Awards

The Coblentz Society - Williams-Wright Award

Organizers
Woody Barton, Light Light Solutions

Titles
01:30 PM   Introductory Remarks -
01:35 PM   Presentation
01:40 PM   Diverse Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy in Pharmaceutical Industry
02:15 PM   Chemometrics for Raman Imaging of Cancer Tissue
02:50 PM   Characterization of API Crystalline Forms Using Low Frequency Raman Spectroscopy
03:25 PM   Recess
03:40 PM   “Smart” Chemical Imaging Sensors: Making Our World Healthier and Safer
04:15 PM   Raman, Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with Handheld Instruments: Instrumentation, Applications and Future Aspects


Overview
The Coblentz Society's Williams-Wright Award is presented annually at Pittcon to an industrial spectroscopist who had made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy while working in the industry.

Slobodan Sasic will receive the 2017 Williams-Wright Award. Slobodan Sasic obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Belgrade in Serbia. He then worked at Kwansei-Gakuin University (Japan) on various applications of vibrational spectroscopy, chemometrics, 2D correlation spectroscopy, and SERS. Next, at MIT, he worked on a method for non-invasive analysis of glucose based on Raman spectroscopy and multivariate calibration. He then joined Pfizer (and later Vertex) where he specialized in vibrational spectroscopy-based chemical imaging of pharmaceuticals, and on using NIR spectroscopy for monitoring of blending of pharmaceutical materials. Currently at SSCI/AMRI he is using vibrational spectroscopy, chemical imaging, XRPD, and chemometrics for analysis of pharmaceutical solid forms.