Coblentz Society Craver Award

The Coblentz Society has created an award to recognize young individuals who have made significant contributions in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy.

The Craver Award is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist whose efforts are in the area of applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The candidate must be under the age of 45 on January 1st of the year of the award. The work may include any aspect of infrared (NIR, MIR, or Far), and/or THz, and/or Raman spectroscopy in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The nominees may come from an academic, government lab, or industrial backgrounds. Click here for information on the Coblentz Society Craver Award.


The Coblentz Society is pleased to announce Lynne S. Taylor as the 2014 recipient of the Coblentz Society Craver Award

Interview with Lynne Taylor by Spectroscopy Magazine

Professor Taylor’s research interests center on improving the quality and delivery of drugs and other bioactive substances.  She has used in situ Raman spectroscopy extensively to investigate phase transformations in pharmaceutical materials including probing crystallization, polymorph conversion and anhydrate-to-hydrate transformation, in powders, solutions and suspensions as well as during processing operations. Her research with infrared spectroscopy has focussed on improving solubility enhancing formulations by understanding the role of drug-polymer intermolecular interactions in modifying the crystallization behaviour of amorphous solids. Her recent foray into nanoIR spectroscopy and imaging is providing new insights into microstructure in drug-polymer blends.

Lynne S. Taylor is a Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Chemical Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University where she was previously Associate (2007-2012) and Assistant Professor (2003-2007).  Prior to moving to academia, she spent several years working at Astra and then AstraZeneca in Sweden developing new drugs. Lynne received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with First Class Honors from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.  Her doctoral thesis work at the University of Bradford, UK, was in the area of Pharmaceutical Technology. In between her degrees, she spent some time working in pharmacy in both the UK and Zimbabwe. After her PhD, Lynne was a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Zografi at the School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Research in Lynne’s group is directed toward exploring the science underlying the preformulation, formulation and manufacturing of drugs and other bioactive substances.  Vibrational spectroscopy plays a pivotal role in this research, providing insight into composition, intermolecular interactions and phase transformation kinetics. She has published more than 150 peer reviewed publications.  Research in the Taylor group is currently supported by several federal funding agencies, industry and private foundations. Lynne has received a number of awards including the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis Outstanding Manuscript award (2007), the Ebert prize for the best manuscript in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012) and the Pharmaceutical Research meritorious manuscript award (2012). Lynne is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Molecular Pharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Development and Technology and is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

The Craver Award will be presented at the 2014 SciX Conference to be held in Reno, NV September 28- October 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort.   Professor Taylor will present the Coblentz Society’s Craver Award Plenary Lecture in Applied Vibrational Spectroscopy and a separate half-day award symposium of five invited presentations will be held following his lecture at this conference.

The Coblentz Society announces its solicitation of nominations for the 2015 Craver Award in recognition of young investigators in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. Nominations for the 2015 award are accepted until August 30, 2014 and must include a detailed description of the nominee's accomplishments, a curriculum vitae or resume, and minimum of three supporting letters. Nominations may be sent to nominations@coblentz.org

Please refer to the Coblentz website for further details; http://www.coblentz.org/awards/the-craver-award.

 

Previous Recipients

2007 Katherine Bakeev
2008 John C. Conboy
2009 Takeshi Hasagawa
2010 Boris Mizaikoff
2011 Michael W. George
2012 Duncan Graham - Spectroscopy Interview with Graham
2013 Rohit Bhargava - Spectroscopy Interview with Rohit