The Charles Mann Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated advancement(s) in the field of applied Raman spectroscopy, presented at the FACSS SciX conference; and/or demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the Raman spectroscopy program at the FACSS SciX conference and/or the ASTM Raman subcommittee.
The Charles Mann award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy was instituted by FACSS in 2002 following the untimely death of Professor Charles (Charlie) Mann. Professor Mann was a well-known and long-standing member of the faculty of Florida State University (FSU). Professor Mann and his faculty colleague, Professor Tom Vickers, contributed significantly to the development of analytical Raman spectroscopy via publications, participation at numerous meetings including the annual FACSS meeting, and participation in the ASTM sub-committee on Raman spectroscopy E13.08. Professor Mann’s research areas covered from the fundamental including data analysis (chemometrics and databases), quantitative Raman, and instrumental understanding to the applied, polymers, inorganics, etc.
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Roy Goodacre, University of Liverpool
Roy is Professor of Biological Chemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Systems Biology within the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology (ISMIB) at the University of Liverpool. He is the Chair of the Institute’s Research and Impact Committee, Deputy Head of Department, and also a co-director of the Centre for Metabolomics Research.
A long-term UV Raman spectrometer failure led to a change of direction in Roy’s Raman research and in 2004 his group showed for the first time that surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) could be developed for robust bacterial identification (paper). This led to a series of studies in that area and his group went on to show that quantitative analysis with SERS is possible only when correct experimental design is used along with the application of appropriate multivariate chemometrics. Other Raman strands included online monitoring of microbial fermentations, microbial metabolism and understanding microbiome structure, fidelity in protein biopharmaceuticals within process analytical technology, as well as handheld Raman and SORS for onsite food security analysis. In 2019 he spent the summer in the Australian Outback measuring pigments from Aboriginal Rock Art.
Roy is a Founder and currently a Director of the Metabolomics Society (2005–15; 2020-22) and a Director of the Metabolic Profiling Forum. Finally, he’s a Committee member of Royal Society of Chemistry's Analytical Division Council (ADC) and is a Trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.
2020 Yukihiro Ozaki
2019 Karen Faulds
2018 Andrew Whitley
2017 Duncan Graham
2016 Brian Marquardt
2015 Sanford A. Asher
2014 Richard P. Van Duyne
2013 Volker Deckert
2012 Dr. Don Pivonka
2011 Professor Howell G.M. Edwards
2010 Professor Richard L. McCreery
2009 Professor Pavel Matousek
2008 Dr. Ian R. Lewis
2007 Dr. Neil Everall
2006 Professor Michael Morris
2005 Dr. D. Bruce Chase
2004 Dr. Michael M. Carrabba
2003 Dr. Michael J. Pelletier
2002 Dr. Fran Adar