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


July 12-16, 2021, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

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. •Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. July 12-16, 2021.



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.




On-campus accommodation registration 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. 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 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.

The costs of the course will be determined at a later date, but every effort will be made to keep the costs as low as possible.


 Registration is currently closed

On-line registration will open in early 2021.  In the interim, if you wish to reserve a space, please email 

Updated June 23, 2020