Brad Swarbrick – Quality by Design Consultancy

This session will be a combination of theory and selected demonstrations of chemometrics applied to Raman, Mid-IR and NIR data, with more emphasis on practical application rather than theory.

Course Outline

1. What is Chemometrics and how is it applied to spectroscopy.
2. An overview of pretreatments used for spectroscopy.
3. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for investigating spectra.
4. An introduction to Multivariate Regression and Classification.
5. Model Validation Practices.
6. Using Multivariate Models in Practice.
7. Summary and Wrap Up.

Duration: 1 day

Monday the 28th of September, 2015.


Brad Swarbrick is the owner of Quality by Design Consultancy, an Australian company that services a number of industries in Oceania and SE Asia, particularly supporting pharmaceutical applications of Chemometrics to spectroscopic data.

Brad has over 20 years of experience in the application of Chemometrics and Design of Experiments (DoE) methods in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, petrochemical and pharmaceuticals. Until recently, Brad was the Chief Operating Officer of CAMO Software, a world leading provider of Chemometrics software where he successfully brought a number of new software developments and large projects to commercial reality. Prior to CAMO Software, Brad worked in the pioneering Pfizer Process Analytical Technology (PAT) group, developed the entire NIR program for Sigma (now Aspen) pharmaceuticals and worked as a GMP consultant for one of SE Asia’s largest pharmaceutical consultancy groups.

Brad has a unique combination of technical and business skills that have allowed him achieve the many business objectives that many of his clients are now enjoying. Brad is a globally recognized expert trainer in Chemometrics and Design of Experiment methodology and has many years of expertise in Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and Process Analytical Technology (PAT). Brad is the current section editor of pharmaceuticals, for the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, has written a number of chapters on NIR and Chemometrics, in particular Brad wrote the popular short book “Multivariate Analysis for Dummies”

Brad has a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Chemistry and has a post-graduate degree in Chemometrics.


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