SciX 2019  |  October 13 - 18, 2019  |  Palm Springs, California

Preliminary Program and Conference Chairs

Scientific presentations span the breadth of analytical chemistry with Plenary talks, Award talks and symposia, and topical poster sessions. View the SciX 2019 Summary for Palm Springs. SciX 2019 is led by Conference General Chair Mark Hayes (Arizona State University) and Program Chair Garth Simpson (Purdue University).



Mark Hayes, Conference General Chair 2019

Garth Simpson, Conference Program Chair 2019


Keynote Lecture

The keynote speaker for SciX 2019 is still to be announced. The 2018 keynote speaker was Matthew Savoca from NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center and Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. His keynote lecture was entitled 'On Polymer Seas: The Rising Tide of Plastic in the Ocean and What to do About It'.



Dr. Matthew Savoca uses a sensory biology approach to help explain why marine animals confuse plastic debris for prey items. His research has been featured on NPR, National Geographic, the BBC, and The New York Times, among other outlets. He is also passionate about communicating science; his popular science articles on plastic pollution have been published by Scientific American and the Washington Post.


Award Sessions

Eleven award symposia are scheduled, plus numerous student and FACSS-sponsored poster awards. A full list of awards with detailed information is here.

The FACSS Innovation Award, is a juried prize awarded to the most innovative, creative, and outstanding work making its world debut at SciX. The winner is selected in a special oral session featuring candidates selected from contributed talks. The Innovation Award provides a $1500 cash prize.


Poster Sessions

Multiple poster sessions are distributed throughout the week, starting at the Conference Opening on Sunday evening and continuing every day on the exhibit floor. Student awards for the best posters in each session are selected by FACSS and several of the member societies and sponsors. Abstract submission will open in February / March 2019. Poster abstracts may be submitted through July 31.


Contributed (Selected) Talks

New and innovative contributions are at the heart of the FACSS goal of fostering scientific exchange. Space is dedicated in every oral session for contributed papers to give them a wide audience. Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit their work. Abstract submission will open in February / March 2019. To be considered for a talk, abstract must be submitted by April 30.


Topical Areas

SciX traditionally covers all areas of analytical chemistry.The 2019 conference in Palm Springs includes the following sessions.

     Agricultural & Food Chemistry Low-Field NMR
     Analytical Chemistry Mass Spectrometry
     Atomic Spectroscopy Microfluidics
     Bioanalysis Microscopy
     Chemical Imaging Nanotechnology
     Chemometrics Near Infrared Spectroscopy
     Chromatography National Defense and Security
     Education Pharmaceutical Analysis
     Electrophoresis & Related Techniques Process Analytical
     Environmental Analysis Raman Spectroscopy
     Fluorescence Spectroscopy  Surface Plasmon Resonance
     Forensic Sciences  Terahertz Spectroscopy
     Infrared Spectroscopy Vibrational Spectroscopy
     Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Women & Diversity in Chemical Sciences

Opportunities for Students

SciX is the premier conference for students to present their work, meet the top scientists in their field, and develop networks with professionals in academics, industry, and government, and with other students. FACSS and its member societies have numerous opportunities for free or reduced conference registration, as well as travel and other awards. For a full listing of support and other information for students, click here.