Photometrics Level 2 Webinar - Second Session (Free)

04/25/2017 14:00 to 04/25/2017 15:00 (America/New_York)

Gatineau, Canada

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Host: Rez Mani did an M.Eng in Engineering Physics focused on optical properties of semiconductors from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This was followed by a Ph.D. in Earth and Space Science focused on satellite optical instrumentation from York University in Toronto, Ontario. After working in the industry for 10 years, where he participated in a multitude of optical/laser/spectroscopic projects, he returned to York University as a contract faculty and a research associate in 2011. He has also worked for Allied Scientific Pro as a consultant since 2011 and as an application scientist since 2017. 

Webinar Description:    The webinar begins by explaining the fundamental differences between the near IR and mid-IR spectroscopy methods. The fundamental absorption bands exist in the mid-IR region, however overtones which are weaker can be found in the near IR region. Mid-IR instruments such as FTIR are expensive and bulky. Several industries are now turning to near IR spectroscopy for quality control since it is a fast and inexpensive method which uses light-weight portable spectrometers. NIR can be used to find the ingredients of food such as sugar, protein, moisture and fat, find ingredients of drugs, sort plastics for recycling, detect influenza virus in nasal fluid, detect Zika virus in mosquitoes, find polyester content of fabrics, and many other applications. Instead of using an array detector which is more expensive, a new method called Digital Light Processing (DLP) uses micro-mirrors to shine different parts of the spectrum one after another onto a single element detector and builds the spectrum. The technology and its applications are very promising. Use of chemometrics methods such as Partial Least Square (PLS) to make quantitative predictions is also discussed. .


Once you are registered you will be receiving a Gotomeeting or WebEx link and code to get in the webinar, stay tuned! 

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Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 ( 50 seats only available first come first serve)

Time: 02:00 PM EDT, Eastern Daylight Time

By: Rez Mani

The second of our 3-webinar Photometry series is being offfered again, this time free of charge.

This Level 2 Photometry webinar builds on the concepts of the previous seminar (click here to take the quiz) and will continue to cover more advanced spectroscopic and photometric/radiometric topics including: 

  • Solid angle
  • Photometric and Radiometric quantities
  • Chromaticity coordinates and CIE1931,1960 and 1976 diagrams
  • Calculation of Color Rendering Index (CRI)
  • Dominant wavelength, Purity
  • IES-TM-30-15 standard
  • Example of real measurements of Colour Temperature from 3 different light sources in a house

We will make available a follow-up online multiple choice quiz with 20 questions after the seminar.

Once registered you will be receiving a GotoMeeting link to access the event, stay tuned...!

Getting smarter together!

ASP Team


Rez Mani did his PhD from York University in 2001 in satellite spectroscopic instrumentation. After working in the industry for nearly 9 years, during which he participated in many optical and spectroscopic projects, he returned to York University in 2011 as a researcher and a contract faculty. He currently teaches the course "Atmospheric Pollution" for the department of Natural Science at York University. He has also been collaborating with Allied Scientific Pro as a consultant for more than 5 years.​



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