A number of awards are presented at each annual Pittsburgh Conference honouring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. We report here those directly involved in spectroscopy.
Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award
This award is given annually to a researcher who demonstrates outstanding achievements in spectroscopy. Dr Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University was chosen for his outstanding contribution in the advanced understanding and applications in the field of bioanalytical spectroscopy, as well as his leadership in the scientific community and mentorship of young scientists. Dr Cheng is a Professor at Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemistry.
Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award
Milan Mrksich is the Henry Wade Rogers Professor at Northwestern University, with appointments in Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Cell & Developmental Biology. His research programme develops and applies surface chemistries in analytical chemistry and chemical biology, and has invented the SAMDI mass spectrometry label-free technology for performing high throughput experiments.
Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award
This award is presented annually to a researcher that made a significant and independent impact in an area of analytical chemistry, within the first ten years of their academic career. Livia Schiavinato Eberlin was chosen based on her inventive research, strong collaboration and development of diagnostic tools for cancer detection. Professor Eberlin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin.
SEAC—Charles N. Reilley Award
Shelley Minteer is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah. She received her PhD at the University of Iowa working with Professor Johna Leddy. She began her career at Saint Louis University before moving to the University of Utah. Her interests are focused on bioelectrochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry.
Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award
Jennifer Brodbelt is the Rowland Pettit Centennial Professor of Chemistry and Chairperson at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the development of photodissociation mass spectrometry for characterisation of biological molecules. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.