An important function of Pittcon is to recognize and honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy.
Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award
AWARDEE: Laurence A. Nafie
AFFILIATION: Syracuse University
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 2:00 PM, Room 114
This award will be broadcast live as a joint collaboration between Pittcon and Wiley in an effort to further serve the needs of the analytical science community. Click here to register for the webcastLaurence A. Nafie, Syracuse University, will receive the 2013 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award presented by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). The SSP Award, established in 1957, honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of spectroscopy. Laurence A. Nafie received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1973. He was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Southern California until 1975, when he joined the faculty at Syracuse University. Currently he is Emeritus Distinguished Professor at Syracuse University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.
Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award
AWARDEE: David R. Walt
AFFILIATION: Tufts University
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 8:00 AM, Room 114
David R. Walt, Tufts University, will receive the 2013 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). David R. Walt is Robinson Professor of Chemistry at Tufts University and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Dr. Walt is the Scientific Founder of Illumina Inc. and Quanterix Corp and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has published over 250 scientific papers and holds over 50 patents.
Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award
AWARDEE: Sarah Trimpin
AFFILIATION: Wayne State University
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:00 AM, Room 114
Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University, will receive the 2013 Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award. This award, sponsored jointly by the Pittsburgh Conference and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), recognizes individuals who have made outstanding achievements within ten years after completion of the Ph.D. work. Professor Sarah Trimpin received her PhD degree from the Max-Planck-Institute and held postdoctoral positions at Oregon State and Indiana University. She has received a number of awards and published over 50 papers.
Posthumously awarded to Guenther Laukien, founder of Bruker. The award will be accepted by his son, Frank H. Laukien, Bruker Corporation. Guenther Laukien was most noted for his significant contributions in the field of NMR. Under his leadership, expansion into new technologies, from mass spectrometry to FT-IR and X-ray spectroscopy, has culminated into what is now the Bruker Corporation.
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science
AWARDEE: Kevin A. Schug
AFFILIATION: University of Texas at Arlington
PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:00 AM, Room 114
Kevin A. Schug, The University of Texas at Arlington, will receive the 2013 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science. The award, sponsored by Agilent Technologies and administered by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society, recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer within ten years of their highest degree. Kevin A. Schug is Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. Kevin received his B.S. degree from College of William and Mary, his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, and performed post-doctoral research at the University of Vienna.
The Coblentz Society / ABB – Bomem-Michelson Award
AWARDEE: Brooks H. Pate
AFFILIATION: University of Virginia
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 8:00 AM, Room 126B
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Brooks H. Pate, University of Virginia, will receive the 2013 Bomem-Michelson Award, of the Coblentz Society/ABB. The Coblentz Society presents the Bomem-Michelson Award, which is dedicated to the memory of Professor A.E. Michelson, developer of the Michelson Interferometer. ABB sponsors the annual award to honor a scientist who has advanced the technique(s) of vibrational, molecular, Raman or electronic spectroscopy.
Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award
AWARDEE: Irving W. Wainer
AFFILIATION: National Institutes of Health
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:00 AM, Room 126A
Irving W. Wainer, National Institutes of Health, will receive the 2013 Dal Nogare Award, presented by The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley (CFDV). An awardee is chosen on the basis of his or her contributions to the fundamental understanding of the chromatographic process. Established in honor of Stephen Dal Nogare who died in 1968 after serving six months as President of the Forum. Irving W Wainer, Senior Investigator of Clinical Investigation at the National Institute on Aging/NIH, has published over 350 scientific papers, 10 books, 25 book chapters and holds 11 patents. He was founding editor of Chirality. Wainer’s research includes the study of disease progression and aging on drug metabolism in critically ill patients.
SEAC – Charles N. Reilley Award
AWARDEE: Andrew G. Ewing
AFFILIATION: Chalmers University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 18, 2013, 2:00 PM, Room 114
Andrew G. Ewing, Chalmers University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, will receive the 2013 Charles N. Reilley Award, sponsored and presented by the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC). His group has pioneered chemical measurements at single cells, capillary electrophoresis, single cell electrochemical imaging and new electrochemical strategies to quantify the contents of nanometer transmitter vesicles. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
SEAC – Young Investigator Award
AWARDEE: Bo Zhang
AFFILIATION: University of Washington
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 18, 2013, 4:00 PM, Room 114
Bo Zhang, University of Washington, will receive the 2013 Young Investigator Award, presented annually by the Society for Electronanalytical Chemistry (SEAC). Bo Zhang received his Ph.D. from Henry White and was a postdoc of Andy Ewing before joining University of Washington in 2008. His current research is focused on new nanoelectrodes for studying electrocatalysis and neuronal communication. His group has invented a fluorescence-based method to report electrochemical kinetics. He was awarded a Sloan Fellowship in 2012.
Ralph N. Adams Award
AWARDEE: J. Michael Ramsey
AFFILIATION: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 2:00 PM, Room 126A
J. Michael Ramsey, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, will receive the 2013 Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry sponsored by the Pittsburgh Conference and the Friends of Ralph N. Adams. The award was established to honor an outstanding scientist who has advanced the field of Bioanalytical chemistry through research, innovation and/or education. J. Michael Ramsey holds the Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Chair at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. His present research interests include microfabricated chemical instrumentation, micro- and nanofluidics, single molecule DNA sequencing, single cell assays, point-of-care clinical diagnostic devices, and highly miniaturized mass spectrometry.
RSC – Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science
AWARDEE: Norman Dovichi
AFFILIATION: Notre Dame University
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 2:00 PM, Room 126B
Norman Dovichi, Notre Dame University, will receive the 2013 Royal Society of Chemistry Award – Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science. The Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science is awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry for outstanding contributions to analytical science. It is awarded to Norman Dovichi for pioneering development of ultrasensitive separations, including the first separations at zepto- and yoctomole levels and capillary electrophoresis-based DNA sequencing for the human genome.
The Coblentz Society – Williams Wright Award
AWARDEE: John Coates
AFFILIATION: Coates Consulting LLC
PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 2:00 PM, Room 114
John Coates, Coates Consulting LLC, will receive the 2013 Williams Wright Award from the Coblentz Society. The award is presented annually at Pittcon to an industrial spectroscopist who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy while working in industry. John Coates was educated in the United Kingdom; Grad RSC, and PhD from Brunel University. He started work as an analytical chemist in 1964 with Castrol Oil (UK). In 1974, he joined Perkin-Elmer (UK), moving to the corporate office (USA) in 1978. From 1984 Dr, Coates held positions with other major instrument companies. In 1996 he formed Coates Consulting LLC, a company focused on instrument and sensor development.