The ABB-Sponsored Bomem-Michelson Award

Discontinued

History of the Award

 This award was dedicated to the memory of Professor A. A. Michelson, developer of the Michelson interferometer. ABB sponsored the award for 31 years (1987-2017) and it was presented each year at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. The award consisted of a crystal symbol of the Bomem–Michelson award and an honorarium. The ABB-sponsored Bomem-Michelson Award Symposium was held in honor of the awardee and immediately followed the presentation.

The award honored scientists who advanced the technique(s) of vibrational, molecular, Raman, or electronic spectroscopy. Contributions may have been theoretical, experimental, or both.  The recipient must have been actively working and at least 37 years of age.  To ensure that the award was based on an independent evaluation of the candidate’s achievements, the selection was made by a committee chosen by the Coblentz Society.

 

1986-2017 Bomem-Michelson Award Recipients

2017
Keith Nelson

2016
Saul Mukamel

2015
David Jonas

2014
Yuki Ozaki

2013
Brooks Pate

2012
Joel Harris

2011
Isao Noda

2010
Richard Van Duyne

2009
Martin Quack

2008
Geraldine Richmond

2007
David F. Bocian

2006
Robert W. Field

2005
Paul Bohn

2004
Dave Haaland

2003
Peter Griffiths

2002
Dan Nevmark

2001
Larry Nafie

2000
John F. Rabolt

1999
Sandy Asher

1998
Bruce Chase

1997
William H. Woodruff

1996
Ira W. Levin

1995
Terry A. Miller

1994
Herbert L. Strauss

1993
Jack L. Koenig

1992
Jyrki Kauppinen

1991
Alan Pine

1990
William Klemperer

1989
Richard Saykally

1988
No Award Presented

1987
W. Carl Linberger

1986
Thomas G. Spiro