Atomic Spectroscopy Group

Atomic Spectroscopy

The Atomic Spectroscopy Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.


The group's aim is to extend the knowledge, understanding and application of all aspects of atomic spectroscopy within analytical chemistry; and to encourage and assist all scientists, irrespective of experience, actively engaged in this analytical field.


  • Support and promote the use of atomic spectroscopy within analytical chemistry
  • Organising international seminars and conferences (e.g. Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium (BNASS), which is held in different areas of the UK every two years)
  • Presenting awards such as the Thermo-Hilger Award and the Allan Ure Memorial Bursary  
  • Travel grants to support postgraduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and scientists who have been in academia and industry for less than five years     

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Atomic Spectroscopy Group - IYC Challenge

Two short video tutorials covering the preparation of samples and analysis using atomic spectroscopy.

Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Downloadable Files

Annual Report 2018
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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141