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. • June 15 – 19, 2020, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine



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.



Registration for the course is $2995 for on-campus accommodation. This includes lodging in a quad-suite with separate bedrooms (a bathroom and common area are shared), meals Sunday evening through Friday lunch, the course Lobster Bake, and all class materials.

It is possible to have lodging off-campus and the registration fee is $2600. On-campus meals and the Lobster Bake are available at additional cost.

We also have available a small number of quad-suites for families or groups of two or more. The cost of such a suite is $2700 and does not include meals or the Lobster Bake, but of course these are available for an additional cost. Please note: there are no cooking facilities in the quad-suites.


Updated October 30, 2019