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March 12, 2014 - Sunney Xie

March 12, 2014 - Sunney Xie

Joint meeting with New England Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Note: This meeting will be held at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Tewksbury, MA


Label Free Vibrational Imaging for Biology and Medicine

by Dr. Sunney Xie, Harvard University


Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy is a label-free and noninvasive imaging technique that uses vibration spectroscopy as the contrast mechanism. Significant advances in sensitivity, selectivity, robustness and cost reduction have been made recently, allowing many biomedical applications



Dr. Sunney Xie is professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. He is the 2013 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of vibrational spectroscopy. This award was established in 1975 by OSA, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy to honor the unique contributions of Ellis R. Lippincott to the field of vibrational spectroscopy. The purpose of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award is to honor Dr. Lippincott's memory by the recognition of significant contributions and notable achievements in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. The medal is sponsored jointly by the Coblentz Society, the Optical Society of America and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.



Sunney Xi, Harvard University

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Reservations must be made by 6 PM, Thrusday March 6th, 2014. Walk-ins will not be allowed due to building security.

Please make reservations via email at Richard Crocombe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:

  • Name(s)
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancellation)
  • If you are a US citizens / green card holder or not.


Thermo Fisher Scientific

2 Radcliff Road (At Ames Pond)

Tewksbury, MA 01876

The formal address is 2 Radcliff Road, Tewksbury, MA 01876. (This is at the intersection of Rte 133 and I-495.) However, some older GPS don’t recognize this address; in that case use ‘500 Ames Pond Drive’ instead.

The entrance to the industrial park is next to a McDonald’s and almost opposite the Longhorn Steakhouse, and you take an immediate right at the rotary. Please park in the visitor parking spots

(Map to Thermo Fisher ).

Networking—5:30 PM, Dinner—6:30, Meeting—7:30 PM.


Vegetarian option available on request

Dinner Prices: No charge

General Information on NES/OSA Meetings

Cancellations and No-shows:

If the meeting must be canceled for any reason, we will try to call you at the phone number you leave with your reservation. Official notice of cancellation will be on our answering machine.

We have to pay for the dinners reserved as of the Tuesday before the meeting, so no-shows eat into our cash reserve. If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Otherwise, no-shows will be billed.

Membership Rates:

Regular members $15.00
Student members free