Slobodan Sasic has won the 2017 Coblentz Society–Williams-Wright Award.
Slobodan Sasic has won the 2017 Coblentz Society–Williams-Wright Award. He was presented with the award on Wednesday, March 8, at Pittcon 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
Sasic received his PhD from the University of Belgrade in Serbia. He worked at Kwansei-Gakuin University (Japan) on a variety of applications of vibrational spectroscopy, chemometrics, 2D correlation spectroscopy, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). He then worked at MIT on a method for non-invasive analysis of glucose based on Raman spectroscopy and multivariate calibration. He joined Pfizer (and later Vertex) next, where he specialized in vibrational spectroscopy–based chemical imaging of pharmaceuticals, and on using NIR spectroscopy for monitoring of the blending of pharmaceutical materials. Sasic currently works at SSCI/AMRI using vibrational spectroscopy, chemical imaging, X-ray powder diffraction, and chemometrics for the analysis of pharmaceutical solid forms.