Short Course: Unpacking the Black Box: Defining and Utilizing Chromatographic Separations and Spectroscopy

October 24 and 25, 2018


The goal of this two-day short course is to familiarize participants with separation and analytical techniques, including chromatography (GC/LC), mass spectrometry (MS), vibrational (IR/Raman) and magnetic resonance (NMR/EPR) spectroscopy. Participants will be introduced to quantitative and qualitative methods for analyses of complex systems, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of individual techniques.  Understanding the complimentary nature of the discussed methods will allow the participant to appreciate and interpret spectroscopic data when applied to critical applications.  The course subject matter will range from basic introductions and overviews to the complimentary nature of these methods and design of experiments to leverage the strengths and limitations of these techniques.

Course Highlights:

  • Separations and Detectors: Choosing Relevant Techniques
  • Defining and Utilizing Analytical Systems
  • Quantitative And Qualitative Methods
  • Complimentary Techniques: Pairing Analyses for Complex Questions

Who should attend?

This course is intended for engineers, directors, and researches who would be utilizing these methods for investigations of materials.


Members: $600/Non-Members: $800 (Includes course notes. Coffee breaks and lunch provided). Early registration discount available until September 28.  Save $100 when you register by this date.  All registrations received after September 28 will be invoiced at the regular rate.

We accept payment by credit card, check, ACH transfer, and billable purchase order.  All payment methods require an invoice which will be provided upon receipt of your registration. The registration fee includes workshop attendance, a set of course notes, lunch and coffee breaks, and parking in North Garage. Registration for this course closes October 19, 2018. All payments must be received by this date.

Please let us know in advance if you require special services and/or arrangements.