Ishan Barman to Receive Spectroscopy’s Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award at SciX 2019

October 11, 2019

Spectroscopy’s Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award will be presented to Ishan Barman, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University on Monday, October 14, at SciX 2019 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California.

Spectroscopy’s Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award will be presented to Ishan Barman, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University on Monday, October 14, at SciX 2019 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California. The presentation will take place during a Plenary Session at 9:00 am. Later in the day, Barman will chair Spectroscopy’s Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award Symposium, starting at 3:50 pm. The annual award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young molecular spectroscopist, selected by an independent scientific committee.

Barman’s research is broadly directed toward determining transformations affecting human health. By combining spectroscopy, imaging, and chemometrics, he develops novel approaches in which structural and molecular data converge to provide integrated insight from molecular to tissue levels. A principal theme of his research has been in Raman spectroscopy measurements of tissue biochemistry, with sensitivity and specificity to localized biochemical changes enhanced by imaging. His laboratory’s measurements have permitted detailed analysis of the metastatic cascade and have simultaneously pushed the translation of optical tools for early detection of cancer via integration with biopsy needles.

Barman has received other prestigious awards, including the Thomas A. Hirschfeld Award from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies; the Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery; an Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the Maryland Academy of Sciences; as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.

To see Spectroscopy’s interview with Barman on the latest developments in Raman spectroscopy for biomedical discovery, please click here.