LCGC is pleased to announce the addition of André de Villiers to its editorial advisory board.
De Villiers, an associate professor of chemistry at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is the winner of the LCGC 2014 Emerging Leader award. His research interests include fundamental studies that push the boundaries of the chemical characterization of complex mixtures using state-of-the-art techniques such as multidimensional liquid chromatography and gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry and their applications, primarily to natural product analysis. He has published 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and his papers have ben cited 925 times.
In addition to the LCGC Emerging Leader award, de Villiers has received a number of other awards from the separation science community, including the 2009 Csaba Horváth Memorial Award from the International Symposium on High-Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC) and the 2012 Chromatographer of the Year award from the Chromatographic Society of South Africa. He has also been invited to deliver lectures at prestigious international conferences, such as the HPLC and the International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography.
De Villiers is currently chairing the Western Cape board of the Chromatographic Society of South Africa. He was also responsible for the organization of two successful conferences that took place in Stellenbosch: the 39th National South African Chemical Institute convention in 2008 and Analitika 2010.