March 19, 2013 – Brightspec’s chief science officer, Dr. Brooks H Pate will be presented with the Coblentz Society’s Bomem-Michelson Award sponsored by ABB at Pittcon 2013 in Phillidelphia. The Coblentz Society presents the Bomem-Michelson Award, which is dedicated to the memory of Professor A.E. Michelson, developer of the Michelson Interferometer. ABB sponsors the annual award to honor a scientist who has advanced the technique(s) of vibrational, molecular, Raman or electronic spectroscopy.The award will be presented Tuesday March 19 at 8:00AM in room 126B. The presentation will be followed by a lecture from Brooks and invited speakers: David Plusquellic (NIST), Steve Shipman ( New College of Florida), Frank De Lucia (OSU), and Brian Drouin (JPL).