Fundamentals of Spectroscopy in the Analysis of Fats and Oils

Learn the basics and best practices for common spectroscopic techniques

Fundamentals of Spectroscopy Course Summary

This one-day online training course focuses on the value of spectroscopy in the analysis of fats and oils. This course will demystify the physics and science of common spectroscopic techniques including Raman, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and near-infrared (NIR). Attendees will develop a firm foundational understanding of spectroscopic techniques and how these methods can be applied for better lipid analysis.

Registration includes access to recordings, slides, and course materials for 30 days.

Attendees of the live online lecture will receive a certificate after completing the course.

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Who should attend?

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Easy-to-follow explanations and case studies make this course suitable for lab managers and technicians, as well as process engineers. Sales and marketing professionals who have a scientific background will find the course beneficial to their current positions.

Live Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 9:00 a.m.- Noon CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-05)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is happening during spectroscopy and which wavelengths of light are used to obtain different information
  • Interpret spectra relevant to fats, oils, and greases from a range of different instruments and wavelengths
  • Identify the optimum technology for a given application, understanding its strengths and weakness


Registration includes access to the live lecture, all course materials as well as the course recordings for 30 days. Attendees of the live lecture receive a certificate after completing the course.

One registration provides you with individual entry with one computer/phone login at a single site.

AOCS Members: $99
AOCS Student Members: $49
Non-Members: $199

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About the Instructor

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Dr. Jonathon Speed, CChem, holds the role of Product and Applications Manager at Keit Spectrometers. Receiving both his master’s and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK, Dr. Speed has authored multiple publications in the field of vibrational spectroscopy for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Dr. Speed’s areas of expertise include nanotechnology, particle and colloid characterization, and the use of FTIR and Raman spectroscopy in material analysis and in situ characterization of processes. Dr. Speed has also published eight patents in the field of surface science.

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