Courses and Training

Vibrational Spectroscopy: Introduction to Theoretical and Practical Aspects

An introductory course that examines the theoretical and practical aspects of vibrational spectroscopy will be held 7th-9th October, 2014.

Priority will be given to those USYD participants that have a subscription.

The course is designed to provide an overview of the theory of vibrational spectroscopy but emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of collecting spectra i.e. sampling techniques, understanding the origin of sampling artifacts etc. Lectures will be held in the morning and will be followed by two practical sessions in the afternoon, each of which will be 1.5 to 2 hrs in length.

The practical sessions will complement the information discussed in the morning lectures. The experiments allow the participants to have hands-on access to a variety of research grade instrumentation and sampling accessories together with the latest software used to operate the equipment.

The topics which will be covered in the lectures include:

  • Basic Theory of Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Introduction to Spectrometers
  • Sample Presentation and Preparation
  • Data Manipulation
  • Sampling Techniques for Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Specialised Techniques

To register your interest please fill in the online form. This is an intensive course and the number of participants is limited to 12 to ensure that everyone has sufficient hands-on instrumentation training.

Please contact or for details about costs or any additional queries.