Dr. Vo-Dinh received the 2011 Award on Spectrochemical Analysis from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Analytical Chemistry Division. The award is given to individual for advancing the fields of spectrochemical analysis and optical spectrometry in one or more of the following:
- Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has made a significant impact on the field.
- Development of novel and important instrumentation.
- Elucidation of fundamental events or processes important to the field.
- Authorship of important research papers and/or books that have had an influential role in the development of the field and in the use of chemical instrumentation.