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LCGC hands out a pair of awards at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago.
LCGC North America handed out its annual awards at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago, Illinois this year, at a press conference held on Monday, March 9 in the McCormick Place Convention Center. On hand were many members of the chromatography community, including presenters Robert Classon of Shimadzu and Ron Majors of Agilent Technologies.
The awards themselves were the same as last year, with an Emerging Leader Award presented to the scientist making the greatest strides at an early stage of his or her career and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to an industry veteran whose career has significantly influenced and advanced the field of separation science.
The 2009 Emerging Leader Award went to Kevin Schug, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he leads a group of nine researchers whose work focuses primarily on LC–MS research, specifically ESI-MS/HPLC.
Winners of the LCGC Emerging Leader Award
This year's Lifetime Achievement Award went to a well known figure in the world of analytical chemistry, Harold McNair, professor emeritus of Virginia Tech's chemistry department. Dr. McNair has been active in the field for over 50 years, with a lengthy list of awards and accomplishments on his resume. Most recently, he won the Horvath Medal in 2003 and the EAS Award in Analytical Chemistry in 2004.
Winners of the LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award
LCGC extends its warmest congratulations to this year's award winners and thanks everyone who participated whether by voting, submitting nominations, or contributing a recommendation for a candidate.