Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award for Analytical Spectroscopy

In even-numbered years, the German working group for Analytical Spectroscopy (DAAS) of the GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry awards the "Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award for Analytical Spectroscopy" to honor outstanding spectroscopic achievements , scientists from universities, research institutes or industry. Work from all sub-areas of analytical spectroscopy is taken into account, but in particular from innovative subject areas such as spectroscopy in the nano range, on biomolecules or spatially resolved spectroscopy. The prize, which has been endowed with 3000 euros since 2020 by the company Analytik Jena, will be awarded at the analytica conference in Munich.

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

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Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2024

The Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2024 was awarded to Dr. Björn Meermann (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin) on April 11, 2024 at the analytica conference in Munich - in recognition of his excellent developments in the field of analysis of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds.

"Dr. Björn Meermann is an outstanding expert in the field of atomic and molecular absorption spectrometry. In particular, he made a significant contribution to the further development of high-resolution-continuum source-graphite furnace molecular absorption spectrometry (HR-CS-GFMAS) to analyze the sum parameters of PFAS. These analytes are found in numerous consumer goods and industries due to their water-, grease- and dirt-repellent properties as well as their chemical and thermal stability. However, PFAS accumulate in the environment due to their longevity and some have a harmful effect on health. Dr. Meermann's contribution to the precise determination of these analytes is therefore of particular importance. "

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2022

The Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2022 was awarded to Dr. Carlos Abad Andrade (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA) on June 23, 2022 at the analytica conference in Munich - in recognition of his excellent developments in the field of continuum source atomic absorption spectrometry (CS-AAS).

"Dr. Carlos Abad Andrade is an outstanding expert in the field of atomic and molecular absorption spectrometry. In particular, he made a significant contribution to the substantial further development of echelle spectrometers for CS-AAS. This made it possible to achieve quantitative access to elements such as boron, chlorine, fluorine and sulfur using AAS. For the first time, Dr. Carlos Abad Andrade demonstrates, using the example of a Zr modifier, that the time resolution of the echelle systems used enables mechanistic investigations into the effect of the modifier in the graphite furnace. Particularly noteworthy is his work on the use of CS-AAS for the analysis of isotopes, which has an accuracy that approaches that of multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). This opens up completely new possibilities for technologically highly relevant applications, such as the investigation of the aging of lithium batteries or the analysis of lithium in blood serum."

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2020

The Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2020 was awarded to Dr. habil. Natalia P. Ivleva (Technical University of Munich, Institute of water chemistry and Chemical Balneology, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and water chemistry) on October 20, 2020 at the virtual analytica conference - 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 the first to demonstrate 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 established a Raman microscopy-based analysis method for the reliable identification and quantification of microplastic particles in environmental and food samples. Her most recent work on stable isotope Raman microspectroscopy is particularly noteworthy, 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 by combining it with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)."

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 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, Chair of the jury of the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize (right) and Dr. Wolfgang Buscher, Chair of the DAAS (left). (Photo: PerkinElmer)

Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 1990ff

Year awardee/ Affiliation* Reason
2024 Dr. Björn Meermann
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin

in recognition of his excellent developments in the field of analysis of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds

2022 Dr. Carlos Abad Andrade (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

in recognition of his excellent developments in the field of continuum source atomic absorption spectrometry (CS-AAS)

2020 Dr. habil. Natalia P. Ivleva
Technical University of Munich

in recognition of their excellent developments in the field of Raman microspectroscopy, in particular stable isotope Raman microspectroscopy

2018

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

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

2017

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 of Photonic Technology
in recognition of his excellent developments in the field of miniaturized, fiber-based Raman sensors to address environmental, pharmaceutical and biomedical issues. In particular, his groundbreaking developments in fiber- and cavity-enhanced Raman spectroscopy are worthy of mention, enabling sensitive online detection of biogenic gases, important biomarkers and medicinal agents in gases.
2015 Prof. Dr. Martin Resano
University of Zaragoza / Spain
in recognition of his outstanding developments in the use of atomic spectrometric techniques for direct trace element analysis in solids
2014 Dr. Oliver Reichs,
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 their groundbreaking 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, particularly in the fields of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), optothermal spectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
2011 Dr. Daniel Pröfrock, Helmholtz-Zentrum 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 of Berlin for her work on analytical laser molecular 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 coupled methods of chromatography and plasma mass spectrometry for the investigation 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 particular emphasis on analytical-methodological 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 microdistribution of trace elements in environmental and tissue samples, particularly in connection with the Chernobyl reactor accident
2002 Dr. Jürgen Popp, Würzburg for his work on microparticle spectroscopy
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 their work on modelling 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/UK for his work on the elucidation of the nature of the chemical bond
1993 Dr. Boris L'vov, St. Petersburg/RUS for his work in the field of electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy
1992 Dr. Kurt Laqua, Dortmund
(1919 - 2013)
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

*At the time of award.

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