This annual award recognizes individuals from three major geographic regions (the Americas; Europe, The Middle East, and Africa; and Asia-Pacific) who have made a recent and major impact in the field of measurement science.

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ACS Measurement Science Au, ACS Sensors, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Proteome Research, and the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, in partnership with the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award:

  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
    Niko Hildebrandt, Université de Rouen Normandie, France
  • The Americas:
    Julia Laskin, Purdue University, United States
  • Asia-Pacific:
    Jian-Feng Li, Xiamen University, China

This annual award honors the contributions of one individual from each of three major geographic regions—the Americas, Europe/the Middle East/Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific—who has made a major recent impact in the field of measurement science.

The winners will be honored during the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry symposium at the ACS Fall National Meeting on August 14, 2023, in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the winners in their interviews below.

Meet Professor Niko Hildebrandt

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Prof. Niko Hildebrandt

Niko Hildebrandt is a Full Professor at Université de Rouen Normandie and head of the nanoFRET research group at the COBRA Laboratory in Rouen, France. Currently, he is a full-time Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Prof. Hildebrandt earned a diploma in Medical Physics from the Technical University of Applied Sciences Berlin in Germany in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Potsdam, Germany, which he obtained under the supervision of Professor Hans-Gerd Löhmannsröben in 2007. Dr. Hildebrandt’s main research interest is time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy and microscopy and the application of lanthanides and nanomaterials for multiplexed Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensing.

Meet Professor Julia Laskin

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Prof. Julia Laskin

Julia Laskin is a William F. and Patty J. Miller Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Purdue University. She received her M.S. in Physics from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1998. Her research is focused on understanding phenomena underlying collisions of complex ions with surfaces for selective modification of substrates using beams of mass-selected ions and the development of new approaches for quantitative molecular imaging of biological samples using mass spectrometry.

Meet Prof. Jian-Feng Li

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Prof. Jian-Feng Li

Jian-Feng Li is a full Professor of Chemistry and the Vice Dean of College of Energy at Xiamen University. He earned his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Zhejiang University in 2003, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Xiamen University in 2010. His research interests include surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, electrochemistry and electrochemical energy, surface catalysis, in situ characterization and analysis of energy materials and processes, and rapid Raman detection in the fields of public security and life or health.

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