The 2013 Coblentz student awards are currently open for nominations.
The Coblentz Society has for many years encouraged young scientists to pursue studies in spectroscopy by seeking nominations of outstanding students for the Coblentz Student Awards. The awardees receive a copy of the Society's Desk Book, a certificate, and a year's membership in the Society. Their names and the names of their faculty advisors will appear in the Society's Newsletter (published in Applied Spectroscopy and available from the Coblentz Society and SAS websites). All awardees who attend the SciX conference will receive their award in person at a presentation during the poster session on Sunday evening by then Coblentz Society's president. Those students who do not attend the SciX conference will receive their award and the Society's Desk Book by mail.
It should also be noted that the three leading graduate students selected by the Coblentz Award committee will also qualify for consideration for the William G. Fateley student award
that includes a presentation by the winner at the SciX conference (20 minute oral presentation), a plaque, and a prize of $1000.
The nominations window for Coblentz Student Awards is open 3 October - 1 February annually. Winners will be announced in late February each year.
Nominations by e-mail are preferred and may be sent to the Chair of the Coblentz Student Affairs Committee, Dr. Mary Carrabba, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate or undergraduate students who have shown excellence in vibrational spectroscopy and/or coursework including vibrational spectroscopy may be nominated. The nominator must be a member of the Coblentz Society (to become a member contact Mark Druy at email@example.com
Requirements for a complete nomination:
In 2012 a
- Curriculum Vita for the nominee. These should include contact information (e-mail, telephone and mailing address) for the student that will be valid through August 2014.
- A biographical statement suitable for including in an announcement of the award, using a format similar to that used for the FACSS Student Award
- 1 letter of nomination from an advisor or research director of the student
- 1 additional letter of recommendation
- Abstract for a poster or oral presentation that might be presented at SciX 2013 presented by FACSS.
ll awardees were featured with a provided photograph and a short bio in the SciX 2012 Final program distributed at Kansas City. All awardees who attend SciX 2012 presented by FACSS in Kansas City were acknowledged in person at a presentation during the poster session on Sunday evening by the past Coblentz Society president - Professor Michael Myrick.
2012 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Xiaohua (Sarah) Zhou, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Professor James R. Durig
- Eduardo Berrios, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Martin Gruebele
- Marleen Kerssens, Gloucestershire Hospitals, Professor Nick Stone
- Rajesh Morampudi, Cleveland State University, Professor John F Turner
- Jonathan Schaefer, University of Utah, Professor Joel M. Harris
- Andreas Wilk, Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Boris Mizaikoff
2011 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Rohith Reddy, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Rohit Bhargava
- Nathaniel R. Gomer, Univ. of South Carolina, Professor S. Michael Angel
- Esther J. Ocola, Texas A&M University, Professor Jaan Laane
- Savitha S. Panikar, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Professor James Durig
- Megan R. Pearl, University of South Carolina, Professor Michael Myrick
2010 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Ali Eftekhari-Bafrooei, Temple University, Ph.D. 2010, Professor Eric Borguet
- Bryon Herbert, Univ. Delaware, Ph.D. expected 2011-2002, Professor Karl S. Booksh
- Ram Bhatta, Univ. Akron, Ph.D. expected 2012-1023, Professor David Perry
- Yuliya Luzinova, Georgia Tech, Ph.D. expected 2010, Professor Boris Mizaikoff
- Hajime Okajima, Univ. of Tokyo, Ph.D. expected 2010, Professor Hiro-o Hamaguchi
- Praveenkumar Boopalachandran, Texas A&M, Ph.D. expected 2010, Professor Jaan Laane
2009 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Christopher J. Addison, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Professor Michael Blades
- Sudhir Dahal, Department of Chemistry, Towson University, Professor Boon Loo
- Arindam Ganguly, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Professor James R. Durig
- Rosina A. Lombardi, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Professor Laurence A. Nafie
- Kyle C. Bantz, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Professor Christy L. Haynes
- Allen M. Ricks, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Professor Michael A. Duncan
- Sean T. Roberts, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Andrei Tokmakoff
- Bhavya Sharma, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Professor Sanford A. Asher
- Christina R. Young, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Boris Mizaikoff