Santa Barbara, California – Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp announces that its Scientific Partner, Dr Curtis Marcott has won the NY/NJ Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award. This coveted award was established in 1952 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Applied Spectroscopy.
Dr. Marcott of Light Light Solutions has played a significant role in the commercialization of sub-diffraction IR spectroscopy using photothermal infrared (PTIR), including AFM-PTIR, optical PTIR (O-PTIR), and the simultaneous measurement of O-PTIR and Raman spectra. Curt previously was employed by the Procter & Gamble Company where he worked for over 28 years in the Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory and was named Research Fellow in 1997.
The O-PTIR approach achieves significant performance benefits over conventional IR spectroscopy including >10X better spatial resolution, operation in both transmission and reflection modes without scattering artifacts, and operation in a non-contact mode. This technology is now used internationally at many top university and government research laboratories and industrial facilities, including several Fortune 500 companies.
Curt will be honored at the 2023 Eastern Analytical symposium in Plainsboro, NJ, November Tuesday afternoon in a special awards session, Tuesday Nov 14th
The 2023 Award Symposium will feature an award address by Curt and talks from his invited speakers.
The invited speakers are:
University of Delaware: Industrial Spectroscopy Research Leading to the Development of Novel Bioplastics.
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp: Super-Resolution Photothermal Infrared Spectroscopy for Science and Industry.
Wageningen University: Multimodal Infrared Nanospectroscopy in the Bio- and Materials Sciences.
Light Light Solutions: Chemically Characterizing the Microstructure of Novel Bioplastics Using Photothermal Infrared Spectroscopy.
About Curt Marcott
Dr. Curtis Marcott is a Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions LLC, a spectroscopic consulting firm. He received a B.S. in math and chemistry at Concordia College and his PhD from University of Minnesota. Following his PhD, he joined The Procter & Gamble Company where he worked for over 28 years in the Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory and was named Research Fellow in 1997. Dr. Curtis Marcott joined Light Light Solutions LLC in 2008.
Dr. Marcott contributed to a number of innovative developments in vibrational spectroscopy: vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), near-IR measurements of interfacial phase boundaries, 2D correlation spectroscopy, publication of the first polarization modulation grazing angle FT-IR measurements of monolayers on metals and the first FT-IR spectroscopic imaging measurements using a focal plane array (FPA). At Light Light Solutions he played key roles in the commercialization of sub-diffraction IR spectroscopy using photothermal infrared (PTIR), including AFM-PTIR, optical PTIR (O-PTIR), and the simultaneous measurement of O-PTIR and Raman spectra.
Curt is well known in the field of vibrational spectroscopy for his intellectual and professional leadership. He has mentored and inspired many younger scientists to explore the potential of spectroscopy. His breadth of knowledge relating to vibrational spectroscopy interpretation is extensive and he intimately understands molecular vibrations from both the experimental measurement and theoretical perspectives.
Dr. Marcott has authored and co-authored more than 150 publications, given more than 650 presentations at national and international meetings. He is a past president of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and has served on numerous conference organizing committees and journal editorial advisory boards. For his work Dr. Marcott received the 1993 Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society for achievement in industrial vibrational spectroscopy and was named the 2001 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year.
Further Information can Be found here:
NY/NJ Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award: – Eastern Analytical Symposium
Details of the Award Symposium can be found here:
About Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp (PSC), the sub-micron spectroscopy company, has pioneered the breakthrough technique of optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) technology that eliminates key limitations of traditional IR Spectroscopy providing submicron spatial resolution for IR and transmission-like FTIR quality spectra in non-contact reflection mode. More recently, PSC has developed the world’s first simultaneous Infrared and Raman microscope and imaging system, providing IR and Raman data from the exact same spot, at the same time, with the same submicron spatial resolution. PSC’s vision is to enable the power of IR spectroscopy to be applied to high value problems in industry and academia via the adoption of O-PTIR.
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