Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc., exists solely to provide continuing education resources for vibrational spectroscopy to the scientific community.


Vibrational spectroscopy is an extremely useful and cost effective technique for the structural elucidation of molecules and ions, as well as polymers. The ability to interpret vibrational spectra and hence to identify the presence or absence of organic or inorganic functional groups and their surrounding environment is vital to anyone who uses an infrared or Raman spectrometer.

Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra. • September 30 ‐ October 4, 2019, Philadelphia, PA


The course is designed to present a strategy to determine chemical structure from both infrared and Raman spectra. Participants master how to interpret spectra in a “learn by doing” environment. The goal is to make correct band assignments with the use of multiple spectral bands and features to determine correct chemical structures.

Philadelphia Course

The course will be held September 30 ‐ October 4, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 2000 Market Street. Bio‐Rad Informatics has kindly made these facilities available. Registration for the course is $2995.

Lille Course

Infrared & Raman Courses intended to present a course in Lille, France, in June, 2019. Unfortunately, that course was canceled due to lack of enrollment.

Interpretation of Polymers

John M. Chalmers, an international expert on the vibrational spectra of polymers, has agreed to participate as an instructor in the 2019 course.


On-line registration is open.

We accept registration payments by credit cards by American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. For payment by purchase order or check, please see the Registration page.


Updated May 23, 2019