Malvern Panalytical’ Technical Director, Dr E Neil Lewis is to be presented with the prestigious Anachem Award by the Detroit Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at this year’s Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) conference (October 18 - 22, 2009, Louisville, KY). Established in 1953, the Anachem Award is presented annually to an outstanding analytical chemist based on activities in teaching, research, administration or other activity which has advanced the art and science of the field.
Paul Walker, Managing Director of Malvern Panalytical said, “We are very proud that the ACS has recognised Neil Lewis’s achievements as an analytical chemist. In the 56 years since its inception only two other people from instrument companies have received the Anachem Award. Innovation in instrument development and analytical techniques is essential to the advancement of science and Neil’s contributions to the field of chemical imaging have indeed been outstanding.”
Dr Lewis, who was appointed to the Board of Malvern Panalytical. in 2008 becoming Technical Director for the company, is recognised as one of the founders of modern near infrared chemical imaging (NIRCI) systems. Having co-authored the publication of a novel, solid state approach to chemical imaging in 1992, he has been at the forefront of system development ever since. His achievements in the field are exemplified by the outstanding performance and increasing application of Malvern Panalytical’s SyNIRgi system.