Benoît Igne Receives 2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in NIR Spectroscopy

November 23, 2015

Benoît Igne has won the Eastern Analytical Symposium’s 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy. He was honored at an award symposium at the 2015 EAS award held in Somerset, New Jersey, on November 18.

Benoît Igne has won the Eastern Analytical Symposium’s 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy. He was honored at an award symposium at the 2015 EAS award held in Somerset, New Jersey, on November 18.

ît Igne (left) with Keith Freel (right) of Metrohm

Igne is currently a principal scientist at GlaxoSmithKline in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and works as a consultant with Strategic Process Control Technologies, LLC.

Igne received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering at the Ecole d’Ingénieur de Purpan, in Toulouse, France. He continued his academic career at Iowa State University in Ames Iowa, where he obtained a PhD in agricultural engineering in 2009. Benoît then joined Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, first as a post-doctoral researcher and subsequently as a program coordinator in the Duquesne Center for Pharmaceutical Technology. In these positions, he worked to explore how NIR could be used to better control pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

Igne has worked on numerous aspects of the use of NIR in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries. Improving calibration transfer methodologies and using more advanced algorithms to extract the most relevant information from NIR data have been at the core of his work. Igne is also particularly interested in model maintenance and the understanding of what makes a laboratory experiment become a tool of choice in manufacturing environments.

Igne has authored or coauthored numerous scientific papers and a book, Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. He is also the president-elect of the Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy and has served two terms as a board member for that organization.

Igne served on the expert panel for a recent update in Spectroscopy magazine on the current state of the art of NIR spectroscopy.