FACSS Innovation Awards Winners Announced

January 12, 2012

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) announced the winners of the 2011 FACSS Innovation Awards, which showcase the newest and most creative science debuted orally at a FACSS organized conference.

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) announced the winners of the 2011 FACSS Innovation Awards, which showcase the newest and most creative science debuted orally at a FACSS organized conference. Shortlisted finalists competed in front of expert panels for the top prizes at the 2011 FACSS conference in Reno, Nevada (October 2–7, 2011).

After commending the high quality of the entries, the panel selected four equal awardees. These are:

Ultrasound Enhanced ATR mid-IR Fiber Optic Probe for Spectroscopy of Particles in Suspensions

Cosima Koch, Markus Brandstetter, Stefan Radel, and Bernhard Lendl,Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria)

Large-Area Standoff Planetary Raman Measurements Using a Novel Spatial Heterodyne Fourier Transform Raman Spectrometer

S. Michael Angel1, Nathaniel R. Gomer1, Shiv K. Sharma2, and J. Chance Carter3,1University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina), 2University of Hawaii, (Honolulu, Hawaii), and 3Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, California)

Single Molecule Fluorescence Imaging Studies of Dynamic Processes in Reversed Phase Chromatographic Materials

Justin Cooper, Eric Peterson, and Joel Harris,University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry – New Dimension of LIBS

Alexander Bol'shakov1, Richard Russo1, 2, Xianglei Mao2, Dale Perry2, Osman Sorkhabi2, and Chris McKay3,1Applied Spectra, Inc., (Fremont, California), 2LBNL (Berkeley, California), and 3NASA-Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, California)

Each awardee will be presented with a cash prize and commemorative plaque, and are invited to return to the conference in 2012 to become a point of emphasis in the scientific program. The awards will be formally presented at FACSS’ SCIX conference, which will be held in Kansas City from September 30 – October 4, 2012.

Because of the exceptional quality of this year’s submissions, the FACSS Governing Board has decided to make the FACSS Innovation Awards an integral part of the annual conference presented by FACSS, and as a result, the 2012 FACSS Innovation Awards will be presented at the SCIX conference in Kansas City. Entries for the 2012 FACSS Innovation Awards may be made during online abstract submission for the SCIX 2012 conference starting in January 2012. All attendees are eligible for the award irrespective of educational level or professional vocation. Authors may opt in for award consideration by marking a single check-box during abstract submission.