2016 Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science

June 20, 2016

The 2016 Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science will be presented at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 20, after the Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship Award. This year’s awardee is Lloyd Snyder, who is retired from LC Resources. Synder is known not only for his many important contributions to an understanding of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), but also for his teaching, mentoring, and acclaimed publications.

 

The 2016 Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science will be presented at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 20, after the Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship Award. This year’s awardee is Lloyd Snyder, who is retired from LC Resources. Synder is known not only for his many important contributions to an understanding of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), but also for his teaching, mentoring, and acclaimed publications.

After receiving his PhD in organic chemistry in 1954 from the University of California at Berkeley, Snyder spent his entire career in industry. He began at Shell Oil in Houston, Texas, where he initially encountered chromatography at first hand. In 1957 he moved to Union Oil in Brea, California, where his research resulted in numerous procedures for the compositional analysis of petroleum, as well as a comprehensive understanding of adsorption chromatography. In 1971 he moved to the Technicon Instruments Corporation, first serving as VP of Research and later VP of Clinical Chemistry. Despite his administrative duties, Snyder found time for an HPLC research program and the development of the linear-solvent-strength model of gradient elution. After leaving Technicon, Snyder started a private consulting business, which provided chromatographic expertise to various clients, especially DuPont. In 1984, he and John Dolan started LC Resources, Inc., in Walnut Creek, California, to be joined a few years later by Tom Jupille.

Synder was also the recipient of the 2012 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award (1).

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 honors 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 award recipient also receives a commemorative plaque, a $5,000 check, and travel support. In addition, the winner will have an opportunity to present a research lecture at the following HPLC symposium.

Reference

L. Bush, LCGC North Am.30(3), 234–238, 271 (2012).