Schedule

09:30am   Registration

10:00am   A quick presentation on various Metrohm Raman and NIRS products

10:30am   Morning tea

11:00am   Demonstration and hands on experience

12:25pm   Conclusion

12:30pm   Complimentary lunch

01:00pm   End


  • Dr Sivanesan Arumugam,Metrohm Electrochemistry & Spectroscopy Product Manager, Australia and New Zealand
  • Nef Andrada,Metrohm Territory Manager, New Zealand

New Perspectives in 3D Raman Imaging and Correlative Techniques

Case Room 2 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Hosted by WITec

3D confocal Raman imaging is a powerful, versatile and increasingly common microscopy technique, capable of quickly identifying the molecules in a sample and visualizing their physical distribution. Correlative microscopy is a hybrid approach that looks at a sample with different microscope technologies, each optimized individually then later linked for a far more detailed analysis of chemical and structural features. This seminar will introduce the fundamental principles of Raman imaging, detail the associated hardware and software, describe several of its variations and provide relevant application examples. Speakers will then highlight the advantages of the correlative approach.

Programme Schedule

1:45pm   Registration

2:00pm   Welcome

2:15pm  New Perspectives in 3D Raman Imaging and Correlative Techniques

                Matthias Kess, WITec, Germany

3:00pm  Finding Nanoscale Domains Using Raman Microscopy – From Rocks to Harakeke Fibres

                Prof. Dr. Keith Gordon, University of Otago, New Zealand

3:30pm  Correlative Raman-SEM-EDX microscopy – examples of application

                Dr. Harald Fitzek, Technical University of Graz, Austria

4:00pm  New Tools and Accessories for Cutting-edge Raman Imaging Results.

                Matthias Kress, WITec, Germany

4:30pm   Wrap-up & Discussion

JASCO solution for FTIR and Raman measurement in the laboratory

Case Room 3 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Hosted by JASCO

 A brief introduction into extreme spectroscopy from the Circular Dichroism, Vibrational Circular Dichroism and Circularly Polarised Luminescence Spectrometers. Also the FT IR Raman and VCD attachments aiding spectroscopy.

14:00-14:30  Introduction of how the FTIR and Raman measurement is performed.  The Jasco innovations, the Jasco secondary structure estimation program along with other researched application aids.

14:30-15:20  Introduction of some application-oriented measurement using the advanced technology of Raman and FT -IR imaging with sample sharing linked analysis, highlighting the complementary relationship. 

15:20-15:40  Break

15:40-16:10  Raman measurement by Invited Speaker

16:10-17:00  Demonstration using FT/IR-4700 + ATR accessory, and FAQ  also the Philosophy that governs the  JASCO pioneering IR instruments.