Spectroscopy Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy: Nomination Form

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The Spectroscopy Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award recognize the achievements and aspirations of a talented young molecular spectroscopist who has made strides early in his or her career toward the advancement of molecular spectroscopy techniques and applications. The winner must be within 10 years of receiving his or her PhD in the year the award is presented.

The award will be given to a researcher who has focused the majority of his or her work in the field of vibrational or electronic spectroscopy, with direct contributions to Raman, infrared, near-infrared, terahertz, fluorescence, and/or UV-vis spectroscopy through original research on the development or advancement of theory, instrumentation, measurement techniques, or applications.

Information about the person submitting the nomination:

Submitter’s name:

Submitter’s email address:

Submitter’s phone:

Relationship to candidate:

Information about the candidate:

Candidate’s full name:


Current job title:


Business address:

Year PhD was earned and from where (List degree, year, institution, and location): Important: Candidates must be within 10 years of receiving their PhD in the year the award is presented.

Area(s) of focus of work:

Short summary, in 100–200 words, of the candidate’s achievements or contributions in the field of vibrational or electronic spectroscopy (more details can follow in the sections below):

Please list the candidate’s five most important pieces of work (such as papers in peer-reviewed journals, issued patents or patent applications, trade secrets, trademarks, commercial products, technical reports written in an industrial community, or other) and explain briefly the significance of each:

Other key contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy not captured above:

Number of publications and total citations:

Number of oral and poster presentations at scientific conferences:

Service provided to the scientific community, such as volunteer work in scientific societies, work as a journal reviewer, and so on:

Key awards and honors:

Submission Instructions

To nominate a candidate, please e-mail the following documents to Laura Bush, the editorial director of Spectroscopy, at

  • Letter of support: Please include one seconding letter (letter of support) from a member of the molecular spectroscopy community (this person must be different from the nominator). The nominator may also provide an additional letter of support if desired.
  • CV or resume of the candidate in in a Word or PDF file.
  • A high-resolution headshot of the nominee in .jpg format.

Submission Deadline for the 2021 award: December 3, 2022