The Second Hsinchu Symposium on

Advanced Spectroscopy and Imaging
in Molecular Science

July 5 and 6, 2012

First Circular & Call for Posters

Preferred poster size: A0 format
(poster board: approx. 93 x 127 cm)

Symposium Scope

In recent years molecular science is rapidly expanding to a wide variety of interdisciplinary areas including biology, medicine, and materials science. Spectroscopy and imaging are core techniques in molecular science, and a number of novel methods have been developed and applied to molecular systems in those research areas.

The primary objective of this international symposium "Advanced Spectroscopy and Imaging in Molecular Science" is to focus on recent developments of spectroscopy and imaging methods and their applications to molecular science. The topical areas presented and discussed in the symposium include:

  • Linear and nonlinear microscopy and imaging
  • Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy
  • Advanced vibrational spectroscopy
  • Sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy
  • Biological applications
  • New approaches

Invited lectures (30 min) will be delivered by the following distinguished scientists (in alphabetical order).

  • Sanford A. Asher (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • I-Chia Chen (NTHU, Taiwan)
  • Volker Deckert (Univ of Jena, Germany)
  • Michael W. George (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Terry L. Gustafson (Ohio State University, USA)
  • Ian Liau (NCTU, Taiwan)
  • Atsushi Miura (NCTU, Taiwan)
  • Tahei Tahara (RIKEN, Japan)

The symposium will be held in Science Building II, National Chiao Tung University. All oral presentations as well as a poster mixer will be held in the same building, facilitating active discussions and intensive exchange of ideas among the attendees.



First Circular and Call for Posters

First Circular and Call for Posters (pdf) are now available; click here.



Abstract Submission

Please prepare a one-page abstract according to the template and send it to as an attachment.
Deadline for abstract submission: June 24, 2012




There is no registration fee, but advanced registration is strongly recommended. Registration form should be submitted via email to, preferably along with submission of an abstract. Registration includes an abstract booklet and a name card strap; lunches and breaks on July 5 and 6; dinner during the poster mixer on July 5.
Deadline for submitting an online registration: June 24, 2012



Local Organizing Committee

Hiro-o Hamaguchi (Chair; NCTU)
Yuan-Pern Lee (NCTU)
Shinsuke Shigeto (Secretary General; NCTU)
Ian Liau (NCTU)
Rintaro Shimada (NCTU)



Sponsored by

"Aim for the Top University Plan" of NCTU and the Ministry of Education, Taiwan