Spectral award

This year's recipient of the international "Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award" from Spectroscopy magazine is Matthew Baker, a senior lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, UK, for his outstanding research into real-life analytical chemistry applications and pioneering use of vibrational spectroscopy in clinical diagnostics. Baker's work has led to a new approach to the diagnosis of brain tumors. Baker will be presented with the Award at the SciX 2016 conference in Minneapolis in September and will also give a plenary lecture. "It is a great honour to be chosen for this award by a committee of such prominent experts," he says.