International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy (ICMS) is an important biannual meeting of spectroscopists, which was held for the sixteenth time in September 2022 in Szczawnica, Poland. The congress was devoted to different branches of molecular spectroscopy and their wide applications in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biology, medicine, arts, and materials science. It covers all aspects of molecular spectroscopic techniques together with theoretical, mathematical, and computational methods devoted to investigation of the structure and dynamics of molecular and bulk systems.


The Organizing Committee of the XVIth ICMS cordially invites all spectroscopists to take part in this Conference and looks forward to seeing you in Szczawnica in September 2022. During the XVIth ICMS, the Symposium on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials (PRE’22-Poland) was held as the European event of 9th International Workshop PRE’22 : We are sure that this meeting was an exciting forum for all the participants to exchange their experience, present the latest results and to strengthen or start co-operation with colleagues from other countries.


Book of Abstracts/List of Posters


The History


The history of these conferences spans over 30 years. In 1991 Prof. Henryk Ratajczak, the originator of the whole idea, organized the first one. Similar conferences devoted to Vibrational Spectroscopy in Materials Science were initiated in 1996 by Prof. Mirosław Handke. For a few year these conferences were organized independently and in 2009 were merged into a single one, organized every two years, alternately by University of Wrocław and AGH University of Science and Technology.




In 2017, the conference was organized by Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology and took place in Białka Tatrzańska. At that time, we had the pleasure of hosting participants from all over the world. A total of 105 presentations were made and 224 posters were presented. More information: