MSE PhD Candidate Christina Bisulca received the 2014 Goetz Instrument Support Program Award for her proposal titled "New Applications of Vis-NIR spectroscopy in Archaeological Science." The 2014 award winners will focus on research projects that showcase the capabilities of PANalytical Boulder's advanced spectroscopy instruments, and in exchange, PANalytical Boulder will provide each student with temporary use of instrumentation. Additionally, recipients are eligible to receive up to $500 toward publication charges for papers published by an approved journal, and/or reimbursement of travel costs to recipients with an accepted abstract for an oral or poster presentation at a relevant scientific conference.
Projects were selected based on technical and geographic diversity. Supported research will increase understanding of ancient cultures, climate change impacts, forensic science, forest analysis with satellite imagery, plant physiology, as well as the utility of NIR analysis for industrial polymerization. Field studies will be globally dispersed to awarded students, who are conducting research in locations such as Belize, Greenland, Nepal, Italy, and Bulgaria.
"As students around the world are becoming more familiar with the Goetz program, we've received more diverse and innovative project submissions each year, and this year is no different, said Dr. Brian Curtiss, CTO-NIR of PANalytical Boulder. "PANalytical is able to match the students' innovation with the most advanced instruments to aid their research projects. It's a wonderful partnership we've created with educational research institutions that allows us to continue to expand the boundaries of remote sensing."
For more details and a full list of 2014 Goetz Instrument Support Program Award winners, click here.