Goetz Instrument Program Recipients 2014

PANalytical Boulder is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 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.

Christina Bisulca, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Proposal Title: "New Applications of Vis-NIR spectroscopy in Archaeological Science"

Tanya E. Catignani, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University
  • Proposal Title: "Remote Sensing and Soil Spectroscopy of Ancient Mayan Wetland Agriculture in Northern Belize"

Katie A. Corcoran, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee
  • Proposal Title: "Field Spectroscopy for Characterizing Human Grave Signatures"

Alexander Dountchev, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: University of Forestry
  • Proposal Title: "Monitoring of Coniferous Vegetation Stress using Field Spectrometry, Multispectal and Hyperspectral Satellite Data"

Kyle Earnshaw, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Forestry and Natural Resources Department of Purdue University
  • Proposal Title: "Plasticity of Acacia koa Gray: effect of light quality on germination, growth rates, and morphology"

Noel Flannery, M.Eng. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Limerick
  • Proposal Title: "LED Curing for Polymerisation of Contact Lenses-Fifth Generation Design"

Ulyana Horodyskyj, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Proposal Title: "Quantifying Glacial Albedo for Correlation with MODIS Satellite Measurements - Mt. Everest and Lhotse, Himalaya"

Gary T. LaVanchy, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Denver
  • Proposal Title: "Using spectroscopy to assist in the estimation of groundwater recharge"

Emily Norton, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University
  • Proposal Title: "Field Reflectance Spectroscopy for the Detection of Clandestine Mass Graves in Temperate Environments"

Giovanni Rallo, Post-Doctoral fellowship

  • Institution: Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences - Universita  di Palermo
  • Proposal Title: "Estimation of water potential components and pressure-volume curve parameters on intact olive vegetative organs"

John A. Servello, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas
  • Proposal Title: "Quantification of Collagen Content in Cortical Bone as an Indicator of Postmortem Interval: A Novel Technique Using Spectrometry "

Carolyn Stwertka, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • Proposal Title: "On a spatially and temporally varied scale, is snowgrain size or black carbon the dominant mechanism of reduction in albedo on the Greenland Ice Sheet?"

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