This award is given to the author(s) of the outstanding paper appearing in Applied Spectroscopy. More details on the award are available from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

2022 Award Recipients

The 2022 Meggers Award winners for the paper entitled "Augmented Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy for the Joint Analysis of Correlated Changes in Spectroscopic and Disparate Sources "

James Piret

James Piret has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard in Applied Mathematics to Biochemistry and a Chemical Engineering doctoral degree from MIT in 1989. He is a Professor at The University of British Columbia in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and the Michael Smith Laboratories; he is also an Associate Member of the School of Biomedical Engineering. His research focus is on innovative process and device technology development for mammalian cell culture therapeutic protein or cell manufacturing.

George Schulze

Georg Schulze obtained a Bsc. Eng. (Chem.) from the University of Pretoria, followed by two years of industrial experience. He then returned for a M.A. (Psychology) and a Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Studies) at The University of British Columbia where he focused on bioanalytical applications of Raman spectroscopy and related spectral processing techniques. He continued this work as a Research Associate at the Michael Smith Laboratories at The University of British Columbia until his recent retirement.

Shreyas Rangan

Shreyas Rangan completed his B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, followed by an M.Sc. in Genome Science and Technology from The University of British Columbia (UBC). He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering, completing his thesis research focused on Raman spectroscopic analyses of human cells for therapy in the laboratories of Professors James Piret and Robin Turner.

Martha Vardaki

Martha Vardaki obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical analysis respectively from the University of Patras and a Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Exeter (UK), followed by a Research Associate appointment in Imperial College London. She then completed a Postdoctoral Research fellowship in the Michael Smith Laboratories at The University of British Columbia. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Chemical Biology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece. Her research focuses on biomedical applications of conventional and deep Raman spectroscopy.

Diepiriye Iworima

Diepiriye Iworima moved from Nigeria and obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Cellular Biology from Simon Fraser University. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering, in the lab of Dr. Timothy Kieffer. Her thesis research is focused on overcoming bioprocess bottlenecks associated with the scalable manufacture of stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells. She also serves as the Chair of the Trainee Communications Committee at Stem Cell Network.

Timothy Kieffer

Timothy Kieffer completed a Ph.D. degree in Physiology from The University of British Columbia in 1994, followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School. He joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta in 1998, and moved to The University of British Columbia in 2002 where he is now Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and Surgery. His research is focused on the development of novel gene and cell therapies to treat diabetes.

Michael Blades

Michael Blades received a B.Sc. in Chemistry at St. Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and a Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in 1980 working in the area of plasma spectrochemistry. He joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver 1981 and retired in 2018. His current research interests are in the area Raman microspectroscopy for biophysical and bioanalytical measurements. He has also served as Editor (2009-2012, 2018-present) and Editor-in-Chief (2012-2018) for Applied Spectroscopy.

Robin Turner

Robin Turner earned a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta in 1990. He is now a Professor at The University of British Columbia with joint appointments in the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering; he is also an Associate Member of the Department of Chemistry. His current research activities focus on applications of Raman spectroscopy to analytical problems in biochemistry, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

Past Recipients

2021 V. Ara Apkarian, Joonhee Lee, Nicholas Tallarida, Laura Rios
The Raman Spectrum of a Single Molecule on an Electrochemically Etched Silver Tip.

2020 Kay Sowoidnich, Mike Towrie, Martin Maiwald, Bernd Sumpf, Pavel Matousek
Shifted Excitation Raman Difference Spectroscopy with Charge-Shifting Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Lock-In Detection

2019 Timothy J. Johnson, Tanya L. Myers, Russell G. Tonkyn, Tyler O. Danby, Matthew S. Taubman, Bruce E. Bernacki, Jerome C. Birnbaum, and Steven W. Sharpe
Accurate Measurement of the Optical Constants n and k for a Series of 57 Inorganic and Organic Liquids for Optical Modeling and Detection

2018 S. Michael Angel, Patrick D. Barnett, Nirmal Lamsal, Kelly C. Paul, and K. Alicia Strange Fessler
multiple papers on Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy Applied for Raman and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

2017 Naoto Nagai, Yuta Kijima, and Makoto Okawara
Infrared Response of Sub-Micron-Scale Structures of Polyoxymethylene: Surface Polaritons in Polymers

2016 Mike George
Probing Organometallic Reactions by Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy in Solution and in the Solid State Using Quantum Cascade Lasers

2015 Eric Brauns
Mid-Infrared Diffuse Reflection on Ultrafast Time Scales

2014 Rohit Bhargava, P. Scott Carney, Rohith Reddy, Matthew Schulmerich, Michael Walsh
High-Definition Spectroscopic Imaging

2013 Paul Pudney, Eleanor Bonnist, Peter Caspers, Jean-Philippe Gorce, Chris Marriott, Gerwin Puppels, Scott Singleton, Martin van der Wolf
A New in vivo Raman Probe for Enhanced Applicability to the Body.

2012 S. Michael Angel, Nathaniel Gomer, Christopher Gordon, Paul G. Lucey, Shiv Sharma, J. Chance Carter
Raman Spectroscopy Using a Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer: Proof of Concept

2011 Robert W. Shaw, Kent A. Meyer, Kin C. Ng, Zhanjun Gu, Zhengwei Pan, Weilliam B. Whitten
Combined Apertureless Near-Field Optical Second-Harmonic Generation/Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging and Nanoscale Limit of Detection

2010 Patrick J. Cutler, David M. Haaland, Paul J. Gemperlin
Systematic Methodthe Kinetic Modeling of Temporally Resolved Hyperspectral Microscope Images of Fluorescently Labeled Cells

2009 Christian Pellerin, Yongri Liang, Damien Mauran, Robert E. Prud'homme
A New Method for the Time-Resolved Analysis of Structure and Orientation: Polarization Modulated Infrared Structural Absorbance Spectroscopy

2008 Taka-aki Ishibashi and Toshiki Maeda
Infrared-Ultraviolet Sum,-Frequency Generation Spectrometer with a Wide Tunability of the Ultraviolet Probe

2007 Ryan D. Pensack, Bozena B. Michniak, David J. Moore, Richard Mendelsohn
Infrared Kinetic/Structural Studies of Barrier Reformation in Intack Stratum Corneum following Thermal Perturbation

2006 Pavel Matousek, Ian Clark, Edward Draper, Michael Morris, Allen Goodship, Neil Everall, Mike Towrie, William Finney, Anthony Parker
Subsurface Probing in Diffusely Scattering Media Using Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy

2005 Hiro-O Hamaguchi and Hirotsugo Hiramatsu
Development of Infrared Electroabsorption Spectroscopy and Its Application to Molecular Structural Studies.

2004 Boris Mizaikoff, Marcus Janotta, and Abraham Katzir
Sol-Gel-Coated Mid-Infrared Fiber-Optic Sensors.

2003 Ira Levin, Scott Huffman, and Rohit Bhargava
Generalized Implementation of Rapid-Scan Fourier Transform Infrared Specttroscopic Imaging.

2002 Neill Everal, Thomas Hahn, Pavel Matousek, Anthony W. Parker, Michael Towrie
Picosecond Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy of Solids: Capabilities and Limitations Fluorescence Rejection and the Influence of Diffuse Reflectance.

2001 Laurence Nafie
Dual Polarization Modulation: A Real-Time, Spectral-Multiplex Separation of Circular Dichroism from Linear Birefringence Spectral Intensities.

2000 Jack L. Koenig, Rohit Bhargava, and Travis Ribar
Towards Faster FT-IR Imaging by Reducing Noise

1999 Katrin Kneipp Single-Molecule Detection of a Cyanine Dye in Silver Colloidal Solution Using Near-Infrared Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering.

1998 Michel Pézolet and Anne Nabet Two-Dimensional FT-IR Spectroscopy: A Powerful Method to Study the Secondary Structure of Proteins Using H-D Exchange.

1997 T. Rick Fletcher, Matt Rekow, Dwayne Rogge and David Sammeth Vaporization of Nonvolatile and Matrix-Isolated Molecules Using a Novel Laser Vaporization Technique.

1996 Steven E. Hobbs and Gary M. Hieftje Scintillator-Based Nanosecond Light SourcesTime-Resolved Fluorimetry.

1995 Patrick J. Treado, Ira W. Levin, and E. Neil Lewis Indium Antimonide (InSb) Focal Plane Array (FPA) DectectionNear-Infrared Imaging Microscopy.

1993 J. Lin and C.W. Brown Universal Approach Determination of Physical and Chemical Properties of Water by Near-IR Spectroscopy.

1992 P.J. Treado, I.W. Levin, and E.N. Lewis Near-Infrared Acousto-optic Filtered Spectroscopic Microscopy: A Solid-State Approach to Chemical Imaging.

1991 Alexander Scheeline, Cheryl A. Bye, Duane L. Miller, Steven W. Rynders, and R. Calvin Owen, Jr. Design and Characterization of an Echelle Spectrometer Fundamental and Applied Emission Spectrochemical Analysis.

1990 Isao Noda Two-Dimensional Infrared (2D IR) Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications.

1989 Marek Urban A Novel Approach to Photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy: Rheo-Photoacoustic Measurements.

1988 David Lubman, Ho Ming Pang, and Chung Hang Sin Pulsed High-Pressure Liquid Injection of Biological Molecules into Supersonic Beam/Mass Spectrometry with Resonant Two-Photon Ionization Detection.

1987 David C. Tilotta, Robert D. Freeman, and William G. Fateley Hadamard Transform Visible Raman Spectrometry.

1986 T. Hirschfield and B. Chase FT-Raman Spectroscopy: Development and Justification.

1985 E.A. Stubley and G. Horlick A Windowed Slew-scanning Fourier Transform SpectrometerInductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometry.

1984 N. Sheppard and J. Erkelens Vibrational Spectra Absorbed on Surfaces: Forms of Vibrations and Selection RulesRegular Arrays of Absorbed Species.

1983 S. B. Smith and G.M. Hieftje A New Background Correction MethodAtomic Absorption Spectrometry.

1982 G. Mamantov, A.A. Garrison, and E.L. Wehry Analytical Applications of Matrix Isolation Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.

1981 C. Th. J. Alkemade Single-Atom Detection.

1980 John C. Wright Double Resonance Excitation in the Condensed Phase: An Alternative to Infrared, Raman, and Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

1979 John P. Walters and Alexander Scheeline Investigation of Bipolar Oscillatory Spark Discharge.

1978 C.A. Van Dijk, C. Th. J. Alkemade, and P.J. Zeegers Pulsed Laser Mode Competition with a Na-Colored Intracavity Flame.

1977 Thomas Hirschfeld a series of brief, but original and illuminating, papers.

1976 Bernard Keisch and Robert C. Callahan Sulfur Isotope Ratio in Ultramarine Blue: Application to Art Forgery Detection.

1975 M.L. Parsons, R.J. Lovett, and D.L. Welch On the Importance of Spectral Interferences in Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.

1974 John R. Ferraro and Louis J. Basile Spectroscopy at High Pressures: Status Report and Update of Instrumental Techniques.

1973 V.F. Hanson Quantitative Elemental Analysis of Art Objects by Energy-Dispersion X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

1972 M.S. Wang Impurity Determination in Group III-V Compounds.

1971 C.R. Brundle Some Recent Advances in Photoelectron Spectroscopy.

1970 C.D. Allemand Depolarization Ratio Measurement in Raman Spectrometry.

1969 J.P. Walters Historical Advances in Spark Emission Spectroscopy.

1968 Harry J. Rose and Frank Cuttitta X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Individual Rare Earths and Complex Minerals.

1967 Michael L. Parsons and James D. Winefordner Optimization of the Critical Instrumental ParametersAchieving Maximum Sensitivity and Precision in Flame Spectrometric Methods of Analysis.

1966 B.J. Mitchell and N.F. Hooper Digital Computer Calculations and Correction of Matrix Effect in X-Ray Spectroscopy.

1965 J.B. Irenopvich, A.G. MacDearmid, and E.R. Nixon Infrared and Raman Spectra of Some Pentamethyldisilanyl Compounds.

1964 W.G. Schrenk and R.W. Johnson Mechanisms of Interactions of Alkali and Alkaline Earth Elements in Flame Photometry.

1963 L.R. Leipziger Some New Upper Limits of Isotopic Abundance by Mass Spectrometry.

1962 L.R. Pitwell Equations Working Curves in Emission Spectroscopy.

1961 T. Lee The Spectrographic Determination of Uranium 235.

1960 W.K. Baer and E.S. Hodge The Spectrochemical Analysis of Solutions: A Comparison of Five Techniques.

Michael Blades

Michael Blades received a B.Sc. in Chemistry at St. Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and a Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in 1980 working in the area of plasma spectrochemistry. He joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver 1981 and retired in 2018. His current research interests are in the area Raman microspectroscopy for biophysical and bioanalytical measurements. He has also served as Editor (2009-2012, 2018-present) and Editor-in-Chief (2012-2018) for Applied Spectroscopy.

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