Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize for Analytical spectroscopy

The German working group Group for Analytical spectroscopy (DAAS) of the GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry awards the "Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize for Analytical spectroscopy" in even years to honor outstanding spectroscopic achievements, especially by younger scientists: from universities, research institutes or industry. Works from all sub-areas of analytical spectroscopy are taken into account, but in particular from innovative subject areas such as spectroscopy in the nanoscale, on biomolecules or spatially resolved spectroscopy. The prize, endowed with 3,000 euros by Analytik Jena, will be presented at the analytica conference in Munich.

The "German working group Group for Applied spectroscopy" (DASp) started awarding the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize in 1990. Since 2014, the DAAS, which consists of the association of the working groups DASp and AMSEl. ("working group for micro and trace analysis of the elements and element species") continued this tradition.

Bunsen Kirchhoff Prize 2020

The Bunsen Kirchhoff Prize 2020 was presented to Dr. habil. Natalia P. Ivleva (Technical University of Munich, Institute for water chemistry and Chemical Balneology, Chair for analytical chemistry and water chemistry) - in recognition of her excellent developments in the field of Raman microspectroscopy, especially stable isotope Raman microspectroscopy.

Dr. Ivleva is an outstanding expert in the field of Raman spectroscopy. She was able to show for the first time that Raman microscopy is an efficient method for characterizing the nanostructures of combustion aerosol particles and is suitable for predicting their structure-related activity. In addition, Dr. Ivleva is a Raman microscopy-based analytical method for the reliable identification and quantification of plastic micro-particles in the environment and food samples. Particularly noteworthy are her latest work on stable isotope Raman microspectroscopy, in which she provides a completely new, effective and non-destructive tool for the spectroscopic 2D and 3D characterization of microorganisms at the single cell level through combination with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).

Bunsen Kirchhoff Prize 2018

Presentation of the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize to Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner (2nd from right) by Dr. Martin Dinse, PerkinElmer (2nd from left), Prof. Dr. Kerstin Leopold, chairwoman of the jury for the Bunsen Kirchhoff Prize (right) and Dr. Wolfgang Buscher, Chairman of the DAAS (left). (Photo: PerkinElmer)

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize 1990ff

year awardee (affiliation at the time of the award) Reason
2020 Dr. habil. Natalia P. Ivleva
Technical University of Munich

in recognition of her excellent developments in the field of Raman microspectroscopy, especially stable isotope Raman microspectroscopy


Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner, School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, Humboldt University Berlin

in recognition of their excellent developments in the field of vibrational sum frequency generation (VSFG) at high repetition frequencies


Prof. Dr. Jacob T. Shelley
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of New York University

in recognition of his outstanding research work in the field of novel plasma-based ionization sources in mass spectrometry
2016 Dr. Torsten Frosch
Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies
in recognition of his excellent developments in the field of miniaturized, fiber-based Raman sensors for addressing environmental, pharmaceutical and biomedical issues. In particular, his groundbreaking further developments of fiber- and cavity-reinforced Raman spectroscopy should be mentioned here, which enable sensitive online detection of biogenic gases, important biomarkers and medicinal substances in gases.
2015 Prof. Dr. Martin Resano
University of Zaragoza / Spain
in recognition of his outstanding developments in the use of atomic spectrometric methods for direct element trace analysis in solids
2014 Dr. Oliver Reich,
University of Potsdam
in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of photon density wave spectroscopy
2013 Prof. Dr. Maria Montes-Bayón,
University of Oviedo / Spain
in recognition of her pioneering developments in the use of mass spectrometric methods for the quantitative analysis of biomarkers
2012 Prof. Dr. Christoph Haisch, Munich for his groundbreaking developments and applications in the field of laser-based spectrochemical analysis systems, especially in the areas of Laser Induced Breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), optothermal spectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
2011 Dr. Daniel Pröfrock, Helmholtz Center Geesthacht for his outstanding work on the detection of biomolecules using covalently bound heteroatoms as well as the development of miniaturized chromatographic techniques and their coupling with element- or molecule-specific mass spectrometric methods
2010 Prof. Dr. Janina Kneipp, Humboldt University Berlin for her work on analytical laser molecule spectroscopy with resonant Raman scattering in complex microstructured systems
2009 Dr. Joachim Koch, ETH Zurich for his analytical-spectroscopic work on laser ablation with femtosecond lasers
2008 PD Dr. Sebastian Schlücker, Würzburg for his analytical-spectroscopic FT-IR and Raman work on label-free microscopic imaging for biomedical diagnostics
2007 Dr. Jörg Bettmer, Mainz for his work in the field of coupling methods from chromatography and plasma mass spectrometry to investigations of metalloproteins
2006 Dr. Volker Deckert, Dortmund for his work on tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
2005 Dr. Nicolas Bings, Hamburg for his work on time-of-flight mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma, with special emphasis on analytical-methodical studies on the use of laser ablation, electrothermal evaporation, hydride processes and coupling with capillary electrophoresis for the analysis of real samples
2004 Dr. Ewa Bulska, Warsaw / PL for her work in the field of furnace atomic absorption spectrometry with special mention of the use of matrix modifiers as well as for the analysis of biological materials and for studies on the conservation of art objects
2003 Dr. Sergei Boulyga, Mainz for his work on the atomic spectrometric determination of the concentration and micro-distribution of trace elements in environmental and tissue samples, particularly in connection with the reactor accident in Chernobyl
2002 Dr. Jürgen Popp, Würzburg for his work on the spectroscopy of microparticles
2001 Dr. John A. McLean, Washington, DC / USA for his work in the field of plasma spectrometry
2000 Dr. Dieter Fischer, Dresden for the adaptation of infrared and Raman spectroscopy for process analytics
1998 Dr. Annemie Bogaerts, Antwerp / B for her work on the modeling of glow discharges
1995 Dr. Paul WJM Boumans, Bergeyk / NL in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the development of analytical atomic spectroscopy
1994 Dr. D. Bruce Chase, Wilmington / USA for his work on the development of Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy
Dr. WJ Orville-Thomas, Salford / GB for his work to elucidate the nature of chemical bonds
1993 Dr. Boris L'vov, St. Petersburg / RUS for his work in the field of electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy
1992 Dr. Kurt Laqua, Dortmund
for his work in the field of analytical atomic spectroscopy
Dr. Arnulf Röseler, Berlin for his work in the field of infrared ellipsometry
1991 Dr. Hannes Aiginger, Vienna / A for his work in the field of total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis
Dr. Peter Wobrauschek, Vienna / A for his work in the field of total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis
Dr. Joachim Knoth, Geesthacht for his work in the field of total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis
Dr. Heinrich Schwenke, Geesthacht for his work in the field of total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis
1990 Dr. Günter Snatzke, Bochum for his work in the field of circular dichroism spectroscopy

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