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Call for Award Nominations

Call for nominations for the Coblentz Society's awards:

    The Coblentz Society is currently soliciting nominations for the following 2013 awards.  The deadlines for each of the awards are noted on the summaries listed below.


Coblentz Award


    The Coblentz Award is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist under the age of 40. The candidate must be under the age of 40 on January 1 of the year of the award. Files of candidates will be kept active until the date of age eligibility is exceeded. Annual updates of files of nominated candidates are encouraged. Nominations for the 2014 Coblentz award must be received by July 15th, 2013.  Nominations should include a detailed description of the nominee's accomplishments, a curriculum vitae and as many supporting letters as possible. Please submit nominations to:

  

Pavel Matousek 
Central Laser Facility

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Oxfordshire OX11 0QX

United Kingdom

 

Williams-Wright Award

 
    This award is presented annually at the Pittsburgh Conference to an industrial spectroscopist who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy while working in industry. The work may include infrared and/or Raman spectroscopy, instrumental development as well as theory, and applications of vibrational spectroscopy. Government labs are not considered industry in this definition. No restrictions are placed on the selection of the Awardee because of age, sex, or nationality, but the Awardee must still be working at the time the award is presented. The nominating document should clearly state the significance of the contribution made by the nominee, e.g., the introduction of novel methods, techniques or theories; innovative work in the field of vibrational spectroscopy; significant improvement on existing methods, theory or techniques; or important impact on the field of vibrational spectroscopy arising from the volume of contributions in a specific area. The nomination should include a resume of the nominee's career, and should highlight the accomplishments and any publications and talks. Seconding letters to the nomination are useful, but not necessary. Files on nominees will be kept active for three years, after which the candidate must either be renominated with an updated file, or the file will be closed. Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of the Williams-Wright Award Selection Committee. Nominations will close May 1st. Please submit nominations to the 2012-2013 award committee chair:

The ABB Sponsored Bomem-Michelson Award


    This award is dedicated to the memory of Professor A. A. Michelson, developer of the Michelson interferometer. ABB sponsors the award to honor scientists who have advanced the technique(s) of vibrational, molecular, Raman, or electronic spectroscopy. Contributions may be theoretical, experimental, or both. The recipient must be activley working and may be associated with the academic, industrial, governement, or private sector. The Awardee must be at least 37 years of age. The award consits of a crystal symbol of the Bomem-Michelson award and an honorarium. In order to ensure that the award is based on an independent evaluation of the candidate's achievements, the selection is made by a committee chosen by the Coblentz Soceity. The presentation will be made at the Pittsburgh Conference. The nomination should include a resume of the candidate's career as well as the special research achievements that make the candidate an eligible nominee for the ABB sponsored Bomem-Michelson Award. Files on nominees will be kept active for three years, after which the candidate must either be renominated with an updated file or the file will be closed. The nominating letter and supporting letters should be sent to the chair of the Bomem-Michelson selection committee. The nomination period has been extended, nominations will close May 1st. Please submit nominations to the 2013 award committee chair:


Michael L. Myrick
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
631 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208

email: Michael L. Myrick


Ellis R. Lippincott Award


    The purpose of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award is to honor Dr. Lippincott's memory by the recognition of significant contributions and notable achievements in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. The medal is sponsored jointly by the Coblentz Society, the Optical Society of America and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. It is awarded annually at an appropriate scientific meeting. The award consists of the medal and travel allowances to the meeting. The Awardee will present an address related to the contributions for which he or she is being honored. In addition, there may be a symposium of talks by invited speakers. Recipients of the medal must have made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by their influence on other scientists. Because innovation was a hallmark of the work of Ellis R. Lippincott, this quality in the contributions of candidates will be carefully appraised. The contributions may be theoretical or experimental or both, and may have been made in the course of applied as well as basic research. No restriction is placed on the citizenship or national origin of candidates. A candidate need not be a member of any of the sponsoring societies. The award will not be made posthumously unless an Awardee should die after the selection procedure has been completed. Nominations should contain the name and affiliation of the nominee and sufficient background information to justify the nomination. A nominator is expected to believe sufficiently strongly in the quality of the work of his or her candidate to provide evidence of that belief. No restriction is placed on who may nominate, and all nominations received by the committee prior to October 1 in any year will be considered for the award to be presented in the fall of the following year. Files of nominees will be kept active for three years, after which the nominee must be renominated with an updated file or the file will be closed. Nominations should be submitted to:

Optical Society of America
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
 

Craver Award


    The Coblentz Society is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Craver Award. This award is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist whose efforts are in the area of applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The candidate must be under the age of 45 on January 1st of the year of the award. The work may include any aspect of (near-, mid-, or far-infrared) IR, THz, or Raman spectroscopy in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. Nominees are welcome from academic, government, or industrial research. The Craver award is accompanied by an honorarium, an engraved award, and a travel allowance. In addition, a separate half-day award symposium honoring the award recipient and highlighting awardee interests will be held at the same FACSS meeting.  Candidates will be considered from the time of initial nomination until the age of eligibility is exceeded. Annual updates of candidate files are encouraged and will be solicited from the nomination source by the Award’s committee chair. Nominations for 2013 must include a detailed description of the nominee’s accomplishments, curriculum vitae or resume, and a minimum of three supporting letters. Nominations must be received by August 30th, 2013. The Craver award is presented annually at the FACSS meeting, at which the awardee is encouraged to present a plenary lecture. Please send nomination packages (e-mail is preferred) to:

Michael L. Myrick
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
631 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208

email: Michael L. Myrick