Spectroscopy Magazine's Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

The Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young molecular spectroscopist who has made strides early in his or her career toward the advancement of molecular spectroscopy techniques and applications. 

2022 Recipient

Lu Wei

Lu obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University, working with Prof. Wei Min. She continued her postdoctoral work also at Columbia on developing new nonlinear imaging techniques. Lu joined the faculty in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech in 2018 and has recently been recognized by the 2018 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists, the 2019 Amgen Early Innovator Award, the 2020 NIH Director's New Innovator Award, and the 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship. Lu is also a Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) investigator at Caltech.


Please check back for the 2022 nomination deadline, or visit the Spectroscopy magazine website for more information.

Past Recipients

2021 Bhavya Sharma

2020       Markita del Carpio Landry

2019       Ishan Barman

2018       Megan Thielges

2017       Russ Algar

2016       Matthew Baker

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