Over 300 people (290 from overseas and from 34 countries) collected in Auckland the week of 8 July 2019 to discuss the latest developments and applications of vibrational spectroscopy.
The tenth International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS10) was enjoyed by all due to the excellent and varied programme. There was a series of plenary lectures that covered a wide range of topics, including the application of near infrared spectroscopy in food industries, plasmon-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, developing an infrared-based device for clinical application, and nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy for the study of interfaces. The range of oral and poster presentations was even more extensive.
The exhibition space highlighted the latest technology available in vibrational spectroscopy, including a quantum cascade laser based mid-infrared imaging system and frequency comb-based IR spectrometer.
At ICAVS10 we tried to make sure there were plenty of opportunities for students and early career researchers to network and embrace the conference experience, for example, several students were given the chance to chair a session, and there was a sponsored student pub night.
The conference was a success and many of the attendees will, no doubt, see each other at the next ICAVS in Krakow in 2021.