(Carsten Engelhard) Dr. Daniel Pröfrock has been named the 2011 Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award winner.Prof. Detlef Günther, JAAS Editorial Board Chair and member of the award committee, presented the prize on behalf of the German Society for Applied Spectrocopy (DASp) during the ANAKON conference dinner. The ANAKON conference was held March 22 – 25, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. Every year the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award is given to an outstanding young scientist in the field of spectroscopy. The prize includes a monetary reward of 2.500,00 €.
Daniel presented an award lecture entitled “Elemental speciation in environmental and life sciences utilizing heteroatoms, miniaturization, and mass spectrometry”. He is a scientist in the Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry Department of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG, http://www.hzg.de). His research interests include trace element analysis and elemental speciation in the marine environment, as well as development and application of hyphenated techniques for marine bio analysis.