Lester W. Strock Award to Be Presented to S. Michael Angel at SciX 2019

October 11, 2019

S. Michael Angel, a professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina), will be presented with the Lester W. Strock Award on Tuesday, October 14, at SciX 2019, in Palm Springs, California.

S. Michael Angel, a professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina), will be presented with the Lester W. Strock Award on Tuesday, October 14, at SciX 2019, in Palm Springs, California. The award is given by the New England Section of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in recognition of a selected publication of substantive research or application of analytical atomic spectrochemistry in the fields of earth science, life sciences, or stellar and cosmic sciences.

Angel received his PhD from North Carolina State University and carried out postdoctoral work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, California). His research group focuses on the areas of remote and in situ laser spectroscopy with a focus on deep-ocean, planetary, and homeland security applications of Raman and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Among the group’s recent work is the development of a spatial heterodyne Raman spectrometer (SHRS), and exploration of miniature SHS spectrometers for deep UV Raman, remote Raman, and LIBS, underwater LIBS, and for use on future planetary landers and SmallSats.

To see Spectroscopy’s interview with Angel on developing spectroscopy instruments for use in extreme environments, please click here.