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The 2017 Tomas Hirschfeld Award has been made to Satoru Tsuchikawa of Nagoya University, Japan.

Given the increase in food-related health problems, the challenge set for the EU Horizon’s Food Scanner prize of €1 million was to develop an affordable and non-invasive mobile solution that enables users to measure and analyse their food intake.

The Pittcon 2017 Williams-Wright Award has been made to Slobodan Sasic.

On 15 March Ghent University officially launches a prestigious research project on precision agriculture, led by Abdul Mouazen.

Analytik have been appointed as exclusive distributors for the NeoSpectra range of low-cost, miniaturised, OEM FT-NIR spectral sensors.

The International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) are pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 Tomas Hirschfeld Award, which will be sponsored by Foss. Nominations should be sent to the ICNIRS Chair-Elect, Tom Fearn, to arrive by 28 February 2017. Full details can be found on the ICNIRS website.

Diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging (DOSI) using near infrared radiation can determine fat metabolism and has the potential to help determine if a diet and exercise regime is working.

Using fNIRS to track the brain activity of both participants, when people are asked to cooperate with a partner, found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.

Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA, have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85% accuracy.

Electro-optic modulators, which can switch light on and off within just picoseconds, are enabling ever faster telecommunication over fibre optics, and the same tools have now been harnessed for high-speed and accurate molecular sensing in the near infrared.

ChromaDex and American Laboratories have announced the release of a Fourier transform near infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy based identification method for the positive identification of desiccated bovine and porcine glandular tissues used in nutritional product formulations.

The 2015 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in Near Infrared Spectroscopy has been presented to Benoît Igne.

Dr Lu Wanzhen, a fellow of The Chinese Academy of Sciences and a pioneer in the development and application of NIR technology in China, passed away on 17 November 2015 at the age of 92.

In initial tests, a novel near infrared spectroscopy device assesses shock severity as accurately as a standard blood sample, without a single needle prick.

Medical applications of NIR spectroscopy are covered in this major special issue of JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy.


FACSS has announced the winners of the 2012 ANACHEM and Charles Mann awards: Peter Griffiths and Don Pivonka.

Howard Mark was awarded the BS degree in chemistry from the City College of New York in 1963, and earned his MA degree in chemistry from the City University of New York in 1966. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from New York University in 1972. He remained at NYU as a research fellow, performing research in surface chemistry and in applications of the then-new field of FT-IR spectroscopy.

One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person’s hair gets in the way. A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a “brush optrode”, which provides increased sensitivity with fibre tips designed to thread through hair to enhance scalp contact.

A simple technique for measuring subcutaneous oxygen concentrations by NIR spectroscopy may help to identify patients at high risk of developing infections after surgery, reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

Since 2004 the Büchi Young Scientists NIRAward has been given to young scientists who worked during their diploma or doctoral thesis in the field of near infrared spectroscopy and achieved outstanding results. In the past many excellent scientists from NIR research groups all over the world have received this award.