Pre-Conference Workshops

Join us on Sunday June 11th for free pre-conference workshops presented by sponsors of ICAVS.

JASCO Vibrational Spectroscopy Lunch & Learn Workshop

A worldwide leader in vibrational spectroscopy including infrared, Raman, and chiral analysis techniques, JASCO has been providing spectroscopic solutions for the advanced researcher since 1958.  Please join us for a half day workshop that includes a combination of information rich lectures and hands-on sessions with our infrared microscopic imaging system as well as confocal Raman microscopy.  We encourage you to bring a sample to the seminar.  The presentations will cover a broad range of application specific discussions including:

  • infrared imaging microscopy,
  • nanosecond time resolved spectroscopy,
  • proteomics (secondary structure analysis and chirality),
  • Confocal Raman instrument design / applications and
  • JASCO Custom Solutions addressing your unique application challenges.

Our staff will be available after the workshop to address your specific vibrational spectroscopy needs and allow additional hands-on time with our instrumentation.

The workshop includes lunch for all pre-registered delegates.  The pre-registered delegates will be split into two demo times to allow more hands on access and questions.  Division into the demo times will occur the week before the workshop.

Presented by Jasco

Sunday, June 11, 2017

10:00AM – 12:30PM – Workshop and Lunch

12:30PM – 2:00PM – Demo #1

2:30PM – 4:00PM – Demo #2

To register for this workshop, please visit our registration page.

Correlated Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy – Unique Combination for Nanoscale Analysis of Novel Materials

Raman spectroscopy and confocal Raman microscopy have already proved to be essential characterization tools in many areas of advanced research, many of these applications extending into industry. As time moves on, new applications continue to arise that are not addressed by other existing technologies. In this workshop HORIBA Scientific, the world leader in nanoscale optical spectroscopy imaging, will present new nano-imaging capabilities.   Tip-enhanced optical spectroscopies (TEOS), such as TERS and TEPL provide a unique capability for characterization of diverse 0,1 and 2D materials. We will show the power and importance of cross-correlation of nanoscale hyperspectal imaging with data from other scanning probe techniques such as topography, friction, surface potential, conductivity and photocurrent. There will be live demonstrations of TERS and TEPL imaging of scientifically relevant samples of 2D semiconductors and we will be happy to discuss samples provided by attendees as well as scheduling of one-on-one demonstrations.

Presented by Horiba

Sunday June 11, 2017
13:00 – 16:00

To register for this workshop, please visit our registration page.

Using Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopic Techniques to Answer Practical Real-World Questions

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been at the forefront of vibrational spectroscopy research for more than four decades since the introduction of the Nicolet series of FT-IR spectrometers. These efforts continue today with the development of new spectroscopic analyses, and novel integrations of spectroscopy to other analytical techniques. This workshop will concentrate on four exciting developments that not only push the boundaries of spectroscopy, but also provide answers to practical real-world problems. Please join us to explore examples of the practical uses of advanced vibrational spectroscopy.

Featured Presenters:

“Measurement of Polymer Crystallization with a Combined Rheo-Raman System”
Dave Drapcho, Ph.D., Product Manager Molecular Spectroscopy, Thermo Fisher Scientific

“Expanding the Applications of FT-IR into Chiral Detection: Integrating MANTIS VCD Accessory with Thermo Fisher Scientific Spectrometers”
Rina K. Dukor, Ph.D., FSAS – President BioTools, Inc.

“Three Short Stories: Recent developments in Raman Spectroscopy and Materials Science Research”
Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., Scientist — Research & Advanced Development Molecular Spectroscopy, Thermo Fisher Scientific

“IR pMAIRS: A cutting-edge technique of molecular orientation analysis in a thin film having a surface roughness”
Professor Takeshi Hasegawa, Ph.D., Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University

Presented by Thermo Fisher

Sunday June 11, 2017

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch Provided for registered participants

13:00 – 16:00 – Workshop

To register for this workshop, please visit our registration page.

New Perspectives in Correlative 3D Raman Imaging


Speaker: Dr Maxime Tchaya



This workshop will give a detailed introduction to the operational principles and instrumental configurations relevant to 3D confocal Raman Imaging. It will also highlight advantages, applications and new perspectives of correlative Raman microscopy (Raman-SEM, Raman-AFM, TrueSurface Microscopy).



14:00 – 14:15hrs: Welcome

14:15 – 14:45hrs: Introduction to Correlative 3D Raman Imaging Dr. Maxime Tchaya, WITec GmbH, Germany

14:45 – 15:15hrs: Snapshots on Advanced Microscopy Applications Dr. Johannes Ofner, TU Vienna, Austria

15:15 –  15:45hrs:  A New Approach for High Speed, High Lateral and Spectral Resolution in Raman Imaging: Introduction and Live Demonstration Dr. Maxime Tchaya, WITec GmbH, Germany

Presented by WITec GmbH

Sunday June 11, 2017
14:00 – 16:00

To register for this workshop, please visit our registration page.