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Karl Norris Award 2021

Congratulations Prof. Dr. Yukihiro Ozaki from Japan as the winner of Karl Norris Award 2021! Professor Ozaki will be giving an award talk at the online event ICNIRS2021 Conference organized by China. His title of presentation will be “NIR spectroscopy–What a wonderful world!” More info will be available at www.nir2021.com

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Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2021

Congratulations Dr. Vincent Baeten from Walloon Agricultural Research Center, Belgium, as the winner of the Tomas Hirschfeld Award (THA) 2021. The award ceremony will be held during the NIR2021 online conference organized by China. His award talk will be given after the ceremony. The THA is made in recognition of a significant innovative and/or scientific

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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. More information on press release

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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 toNIR spectroscopy. He is rightly known as the Father of NIR spectroscopy. RIP Karl. For Karl Norris memorial book, please send Karl picture with you and/or your

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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

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Winner of Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2019

The Tomas Hirschfeld Award organized by ICNIRS is aiming to make in recognition of a significant contribution to the science of near infrared spectroscopy, including in research and development of new technology by an emerging scientist with the potential to make a major impact in the future. The award had been sponsored by Technicon, Bran+Luebbe

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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

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Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2018

The winner of Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2018 is Professor Christian Huck from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Christian has developed several NIR-based applications in the field of Material Science, Bioanalysis, Medicinal Plants and Food Quality Control. He has written several milestone publications including the investigation of nanomaterials and rapid blood quality control. Christian has also

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CHIMIOMETRIE XVII

Great success for chemometrics conference organized by CRA-W at Namur Palais des Congrès from 17 to 20 January 2016. Nearly 160 people from 14 different countries and diverse research areas participated in two training days (11courses) and 2 conference days (34 presentations and 44 posters). More information about the program, presentations and posters available on website Chimiometrie XVII

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NIR 2015

17th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, NIR 2015 The 17th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy organized under the auspicious of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS), was held in the Mabu Resort Hotel, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, from 18th to 23rd October, 2015. The theme of the conference, Highlighting South America, emphasizes

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5th Brazilian Workshop on Chemometrics

The 5th Brazilian Workshop on Chemometrics will be held at the Hotel Arembepe Beach (Arembepe, Bahia, Brazil) from the 9th to 11th of April, 2014 The program consists of: 5 mini-courses, 12 lectures, oral and poster presentations. The mini-courses are mainly focused in undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning chemometrics basic methods. The lectures

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Kowalski Chemometric Award

This award is administered by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. All nominations has to be sent to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy via email to exdir@s-a-s.org or mail to 5320 Spectrum Drive, Suite C, Frederick, MD 21703. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2014. Site: https://www.s-a-s.org/for-members/Kowalski-Award/

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Traceability of Fruits and Fruit-Based Products

A collaborative project between the Department of Valorization of Agricultural Products of the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) and the Brazilian institutions Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) and the Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA) has been approved for 2014-2015. The project, entitled “Emergent Spectroscopic Techniques for the Quality Control and

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Course on “Hyperspectral Images Analysis”

A course on “HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGES ANALYSIS” will be held at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil) from the 17th to the 21st of March. Prof. Jose Manuel Amigo Rubio (Dept. of Food Science, Quality & Technology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen) will be the instructor. The program consists of: Basic screening of

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Copenhagen school of Chemometrics

Copenhagen School of Chemometrics – CSC 2014 is a five-week school designed to be an introduction to different key aspects of advanced data analysis in science. CSC addresses to PhD students/post-docs, associate professors, industrial partners, etc. who want to acquire or refresh basic knowledge on multivariate data analysis from different disciplines (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology,

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Hyperspectral and multichannel image analysis

The PhD course Hyperspectral and Multichannel image analysis is designed to be an introduction to hyperspectral and multichannel images and their analysis in MATLAB environment. During the course, the students will learn how to extract the relevant information from their images as well as the fundamentals of the main multivariate analysis methods (chemometrics) applied. The

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University of Copenhagen seminar

The lectures of the NMKL Seminar on “Non-destructive analytical methods: Current insight into NIR (near infrared spectroscopy) and NMR technologies (nuclear magnetic resonance)” are available at the following link: http://www.nmkl.org/Kurs/NMR-IR2013/2013_danmark.htm This seminar has been hosted by the University of Copenhagen the 21st November 2013.

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NIRS course in Córdoba (Spain)

Registration is now open for the 14th course on “Espectroscopía de Infrarrojo Cercano (NIRS). Aplicaciones en el control de calidad y trazabilidad de productos y procesos” . The course Taught in Spanish will be held at Cordoba University (Spain) from 10th to 13th February, under the academic supervision of Prof.Dr. Ana Garrido-Varo (pa1gavaa@uco.es). For further

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Great success for the workshop ‘NIR Platform’

27 March 2013 Within the framework of the European project QSAFFE, a workshop entitled ‘NIR Platform’ took place on March 27th 2013 at the Valorisation of Agricultural Products department of the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) in Gembloux, Belgium. On the agenda, more than 20 presentations together with instrument demonstrations and laboratory visits were organized.

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