Jerome Workman, Jr. and Howard Mark Receive the 2020 New York Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award

September 30, 2020

The New York Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award will be presented to Jerome Workman, Jr. and Howard Mark at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) on Wednesday, November 18.

The New York Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award will be presented to Jerome Workman, Jr. and Howard Mark at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) on Wednesday, November 18. Workman is scheduled to deliver a talk on “The Present and Future of Chemometrics in the Analytical Sciences” while Mark is scheduled to deliver a talk on the “History of Calibration Transfer.” This year marks only the second time the committee has selected two winners for the Gold Medal Award since its inception in 1952. Mark and Workman were recognized for their contributions, individually and as a team, to the field of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and chemometrics, leading to a wider adoption of the technology in the spectroscopy community.

Jerome Workman, Jr. is currently the Senior Technical Editor for Spectroscopy and its sister publication, LCGC North America. He is also a Certified Core Adjunct Professor at National University in San Diego, California, and a principal at Biotechnology Business Associates. He was formerly the Executive Vice President of Research and Engineering for Unity Scientific and Process Sensors Corporation. Workman has more than 75 U.S. and international patent applications since 1998 with 25 issued U.S. and international patents and multiple trade secrets. He has more than 500 technical publications, including 22 reference books on a broad range of spectroscopy, chemometrics, and data processing topics.he also has received many awards, including the 2002 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievements in NIR, the 2002 ASTM International Award of Merit, the 2009 Coblentz Society Williams-Wright Award, as well as awards from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Frost and Sullivan, and other organizations. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, ASTM International, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Howard Mark serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectroscopyand runs a consulting service, Mark Electronics, in Suffern, New York. Mark has authored 243 papers including 75 installments of the "Statistics in Spectroscopy" column and 123 installments of "Chemometrics in Spectroscopy," four books, numerous book chapters, and seven patents. He was a Student Awardee to the 1964 Eastern Analytical Symposium, and has received the 2003 Eastern Analytical Symposium award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, an Honorary Life Membership to the Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy, awarded in 2010, and the 2011 Coblentz Society's Williams-Wright award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Industrial Vibrational Spectroscopy. Mark’s interests focus on application of electronics and especially, computers, to chemical Instrumentation and analysis, with emphasis on gas chromatography and spectroscopy, particularly mid- and near-infrared spectroscopy.