Pittcon Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy

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Pittcon 2015 Announces award winners from academia and industry for this year's conference and exposition March 8-12, New Orleans. New this year are two awards organized by LCGC.

Mike Tessalone

Mike Tessalone, LCGC Publisher

The LCGC Awards were created to honor those who developed the field of chromatography into what it is today, and to recognize the leaders of the next generation of scientists who represent the future.

The Pittcon 2015 Program Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of 14 prestigious awards honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Each award will be presented during a symposium at Pittcon 2015, March 8-12, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Presentations will include topics in applications such as bioanalytical, nanotechnology, genomics/proteomics, fuels/energy, materials, polymers/plastics, pharmaceutical, biomedical and neurochemistry. Methodologies include near infrared spectroscopy, molecular and vibrational spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; capillary electrophoresis; electrochemistry; liquid chromatography; sensors, magnetic resonance and chemical methods.

There will be two new awards this year, the Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award and the Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award, both of which are sponsored by LCGC. The LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award honors a seasoned professional for a lifetime of contributions to the advancement of chromatographic techniques and applications. The LCGC Emerging Leader Award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young separation scientist who has made significant practical contributions to the field of separation science. The LCGC Awards were created in 2008, and for the first time in 2015, the recipients will be honored at Pittcon.

“The LCGC Awards were created to honor those who developed the field of chromatography into what it is today, and to recognize the leaders of the next generation of scientists who represent the future,” said LCGC publisher Mike Tessalone. “Our mission at LCGC is to educate our readers, and what better way to do that than to provide real-life examples of people that paved the way for new technologies and methods, while also highlighting current research that is breaking new ground,” he added.

Awards and recipients are as follows:

Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award
Alfred G. Redfield, Brandeis University

Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award
Andrew G. Ewing, Chalmers and Gothenburg Universities

Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award
Ryan C. Bailey, University of Illinois

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science
Dwight R. Stoll, Gustavus Adolphus College

Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award,
Mark R. Schure, Kroungold

SEAC - Charles N. Reilley Award
Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

SEAC – Royce W. Murray Award
Thomas Hamann, Michigan State University

Ralph N. Adams Award
John R. Yates, The Scripps Research Institute

The Coblentz Society - Williams Wright Award
David Jonas, University of Colorado

Pittcon Heritage Award
A. Blaine Bowman, Illumina

The LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award
Joseph Jack Kirkland, Advanced Materials Technology, Inc

The LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award
Caroline West, University of Orleans

See complete details and bios at pittcon.org.

About Pittcon
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities includingscience equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit pittcon.org for more information.

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