- Dybowski Named Fellow of Applied Spectroscopy
Cecil Dybowski, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, has been named a fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) for his 30-plus years of scholarship in the field of spectroscopy and its applications. A member of the SAS since 1978, Dybowski learned of the honor last spring when Bonnie Saylor, the executive director of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), the umbrella organization of which SAS is a part, contacted him. He was subsequently invited to present a paper at the annual FACSS conference, held Sept. 28-Oct. 2, in Reno, Nev., where he received the honor. Dybowski is currently an associate editor of the journal Applied Spectrometry and is also the president of the Delaware Valley chapter of the FACSS. Since joining the University of Delaware in 1976, Dybowski has concentrated his research on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of solids and its ability to address problems in complex systems, such as catalysts and materials. He has authored and coauthored more than 175 publications on various aspects of spectroscopy, and was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists in 2008, as well as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. Additionally, he was the 2007 winner of the Section Award of the Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society.
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