Goetz Instrument Program Recipients 2015

ASD Inc., a PANalytical company is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Award. These researchers are a great representation of a diverse cross section of disciplines utilizing reflectance spectroscopy in the field.

Tavvs M. Alves, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
  • Proposal Title: "Spectral Plant Response to Main Soybean Pests of North Central United States"

Omar Vergara Diaz, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Plant Biology, University of Barcelona
  • Proposal Title: "High Throughput Precision Phenotyping (HTPP) in Durum Wheat: Physiological Basis and Tools for Selection"

Kamlesh Golhani, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Agrotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Proposal Title: "Evaluation of neural network classifier with VNIR spectroscopy for early detection of CCCVd in oil palm"

Marcin Kawka, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: The Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Proposal Title: "Ground validation of multispectral satellite remote sensing of eutrophic reservoir"

Trina Merrick, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University
  • Proposal Title: "Establishment of Spectral Libraries to Characterize Snow and Ice at SUMMIT Camp, Greenland"

Dan Pittenger, M.Sc. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geological Sciences, Central Washington University
  • Proposal Title: "Changes in Snow Albedo Post-Wildfire from Deposition of Black Carbon from Charred Trees"

Nicola J. Potts, dual Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institutions: Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom and. Faculty of Earth & Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Proposal Title: "Reflectance spectroscopy of hydrated sulfate salts: Mars versus Earth"

Klemens Weisleitner, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
  • Proposal Title: "Spectral characterization of microbial benthic mats in Lake Untersee and supraglacial material from a nearby glacier"

Casey Youngflesh, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University
  • Proposal Title: "Linking physical forcing to dietary shifts in Pygoscelis penguins using field spectroscopy and multispectral remote sensors"

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