The Coblentz Society presented the 2016 Coblentz Award to Dr. Kenneth Knappenberger, Jr.
Dr. Knappenberger is an Associate Professor at the Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida His research group has advanced the characterization of electron- and energy-transfer processes in nanoscale systems and the understanding of processes in nanoscale media through the design and use of new optical spectroscopic techniques.
The Coblentz Award is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist under the age of 40. This award is the Society’s original award (first awarded in 1964), and is the complement of the 'Craver Award' that recognizes young spectroscopists for efforts in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The candidate must be under the age of 40 on January 1 of the year of the award. The award comprises an honorarium, a plaque with a prism from the periscope of a World War II Navy submarine, and a travel allowance.
Nominations for the 2018 Coblentz Award must include a detailed description of the nominee’s accomplishments, a curriculum vitae or resume, and minimum of three supporting letters. Nominations for 2018 close on July 15, 2017. Files of candidates will be kept active for 3 years or 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.
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