Martin Moskovits Named Winner of 2010 Ellis R. Lippincott Award

Ellis R. Lippincott Award
Martin Moskovits, University of California, Santa Barbara

This award is given to honor the memory of Ellis R. Lippincott. The medal is sponsored jointly by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, the Coblentz Society, and the Optical Society of America. The recipient of the award shall have made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy. These contributions may be theoretical, experimental, or both, as well as basic or applied. More details on the award are available from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Martin Moskovits is Professor of Chemistry and a member of CEEM at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he also served as Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Chief Technology Officer of API Technologies Corp. (ATNY.OB), a publicly traded company (OTCBB:APIA) specializing in advanced electronics, magnetics and nanoptics for defense and communications applications, and President of its NanoOpto subsidiary. He is also a founder of Spectra Fluidics, a startup company dedicating to developing sensors based on microfluidics.
He has degrees in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in 1971. In 1968 he founded an electronics company in Toronto, which was sold in 1970. From 1971-73, he was employed as a materials scientist by Alcan International, Kingston Ontario.
Returning to the University of Toronto in 1973, he eventually attaining the rank of Professor of Chemical Physics in 1982. From 1993-1999 he was Chair of the Department of Chemistry at U of T. He was a member of the University of Toronto Governing Council. He was also the founding Director of the program in Nanoelectronics for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. In research he is best known for his work in plasmonics, and especially its application to surface-enhanced Raman and for developing porous aluminum oxide as a nanotemplate for metal and semiconductor nanowires.
He is the author or co-author of over 270 technical papers and inventor on 18 patents. He has delivered over 280 invited talks at national and international meetings and conferences. He has supervised the research of over 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In research he is known for his pioneering work in nanotechnology, developing nanofabrication techniques in anodic alumina templates, single-nanowire-based field-effect-transistor sensors, and enhanced optical and plasmonic effects in gold and silver nanostructures. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America and the Royal Society of Canada, and Vice Chair of the US Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sicneces Advisory Committee. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1987, winner of the 1993 Gerhard Herzberg Award of the Spectroscopy Society of Canada, 1993 Royal Society of Chemistry (London) award in Surface and Colloid Science, 1995 Johannes Marcus Marci Medal of the Czech Spectroscopy Society, and the 2008 NanoTech Briefs Nano 50 Innovator award.

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