Sir George Stokes Award 2013 Winner


Professor Richard Van Duyne
Professor Richard P. Van Duyne
Northwestern University

For identifying the origins of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and for making pioneering contributions to electrochemistry, plasmon science, and nanoscale refractive index biosensors based on localized surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy.

About the Winner


Richard P. Van Duyne is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. He discovered surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), invented nanosphere lithography (NSL), and developed ultrasensitive nanosensors based on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy. His research interests include all forms of surface-enhanced spectroscopy, plasmonics, nanoscale biosensors, atomic layer deposition (ALD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), ultra-high vacuum (UHV) STM, UHV-tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (UHV-TERS), and surface-enhanced femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS).

Professor Van Duyne has been recognized for his accomplishments with the Charles N. Reilley Award, Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (2011), Election to the US National Academy of Sciences (2010), Analytical Chemistry Award, American Chemical Society, (2010), Bomem-Michelson Award, Coblentz Society (2010), Ellis R. Lippincott Award, Optical Society of America (2008), L'Oreal Art and Science of Color Prize (2006), Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, American Chemical Society (2005), Election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004), The Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy, American Physical Society (2004), Excellence in Surface Science Award of the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation (1996), Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award (1991), National Fresenius Award, American Chemical Society (1981), and the Coblentz Memorial Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy (1980).

He is also a fellow of both the American Physical Society (1985) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983). Van Duyne received his B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1967) and a PhD. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina (1971).


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