NESAS and SAS Lester W. Strock Award

The Lester W. Strock Award is given by the New England Section of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in recognition of a selected publication of substantive research in/or application of analytical atomic spectrochemistry in the fields of earth science, life sciences, or stellar and cosmic sciences. More details on the award are available from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

2023 Recipient

Maria Montes-Bayón

Prof. Maria Montes-Bayón holds a bachelor in Chemistry (1993, University of Oviedo, Spain), a master in Analytical Chemistry (1994, University of Plymouth, UK/ University of Oviedo) and a PhD (1999, University of Oviedo; awarded) degree. From April 2000 till July 2002, she joined the research group of Prof. Joseph A. Caruso at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) as Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow. After this period, she got a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher contract at the University of Oviedo for five years. Later, in 2008, she became Associate Professor and in 2017, Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oviedo (Spain). Her main research interests are: a) Development of quantitative strategies for determination of molecular biomarkers of clinical relevance at the single cell level using ICP-MS; b) Evaluation of encapsulated metallodrugs for their potential use in chemotherapy using mass spectrometry and c) Analytical tools to study biogenic nanoparticles and metal nano-debris from metallic implants.

  •    Experience in supervising/training:Promotor of 14 PhD students 2007 and mentor of 5 postdocs.
  •    Lectures: >40 invited and plenary lectures in national and international conferences.
  •    Publications: 172 publications (80% in Q1; with >5,300 total citations, H-index=43).
  •    Projects: 29 projects in total (12 as principal investigator)
  •    Reviewer/Board membership: President of the Spanish Society for Analytical Chemistry (SEQA, since 2022). Associate editor of Metallomics (RSC/OUP).
  •    Awards: PhD Thesis Award (2000, University of Oviedo).Bunsen Kirchhoff Award from the German 

Past Recipients

2022 Igor Gornushkin

2021 Uwe Karst

2020  Heidi Goenaga-Infante

2019 Mike Angel

2018  Javier Laserna

2017 Frank Vanhaecke

2016 Raymond Arvidson

2015 R. Kenneth Marcus

2014 Steven Ray - Interview with Steven Ray by Spectroscopy Magazine

2013 Richard Russo - Interview with Russo

2012 Ralph E. Sturgeon - Interview with Sturgeon

2011 David W. Hahn

2010 Kay Niemax

2009 Nico Omenetto

2008 Annemie Bogaerts

2007 Detlef Günther

2006 Paul Farnsworth

2005 Richard Russo

2004 James D. Winefordner

2003 Ramon Barnes

2002 Julian Tyson

2001 John Olesik

2000 Max Diem

1999 D. Bruce Chase

1998 Sandford Asher

1997 Therese M. Cotton

1996 Richard A. Keller

1995 Michael D. Morris

1994 Richard F. Browner, Guangxuan Zhu

1993 Willard W. Harrison

1992 G. Hieftje

1991 M. Bonner Denton

1990 Edward S. Yeung

1989 Gary Horlick, Martha A. Vaughn, S.H. Tan

1988 Thomas C. O'Haver

1987 Richard Sacks, J.M. Goldberg, R.J. Collins, S.Y. Suh

1986 Robert S. Houck, Velmer A. Fassell, Gerald D. Flesch, Harry J. Svec, Alan L. Gray, Charles E. Taylor

1985 C.R. Blakley, M.L. Vestal

1984 Gary M. Hieftje, Stanley B. Smith, Jr.

1983 M. Barber, R.S. Bardoli, R. D. Sedgwick, A.N. Tyler

1982 Charles Wilkins

1981 David M. Hercules

1980 John P. Walters

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