Alfred G Redfield to Receive the Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award at Pittcon 2015


Pittsburgh, PA – May 13, 2014 – The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), one of two Pittcon conference and exposition sponsors, is pleased to announce the 2015 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award recipient. Alfred G. Redfield, Professor of Biochemistry and Physics, Emeritus, Brandeis University (Massachusetts).

This prestigious award, established in 1957, honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of spectroscopy. The award committee selected Redfield based on his many accomplishments in the advanced understanding, practical developments and applications in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance especially in nuclear-spin relaxation, as well as his leadership role in the scientific community and mentorship of young scientists.

Dr. Redfield is also a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His additional awards after 2003 include the Biophysics Prize, American Physical Society (2005), Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics (2006), and the Russell Varian Lecture and Prize (2007). During his 60+ year career, he has published more than 200 papers.

The award will be presented during Pittcon 2015, which will be held in New Orleans, LA, March 8-12, Morial Convention Center.


About the SSP
The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), along with its sister society, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering science education in the Western Pennsylvania region. With support from the net proceeds from Pittcon, the SSP supports member education programs, teacher and student awards, a wide variety of educational programs, and grant programs for high schools, colleges, and beginning university professors.

About Pittcon
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit for more information.