Member Organization

The Infrared and Raman Discussion Group
Member organization of FACSS since 2012


The Infrared and Raman Discussion Group formed in 1950, is one of the oldest independent spectroscopy groups in the UK.  It is the national organisation which caters for all who are interested in the theory, practice and teaching of infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Members come from industry, government and academic institutions. The group particularly encourages participation by young scientists.  Beginning in 2004, a prize in memory of our first two chairmen (Dr. A. E. Martin, 1950-70, and Professor Harry W. Willis 1970-90), was offered for the best presentation by a young spectroscopist (not necessarily a member).  A special meeting for the presentations now occurs approximately every 18 months.