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Infrared Spectroscopy - Principles, Advances, and Applications

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Vibrational SpectroscopyIR spectroscopy Fundamentals IR Instrumentation IR Sampling Modes Multivariate Data Analysis Food Analysis Spectroscopy IR in Nanotechnology IR and Archeology IR in Medicine Multidisciplinary Technique Advantages and disadvantages IR Regions

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Spectroscopy is a term that is used to describe the interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation. As a big science, spectroscopy is used to characterize/detect these molecules based on the produced spectra following their interaction with radiation, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Vibrational spectroscopy is the term used to describe measurements involving both infrared and Raman spectroscopy. As an approach, vibrational spectroscopy is used to measure vibrations resulting from absorption of light/photons. In general, this field has seen major progress specially after grating was first introduced in 1823, and after the first commercial infra-red spectrometer came to the scene. As an established technique that is readily available for researchers and being cost-effective and non-destructive, IR spectroscopy has a realm of applications in different fields. Food analysis, nanoparticles synthesis and characterization, medicine, drug synthesis and analysis, etc. are among the applications. Sampling techniques such as Fourier-transform IR, attenuated total reflection IR (ATR-IR) have served in the development of IR applications in different matrices. With the advances in data sciences and software, coupling of IR spectroscopy to chemometrics serves to combine the advantages of both in terms of time, effort and multicomponent analysis. Yet, being insensitive, and with questionable selectivity, applications of IR are still in a need for future development

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Dr. Marwa Elazazy has graduated from Zagazig University – Egypt with BSc degree “Excellent with Honor” in 2000. In 2004, Dr. Marwa completed her MSc in the Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Zagazig, Egypt. The thesis subject was “Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Determination of Some Pharmaceutically Relevant Compounds”. In 2005, Dr. Marwa was granted a scholarship from the Egyptian Government to complete her PhD in Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) – USA, through a joint supervision program. The project investigated Point-of-Care testing of drugs and bio-analytes using microfluidic platforms. In 2016, Dr. Marwa was appointed as an assistant professor of Analytical Chemistry, Qatar University. Dr. Marwa has ˃20 refereed papers in prestigious international journals, in addition to ˃20 presentations in national and international conferences. Dr. Marwa main research interest is analytical chemistry with a focus on electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.

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