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Fundamentals and Applications of Near Infrared Technology

From 30th May 2020 to 30th Sept 2020.

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IASIM 2020

Due to current pandemic situation we decided to postpone IASIM-2020 to the next year. The conference will take place in Denmark in June-July 2021, more details are coming later. Feel free to ask any questions by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Come join us NIR 2021

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to join us at the 20th biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy (ICNIRS), to be held from October 17th to 21st 2021 in Beijing, China.


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And the winner is...

Congratulations Austria to win the bid to host ICNIRS2023 in Innsbruck!

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Free access to important NIR spectroscopy resource

The Proceedings of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) conferences are a valuable record of NIR research and development dating back to 1987. Now, IMP Open has made individual chapters from the five Proceedings they have published freely available: 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2017.


Karl Norris passed away on 17 July 2019

Today we have learned that Karl Norris passed away on 17 July 2019 aged 98.

We all know how much we personally owe Karl for his massive contributions to
NIR spectroscopy. He is rightly known as the Father of NIR spectroscopy.


A tribute to a legend

No matter who pens them, nor in which language they are penned, mere words fail to convey the sadness that befell us on July 17th, 2019, when Karl Norris passed away. He became a legend in his own lifetime, long before its end, a legend that will never be surpassed, and created a new world of rapid, chemical-free analysis, the World of Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS).


Winner of Karl Norris Award 2019

The Karl Norris Award honours the unique contribution of Karl Norris as the internationally recognized founder of near infrared spectroscopy in the modern world. In contrast to the Tomas Hirshfeld Award, which is aimed at younger researchers, this award is aimed at researchers in the later stages of their career, with a sustained record of important contributions to near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy.