Asher Research Group

Department of Chemistry University of Pittsburgh


Current Group Members


Research Director/Principal Investigator:
      • 2018 Raman Lifetime Award, International Conference of Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS), Aug, 2018.
  • 2018 Applied Spectroscopy "Editor's Choice" Award: "Ultraviolet Raman Wide-Field Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer for Standoff Trace Explosive Detection", Kyle T. Hufziger, Sergei V. Bykov and Sanford A. Asher.
     •  2018 Society for Applied Spectroscopy "Pillars of Spectroscopy" Tour Speaker
  • 2016 14th Henry Kuivila Lecturer, University at Albany, SUNY
  • 2016 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Honorary Membership Award       
  • 2016 Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) Award in Analytical Chemistry
  • 2015 FACSS Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy
  • 2006 Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2011 Charles E. Kaufman Award
  • 2009 University of Pittsburgh Research Council Member
  • 2008 Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award
  • 2007 Society Fellow, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • 2005 Sigi Ziering Award for Outstanding Contribution of a Publication in the Journal, Clinical Chemistry (2005)
  • 2004 University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 2002 ACS Pittsburgh Award
  • 2002 Ellis R. Lippincott Award
  • 2000 Pittsburgh Technology Council EnterPrize Award
  • 1999 Bomen-Michelson Award
  • 1998 Lester W. Strock Award
  • 1996 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award
  • 1994 ACS Analytical Division Spectrochemical Analysis Award
  • American Heart Association Established Investigatorship Award
  • 1988 Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of Missouri


Administrative Assistant:
Research Assistant Professor:
Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Graduate Students:

Sarah Goda
Kyeongwoo Jang
Ryan Roppel
James Westbay