Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy

The Charles Mann Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated advancement(s) at a conference presented by FACSS in the field of applied Raman Spectroscopy and/or demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the Raman spectroscopy program at a conference presented by FACSS and/or the ASTM Raman subcommittee.


2016 FACSS Charles Mann Award for Raman Spectroscopy Recipient
Brian Marquardt, University of Washington

Brian J. Marquardt Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry: Director of the Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC) and Senior Principal Engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington. Co-founder of MarqMetrix Inc., an optical sensor and instrumentation company focused on industrial process measurement and control. Research interests include the development and application of spectroscopic instrumentation, primarily Raman and LIBS, for continuous real-time chemical, biological and environmental analysis. Commercial technical motivation involves the design and implementation of novel fiber-optic Raman probes/sensors for real-time monitoring of industrial and environmental processes.  Primary research focus is to understand the optical sampling characteristics of various spectroscopic techniques to improve measurement precision, accuracy and stability for improved process understanding and control.

Interview with Brian Marquardt by Spectroscopy

Previous Charles Mann Award Winners
2002 Fran Adar
2003 Michael J. Pelletier
2004 Michael Carrabba
2005 D. Bruce Chase
2006 Michael Morris
2007 Neil Everall
2008 Ian R. Lewis
2009 Pavel Matousek
2010 Richard L. McCreery
2011 H. G. M Edwards
2012 Don Pivonka - Interview with Don Pivonka by Spectroscopy
2013 Volker Deckert - Interview with Volker Deckert by Spectroscopy
2014 Richard P. Van Duyne - Interview with Richard P. Van Duyne by Spectroscopy
2015 Sanford Asher - Interview with Sandford Asher by Spectroscopy

Information for those individuals wishing to nominate candidates for the Charles Mann award along with the applicable requirements and timeline are given in the pdf files below.  Nominations may be sent to the committee members listed or to the FACSS International Office.

Downloadable Files:
Mann Award Summary PDF