Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2018

The winner of Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2018 is Professor Christian Huck from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Christian has developed several NIR-based applications in the field of Material Science, Bioanalysis, Medicinal Plants and Food Quality Control. He has written several milestone publications including the investigation of nanomaterials and rapid blood quality control.

Christian has also developed techniques to use miniature NIR instruments to determine the optimum harvest time of medicinal plants as well as a technique to detect food fraud. In his spare time from all this, Christian has also been acting as Editor-in-Chief of NIR news.

The award ceremony and award lecture has been organized at the International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC) during 29 July – 2 August 2018 at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, USA. The Tomas Hirschfeld Award is sponsored by Foss.

Congratulation Christian!



Dan Klevisha from Foss, the sponsor of the Tomas Hirschfeld Award, and Peter Tillman, Treasurer of ICNIRS, present the award and gift to Christian Huck, the winner of THA2018 at the IDRC2018.