An important function of Pittcon is to recognize and honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy.
Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award
AWARDEE: Richard M. Crooks
AFFILIATION: The University of Texas at Austin
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8:30 AM, Room S401bc
Richard M. Crooks received B.S. and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Illinois and The University of Texas at Austin. His independent career has been split between Texas A&M University and the University of Texas-Austin where he presently holds the Welch Chair in Materials Chemistry. His research program focuses on biosensing and electrocatalysis.
Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award
AWARDEE: Geraldine L. Richmond
AFFILIATION: University of Oregon
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:30 PM, Room S401bc
Geraldine Richmond received her Ph.D at the University of California Berkeley with George Pimentel (1980). After five years on the faculty of Bryn Mawr College, she moved to the University of Oregon where she currently holds the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professorship. She is co-founder of COACh for the Advancement of Women Scientists.
Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award
AWARDEE: Benjamin Garcia
AFFILIATION: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 3, 2014, 8:30 AM, S401bc
Dr. Benjamin Garcia is currently the Presidential Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where his group is interested in the development and application of mass spectrometry based proteomics for solving difficult problems in chromatin biology and epigenetics.
Pittcon Heritage Award
AWARDEE: Lynwood Walter Swanson
AFFILIATION: FEI Company
PRESENTATION: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 4:15 PM, S100a
Swanson personally pioneered the commercialization of advanced electron beam and ion beam sources for electron microscopy and focused ion beam instruments. In the 1990s, FEI became the major producer of focused ion beam instruments for the semiconductor industry. In the mid 1990s, after taking FEI public, Swanson merged FEI with Philips’ longstanding electron microscope division and with a rival ion beam instrument producer. In the early 21st century, FEI Company became a leading producer of scanning and transmission electron microscopes, as well as dual beam instruments that combine focused ion beams with electron microscopy and other analytical detectors.
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Sciences
AWARDEE: Michael Roper
AFFILIATION: Florida State University
PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8:30 AM, Room S401a
Dr. Michael Roper obtained his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He then received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2003 under the supervision of Robert T. Kennedy. From 2003 – 2006, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia in James Landers’ laboratory. He joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University in August 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. He is also a member of the Molecular Biophysics program at Florida State University. His research interests include the development of separation and detection methods for measuring multiple peptides released from islets of Langerhans, with a focus in understanding the dynamic nature of these cells.
Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award
AWARDEE: Mary J. Wirth
AFFILIATION: Purdue University
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 3, 2014, 8:30 AM, Room S401a
Dr. Mary J. Wirth is the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University. Her research is on new materials for protein separations. Dr. Wirth received her B.S. from Northern Illinois University, and her Ph.D from Purdue University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
SEAC – Charles N Reilley Award
AWARDEE: Joseph Hupp
AFFILIATION: Northwestern University
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:40 PM, Room S402a
Joseph Hupp is a native of rural western New York. He was introduced to electrochemical research at Houghton College, studying candidate electrode materials for heart pacers. He earned a Ph.D. at Michigan State and pursued postdoctoral work with Thomas Meyer at the University of North Carolina. He moved to Northwestern University in 1986 where he is currently a Morrison Professor of Chemistry. He is also a Senior Science Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory and an Associate Editor for JACS.
His research centers on energy- and defense-relevant materials chemistry, electrochemistry, and photochemistry and is described in ~390 peer-reviewed articles. For more detailed descriptions see: http://chemgroups.northwestern.edu/hupp/
SEAC – Young Investigators Award
AWARDEE: Stephen Maldonado
AFFILIATION: University of Michigan
PRESENTATION: Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:40 PM, Room S402a
Stephen is a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellowship. He began his graduate research at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with Professor Keith J Stevenson. In 2008, Stephen joined the faculty in the chemistry department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His group works in the area of semiconductor electrochemistry and recently reported a new method for electrochemically growing semiconductor crystals at ultra-low temperatures.
Ralph N. Adams Award
AWARDEE: Mark E. Meyerhoff
AFFILIATION: University of Michigan
PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:30 PM, Room S401a
Mark E. Meyerhoff is currently the Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. His analytical chemistry research interests are in creating ion-, gas-, and bio-selective electrochemical sensors suitable for measurements of clinically important analytes. He and his collaborators have published more than 330 papers describing this research.
The Coblentz Society – Williams-Wright Award
AWARDEE: Walter M. (Mike) Doyle
AFFILIATION: Axiom Analytical, Inc.
PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:30 PM, Room S401bc
Walter M. Doyle (Mike) is the president of Axiom Analytical, Inc., a manufacturer of sample interfacing equipment and systems for molecular spectroscopy. He is also president of Symbion Systems, which provides standardized process analytical software. Before founding Axiom, he was the president of Laser Precision Corp. and the founder of its Analect Instruments Division, the first manufacturer of robust, process compatible, FTIR spectrometers.
The Coblentz Society/ABB – Bomem-Michelson Award
AWARDEE: Yukihiro Ozaki
AFFILIATION: Kwansei Gakuin University
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8:30 AM, Room S402a
Yukihiro Ozaki is a Chemistry Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan. He works in a wide range of molecular spectroscopies, including IR, Raman, NIR and far-ultraviolet spectroscopy. He has broadened the basic science and technology of molecular spectroscopy, introducing new experimental techniques and instruments. He has received numerous awards including the Tomas Hirschfeld Award, the EAS Award for Achievements in NIR Spectroscopy, the Spectroscopical Society of Japan Award, the Science and Technology Award of the Japanese Government, the Gerald Birth Award, the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry Award, and Society for Applied Spectroscopy Fellow Award.