Category: Sponsor Awards

2017 American Microchemical Society Benedetti Pichler Award

Somenath Mitra is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science and the Exec. Director Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).   He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India), MS in Environmental Engineering and PHD in Analytical Chemistry from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL in 1988. He was a National Research Council Fellow at US EPA, Research Triangle Park from 1988 to 1991 before joining

2017 New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award:

Professor Van Duyne discovered surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), invented nanosphere lithography (NSL), and developed ultrasensitive nanosensors based on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy. His research interests include SERS, LSPR spectroscopy, plasmonics, nanoscale biosensors, atomic layer deposition (ALD), ultra-high vacuum tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (UHV-TERS), electrochemical tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (EC-TERS) and surface-enhanced femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS). He has been elected a Fellow/Member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), American

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 American Microchemical Society Benedetti Pichler Award

Apryll Stalcup is currently Director of the Irish Separation Science Cluster and Professor of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University in Ireland. She received a BS in Chemistry from California State University‐Sacramento in 1979. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, working under the direction of Daniel Martire in 1988. During her graduate studies, she was a Co‐op Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland working with Stephen Wise

2014 New York Microscopical Society Ernst Abbe Award

NEW YORK MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY ERNST ABBE AWARDSymposium on Atomic Force Microscopy Infrared Spectroscopy organized with the New York Conservation Foundation Dr. Alexandre Dazzi has a research program focused on nanoscale IR Spectroscopy, a technique that he invented.  Specific research objectives including applying the technique to solve interesting problems in microbiological and cellular imaging, while simultaneously pushing the limits of the technique itself.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 1998 at the Université de Dijon, and did post-doctoral work at

2014 New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award

Laurence (Larry) A. Nafie received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1973, studying resonance Raman scattering, and from 1973 to 1975 he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Southern California, working on the discovery and confirmation of infrared vibrational circular dichroism (VCD).  In 1975 he joined the Chemistry faculty at Syracuse University to establish a research program in VCD and Raman optical activity (ROA).  In 1978, he was named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and was