The International Conference on Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS) celebrated 40 years of bi-annual meetings in 2021. The most recent conference took place using an online format and the scientific program along with related information about TRVS can be found here: www.trvs2021.org. TRVS has elected a recipient for its “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the past 28 years and this year’s Award was presented to Physics Professor Paul Champion at Northeastern University. The list of past award recipients can be found here.
The “TRVS Lifetime Achievement” award is presented to research scientists who are highly recognized leaders in the field for developing ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular systems, particularly molecular vibrations providing information about dynamical structures, photochemical processes, catalysis, and energy transfer. This is an elected award and nominees are typically selected who have demonstrated the highest academic achievements in their subfields of Time-Resolved spectroscopy and who have a strong record of participation at TRVS conferences. The award citation for Professor Champion reads: “For Outstanding Contributions and World-Wide Recognition for Developing novel Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopies to Measure Complex Phenomena in Biological Systems”.