Three Graduate Students Present Research At IDRC Conference

IDRC 1Three graduate students from the Duquesne University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences attended the International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC) from July 29-August 2 at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. Adam Rish, Natasha Velez, and Shikhar Mohan, under the direct supervision of Associate Dean Dr. James K. Drennen III and Associate Professor Dr. Carl A. Anderson, represented Duquesne University and presented their research based on the application of near-infrared spectroscopy for improving the manufacturing process of pharmaceutical tablets.

IDRC 2The International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC) is a spectroscopy based conference which attracts scientists from academia and industry across the world. Young scientists are provided with the opportunity to interact with experts and pioneers in the field of near infrared spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis. The conference promotes these interactions through oral and poster presentations, data analysis competitions, and social events.

IDRC 3Individuals were recognized at a banquet held at the end of the conference for their performance in presentations and data competitions. Students from Duquesne University won four awards (1st place poster, 1st place onsite data shootout, 2nd place onsite data shootout, and 3rd place traditional data shootout).

"For this being my first conference, it was a great experience," Rish said.

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