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Course Title: Practical Introduction to Handheld Raman Instrumentation
Categories: 1 - Chemometrics
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Raman Spectroscopy
4 - Homeland Defense
Instructor(s): Bryan Ray / Justin Lairscey Course Number: 110
Affiliation: Metrohm
Course Date: 03/05/2017 - Sunday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course will provide an introduction to the basics of handheld Raman spectroscopy, the equipment available and how this technique may be applied to various industrial processes. Attend this course and learn about the steps involved in successful Raman applications development for identification, qualification and quantification Key applications in the pharmaceutical, homeland security and chemical industries will be discussed with relevant applications details.

Target Audience
The course assumes little or no experience with Raman spectroscopy. The course is ideal for lab chemists, homeland security personnel, field scientists, and managers who need to learn the basics of handheld Raman spectroscopy. PITTCON attendees who have just purchased or will purchase handheld Raman instruments in the near future have found the class very beneficial.

Course Outline
This short course provides a practical introduction into handheld Raman spectroscopy, the applications that these instruments can perform and the common regulations (FDA and USP). Handheld Raman instruments are the tool of choice for material identification in a variety of markets. This course will serve as a practical, non-mathematical, introduction to handheld Raman analysis and its applications. It is aimed at chemists, homeland security personnel and lab managers who need a practical understanding of Raman spectroscopy.

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Bryan Ray Sixteen years of experience in Raman Spectroscopy.  Dr. Ray has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wyoming concentrating on Raman spectroscopy and Surface Enhanced Raman scattering.  Dr. Ray has developed a long understanding of the applications and strengths of Raman in industrial and security settings and will bring this knowledge to the classroom.  He is currently a product manager for Metrohm Raman.    Justin Lairscey Justin has eight years of experience in the Raman spectroscopy industry. He has a B.S. in Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Wyoming, and has developed a large knowledge base in Raman spectroscopy over the years. He serves as Product Manager for Metrohm Raman, and has been instrumental in the development of new handheld Raman products and applications.