One of Florida State University's most influential researchers, whose pioneering work in chemical analysis places him in an elite group of the world's top chemists, is set to receive two major, highly competitive chemistry awards.
Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State and director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, will receive the 2012 William H. Nichols Medal, given by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society (http://newyorkacs.org/) (ACS), and the 2012 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award, given by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (http://www.sacp.org/) (SACP).
"I am naturally delighted by these awards, for different reasons," Marshall said. "The Nichols Medal is more senior and spans all of the subdisciplines of chemistry, so it's a special treat to join prior awardees such as Nobelists Linus Pauling (chemical bond theory), Melvin Calvin (photosynthesis), Robert Woodward (organic synthesis) and Paul Flory (polymers), among others. The Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award is more specialized, so the fun part there is that I know many of the prior awardees personally."
Kirby Kemper, Florida State's vice president for Research, praised Marshall for pioneering ion cyclotron resonance, an incredibly precise analytical chemistry technique that has and will continue to benefit the people of Florida and the world.
"These awards just reaffirm, as have his previous prestigious awards, that his peers place an incredibly high value on his work," Kemper said. "Alan Marshall's research has led to the training of numerous undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers, which has extended his influence throughout the whole ion cyclotron resonance community.
Marshall is widely recognized as having revolutionized the field of chemical analysis. He co-invented and
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