Call for Nominations: 2024 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award


The Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young molecular spectroscopist who has made strides early in their career toward the advancement of molecular spectroscopy techniques and applications.

The award will be given to a researcher who has focused the majority of their work in the field of vibrational or electronic spectroscopy, with direct contributions to Raman, infrared, near-infrared, terahertz, fluorescence, and/or UV-vis spectroscopy through original research on the development or advancement of theory, instrumentation, measurement techniques, or applications.

The winner must be within 10 years of receiving their PhD in the year the award is presented. The winner is chosen by an independent scientific committee.

A list of past winners can be found here.

Submission Deadline for the 2024 award: March 22, 2024

Submission Instructions

To nominate a candidate, please e-mail the following documents to Caroline Hroncich, the editorial director of Spectroscopy at

(1) Nomination document

Using the downloadable form available on this page, please provide the following information:

Information about the person submitting the nomination:

Submitter’s name:

Submitter’s email address:

Submitter’s phone:

Relationship to candidate:

Information about the candidate:

  • Candidate’s full name
  • Current job title
  • Organization
  • Business address
  • Year PhD was earned and from where (list degree, year, institution, and location). Important: Candidates must be within 10 years of receiving their PhD in the year the award is presented.
  • Area(s) of focus of work
  • Short summary, in 100–200 words, of the candidate’s achievements or contributions in the field of vibrational or electronic spectroscopy (more details can follow in the sections below):
  • Please list the candidate’s five most important pieces of work (such as papers in peer-reviewed journals, issued patents or patent applications, trade secrets, trademarks, commercial products, technical reports written for an industrial community, or other) and explain briefly the significance of each.
  • Other key contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy not captured above
  • Number of publications and total citations
  • Number of oral and poster presentations at scientific conferences
  • Service provided to the scientific community, such as volunteer work in scientific societies, work as a journal reviewer, and so on
  • Key awards and honors

(2) Letter of support

Please include one seconding letter of support from a member of the molecular spectroscopy community (this person must be different from the nominator). The nominator may also provide an additional letter of support if desired.

(3) CV

Please provide a current resume or CV of the candidate in a Word or PDF file.

(4) Photo

Include a high-resolution headshot of the nominee in a .JPG format

(5) Downloadable form

The nomination form can be downloaded from this


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