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IYL 2015: Join the Global celebration of the Weekend of Light over 25-28 September 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) has already reached over a hundred countries and millions of people worldwide. Activities are taking place on all continents, and more and more events are being added to the global calendar. Coming soon will be a truly spectacular series of events taking place worldwide during the Weekend of Light from Friday 25th to Monday 28th September. This four day period will see a remarkable series of activities of all kinds

An appreciation of Professor Phyllis Brown (1924-2015): a path less traveled

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest that you reap but by the seeds that you plant”  Robert Louis Stevenson. Professor Phyllis Brown passed away on July 8th, 2015. She was a pioneer in the field of separation science and the application to biological and clinical samples. She was a very well- known and popular member of the analytical community. She was also the recipient of the 2006 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science. Professor Brown came to

2015 New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award

Dr. John A. Reffner is currently a Professor of forensic science at John Jay College, CUNY in New York, NY.  His scientific interests are focused on uniting microscopy with spectroscopy and applying novel technologies to advancing materials and forensic science.  He pioneered the development of infrared micro-spectrometers, accessories and innovative applications infrared microprobe technology. Dr Reffner’s scientific accomplishments are recognized by his receiving the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Paul L. Kirk Award (2004), the New York Microscopical Society’s, Abbe

2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry

Chris Enke is currently Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Michigan State University and The University of New Mexico and Adjunct Professor at Indiana University. He received the BA degree from Principia College in 1955 and the Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1959. His thesis, with Herbert Laitinen, concerned the formation of surface oxide films on platinum electrodes. Prior to his move to The University of New Mexico in 1994, he was Instructor and Assistant Professor at Princeton University

2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

David S. Hage is the James Hewett University Professor, and a Full Professor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska).  He received a B.S. in both Chemistry and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University.  He was then a postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Chemistry and the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic before joining the faculty in the Chemistry Department at the University of

2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Near-Infrared

Benoît Igne received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Agricultural engineering at Ecole d’Ingénieur de Purpan, in Toulouse, France. He continued his academic career at Iowa State University in Ames Iowa, USA, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering in 2009 under the direction of Dr. Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr. Benoît joined Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as a post-doctoral student and subsequently a program coordinator in the Duquesne Center for Pharmaceutical Technology. In these positions, he worked to

2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics

Peter D. Wentzell is a Professor of Chemistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Dalhousie University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) in 1987, working under the direction of Prof. Stanley Crouch.  He then worked as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) Post-doctoral Fellow with Dr. Adrian Wade at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada) before taking up

2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in NMR

Timothy A. Cross is the Earl Frieden Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University and he is the NMR and MRI Program Director at the National High Magnetic Field Lab in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his B.S. degree from Trinity College, Hartford, CT in 1976 and Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1981 working with Prof. Stanley Opella on bacteriophage protein structure with solution NMR spectroscopy. He stayed in Philadelphia for

2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry

Emile A. Schweikert is Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University and Director of the University’s Center for Chemical Characterization & Analysis. His research in secondary ion mass spectrometry, SIMS, focuses on advancing the fundamentals of the technique and on innovations in instrumentation and methodology. He has pioneered the bombardment of surfaces with clusters instead of atomic ions and demonstrated SIMS performance enhanced by several orders of magnitude. He has since shown that nanoparticles e.g. C60, Au400 impacting at hypervelocity

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