Professor Angel will receive the 2015 Southern Chemist Award at the joint 2015 SERMACS/SWRMACS meeting, November 2015, at Memphis, Tennessee. The award is intended to honor outstanding researchers who have brought recognition to the South by their activities and accomplishments.
He will be recognized for his work on advancing the field of applied spectroscopy. His research group develops in situ characterization techniques including fiber-optic chemical sensors and remote spectroscopy including Raman, LIBS and REMPI. His group is particularly interested in applying optical spectroscopy to remote measurements in extreme environments and development of fieldable spectroscopic instrumentation.