Professor Keith A. Nelson

April 2, 2012

Professor Keith A. Nelson is the 2012 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award in Vibrational Spectroscopy from the Optical Society of America.Nelson receives the award for his innovations in the development of impulsive stimulated Raman scattering and its applications to the ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy of phonons and intermolecular liquid dynamics. This award was established in 1975 by OSA, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy to honor the unique contributions of Ellis R. Lippincott to the field of vibrational spectroscopy. It is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by his or her influence on other scientists.