The Twenty-Fourth James L Waters Annual Symposium: Chemical Imaging Spectroscopy
WHERE: Room 126A
The James L. Waters Annual Symposium is a unique component of the Pittcon Technical Program. In 1989, Mr. Waters, founder of Waters Associates, Inc. and president of Waters Business Systems, Inc., proposed that the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offer an annual symposium exploring the origin, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of established and major significance. The objective of the symposium is to recognize workers and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the early and in some cases, more mature history of the important contributions, as well as the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and marketing organizations. All expenses associated with the symposium are generously funded by Mr. Waters. Administration of the symposium, including selection of the topics and speakers, is the responsibility of the SACP.
The Twenty-Fourth Waters Annual Symposium recognizes the commercialization of chemical imaging. Chemical imaging is the combination of the power of spectroscopic analysis with digital imaging to produce images whose contrast is not merely due to morphology, but due to the chemical gradients present in the sample. Chemical imaging has enabled advancements in the fields of pharmaceutical analysis, polymer characterization and identification of defects in semiconductor materials. It continues to be a key tool in these and in many additional medical and homeland security applications.
The speakers chosen for the Symposium are the pioneers in the development and commercialization of chemical imaging. They are uniquely qualified to discuss the development of the chemical imaging and its commercialization. These speakers will also discuss the current state of the technique and what the future holds for chemical imaging. The SACP is extremely pleased to welcome the following Innovators to Pittcon 2013.
Waters Symposium Speakers
E. Neil Lewis Biography
Patrick J. Treado Biography
Richard Crocombe Biography
Joachim Koenen Biography