Infrared and Raman Courses

Infrared and Raman Courses

IR Courses, Inc. (Infrared and Raman Courses, Inc.) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, registered in the State of Georgia, that exists solely to provide continuing education resources for vibrational spectroscopy. The corporation provides the financial resources to promote future courses, in the form of advertising and the dissemination of materials pertinent to the courses. In effect, the corporation is an endowment to the scientific community to ensure that continuing educational resources exist to provide instruction in vibrational spectroscopy.


2019 COURSE OFFERINGS:Students during lecture

Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra

Infrared spectroscopy is the most popular and cost effective technique for the structural elucidation of relatively simple organic molecules as well as many polymers. The ability to interpret infrared spectra and hence to identify the presence or absence of organic functional groups and their surrounding environment is vital to anyone who uses an infrared spectrometer. Raman spectroscopy is an important complement to infrared spectroscopy that provides structural information not readily accessible from infrared spectra.

Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra. • 24 ‐ 27 June, 2019

For the first time in three years IR Courses will hold a course in Europe. The course is to be held at the Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France. The course will run from 8:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

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

IR Courses has moved the 2019 course from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This move is largely due to renovations and construction on the campus of Bowdoin College during the summer. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday.


Coblentz Society Logo IR Courses, Inc. is an affiliate of the Coblentz Society: The Coblentz Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1954. Its purpose is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. The Coblentz Society is a technical affiliate of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.