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Presented by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), the SCIX 2012 conference is coming to Kansas City, Missouri. With a proud tradition of bringing together leading scientists across many disciplines for scientific exchange, SCIX will offer a world-class technical program, exhibitions, and social and networking events geared toward friendly social interactions and informal discussions.

Date: 30.09.2012 - 05.10.2012
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: Kansas City,
Contact: Governing Board Chair: Ian Lewis, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc.
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄scixconference.org

The 2012 program brings together students, teachers, world- class scientists, and the latest
cutting-edge research results. We welcome contributions in all areas of chemistry, including the following topics:

Special Focal Area: Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) co-programmed with NASLIBS (North American Symposium on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

  • Fundamental Aspects of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
  • Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Remote Sensing in Security and Forensics Applications
  • Combining LIBS and other Techniques for Multidimensional Spectroscopy

Atomic Spectroscopy

  • Isoscapes: Redefining the Landscape in the Archeological and Geological Sciences with High Fidelity Isotope Ratio Analysis
  • Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Spectrochemistry: Using What We Learn to Improve Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy
  • New Plasmas, New Instrumentation, and New Approaches at the Frontier of Atomic Spectrometry

Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

  • A Special 2-part RSC/ACS Co-organized Symposium
  • Current Status of the Analytical Sciences: Focus on Human Health
  • Metallomics: The Vibrant Role of BioMetals in Biology, Disease, and Treatment

BioAnalytical Analysis

  • Nanotechnology, Microsensors, Microchip Separations and Medicine
  • Discovery Proteomics: Evolving a Critical Tool for Biological Prospectding
  • In Vitro and in vivo Modifications of Biomolecules Assessed by Mass Spectrometry
  • Microbes and Mass Spectrometry

Industrial and Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • Process Analytical Technology in the Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Industries

Sampling and Sample Manipulation

  • Novel Sample Introduction Techniques and Tools for Atomic Spectroscopy

Mass Spectrometry

  • Almost CSI-Ambient Ionization in Forensics and Security Applications
  • Chemical Imaging and Mass Spectrometry
  • Topics in Tandem Mass Spectrometry
  • Instrument and Method Development in Mass Spectrometry

Process Analytical Chemistry

  • Recent Innovations in Industrial Process Analytical Chemistry


  • Toxicology and Nanomaterials-Analytical Challenges
  • Atomic Spectrometry and the Analysis for Nanomaterials

Arts and Archaeology

  • Chemical Analysis in History and the Arts

Spectroscopy and Astronomy

  • Analytical Chemistry and Exploration: Spectroscopy in Extreme Environments


  • Hyphenated Techniqeus-Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
  • Single Cells and Chromatography

Analytical Chemistry in Security and Forensics Applicaitons

  • Nuclear Forensics
  • Case Studies/New Technologies/Contributed
  • On the Scent: Vapor and Aroma Analysis for Forensic and Security Applications
  • Elemental Signatures

Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy

  • No Tags Attached: Bioanalytical Analysis with Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy


  • Unraveling Complex Biological Processes with Chemometrics and Spectroscopy
  • Diverse Applications of Multi-Way Methods in Spectroscopy
  • Multivariate Methods in Vibrational  Spectroscopy

Molecular Spectroscopy

  • Handheld Spectroscopy - doing more with less
  • NIR Spectroscopy and Imaging - agriculture and beyond
  • Applications for Quantum Cascade Lasers in the Analytical Lab
  • Solving Problems in the Pharmaceutical World with Vibrational Spectroscopy

Raman Spectroscopy

  • Raman Optical Activity
  • Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Standoff Raman Spectroscopy
  • Advances in Raman Microscopy and Imaging
  • Emerging Areas
  • Industrial Implementation of Raman Spectroscopy

Electrophoresis (Micro/Nanofluids)

  • Single Cells and Bioparticles
  • Micro/nano Scale Analytics
  • Electric Fields and Fluids

Plenary Lecture: Astrospectroscopy and Astrobiology by Dr. Chris McKay of the NASA Ames Research Laboratory.


May 15,2012Abstract submission for oral presentations
July 31,2012Abstract submission for poster presentations
September 10,2012Advance registration

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