Call for the 2015 Coblentz Student Awards and Fateley Award
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.
he 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. No separate nomination for the Fateley award is required.
The nominations window for Coblentz Student Awards is open November 1, 2014 – February 15, 2015. Winners will be announced after February 2015.
Nominations by e-mail are preferred and may be sent to the Chair of the Coblentz Student Affairs Committee, Prof. Rohit Bhargava, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Graduate or undergraduate students who have shown excellence in vibrational spectroscopy research 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
or complete the online membership application
Requirements for a complete nomination:
In 2014 all awardees were featured by having a photograph and a short bio in the SciX 2014 Final program distributed at Reno. All awardees who attend SciX 2014 presented by FACSS in Reno were acknowledged in person at a presentation during the poster session on Sunday evening by the Coblentz Society president – Jim Rydzak.
- Curriculum Vita for the nominee. These should include contact information (e-mail, telephone and mailing address) for the student that will be valid through July 2015.
- 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 2015 presented by FACSS.
The 2014 Coblentz Student Awardees are, from top left: Chris Huber (the 2014 Fateley awardee), Jay Kitt, Ikhlas Darkhalil, Antonio Campos
2014 Coblentz Student Awardees
2013 Coblentz Student Awardees
2012 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Eduardo Berrios, University 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
2010 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Ram Bhatta, University of Akron, Professor David Perry
- Praveenkumar Boopalachandran, Texas A&M University, Professor Jaan Laane
- Bryon Herbert, University of Delaware, Professor Karl S. Booksh
- Yuliya Luzinova, Georgia Tech University, Professor Boris Mizaikoff
- Hajime Okajima, University of Tokyo, Professor Hiro-o Hamaguchi
2009 Coblentz Student Awardees
- Christopher J. Addison, University of British Columbia, Professor Michael Blades
- Kyle C. Bantz, University of Minnesota, Professor Christy L. Haynes
- Sudhir Dahal, Towson University, Professor Boon Loo
- Arindam Ganguly, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Professor James R. Durig
- Rosina A. Lombardi, Syracuse University, Professor Laurence A. Nafie
- Allen M. Ricks, University of Georgia, Professor Michael A. Duncan
- Sean T. Roberts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Andrei Tokmakoff
- Bhavya Sharma, University of Pittsburgh, Professor Sanford A. Asher
- Christina R. Young, Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Boris Mizaikoff