LESTER W. STROCK AWARD
The Lester W. Strock Award is given by the New England Section of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in recognition of a selected publication of substantive research in/or application of analytical atomic spectrochemistry in the fields of earth science, life sciences, or stellar and cosmic sciences.
2022 Award Recipient – Igor Gornushkin
Recognizing contributions, and expertise in fundamental and applied spectroscopy including Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), emission, absorption, fluorescence, and Raman. Dr. Gornushkin’s research and over 32 publications since 2017 have provided the underlying theoretical foundation to many spectroscopists, including high profile international analytical spectroscopy research groups.
Dr. Igor Igor Gornushkin is a senior scientist at the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany. His major expertise is in fundamental and applied spectroscopy including LIBS, emission, absorption, and fluorescence with a focus on modeling and simulation of laser induced plasma and development of spectroscopic methods for environmental, industrial, and laboratory applications.
2021 Award Recipient – Uwe Karst
Dr. Karst is being recognized for his contributions to the field of analytical atomic spectrometry, research across multiple disciplines, including areas such as medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental, and 39 papers on understanding Gd-based contrast agents from both a medical and environmental aspects.
Dr. Uwe Karst holds the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany, since 2005. Previously, he was appointed as Chair of Chemical Analysis at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, from 2001 until 2005. He is author of more than 350 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
2020 Award Recipient – Heidi Goenaga-Infante
Dr. Goenaga-Infante is a Science Fellow of LGC. She is also the Principal Scientist and Team Leader of the Inorganic Analysis team of fourteen PhDs and postgraduate scientists. Dr. Goenaga-Infante is being recognized for her contributions to the field of analytical atomic spectrometry including the development of a new miniaturized spatial heterodyne spectrometer for standoff measurements of LIBS spectra and pioneering LIBS technique for underwater measurements, as well as outstanding publication history and citation.
2019 Mike Angel
2018 Javier Laserna
2017 Frank Vanhaecke
2016 Raymond Arvidson
2015 R. Kenneth Marcus
2014 Steven Ray - Interview with Steven Ray by Spectroscopy Magazine
2013 Richard Russo - Interview with Russo
2012 Ralph E. Sturgeon - Interview with Sturgeon
2011 David W. Hahn
2010 Kay Niemax
2009 Nico Omenetto
2008 Annemie Bogaerts
2007 Detlef Günther
2006 Paul Farnsworth
2005 Richard Russo
2004 James D. Winefordner
2003 Ramon Barnes
2002 Julian Tyson
2001 John Olesik
2000 Max Diem
1999 D. Bruce Chase
1998 Sandford Asher
1997 Therese M. Cotton
1996 Richard A. Keller
1995 Michael D. Morris
1994 Richard F. Browner, Guangxuan Zhu
1993 Willard W. Harrison
1992 G. Hieftje
1991 M. Bonner Denton
1990 Edward S. Yeung
1989 Gary Horlick, Martha A. Vaughn, S.H. Tan
1988 Thomas C. O'Haver
1987 Richard Sacks, J.M. Goldberg, R.J. Collins, S.Y. Suh
1986 Robert S. Houck, Velmer A. Fassell, Gerald D. Flesch, Harry J. Svec, Alan L. Gray, Charles E. Taylor
1985 C.R. Blakley, M.L. Vestal
1984 Gary M. Hieftje, Stanley B. Smith, Jr.
1983 M. Barber, R.S. Bardoli, R. D. Sedgwick, A.N. Tyler
1982 Charles Wilkins
1981 David M. Hercules
1980 John P. Walters