2017 Coblentz Award

    The Coblentz Society presented 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).