Thomas Rizzo wins ACS award

Thomas Rizzo. Credit: EPFL

Thomas Rizzo. Credit: EPFL

Professor Thomas Rizzo has been awarded one of the three Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Awards from the American Chemical Society.

Co-sponsored by ACS Sensors, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Proteome Research, and the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, the Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award recognizes individuals who have made a recent and major impact in the field from three major geographic regions: the Americas; Europe, The Middle East, and Africa; and Asia-Pacific.

Representing Europe, The Middle East, and Africa, is Professor Thomas Rizzo at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences. Professor Rizzo directs the Laboratory of molecular physical chemistry within the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC). His research currently focuses on combining vibrational spectroscopy, ion mobility and mass spectrometry in a single, user-friendly instrument for biomolecular analysis.

“This award means a lot to me because I don’t originally come from the analytical chemistry community, having been educated as a physical chemist,” Rizzo told ACS Axial. “It also says a lot about the mass spectrometry community, that they are open to new ideas and people rather than being closed and cliquish.”

The other two recipients of the Award are is Professor Jill Venton from the University of Virginia (Americas region), and Professor Huangxian Ju from Nanjing University (Asia-Pacific region). The awards will be presented at the ACS Measurement Science Symposium in October, where recipients will receive an award plaque and a $1,500 honorarium.