Franklin E. (Woody) Barton, II

Franklin E. (Woody) Barton, II
P: +1 706 338-7177
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Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society
The Georgia Academy of Science
The Chemical Society
American Oil Chemist Society
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Council on NIR spectroscopy
International Committee for NIRS
Association of Official Analytical Chemists


B.S. Chemistry major, Mathematics minor, North Georgia College 1964
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Georgia 1969
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia 1970-1971


Active Duty U. S. Army, Captain Ft. Sill, OK and Republic of Vietnam 1969-1970
USDA Agricultural Research Service 1971-2008
Light Light Solutions, LLC 2008-present

Publications & Presentations

Woody is the author of over 200 publications and has made hundreds of presentations. He is a nationally/internationally recognized scientist. Over the years he has received many international invitations to speak and conduct short training sessions for scientist in The Netherlands, Germany and Australia. Scientists from those countries as well as New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Canada and Ghana have come to his laboratory for short periods to learn spectroscopic techniques and procedures.


Member, Sigma Xi
Superior Service Award from ARS and USDA for co‐leader National Near Infrared Research Project. 1986
AOAC Collaborative Study of the Year Award, 1988
Co-author AOAC Collaborative Study of the Year Award, 1990
Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievement in Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 1998
Tomas A. Hirschfeld Award in Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 2003
Elected a Fellow of Near Infrared Spectroscopy by the International Council of NIR Spectroscopy, 2005
Agricultural Research Service Scientist of the Year 2007
Elected SAS Fellow 2018