Williams-Wright Award

On Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2009, the 2009 Coblentz Society's Williams-Wright Award will be presented to Spectroscopy contributing editor Jerome Workman, Jr. for his work on molecular spectroscopy, including near-infrared, infrared, UV-vis, process analysis, and chemometrics.

On Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2009, the 2009 Coblentz Society’s Williams–Wright Award will be presented to Spectroscopy contributing editor Jerome Workman, Jr. for his work on molecular spectroscopy, including near-infrared, infrared, UV-vis, process analysis, and chemometrics. Mary W. Carrabba, President of the Coblentz Society, will deliver the introductory remarks for this session before presenting the award.

Currently with Luminous Medical, Inc., in Carlsbad, California, Dr. Workman has become a leader in near-infrared spectroscopy, as well as applied chemometrics or statistical methods to spectroscopic problems, process analysis, and instrumentation. He has published extensively in textbooks, journal papers, tutorials, software scripts, standard methods, short courses, and intellectual property, and is the co-author (with Howard Mark) of the popular Spectroscopy column “Chemometrics in Spectroscopy.”

Following the award presentation, Dr. Workman will deliver his award address entitled “The Most Serious Challenges Associated With the Next Generation of Multivariate Spectrometers.” His discussion of the selection criteria used for complex analyte signal discrimination through to instrument design and integration of multivariate algorithms for accurate prediction and monitoring of challenging spectroscopic analyte signals is sure to be informative.

Additional speakers during this session are Barry Lavine, Oklahoma State University; Howard Mark, Mark Electronics; Neil Lewis, Malvern Instruments, Inc.; Richard Crocombe, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Mark A. Druy, Physical Sciences, Inc.; Steve Lowry, Thermo Fisher Scientific; and Emil Ciurczak, Cadrai Group.

An important function of Pittcon is to recognize and honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, and we encourage you to attend this session honoring Dr. Workman.