Residential School



13-14 APRIL 1999

The School follows previous successful residential meetings and also draws on the highly successful work carried out previously by Dr Clara Craver and Professor Bill Fateley, notably at the Fisk Infrared Insititute, Nashville, Tennessee. This has established an enviable reputation as the leading course of its type for practical experience in the use of infrared and Raman spectroscopy in solving industrial and environmental problems involving materials identification and the characterisation of mixtures and polymers.


  • One-Day £150
  • Two Days £275
  • IRDG meeting £25 (Extra B&B Accommodation £30)
  • 25% Reduction for accredited students

Fees include reception, accommodation, meals, course dinner and course materials.

The School will be based in the Glamorgan Business Centre, a brand new facility within the attractive semi-rural campus of the University, which is set in a pleasant valley ten miles north of Cardiff. There are excellent residential, catering and recreational facilities. Motorway, rail or airport provides ready access.

Registration commences at 18.00hrs on the evening of Monday 12 April. The School commences at 09.00 hrs on Tuesday 13 April and ends at 16.30hrs on Wednesday 14 April.

The 160th IRDG meeting on Thursday 15 April 1999 will follow the School.

The Programme

Tuesday 13 April 1999
Lectures and tutorials in interpretation of spectra including use of microscope and reflectance accessories with problem solving carried out on an individual basis.

Wednesday 14 April 1999
Practical work involving hands-on spectroscopic measurements and interpretation and use of accessories and computer applications with modern software. Tutorial work in small groups.

Course Organisers

Prof Bill George, University of Glamorgan
Dr Rob Lewis, University of Glamorgan

Teaching Staff

Dr Clara Claver, Craver Consultants
Prof Bill Fateley, Kansas State University
Prof Patrick Hendra, University of Southampton
Prof John Van der Maas, University of Utrecht

Also IRDG Committee Members and Staff from School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan.

There will be a Reception on Monday 12 April and a Course Dinner on Tuesday 13 April with opportunities to visit areas of natural beauty viz. Heritage Coast and/or Brecon Mountains.

To reserve a place, please contact

John Chalmers, 
Chair IRDG, 
ICI plc., 
PO Box 60, Wilton Research Centre, 
Middlesborough, Cleveland, TS50 8JE, United Kingdom 
or email