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2013 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Award Winners Showcase Diversity of Reflectance Spectroscopy Applications

2013 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Award Winners Showcase Diversity of Reflectance Spectroscopy Applications

By: ASD Inc, Date: 2012-12-06

BOULDER, Colo. – Dec. 6, 2012  ASD Inc., a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, announced today the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program award recipients for 2013. This year’s 16 winning research projects contain the most diverse applications in the program’s seven-year history. Accepted application submissions ranged from measuring spectral reflectance to verify water quality in sub-arctic ponds to using non-destructive near-infrared spectroscopy to more accurately determine time of death. The global breadth of award distribution is also notable. Winners were selected from a variety of countries including the United States, Italy and Latvia.


The award is named for ASD Inc. co-founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Alexander Goetz, who is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of remote sensing and imaging spectrometry and developed some of the first field portable instruments. 


“One of the ways we continue to drive our own innovation is by supporting student researchers,” said Dr. Goetz. “As our instruments become more ruggedized and we continually improve accuracy, we are seeing more research applications for instruments traditionally considered only appropriate for remote sensing field research.”


“The overwhelming number of submissions we received this year is indicative of that shifting trend and we look forward to the publication of these exciting research studies,” Goetz said.


Research topics and winners of the 2013 Goetz Instrument Support Program include: 


Sean DuBois, M.Sc. Candidate


Pia Edqvist, M.Sc. Candidate


Kristina Gehlken, M.Sc. Candidate


Monica Giuliano, M.Sc. Candidate


Radoslaw Guzinski, Ph.D. Candidate


Ulyana Horodyskyj, Ph.D. Candidate


Rhae Sung Kim, Ph.D. Candidate


Buddhika D. Madurapperuma, Ph.D. Candidate


Mbongowo Joseph Mbuh, Ph.D. Candidate


Outi Meinander, Ph.D. Candidate


Ryan M. Parish, Ph.D. Candidate


Oskars Purmalis, Ph.D. Candidate


Patrick Shuman, M.Sc. Candidate


Carinne Tzadik, M.A. Candidate


Jodie-Ann Warren, Ph.D. Candidate


Daniya Zamalieva, Ph.D. Candidate


These student researchers will have access to the most advanced spectroscopy tools available. The Goetz Program will provide them with temporary use of instrumentation including the industry-standard FieldSpec® 4 spectroradiometer, LabSpec® 4 laboratory instrument, and the HandHeld 2 portable spectroradiometer. Additionally, recipients are eligible to receive up to $500 (USD) toward publication charges for recipients whose completed paper is 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.


The Goetz Program is co-sponsored by ASD Inc. and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), a member organization of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This is the seventh year of the program.


About ASD

Established in 1990 in Boulder, Colo., ASD Inc. is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. ASD spectrometers — unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site — are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural and mining industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit. ASD’s collaborative culture and world-class customer service put the best, fastest and most accurate spectroscopic instruments to work for industry and science in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

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