SAS Awards

 

Nominations are currently open for 2020 Awards.  See below for information and deadlines for each award.

 

For a Full List of All SAS Award Winners Click Here

 

To nominate for an award, please send an email with any pertinent information (see award description for details) that would help our awards committees determine the nominees worthiness for the award to sasadmin@s-a-s.org

 

Honorary Membership Award

This award is established to recognize individuals for their exceptional contributions to the field of spectroscopy and is the highest award given by SAS. The Award consists of an engraved plaque and a lifetime membership in the Society. This membership shall include all the privileges and rights of a regular member. The award shall be presented at the Society for Applied Spectroscopy award ceremony held at the fall meeting. Regional, Technical and or Student Sections, individual members, the Awards Committee, or the Executive Committee may make nomination for the Honorary Membership Award. Nomination material should include a letter of recommendation with supporting documentation regarding the nominee’s contributions to the field of spectroscopy, a current CV, and short bio. Submission deadline December 1.

 

2019 awardees: John F. Jackovitz, Isiah Warner

 

Distinguished Service Award

This award is established to recognize individual members for their long- time service to the Society. The Award consists of an engraved plaque and a lifetime membership in the Society. This membership shall include all the privileges and rights of a regular member. The award shall be presented at the Society for Applied Spectroscopy award ceremony held at the fall meeting. Nomination for the Distinguished Service Award may be made by Regional, Technical and or Student Sections, individual members, the Awards Committee, or the Executive Committee. Nomination material should include a letter of recommendation with supporting documentation regarding the nominee’s contributions to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and spectroscopy, a current CV, and short bio. Submission deadline December 1.

 

Emeritus Membership Award

Recognizing members who have contributed to spectroscopy and have been members of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy for 15 years, and now have retired from active scientific endeavor. The Award consists of an engraved plaque and a lifetime membership in the Society. This membership shall include all the privileges and rights of a regular member. The award shall be presented at the Society for Applied Spectroscopy award ceremony held at the fall meeting. Nomination for the Emeritus Membership Award may be made by Regional, Technical and or Student Sections, individual members, the Awards Committee, or the Executive Committee.  Nomination material should include a letter of recommendation with supporting documentation regarding the nominees contributions to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and spectroscopy, a current CV, and short bio. Submission deadline December 1.

 

2019 Awardees: Michael Blades, Deborah Peru 

 

2019 Awardee: No Award Given

 

Barbara Stull Graduate Student Award

This award is given to a graduate student(s) in honor of longtime SAS employee Barbara Stull in recognition of outstanding research in the area of spectroscopy. Any full-time graduate student doing research in the field of spectroscopy shall be eligible for the award. The recipient shall be selected by the Awards Committee. The award shall consist of a plaque or scroll and an expense-paid trip to FACSS to accept the award. Nominations may come from any individual. Nomination material should include at least one letter of recommendation along with supporting documentation on research, a current CV, and short bio. Submission deadline March 1.

 

2019 Awardees: Santosh Paidi, Saumya Twari 

 

Undergraduate Award in Applied Spectroscopy

These awards are given to up to 5 junior or senior undergraduate students in recognition of outstanding research in the area of spectroscopy. Any full-time undergraduate student doing research in the field of spectroscopy shall be eligible for the award.  The student's research advisor must be an SAS member in good standing  to be eligible for the award.   The recipient shall be selected by the Awards Committee.  Nomination material should include at least one letter of recommendation along with supporting documentation on research, a current CV, and short bio. The Society will provide each awardee with a one-year membership and a certificate. Submission deadline March 1.

 

2019 Awardees:  Melissa Fernandez, Jessica Hellinger

 

SAS Atomic Technical Section Atomic Student Award

This award will be given to up to 4 students (undergraduate or graduate) who are SAS members and who have excelled in the area of Atomic Spectroscopy. Students selected for this award will be required to present their work as an oral presentation at SAS' National Meeting at SciX. The award will come with travel assistance (> $500) and a 2-year SAS membership after graduation. To apply or recommend a student, please submit the following materials: 1) Letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor, 2) one-page letter from the student highlighting their accomplishments/credentials and how their research impacts the field of atomic spectroscopy, and 3) scientific abstract for work they would present if chosen. Documents should be emailed to Derrick Quarles and Ben Manard at atomic.section@s-a-s.org Submission deadline is March 1.

 

2019 Awardees:  Carlos Abad, Joseph Lesniewski, Htoo Paing, Ingo Strenge

 

Applied Spectroscopy William F. Meggers Award

This award is given to the author(s) of the outstanding paper appearing in Applied Spectroscopy. It is awarded at the Society for Applied Spectroscopy award ceremony held at the fall meeting following the calendar year of publication and shall consist of a scroll and an honorarium of $500.00. The honorarium shall be shared equally in the case where the paper has more than one author. Nominations for this award are made exclusively by the Meggers Award Committee. This award is selected by a committee and no outside nominations are accepted.

 

2019 Winning Paper and Awardees: Timothy J. Johnson, Tanya L. Myers, Russell G. Tonkyn, Tyler O. Danby, Matthew S. Taubman, Bruce E. Bernacki, Jerome C. Birnbaum, Steven W. Sharpe"Accurate Measurement of the Optical Constants n and k for a Series of 57 Inorganic and Organic Liquids for Optical Modeling and Detection” pplied Spectroscopy 2018, Volume 72

 

SAS/NASLIBS Award

This award is given to the author(s) of the outstanding LIBS paper appearing in Applied Spectroscopy. It is awarded at the Society for Applied Spectroscopy award ceremony held at the fall meeting following the calendar year of publication and shall consist of a plaque. This award is selected by a committee and no outside nominations are accepted.

 

2019 Winning Paper and Awardees: Ammon Williams, Supathorn Phongikaroon

“Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Measurement of Uranium in Molten SaltApplied Spectroscopy, Vol. 72, 7

 

Lester W. Strock Award

This award has been established by the New England Section and is given annually to an author or authors of an outstanding paper or series of papers which are collectively outstanding. The award shall be a medal. All administration of the award shall be the responsibility of the New England Section. The selection committee shall give particular attention to the scientific interests of Lester W. Strock in the geological and life sciences, as exemplified by his publications. Nomination for the award may be made by any member of the Society. This award is selected by a committee and no outside nominations are accepted.

 

2019 Awardee: S. Michael Angel 

 

Lippincott Award

This award is given to honor the memory of Ellis R. Lippincott. The award is sponsored jointly by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, the Coblentz Society, and the Optical Society of America. The recipient of the award shall have made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy.  These contributions may be theoretical, experimental, or both, as well as basic or applied. A $1500 award is included along with an engraved crystal box. Submission deadline October 1.

 

2019 Awardee:  Ji-Xin Cheng

 

 

Bruce R. Kowalski Award in Chemometrics

Presented in honor of the legacy of Professor Kowalski by recognizing outstanding young researchers in the field of chemometrics and by extension, for advanced mathematical and/or statistical methods in chemistry. Click for more details.

 

2019 Awardee: No Award Given

 

William J. Poehlman Award

This award is granted to the Regional Section of the Society, which has contributed the most towards accomplishing the goals and ideals of the Society during the preceding year. It consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $750.00. Regional Sections must provide a nomination packet that includes information on local section activities and a letter outlining why the feel they are deserving of the award. The recipient shall be selected by the Regional and Technical Section Affairs Committee. Submission deadline March 1.

 

2019 Awardee: SAS New York-New Jersey Regional Section

 

Fellows

This award is established to recognize individual members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science, the profession, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. The award consists of a plaque and recognition at the SAS annual meeting.   Up to 12  Fellows per year may be selected.  Nomination for the award of Fellow must be made by current SAS Fellows, the Executive Committee, the Governing Board, or the Fellows Committee.   The Fellows committee shall review all nominations and shall forward the award slate to the SAS Executive Committee for final approval.   Fellows must continue to be members in good standing of the Society in order to maintain Fellow status. All Honorary Members of the Society shall be granted Fellowship automatically.  Submission deadline December 1st.

2019 Awardees:  Young Mee Jung, David McCurdy, Boris Mizaikoff, Diane Parry, Shiv Sharma