Professor Ji-Xin Cheng
Moustakas Chair Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics, Boston University
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Cheng is universally regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of vibrational spectroscopic imaging. He is a co-inventor of the O-PTIR (Optical Photothermal Infrared) spectroscopy technique pioneered by Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp. He is also a co-inventor of the CARS (Coherent Anti-stokes Raman scattering) microscope which he invented together with Professor Sunny Xie of Harvard University.
Curtis A. Marcott, Ph.D
Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Curtis Marcott is currently a Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions, a spectroscopic consulting firm. A former research fellow at Procter & Gamble, Curt was the 2011 President of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Applied Spectroscopy. He is a past member of the editorial advisory boards of Analytical Chemistry and Vibrational Spectroscopy, the A-page advisory panel of Analytical Chemistry, and the board of managers of the Coblentz Society. He served as program committee chairman for the 2009 FACSS Conference and the Sixth International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS-6). Dr. Marcott received the 1993 Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society for achievement in vibrational spectroscopy, and was named the 2001 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year. Dr. Marcott is currently an Affiliated Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Curt obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1979.