2020 Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship

GuiochonAbout the Fellowship

The purpose of the Fellowship is to honor the memory of Georges Guiochon and recognize his major contributions to HPLC, including his interest in fostering the careers of young people in separation science. The Fellow will be selected annually and will receive a $15,000 research grant and a commemorative plaque. The inaugural Fellow will be expected to present specially dedicated lectures at the HPLC 2020 symposium in San Diego, CA and at the HPLC 2021 symposium in Dusseldorf, Germany for which travel support will be provided. The Fellowship is sponsored by HPLC, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria

All full-time faculty members at U.S. academic or government institutions who are within 10 years of their first independent research appointments at the time of the award are eligible for consideration. The selection process will be based on overall excellence in research in fields aligned with liquid phase separation science.

Nominations

Nominations are welcome from any individual or institution and are due on December 16, 2019. Individual faculty members may nominate themselves. All nominations should include a brief professional biography of the candidate and a complete publication list. Up to two seconding letters may also be included but not required. A citation of 200 words or less stating why the candidate is worthy of the Fellowship should be submitted. The complete package should be sent as an email attachment to the Secretary/Treasurer of HPLC Inc., currently Dr. Kelly Zhang (zhang.kelly@gene.com).

Selection Process

The U.S. members, one European member and one Asian member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the HPLC series, will select the Fellow annually and an announcement will be made 5 months prior to the HPLC meeting of that year.

About Georges Guiochon

Professor Georges Guiochon (1931-2014) was born in France. He graduated in 1953 with an MS degree in engineering at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Paris (France) in 1958. He was a Professor of Chemistry at Ecole Polytechnique (1958-1985) and at the University Pierre et Marie Curie of Paris (1968-1984), then at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1984-1987). He was appointed a Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee (Department of Chemistry) and a Senior Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Division of Chemical Sciences) in 1987. Georges Guiochon was the undisputed master of the theory in almost all fields related to chromatography. He presented many rigorous treatments on retention and, especially, efficiency in liquid chromatography. He provided the theoretical foundation for the large-scale application of preparative chromatography, which is now one of the key technologies of the emerging biopharmaceutical industry. More recently, Georges Guiochon guided the re-emergence of supercritical-fluid chromatography in the fundamentally correct directions. No other scientist has demonstrated the breadth of knowledge, nor the unceasing motivation, that Georges Guiochon used to shape the field of chromatography to where it is today. His efforts garnered awards that included 2 from the ACS and the LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award.  He received honorary doctoral degrees from the Universities of Pardubice, Ramon Llull (Barcelona), Ferrara, and Science and Technology (Liaoning), and was inducted into the Spanish Academy of Science in 2011. He published 10 books and about 1100 peer-reviewed papers while performing research with over a hundred graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellows Awardee

Past Faculty Fellows

2019 Professor Ryan T. Kelly, Brigham Young University
2018 Professor Peter Nemes, University of Maryland, College Park
2017 Professor Dwight Stoll, Gustavus Adolphus College
2016 Professor Ying Ge, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 Professor Amy E. Herr, University of California, Berkeley