Inge Russell Best Paper Award

Winning Paper

Measuring Lager and Ale Yeast Viability and Vitality Using Fluorescence-Based Image Cytometry

Leo Chan currently serves as the Technology R&D Manager at Nexcelom Bioscience LLC, Lawrence, MA. His research involves in the development of instrument and applications for the Cellometer image cytometry system for detection and analysis of yeasts used in brewing and biofuel industries. He is a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and American Society for Brewing Chemist. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000-2008).
Corresponding Author: Leo Li-Yang Chan
Authors: Dan Driscoll, Dimitry Kuksin, Stephanie Saldi


The Inge Russell Best Paper Award is presented to a Master Brewers member(s) who have authored the year's best paper in the Technical Quarterly. The award was created to honor Dr. Russell, a former editorial board chair, who over the years gave invaluable technical assistance to Technical Quarterly and to the Master Brewers.


  • Award plaque
  • Complimentary registration to the Master Brewers Conference
  • Recognized during the Award Ceremony at the Master Brewers Conference

Past Recipients

TQ Year​ ​Authors
​2016 ​Leo Li-Yang Chan, Dan Driscoll, Dimitry Kuksin, Stephanie Saldi
​2015 ​Graham Stewart
​2013 Acacia Cooper, Steven Petrovic, Larry Chase
​2010 ​Benjamin Bailey, Christina Schonberger, Georg Drexler, Andreas Gahr, Rebecca Newman, Mortiz Poschl, Eberhard Geiger
​2009 ​David Kapral
​2008 ​Elke Arendt, Almudena Soriano, Beatus Schehl
​2007 ​Inge Russell