The Charles Mann Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated advancement(s) in the field of applied Raman spectroscopy, presented at the FACSS SciX conference; and/or demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the Raman spectroscopy program at the FACSS SciX conference and/or the ASTM Raman subcommittee.
The Charles Mann award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy was instituted by FACSS in 2002 following the untimely death of Professor Charles (Charlie) Mann. Professor Mann was a well-known and long-standing member of the faculty of Florida State University (FSU). Professor Mann and his faculty colleague, Professor Tom Vickers, contributed significantly to the development of analytical Raman spectroscopy via publications, participation at numerous meetings including the annual FACSS meeting, and participation in the ASTM sub-committee on Raman spectroscopy E13.08. Professor Mann’s research areas covered from the fundamental including data analysis (chemometrics and databases), quantitative Raman, and instrumental understanding to the applied, polymers, inorganics, etc.
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Yukihiro Ozaki, Kwansei Gakuin University
Yukihiro Ozaki obtained his PhD (1978) degree from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. After that he spent two years and a half at the National Research Council, Canada as a research associate and then he joined the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo in 1981 as an assistant professor. Immediately after joining the medical school he started studies of medical applications of Raman spectroscopy, particularly nondestructive Raman studies on cataract genesis. In 1980s he was also involved in Raman microscope studies of gallstones. In 1989 he moved to Kwansei Gakuin University. In early 1990s using FT-Raman he demonstrated the potential of Raman spectroscopy in exploring cancer tissues at the molecular level. In 1997 he started biomedical applications of SERS. He published a number of papers on SERS immunoassay and label-free protein detection. Also, he has been one of driving forces in the investigations of both electromagnetic and chemical mechanisms of SERS. Recently, Prof. Ozaki reported nondestructive diagnosis of esophageal cancer in an early stage with Raman spectroscopy. In this study he employed new idea in chemometrics (a kind of neural network) for the diagnosis of cancer tissues. Prof. Ozaki carried out interesting Raman spectroscopy studies on fundamental biology; for example, he reported non-destructive analysis of mouse embryo development and its qualitative evaluation using Raman spectroscopy.
Ozaki received many awards including the 1998 Tomas Hirschfeld Award, the 2001 EAS Award, Gerald Birth Award (2006), Bomem-Michelson Award (2014). The Chemical Society of Japan Award (2017). The Medal with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Emperor (2018). Pittsburg Spectroscopy Award (2019).
2019 Karen Faulds
2018 Andrew Whitley
2017 Duncan Graham
2016 Brian Marquardt
2015 Sanford A. Asher
2014 Richard P. Van Duyne
2013 Volker Deckert
2012 Dr. Don Pivonka
2011 Professor Howell G.M. Edwards
2010 Professor Richard L. McCreery
2009 Professor Pavel Matousek
2008 Dr. Ian R. Lewis
2007 Dr. Neil Everall
2006 Professor Michael Morris
2005 Dr. D. Bruce Chase
2004 Dr. Michael M. Carrabba
2003 Dr. Michael J. Pelletier
2002 Dr. Fran Adar