Barry L. Karger Receives LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award

Barry L. Karger, the Director Emeritus of the Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis, is the recipient of the 2022 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award. The presentation of the award will take place on March 28, at 1:00 pm EDT at a Pittcon 2022 virtual awards session. This award honors an outstanding and seasoned professional for a lifetime of contributions to the advancement of chromatographic techniques and applications.

During the session, Karger will offer his perspective on separations and analysis in the life sciences. With a 60-year career in analytical chemistry, Karger has much to share about advances in all forms of chromatography. He will discuss the impact of the separation science field in the biological and chemical sciences, progress in column technology, the emergence of the biotechnology industry, the success of the Human Genome Project, the wide adoption of liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS), the use of microfluidics, and more.

Among Karger’s numerous awards are the Steven dal Nogare Memorial Award for Chromatography (1975), the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Chromatography (1982), the M.S. Tswett Medal in Chromatography (1986), the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry (1990), the A.J.P. Martin Medal (1991), the EAS Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Separations Science (1997), the ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology (1998), and the Halász Medal of the Hungarian Chemical Society for Chromatography and Separation Science (2002). He has also received the CaSSS Award (2003), the Michael Widmer Award (2004, Switzerland), the Torbern Bergman Medal (2008, Sweden), the Csaba Horváth Medal (2008), the Golay Medal, (2009), the Csaba Horváth Lectureship (2010, Hungary), the J. Heyrovsky Honorary Medal (2010, Czech Republic), and the Arnold O. Beckman Medal (2014).

Learn more about Karger’s work and career in the February issue of LCGC.

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