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Ellis R. Lippincott Award

Ellis R. Lippincott Award

OSA's Ellis R. Lippincott AwardPresented to an individual who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by their influence on other scientists. Because innovation was a hallmark of Lippincott's work, this quality must also be demonstrated by candidates for the award.

The award was established in 1975 to honor the unique contributions Ellis R. Lippincott made to the field of vibrational spectroscopy. It is jointly sponsored by OSA, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Winners

2021

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava

For contributions to the fundamental physics and instrument engineering of mid-IR microscopy and its applications to medical imaging

2020

Volker Deckert

Volker Deckert

For on-going contributions to high resolution Raman spectroscopy in particular the realization of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, allowing label-free structural surface characterisation down to the single molecule level

2019

Ji-Xin Cheng

Ji-Xin Cheng

For his outstanding contributions in inventing and developing a broad spectrum of vibrational spectroscopic imaging technologies with ground-breaking discoveries and clinical applications

2018

Peter Hamm

Peter Hamm

For his seminal contributions to developing multidimensional infrared, Raman and Terahertz spectroscopy and his pioneering studies of protein and hydrogen bonding dynamics in molecular liquids

2017

Roberto D Merlin

Roberto D Merlin

For discoveries and applications of phonons in semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures as well as advanced materials using visible and ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy

2016

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser

For seminal contributions to the understanding of the ultrafast coherent and incoherent vibrational dynamics of hydrogen bonds in liquids and biomolecules

2015

Dana D. Dlott

Dana D. Dlott

For the development of methods to measure vibrational energy flow in molecules with ultrafast time and atomic length scale resolution

2014

Andrei Tokmakoff

Andrei Tokmakoff

For innovations in two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy and its application to molecular structure and dynamics, especially in complex aqueous and biomolecular systems

2013

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie

For his pioneering contributions to the development of nonlinear vibrational imaging, including coherent anti-Stokes Raman and stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, and its applications to chemistry, biology and medicine

2012

Keith A. Nelson

Keith A. Nelson

For his innovations in the development of impulsive stimulated Raman scattering and its applications to the ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy of phonons and intermolecular liquid dynamics

2011

Isao Noda

Isao Noda

For developing two-dimensional infrared correlation spectroscopy, a method that has been expanded to other probing methods and utilized for studying the structure spectrum correlation for a wide range of materials

2010

Martin Moskovits

Martin Moskovits

For fundamental and continuing contributions to the field of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, and proposing its fundamental enhancing mechanism based on the excitation of localized surface plasmons

2009

Michael D. Fayer

Michael D. Fayer

For seminal contributions to the understanding of dynamics and interactions in liquids through development and applications of ultrafast nonlinear vibrational experimental methods and spectroscopy

2008

Richard P Van Duyne

Richard P Van Duyne *

For the discovery, development, and application of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy in ways that have profoundly influenced vibrational spectroscopy, surface science, electrochemistry, ultrasensitive chemical/biological sensing, and applications in plasmonics

2007

Jonathan Tennyson

Jonathan Tennyson

For his contributions to theory and simulations of rotational-vibrational spectra of small molecules and applications for practical purposes

2006

Hai-Lung Dai

Hai-Lung Dai

For seminal studies of structure/dynamics of radicals, highly excited molecules, adsorbates and buried interfaces at surfaces through innovative spectroscopic techniques, and for demonstrating extraordinarily efficient transition-dipole-mediated vibrational energy transfer

2005

Jaan Laane

Jaan Laane

For innovative use of vibrational spectroscopy to determine molecular structure and unravel complex intramolecular dynamics

2004

Richard A. Mathies

Richard A. Mathies

For innovative contributions to experimental and interpretive methods in resonance Raman spectroscopy, and the application of these methods to elucidate ultrafast dynamical processes in photochemistry and photobiology

2003

Shaul Mukamel

Shaul Mukamel

For the development and application of formalism for the design and understanding of nonlinear optical experiments on molecular vibrations

2002

Sanford Asher

Sanford Asher

For pioneering the development of ultraviolet Raman methods and demonstrating their applications to vibrational spectroscopy in analytical, biophysical, and materials chemistry

2001

Lester Andrews

Lester Andrews

For prodigious vibrational spectroscopic investigations of a wide range of novel reactive chemical species that are important in chemical reactions, in catalysis, and in furthering quantum chemical calculations of vibrational frequencies

2000

Donald H. Levy

Donald H. Levy

For invention of supersonic jet spectroscopy and numerous applications to important molecular problems

1999

Mitsuo Tasumi

Mitsuo Tasumi

For outstanding contributions to vibrational spectroscopy in studying the structures and dynamics of synthetic polymers, proteins, photosynthetic systems, and a number of related small molecules

1998

Takeshi Oka

Takeshi Oka

For his pioneering development of vibrational spectroscopy of molecular ions and the application of this work to the observation of ions in interstellar space and planetary atmospheres

1997

Robin M Hochstrasser

Robin M Hochstrasser *

For his seminal contributions to the development of modern ultrafast IR and visible laser techniques and their application to the study of condensed phase dynamics, including molecular energy transfer, structural change, and chemical reactions

1995

Giacinto Scoles

Giacinto Scoles

For his pioneering contributions to the development of new molecular beam methods for vibrational spectroscopy, which have led to fundamental advances in our knowledge of weakly bound molecules and larger clusters and in our understanding of the mechanisms of intramolecular vibrational redistribution

1994

Herbert L. Strauss

Herbert L. Strauss

For 30 years of distinguished work to elucidate the complex dynamics of large molecules in condensed phases. His innovative and skillfully performed experiments and application of theory demonstrate the consequences of molecular motion in vibrational spectra

1989

Marilyn E. Jacox

Marilyn E. Jacox *

For seminal contributions in matrix-isolation spectroscopy research

* Deceased