Rui Liu, a BME graduate student working at the Center for Biophotonics under the supervision of Drs. Dennis Matthews and James Chan, has been chosen as one of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy’s (SAS) 2011 Graduate Student Award winners for his outstanding research in both the technology development and applications of laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy for single biological cell analysis.

The award consists of a plaque or scroll and an expense-paid trip to FACSS in Reno, Nevada this October to accept the award. The award will be formally presented at the 2011 Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) meeting in Reno, NV on Tuesday, October 4 during the SAS Wine and Cheese Reception in the Grand Sierra Hotel. Rui Liu is also going to deliver a talk about his recent work during the SAS Award Symposium.