Chemistry and Biochemistry

Several BYU Professors Organize Symposia at Pittcon Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida

Posted: Feb 08, 2010

BYU will be very well-represented at this year’s Pittcon Conference & Expo. Pittcon’s website describes the event as “the world’s annual premier Conference and Exposition on laboratory science.” The list of participants from BYU includes: Paul B. Farnsworth, Adam T. Woolley, Daniel C. Austin, Matthew R. Linford, and Milton L. Lee.

The weeklong event will take place Feb. 28 to Mar. 5 in Orlando, FL. It is organized by the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania nonprofit group that is made up of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). The weeklong conference is an international event that attracts close to 20,000 people from 90 different countries. 

Each year people from academia, government and industry submit proposals to a committee that chooses which symposia will be presented. There will be 55 symposia during the conference, and 5 of those will be arranged and headed by BYU professors.   
For a more detailed look at these symposia follow the links below.
Daniel Austin Mass Analyzers and Microfabrication Techniques
Paul Farnsworth Atomic Spectroscopy: Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Society for Applied Spectroscopy)
Milton Lee Advances in Hand-portable Ion Mobility and Ion Trap Chemical Analyzers
Matt Linford Emerging Materials in Separation Science
Adam Woolley Affinity Methods in Biochemical Separations

 For more information on the conference in general visit

By Cory Renshaw

Photos courtesy of BYU Chemistry Department