Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2014 Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being invited by the International Council of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) for the 2014 Tomas Hirschfeld Award. This award, sponsored by Büchi Labortechnik AG, Switzerland, is made in recognition of contributions to the enhancement of near infrared spectroscopy. It is made on the basis of excellence in research conducted by a scientist of international standing.

“The winner of the Hirschfeld Award needs to have made a significant contribution to the growth of NIR technology. Eligibility is not restricted to senior scientists: graduate or post-graduate students who have done unique work in the field are also eligible. The award is open to academic or industrial researchers from any country, with the only restriction that the candidate must not be a direct employee of an instrument company.”

The award will be presented at the 17th International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC 2014) to be held from Saturday 2 August to Friday 8 August, 2014 in Chambersburg, United States.

The final nomination must include the following:

  1. A signed letter of nomination and a signed letter of the nominee accepting the nomination (scanned documents will be accepted)
  2. A short CV with a recent photograph of the nominee
  3. A list of relevant publications

Please refer to the website ( for further information. Nomination by means of e-mail, fax or letter must reach the Chair-Elect, Marena Manley, by no later than 17 March 2014.

Contact details:
Prof. Marena Manley
ICNIRS Chair-Elect
Department of Food Science
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602
South Africa

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 00 27 21 808 3511
Fax: 00 27 21 808 3510

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