The Coblentz Award

2018 Award

    The Coblentz Society will announce the 2018 Coblentz Award in March 2018. 


2017 Award

    The Coblentz Society presents the 2017 Coblentz Award to Dr. Wei Min.



    Dr. Wei Min graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor's degree of Chemistry in 2003. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008 studying single-molecule biophysics with Prof. Sunney Xie. After continuing his postdoctoral work in Xie group, Dr. Min joined the faculty of Department of Chemistry at Columbia University in 2010, and is promoted to Full Professor there in 2017. He is also currently affiliated with the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University. 

    Dr. Min's current research interests focus on developing novel optical spectroscopy and microscopy technology to address biomedical problems. In particular, his group has made important contributions to the development of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy and its broad application in biomedical imaging including bioorthogonal chemical imaging of small molecules and super-multiplex vibrational imaging. 

    Dr. Min's contribution has been recognized by a number of honors, including Coblentz Award of Molecular Spectroscopy (2017), the ACS Early Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry (2017), Buck-Whitney Award of American Chemical Society (2015), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2015), George Fraenkel Fund Award (2014), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2013), NIH Director's New Innovator Award (2012) and Faculty Finalist of Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists of the New York Academy of Sciences (2012).



 

About the Coblentz Award

    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.

Award Symposium

    The award is presented annually at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS).

Nominations

    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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Recipients of the Coblentz Award are listed below:

  2017 Wei Min 
  2016 Kenneth Knappenberger, Jr. 
  2015 Gary Douberly 
  2014  Peng Chen 
  2013 Nathalie Picqué
  2012 Greg Engel
  2011  --- No Award Presented ---
  2010 Timothy Schmidt
  2009 Benjamin McCall
  2008 Xiaowei Zhuang
  2007 Martin Zanni
  2006 Michael Strano
  2005 Sergey Nizkorodov
  2004 No Award Presented
  2003 Andrea Callegari
  2002 Andrei Tokmakoff
  2001 Stacey Bent
  2000 Martin Gruebele
  1999 Brooks Pate
  1998 Pat Treado
  1997 Moungi G. Bawendi
  1996 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
  1995 David J. Rakestraw
  1994 A. Paul Alivisatos
  1993 Peter M. Felker
  1992 Thomas R. Rizzo
  1991 Paul W. Bohn
  1990 Hai-Lung Dai
  1989 Geraldine L. Richmond
  1988 Keith A. Nelson
  1987 Alan Campion
  1986 Joel M. Harris
  1985 John F. Rabolt / Graham Fleming
  1984 Stephen R. Leone
  1983 David G. Cameron
  1982 Christopher Patterson
  1981 Laurence A. Nafie
  1980 Richard P. Van Duyne
  1979 Lionel A. Carreira
  1978 Lester Andrews
  1977 Peter R. Griffiths
  1976 Geoffrey Ozin / George Thomas, Jr.
  1975 Bernard J. Bulkin
  1974 C. K. N. Patel
  1973 C. Bradley Moore
  1972 George E. Leroi
  1971 Clive Perry
  1970 Guiseppi Zerbi
  1969 James R. Durig
  1968 Jon T. Hougen
  1967 Peter Krueger
  1966 Edwin Becker
  1965 William Fateley / Robert Snyder
  1964 John Overend