For forty years Jim has presented professional courses for the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, The Federation of Analytical and Spectroscopy Societies (now SciX), The Pittsburgh Conference, The Eastern Analytical Symposium, Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc., as well as many other organizations. Topics include, Introduction to Vibrational Spectroscopy, Spectroscopic Sampling Methods, Spectrometric Instrumentation, and Spectral Searching to name a few. Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra is taught under the auspices of Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc.
Jim has more then 45 years experience in analytical chemistry and vibrational spectroscopy. His work has focused on a wide variety of topics, particularly with Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, infrared and Raman spectral interpretation, spectral searching and identification, development of novel near-infrared spectrometers, and nano-sampling.
B.S.Chem., University of Illinois at Chicago 1972
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1977
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee 1978-1979
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 1979-1983
University of Georgia, Professor of Chemistry 1983-2009
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Sabbatical Leave 2003-2004
Light Light Solutions, LLC 2008-present
Jim is the author of more than 150 articles, chapters, books and patents, as well as having presented hundreds of papers at scientific meetings. He is co-author of the book "Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry," 2nd Edition, Peter R. Griffiths and James A. de Haseth, Wiley Interscience, 2007.
American Chemical Society since 1974
Society for Applied Spectroscopy since 1977, Distinguished Service Awardee (2016), President 2007
Coblentz Society since 1977, Honorary Member (2011), Board of Managers 1985‐1989
Council on Near Infrared Spectroscopy since 2007
Associate Editor Applied Spectroscopy, 1982‐1993
Associate Editor Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 1995‐2001
General Chairman, Eleventh International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (ICOFTS‐11), 1997
General Chairman, Sixth International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS‐6), 2011