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2018 Goetz Instrument Program Winners

January 23, 2018


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Malvern Panalytical is proud to announce the winners of the ASD 2018 Goetz Instrument Student Support Program!  

The Goetz instrument program allows Master’s and/or Ph.D. students from around the world to submit a research proposal involving spectral science, and offers the opportunity to “win” the ability to borrow an ASD field spectrometer or spectroradiometer at no charge to pursue their research endeavors. 

We received a record number of submissions proposing innovative application uses of our ASD instruments this year with some very interesting and diverse reflectance spectroscopy research applications; this made it especially challenging for our selection committee to choose the number of winners that we can support. 

Here, we present the 9 selected global 2018 Goetz Instrument Program recipient winners and their research project topics:

FieldSpec® 4 Winners:


Jie Dai
Joint Doctoral Program in Geography                                                                                                                San Diego State University / University of California, Santa Barbara
California, US
Title: Mapping and modeling Mikania micrantha invasion in Chitwan community forests

Erola Fenollosa
Ecology, Environmental Sciences and Plant Physiology Doctoral Program                                                            University of Barcelona
Title: Development of spectroradiometric photoprotective markers for fast plant stress assessment

Becca Goodman
Art Conservation Department                                                                                                                          SUNY Buffalo State College
New York, US
Title: Identification of paint pigments with reflectance spectroscopy: The effects of mineral source and particle size

Marcella Piscitelli
Doctorate Program in Agricultural Sciences-Graduate School-Faculty of Agronomy                                University of Buenos Aires
Title: Estimation of the agricultural soil surface attributes through orbital and field radiometry data

Gustavo Togeiro de Alckmin
School of Land and Food
University of Tasmania
Title: Determining Biophysical and Biochemical Attributes of Pasture Using Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Techniques


QualitySpec® Trek Winners:


Ai Hwee “Elise” Kho
Centre for Animal Science                                                                                                                              University of Queensland
Title: To test the potential of QualitySpec Trek handheld near infrared spectrometer as a potential on-farm diagnostic tool for parasitic infection in sheep faeces and pasture

Dipika Nadkarni
Department of Archaeology                                                                                                                            Durham University
United Kingdom
Title: Identification of plastics in museum collections using fibre optic reflectance spectroscopy


FieldSpec HandHeld 2 Winners:


Meredith McPherson
Department of Ocean Sciences                                                                                                                  University of California, Santa Cruz
California, US
Title: Applying spectral techniques to determine physiological condition of bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) populations along the northern California coastline

Wendel Raymond
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences                                                                                                        University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Alaska, US
Title: Using condition estimates of a marine foundation species to infer temporally integrated seawater nutrient fields

Congratulations to our 2018 winners! We look forward to learning of your research results and greatly appreciate the contributions that you are making to spectral science in your fields.


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