Università degli Studi di Ferrara Politecnico Milano 1863 University of Milano-Bicocca



Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award (BPA) at HPLC 2019 Milan is sponsored by Agilent Technologies, a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets.

Presentation of scientific work on a poster is an efficient way to disseminate and discuss results with peers, progress understanding of fundamental aspects of separation science, publish new instrumental methods and applications of chromatography and electrophoresis, especially for young scientists.

Poster sessions undoubtedly belong to the most important parts of the HPLC 2019 Milan Symposium. Poster displays will be arranged to allow intensive and comprehensive review and discussion between authors and delegates.

To be eligible for participation in the BPA, a delegate has to submit his/her poster only through

Abstract Submission Form

Upon submission of your Poster, please select the box stating "I would like to be considered for the Best Poster Award".

Posters will be reviewed by an international panel of scientists. The Chairman of the Best Poster Award Review Board is Dr. Gerard Rozing: a pioneer in HPLC technology. All participating posters will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Novelty, originality, and creativity of the work
  • The scope of the work, the quality of the experimental design and practical execution
  • Presentation of the work on the poster. Special emphasis will be on the author's presence and explanation during the designated poster session.
  • Impact of the work like the potential for innovation, on progressing separation science or the research work involved, on economic and societal aspects, or its use in science teaching

The Best Poster Award at HPLC 2019 Milano consists of a certificate and a money prize (300 Euro each for 10 awards) and will be delivered during the closing plenary ceremony.


Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award

About the Award
The purpose of the Award is to honor the memory of Csaba Horváth and recognize his contributions to HPLC, including his interest in fostering the careers of young people in separation science and engineering. The award includes an invitation to speak at the HPLC 2020 San Diego Symposium, a grant to support travel to that meeting, and a trophy engraved with the winner’s name. The award is sponsored by HPLC, Inc. The award will be presented during the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, June 20.

Eligibility Criteria
All presenters of oral contributions (excepting past winners) who are less than 35 years of age at the time of their lecture are eligible for consideration. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g., passport, driver’s license).

To Apply
Upon submission of your abstract, please select the box that states, "Would you like to be considered for the Csaba Horváth Award?"

Selection Process
The Scientific Committee selects abstracts for inclusion in the oral program. An Award Jury judges the eligible presentations and chooses a winner. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.

About Csaba Horváth
Professor Csaba Horváth (1930-2004) was born in Hungary and graduated in chemical engineering from the Budapest Institute of Technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt under the direction of Prof. Halász, he immigrated to the United States in 1963 and started research at the Harvard Medical School. In the following year, Dr. Horváth moved to Yale where he designed and built the first high performance liquid chromatograph to demonstrate the feasibility and potential of HPLC in bioseparation sciences. He chaired the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yale from 1987 to 1993 and was named as Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1998. Professor Horváth contributed close to 300 publications to the field of separation sciences and had nine patents. His main topics were all fundamental aspects of separations, including instrumentation, stationary phase designs, and mechanisms of separation processes, as well as their application mainly to biological and biomedical research, especially for the high-resolution separation of proteins and peptides.

Past recipients of the Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award
HPLC 2006 San Francisco,USA - Norma Scully, University of Cork, Ireland
HPLC 2007 Gent, Belgium - Caterina Temporini, University of Pavia, Italy
HPLC 2008 Baltimore, USA - Jude Abia, University of Tennessee, USA
HPLC 2009 Dresden, Germany - André de Villiers, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
HPLC 2010 Boston, USA - Jesse Omamogho, University College Cork, Ireland
HPLC 2011 Budapest, Hungary - Matthias Verstraeten, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
HPLC 2012 Anaheim, USA - Stefan Bruns, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
HPLC 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands - James Grinias, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
HPLC 2014 New Orleans, USA - William Black, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
HPLC 2015 Geneva, Switzerland - Andrea Gargano, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
HPLC 2016 San Francisco, USA - Simone Dimartino, University of Edinburgh, UK
HPLC 2017 Prague, Czech Republic - Bob Pirok, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
HPLC 2018 Washington, DC, USA - Martina Catani, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy


Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science

About the Award
The Uwe D. Neue Award was created to recognize scientists that have made and continue to make significant contributions to the field of separation science, in honor of the legacy of Dr. Uwe D. Neue, late scientist and Waters® Corporate Fellow. The award will be given at the 48th International Symposium on High-Performance-Liquid-Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2019) held from 16-20 June 2019 in Milan, Italy. The award is sponsored by Waters Corporation.

Eligibility Criteria
The award will honor a distinguished industrial scientist, 15-20 years or more after receiving his or her degree, who has made a significant contribution to the field of separation science. In addition, the awardee should be an industrial scientist, and one who was instrumental in the embodiment of technology in commercial products.

The deadline for completing and submitting the nomination information packet is December 10, 2018. The nomination packet will include a CV with nominating letter by the original nominator and a supporting document by a second person. Both letters should describe an individual's impact on separation science based on presentations, publications, patent records, prior honors, and contribution to innovative products as well as impact on others who he/she has managed or trained. The packets will be valid for three consecutive years. The packet should be submitted to Martin_Gilar@waters.com.

Selection Process
Nominations will be considered by a group consisting of selected members of the Permanent HPLC Symposium Committee, and industrial researchers.

The award recipient will receive a commemorative plaque, a $5,000 check and travel support. He/she will have an opportunity to present a research lecture at the following HPLC Symposium. The 2019 award will be given at the 48th International Symposium on High-Performance-Liquid-Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2019) held from 16-20 June 2019 in Milan, Italy. The recipient of the 2019 Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science is Dr. Christopher Welch. The award will be presented during the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, June 16.

Past awardees
HPLC 2013: Dr. Jack Kirkland
HPLC 2014: Dr. Gerard Rozing
HPLC 2015: Dr. Mark Schure
HPLC 2016: Dr. Lloyd Snyder
HPLC 2017: Dr. Andrew Alpert
HPLC 2018: Dr. Christopher Pohl


JFK Huber Lecture Award

The JFK Huber Lecture Award was created in 2014 by the Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (ASAC) to honor scientists who have made major contributions to the advancement of HPLC in theory and practice. Based on nominations the Honouring Committee of the ASAC will select the awardee. The Award will be presented at international conferences related to separation sciences. Awardees so far: 2014 Attila Felinger (Pécs) at ISC 2014 Innsbruck, Austria and 2017 Gert Desmet (Brussels) at HPLC 2017 Prague, CZ.
Prof. Joseph Franz Karl Huber (1 Jan, 1925 – 15 Aug, 2000) who gives this Award the name, received his Ph.D. degree in 1960 about a physicochemical topic under the supervision of Prof. Erica Cremer from the University Innsbruck (Austria). 1964 Joseph Huber moved to the Free University of Amsterdam (NL). In 1974 he moved back to Austria accepting the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Vienna where he became Emeritus in 1995. He is considered as one of the founding fathers of HPLC whereby his vision of the impact of small particles on the high efficiency of LC and of multidimensional LC marks the two corner stones of his research.


Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship

About 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 2019 symposium in Milano, Italy and at the HPLC 2020 symposium in San Diego, CA, USA for which travel support will be provided. The Fellowship is sponsored by HPLC, Inc. The award will be presented during the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, June 16.

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 are welcome from any individual or institution and are due on January 31, 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.

Past Faculty Fellows
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


Chromatographic Society Jubilee Medal

The Chromatographic Society is pleased to announce the award of the Jubilee Medal to Professor Frederic Lynen from the Ghent University in recognition of his “pioneering work on novel column chemistry, sample preparation and high- end implementation of state-of-the-art instrumentation to address separation problems in both quantitative and qualitative analysis”.

Professor Frederic Lynen
Frederic Lynen began his academic career at Ghent University in Belgium, where he obtained his PhD on the screening of combinatorial libraries via affinity electro- and pressure driven separation techniques in combination with mass spectrometry under the supervision of Prof. Pat Sandra in 2002. He then moved to the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa for postdoctoral research on the possibilities of hyphenated (electro) chromatographic separation techniques in natural product analysis. In 2004, he returned to Ghent University with the start-up of the Pfizer Analytical Research Centre (PARC). During this decade, long collaboration between academia and the pharmaceutical industry the transition towards greener, better resolving and faster analytical separation processes in the pharmaceutical industry was prepared in various ways. He thereby further specialized in column technology through the manufacturing of temperature responsive stationary phases allowing purely aqueous HPLC while also supervising 15 PhD, postdoctoral and MSc research projects active in the fields of e.g. column technology, green chromatography, matrix effects in mass spectrometry, oligonucleotide analysis, comprehensive HPLC, metabolite analysis, sample preparation and high efficiency SFC.
Since 2011 Dr. Lynen is associate professor, in charge of the Separation Science Group in the Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, at Ghent University. His research interests span a broad range of activities from fundamental (electro-) chromatographic performance predictions, improved predictive chromatographic modeling through Stationary Phase Optimize Liquid and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SOS-LC and SOS-SFC), stationary phase synthesis and column design for HPLC, SFC, GC and CEC, purely aqueous green temperature responsive liquid chromatography, the development various alternative 2-D LCxLC, LC-LC, LCxCE and GCxGC approaches, the design of enhanced separation and quantitation approaches specifically for medium sized and large molecules, matrix effects studies in mass spectrometry, immobilized artificial membrane chromatography, universal detection, natural product and complex pharmaceutical analysis, and also biomarker discovery in the framework of biomedical, art-historical and archeological research projects.
Dr. Lynen has published about 120 papers (h-index of 28 in Scopus, citations number > 2300). He has given more than 40 presentations in national and international conferences. His (currently expanding) research group now comprises 6 PhD, 2 postdoctoral and 2 MSc researchers, who have been awarded about 10 poster awards at major chromatographic conferences in recent years. In 2012, Frederic was awarded the Silver medal during the Method Development Olympics.
Frederic is actively also involved in the support of the separation science community. This, for example, through his participation to the editorial board of Journal of Chromatography A, as regular reviewer for the journals in the field of separation sciences and, last but not least, as chair of various editions (2012, 2014, 2016) of the International Conferences in Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography (HTC) and Hyphenated Techniques for Sample Preparation (HTSP). He is also permanent chair of the Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography section of the Flemish Royal Society of chemistry allowing for dissemination of the research in separation sciences to broader audiences. Frederic teaches a variety of course in including Organic Chemistry, Separation Methods, Organic Mass Spectrometry, Green Chemistry and Chemistry and Society courses in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at Ghent University, together with occasional specialized course in the line of the research activities.

Professor Lynen has demonstrated his exceptional abilities, application and commitment to the field of separation science and as such, the Chromatographic Society is delighted to honour him with the Jubilee Medal for 2019.Frederic will receive his award in at HPLC 2019 in Milan.

This article is reproduced with the kind permission from the March 2019 edition of Chromatography Today.


Chromatographic Society Martin Medal

The Chromatographic Society is now pleased to announce that Professor Robert Kennedy from the University of Michigan will be awarded the Martin Medal for 2019. The award has been made in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the development of innovative techniques in miniaturization of chemical separations and microfluidics for highly sensitive analysis of biological compounds”.

Professor Robert Kennedy
Robert Kennedy developed an interest in analytical chemistry and chemical separations while earning his BS degree in chemistry at the University of Florida. He became fascinated with the ability of GC to separate subtly different molecules while he was performing undergraduate research in organic chemistry. His analytical classes taught by Prof. John Dorsey further enhanced this interest. He went on to earn a PhD with James Jorgenson at University of North Carolina where is work focused on using open tubular LC to analyze single cells. After a post-doc with Mark Wightman, he started his own research program at University of Florida before moving to University of Michigan as the Hobart H. Willard Professor of Chemistry in 2002. His research has combined his lifelong interest in biology with chemical analysis and separations. A theme of his group has been development of miniaturized, high-speed separations for sensing, detection of non-covalent complexes, and screening. His group has developed capillary separation methods for monitoring neurotransmitters in vivo. These methods have been used for studying changes in neurotransmitter concentrations associated with behavior and diseases. His group has also developed microfluidic electrophoresis devices for monitoring insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells. These methods are coupled with LC-MS metabolomics to understand the biochemical mechanism of insulin secretion and perturbations associated with diabetes. His group is also researching use of rapid electrophoretic and mass spectrometric assays for high-throughput screening. His work has been recognized by several awards including ACS Award in Chromatography, McKnight Award for Technical Innovations in Neuroscience, EAS Separation Science Award, Golay Award for Achievements in Chromatography, The Ralph Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry and several teaching awards. He has held several service posts and is presently Associate Editor of Analytical Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at University of Michigan.

Robert has been a leading separation science researcher for a number of years with many of his students and collaborators progressing into positions of seniority. It is with great pleasure The Chromatographic Society awards the 2019 Martin Medal to Professor Robert Kennedy this well-deserved honour will be presented to him at HPLC 2019 in Milan.

This article is reproduced with the kind permission from the March 2019 edition of Chromatography Today.