NY/NJ Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award:

Dr. Curtis Marcott is a Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions LLC, a spectroscopic consulting firm. He received a B.S. in math and chemistry at Concordia College and his PhD from University of Minnesota. Following his PhD, he joined The Procter & Gamble Company where he worked for over 28 years in the Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory and was named Research Fellow in 1997. Dr. Curtis Marcott joined Light Light Solutions LLC in 2008. Dr. Marcott contributed to a number of innovative developments in vibrational spectroscopy: vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), near-IR measurements of interfacial phase boundaries, 2D correlation spectroscopy, publication of the first polarization modulation grazing angle FT-IR measurements of monolayers on metals and the first FT-IR spectroscopic imaging measurements using a focal plane array (FPA). At Light Light Solutions he played key roles in the commercialization of sub-diffraction IR spectroscopy using photothermal infrared (PTIR), including AFM-PTIR, optical PTIR (O-PTIR), and the simultaneous measurement of O-PTIR and Raman spectra.

Dr. Marcott has authored and co-authored more than 150 publications, given more than 650 presentations at national and international meetings. He is a past president of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and has served on numerous conference organizing committees and journal editorial advisory boards. For his work Dr. Marcott received the 1993 Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society for achievement in industrial vibrational spectroscopy and was named the 2001 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year. Dr Marcott was previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Miami University, and is currently Affiliated Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware.