Welcome to our website!

Spectroscopy is at the heart of what we do; whether it be developing virtual spectrometers for education, or utilizing physical spectrometers for research. We value an inclusive environment and welcome all folks into our laboratories.

Here's a photo from the 2022 CSM Symposium at JMU:

From left to right Lauren Slaber, Brenna Sermania, Nick VanFossen, and Dr. Paul Raston stand with the poster the team presented at the 2022 CSM Symposium at JMU

We are grateful to the following organizations

Dreyfus Foundation logo
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2022-2027)
National Science Foundation logo
NSF CAREER Award (2022-2027), NSF MRI Grant (2020-2023)
Research Corporation for Science Advancement logo
RCSA Cottrell Scholar Award (2019-2022)
American Chemistry Society Petroleum Research Fund logo
ACS PRF Undergraduate New Investigator Grant (2016-2018)
James Madison University logo
JMU Startup Funds (2015)

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together

- Carl Sagan