Ellis R. Lippincott Award


The Ellis R. Lippincott Award is awarded annually to recognize an individual that has made significant contributions to the field of vibrational spectroscopy. The award was jointly established in 1975 by The Optical Society (OSA), The Coblentz Society, and The Society for Applied Spectroscopy to honor the unique contributions of Professor Ellis R. Lippincott. Among other contributions, Professor Lippincott was one of the developers of the diamond anvil cell which is widely employed used in high pressure research, and because innovation was a hallmark of Lippincott's work, this quality must also be demonstrated by candidates for the award. For more information on the Lippincott Award, go to https://sites.google.com/a/coblentz.org/coblentz/awards/the-lippincott-award


2020 Recipient

Volker Deckert

Dr. Volker Deckert is Professor for Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller University and jointly as a department head at the Leibniz IPHT both in Jena. He obtained his Diploma (1991) and his PhD (1994)from the University of Würzburg, working on Raman spectroscopy. After a postdoc at the University of Tokyo with Prof Hamaguchi working on time-resolved spectroscopy, he started his research on near-field optical spectroscopy, first at the ETH Zurich, then in Dresden and Dortmund before he finally came to Jena. Dr. Deckert is fellow of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and furthermore adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and guest researcher at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Dr. Deckert’s research focusses on Raman spectroscopy, near-field optical microscopy, and plasmon enhancement. The major goal is to extend the limits of spatial resolution for label-free techniques, particularly for methods based on tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS). His Research is driven by questions related to chemical and/or bio-related problems that require structural information at the highest possible resolution. These studies directly relate to the understanding of underlying theoretical concepts of the often surprising lateral resolution of near-field techniques.




Past recipients


2019 Ji-Xin Cheng SAS

2018 Peter Hamm OSA

2017 Roberto D. Merlin Coblentz

2016  Thomas Elsaesser SAS

2015 Dana D. Dlott OSA

2014 Andrei Tokmakoff Coblentz

2013 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie SAS

2012 Keith A. Nelson OSA

2011 Isao Noda Coblentz

2010 Martin Moskovits SAS

2009 Michael D. Fayer OSA

2008 Richard P. Van Duyne Coblentz

2007 Jonathon Tennyson SAS

2006 Hai-Lung Dai OSA

2005 Jaan Laane Coblentz

2004 Richard Mathies SAS

2003 Shaul Mukamel OSA

2002 Sanford A. Asher Coblentz

2001 W. Lester S. Andrews SAS

2000 Donald Levy OSA

1999 Mitsuo Tasumi Coblentz

1998 Takeshi Oka SAS

1997 Robin Hochstrasser OSA

1996 Giuseppe Zerbi Coblentz

1995 Giocinto Scoles SAS

1994 Herbert L. Strauss OSA

1993 John Rabolt Coblentz

1992 Richard Saykally SAS

1991 No Award Given

1990 Robert W. Field OSA

1989 Marilyn Jacox Coblentz

1988 Andreas Albrecht SAS

1987 C. Bradley Moore OSA

1986 Wolfgang Kaiser Coblentz

1985 Ira W. Levin SAS

1984 Jon Hougen OSA

1983 John Overend Coblentz

1982 Michael Delhays SAS

1981 Ian M. Mills OSA

1980 George C. Pimentel Coblentz

1979 E. Bright Wilson SAS

1978 Bryce L. Crawford OSA

1977 Lionel J. Bellamy Coblentz

1976 Richard Lord SAS

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