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The Second Annual New York Capital Region Applied Spectroscopy Symposium 

June 2023
16 Wolf Road
Albany, NY

We invite you to share your novel research in a spectroscopy-focused symposium! Academics, Post-docs, Students, and those in the industry are welcome to submit their abstracts.

Our theme this year is 
   Summer of Spectroscopy  
SPF 23: Broad Spectroscopy Coverage!

Abstract Submission Now Open!
Registration Now Open!

Keynote Speaker

Mary K. Carroll

Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry
Union College

From Molecular Spectroscopy to Aerogels: A Research Journey

The presentation will focus on how a scientist with a background in development of optical instrumentation for fundamental molecular luminescence spectroscopic studies and applications in sensing established a productive research program in aerogel materials. Aerogels are solid materials with simply remarkable properties, including unusually high surface area, low density, and low thermal conductivity. These properties render aerogels useful in a wide variety of areas, from insulation to sensing, and from art to catalysis. This presentation will include an overview of how aerogel materials are made, highlight some prominent applications of aerogels and include recent work from the Union College Aerogel Lab, where an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students and faculty members is focusing on aerogel materials for sustainable building and automotive pollution mitigation applications.

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