Is your water safe to drink? Is there enough phosphorus in your soil? Do you think you might have an infection? SpectroClick can help you find out by giving you the tools to measure the makeup of water, soil, and biological samples and obtain results instantly. SpectroClick puts spectroscopy in the palm of your hand with the Answers At Hand™ line of spectrometers. Anyone with access to a USB port can use patented SpectroBurst™ technology. AAH™ instruments use a digital camera to capture data, then our app allows users to process your spectrum quickly, comprehensively, and with unparalleled flexibility and portability. AAH spectrometers are complemented with the SpectroClick Kit rudimentary spectrometer and the SpectroBurst™ Viewer diffraction grating toy. See the light with SpectroClick!

SpectroClick’s technology is protected by US patents 8,885,161, 10,324,023, and 11,067,497.

See our video below explaining SpectroBurst™ technology.


Alexander Scheeline was teaching an Instrumental Analysis class in Hanoi, Vietnam, when his student, Bui Anh Thu, used a class project to discover new spectrometric dispersion, calibration, and dynamic range extension technologies. In 2011, the two partnered and used this newfound knowledge to co-found SpectroClick, Inc.  Today, SpectroClick has expanded its team to include three more, and has a wide range of products, including the SpectroClick kit for classroom use, SpectroBurst™ Viewer for budding spectroscopists of all ages, and the AAH line of miniature spectrometers to bring spectrometry to users world-wide.


President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chairman of the Board

Dr. Scheeline is a Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an Honorary Member of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and known for his work in emission spectroscopy, ultrasonically-levitated drops, chemical kinetics, oscillatory chemical reactions, and analytical chemistry. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder, & Chief Spectroscopist

Ms. Thu was the Head of Foreign Staff at Newton School in her native city of Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition to her contributions to SpectroClick, she is establishing the Water Safety Plan for the Hanoi Water Limited Company as the Deputy Manager of the Collaboration and Development Department. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemistry from Vietnam National University of Science – Hanoi.


Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Personnel Officer, & Member of Board of Directors

Mr. Zahos has a long and impressive record of managing startups. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Product Development and Marketing Manager

Ms. Berkson has worked in cultural resource management and outreach projects in public archaeology. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in History from Illinois State University.


Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Bhargava is Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He applies vibrational spectroscopy to disease diagnosis and treatment, and is a leading authority in applying fundamental physics to optimizing spatial resolution of microscopic images. He has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – New Delhi and a PhD in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.