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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Alumni Brian Marquardt Will Receive National Award

Professor Marquardt, first ever Ph.D. graduate student of Professor S. Michael Angel's group at USC, will be receiving the 2016 FACSS Charles Mann Award for Raman Spectroscopy.  The award will be given next week at the FACSS/SCIX conference in Minneapolis and Prof. Angel will be speaking at his award session. 

Brian J. Marquardt received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1988.  He is the Director of the Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC) and Senior Principal Engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington.  He is also the co-founder of MarqMetrix Inc., an optical sensor and instrumentation company focused on industrial process measurement and control.  His research interests include the development and application of spectroscopic instrumentation, primarily Raman and LIBS, for continuous real-time chemical, biological and environmental analysis.  Commercial technical motivation involves the design and implementation of novel fiber-optic Raman probes/sensors for real-time monitoring of industrial and environmental processes.  His primary research focus is to understand the optical sampling characteristics of various spectroscopic techniques to improve measurement precision, accuracy and stability for improved process understanding and control.

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