Dr. Brian C. Smith is founder and Principal of Spectros Associates, a spectroscopic training and consulting firm. He has taught thousands of people in his Infrared Spectroscopy courses since 1992. Additionally, he has successfully managed Spectros Associates through several downs and ups of the business cycle. Prior to starting Spectros Associates, Dr. Smith worked in industry including stints at Bell Labs, Waters, and Bio-Rad. He is the author of several papers and three popular books on spectroscopy, “Fundamentals of FTIR” and “IR Spectral Interpretation” published by CRC Press, and “Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis” published by Academic Press. He earned his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College.