Micky Myrick Joins Spectroscopy's Editorial Advisory Board

December 12, 2011

Spectroscopy magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Micky Myrick, PhD, to its editorial advisory board.

Spectroscopy

magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Micky Myrick, PhD, to its editorial advisory board.

Myrick is a professor of physical chemistry at the University of South Carolina (USC) (Columbia, SC). Since his arrival there in 1991, he has led a research group using spectroscopy. His work includes both physical and analytical applications of spectroscopy. He and his group have used Raman, mid- and near-infrared, fluorescence, electronic absorption, and fluorescence polarization in a variety of configurations: grazing angle, fiber-optic, waveguide, time-resolved, backscatter, microspectroscopic, single-molecule, photoacoustic and more.

Myrick’s publishing credentials include more than 150 publications, and he has appeared in 43 different journals, covering a broad range of topics. In the past two years, the society has published significant work in the area of fluorescence of ocean phytoplankton and forensic infrared imaging for crime scene investigation.

In addition to his research, Myrick teaches a graduate course in spectroscopy at USC that covers physical optics as well as group theory and molecular spectroscopy. For 10 years, he has organized USC’s two-semester sequence of physical chemistry laboratories, developing and publishing several new experimental laboratories, developing and publishing several new experimental laboratories, five of which are spectroscopy-based.

Myrick also has served as chairman of USC’s intellectual property committee for two years. He also has been involved in technology transfer in his own right, with approximately 30 patents and applications in the past 12 years, and the formation of a startup company that was recently acquired by Halliburton Energy Services.

Myrick served as associate director of the USC NanoCenter for five years, where he organized the polymer nanocomposites program and helped start its nanoelectronics program. He currently serves as the president of the Coblentz Society, a professional organization formed for the promotion of vibrational spectroscopy.

Myrick has received his doctorate in physical chemistry from New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM).