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19 July 2021 – 23 July 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 07:00)
Image Credit: Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University


Developed spectroscopic technologies with applications across industries as well as new, cutting-edge technologies in transition from development to industrial settings are encouraged.

Specific areas of interest include quality control, incoming materials inspection, uses in food processing and agribusiness, and uses during product manufacture, to name a few. The conference has a focus on applications with broad reach in major markets, demonstrating the utility of a variety of spectroscopic techniques, from absorbance / reflectance / transmission, to established methods such as Raman, LIBS, FTIR, Terahertz spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy. Fusion of multiple methods (e.g. transflection, hyperspectral LIDAR, LIBS-Raman) and machine learning calibration methods are also of interest.  Examples and best practices for technology adoption are encouraged. 

Areas of interest include:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Consumer goods manufacturing
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biomedical
  • Mining
  • Chemicals and chemical processing
  • Petrochemicals
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Energy exploration


  • Spectral sensors in manufacturing processes
  • Industrial environmental sensing (air, water, combustion sources)
  • Sensing in the extraction industries (mining, oil & gas)
  • Portable and mobile spectroscopy in the workplace
  • Spectroscopic systems for quality control and endpoint detection
  • Applications of hyperspectral and multispectral imaging in industry
  • AgriPhotonics: Spectral sensors for food and farm

Committee Members

  • Steve Buckley, Ocean Insight Inc., United StatesChair
  • Francis Vanier, National Research Council Canada, CanadaChair
  • Gombojav Ariunbold, Mississippi State University, United States
  • Amy Bauer, Ocean Insight, United States
  • Tanya Myers, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
  • Krishnan Parameswaran, Analog Devices Inc., United States
  • Mark Phillips, University of Arizona, United States
  • Dominik Rabus, RABUS.TECH, Germany
  • Joachim Sacher, Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH, Germany
  • Amartya Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India


Steve Buckley

Ocean Insight Inc., United States

Francis Vanier

National Research Council Canada, Canada


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