FACSS Innovation Awards
The FACSS Innovations Awards were founded in 2011 as part of the 2011 FACSS meeting at the suggestion of Prof. Pavel Matousek (Program Chair) and approved by the FACSS Governing Board.
These awards are currently given for the most innovative and outstanding new research advancements debuted orally at the SciX Conference. All program areas are included. Only research findings presented for the first time in the public domain qualify for entry (work based on submitted papers not yet published electronically or in print at the time of abstract submission qualifies too). Only papers submitted by their authors during the SciX conference paper submission process will be considered for these awards. Finalists are selected for presentations by a panel of judges and all finalist present their work at a special plenary session at the SciX conference. Award winners are selected by the judging panel based on the quality of the work presented, responses provided to the judges' questions after the plenary presentation, and responses to audience questions.
Each award includes:
Click here for information on how to apply for the Innovation Award 2019
FACSS Innovation Award Recipients 2018
Aleksandra Ros and Benedikt Schwarz
The 2018 FACSS Innovation Award was split between two of the four finalists.
Drs. Ros and Schwarz will split the cash prize of $1500.
Alexandra Ros (Arizona State University);
“Electrically Triggered Water-in-Oil Droplets for Serial Femtosecond Crystallography)”
Benedikt Schwarz (Technische Universität Wien);
“Interband Cascade Laser Frequency Combs: A New Tool for Miniaturization"
2017 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER:
2016 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER:
Interview with Rohith Reddy by Spectroscopy
2015 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS:
Five-dimensional Single Particle Tracking in Live Cells; Ning Fang1, Yan Gu2,Kuangcai Chen1,2, Tian Xia4; 1Georgia State University; 2Iowa State University; 3Ames Laboratory, USDOE; 4Huazhong University of Science &
TechnologySERS in Live 3D Cell Cultures as a New Tool for Drug Discovery; Colin Campbell1, Lauren Jamieson1, Pierre Bagnaninchi1, David Harrison2 Victoria Camus;
1University of Edinburgh; 2University of St Andrews
2014 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER:
Sub-PPM Detection Limits in Powder X-Ray Diffraction Guided by Second Harmonic Generation Imaging; Garth Simpson, Purdue University
2013 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS:
Portable Spectrometry: Making Good Use of CMOS Detectors; Alexander Scheeline1, Thu Anh Bui1,2; 1SpectroClick, Inc., 2Vietnam National University Hanoi Interview with Alexander Scheeline by Spectroscopy Magazine
2012 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER:
2011 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS
Interview with Koch and Lendl
Interview with Angel
Interview with Cooper
All attendees are eligible for the award irrespective of educational level or professional vocation, and authors opt-in to be considered for the award simply by marking a single check-box during abstract submission. However, the FACSS Innovation Awards are limited to the newest, cutting-edge, unpublished research results. Authors should carefully read the list of conditions attendant to this award to make certain the work is eligible.