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Third Notice: January 31, 2014

11th International GeoRaman Conference (June 15-19, 2014, St. Louis, MO, USA)

With great pleasure, we invite you to attend the 11th International GeoRaman Conference, one of the two major international conferences centered on laser Raman spectroscopy (LRS) and its applications, to be held in the continental United States for the first time.

Time, place, and website:

  • Time: June 15-19, 2014,
  • Place: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Official website:
  • Abstract submission (on-line)

  • Duration: Jan 31 - April 17, 2014
  • Abstract (2 pages in A4 format): template available online
  • Science program on-line: May 15, 2014
  • Registration before submission:
  • Conference registration (on-line)

      Date Professional** Student*
    Early registration Jan 31 - April 30, 2014 USD $480 USD $280
    Later registration May 1 - May 31, 2014 USD $530 USD $330
    On-site registration Not available

    * We recommend student attendees to register as early as possible - the reduced registration rate for students is made possible by various sponsorships. We currently have 20 slots available, which will be used following a first come, first served rule. We will increase the number of slots if more sponsorship funding becomes available.

    Supporting Letter for US Visa Application (on-line)

  • The supporting letter: A pre-formatted letted with applicant's information for US visa application
  • Duration of on-line service*: January 31 to May 31, 2014

  • * We recommend that international attendees start their US visa application procedure as early as possible. Depending on the country of origin, waiting time for receiving US visa can vary greatly.

    Accommodations - hotel reservations must be made completely separately by individual participants

  • List of nearby hotels:
  • Period for booking at special rates: March 1 - May 31, 2014 (upon room availability)
  • Scientific Program - 10 oral sessions, 2 poster sessions, & a full-day field trip:

    A. The most advanced technologies and instrumentation in LRS,
    1. Portable Raman instrumentation for field application
    2. Synergistic application of LRS with other technologies
    3. Advanced LRS technology and instruments

    B. The newest LRS applications in the fields of
    1. Mineral Physics and Geophysics
    2. Geological Fluids
    3. Planetary Sciences and Space Exploration
    4. Carbonaceous Material Science and Geothermometry
    5. Astrobiology and Paleobiology
    6. Biomineralization and Environmental Science
    7. Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
    8. General Mineralogy, Gemmology, and Petrology

    Information on the venue:

    1. Conference halls are located on the beautiful Danforth campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The Lecture hall and Exhibition hall are within 1 minute walking distance of each other. The Exhibition Hall will host the Opening Ceremony, daily coffee breaks, and Poster sessions.
    2. The Washington University campus is connected by a two-line Metrolink light-rail system to St. Louis Lambert International Airport, local hotels, and restaurants. The Skinker Metrolink Station is within walking distance of Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the St. Louis Science Center.

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    Please contact us if you have any questions:
  • Co-chairmen of 11th GeoRaman,
    Prof. Alian Wang,
    Prof. Craig Marshall,

  • Coordinator of 11th GeoRaman,
    Ms. Kathryn Connor,
    Tel: 314-935-4517
    Fax: 314-935-7361

  • Webmaster:
    Mr. Hugh Chou,