January Monthly Meeting

Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Monthly Meeting

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WHEN: Wednesday – January 21, 2015
RSVP BY: Thursday – January 15, 2015

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Technology Forum Speaker’s Presentation & Social Hour: 5:30 PM – Laura Falk Lecture Hall (located in Mellon Hall)
Social Hour: 5:30 PM – City View Café (6th Floor of Union)
Dinner: 6:30 PM – City View Café (6th Floor of Union)
Business Meeting: 8:00 PM – Laura Falk Lecture Hall (located in Mellon Hall)
Technical Program Speaker’s Presentation: 8:15 PM – Laura Falk Lecture Hall (located in Mellon Hall)

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM – 8:15PM
Paul Cremer – Pennsylvania State University

“Surface Specific Spectroscopy”
We have employed surface specific vibrational spectroscopies to interrogate the interactions of ions with self-assembled monolayers and proteins at aqueous interfaces. The results provide direct insight into ion-surface interactions. In particular, I will discuss the behavior of cations and anions as they relate to the Hofmeister series, which is a rank ordering of the efficacy of these species to influence the physical behavior of colloidal and interfacial systems in solution. …read more


TECHNICAL FORUM – 5:30 PM
Teri Grendzinski, National Aviary

“African Penguins: The Other Penguins in Pittsburgh”
Teri Grendzinski will be discussing some of the common misconceptions about penguins. She will be accompanied by an African Penguin from the National Aviary.