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Brian Bidlingmeyer, long-time LCGC Editorial Advisory Board member, received the 2010 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
Brian Bidlingmeyer, long-time LCGC Editorial Advisory Board member, received the 2010 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The award was sponsored by Agilent Technologies. Past winners of the award include distinguished chromatographers such as Peter Schoenmakers, Pat Sandra, Phyllis Brown, Peter Carr, Lloyd Snyder, Jack Kirkland, Dan Armstrong, Harold McNair, and Csaba Horvath.
Bidlingmeyer studied for his undergraduate degree at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry while studying under Prof. L.B. Rogers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His thesis at Purdue described the use of liquid chromatography at pressures ranging from 10,000 to 60,000 psi. Bidlingmeyer then worked at Amoco Research Center in Naperville, Illinois, where he developed key separation-based methods for ensuring product quality. Following his employment at Amoco, he began working at Waters Associates as an application chemist. His work at Waters involved application-focused products. He eventually became Vice-President and Technical Director for Waters Chromatography Division of Millipore Corporation. Bidlingmeyer left Waters to cofound Cohesive Technologies, where in partnership with the 3M Company he introduced a column based on a porous zirconia substrate. He then joined Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals as an Assistant Director with a focus on separation sciences. He left that company to join Rockland Technologies in Wilmington, Delaware, which was purchased by Hewlett Packard in 1997. Agilent Technologies was created from part of Hewlett Packard in 1999, and Bidlngmeyer continued his work with the company’s separation products business unit. Currently he is a senior R&D scientist in the company’s Columns and Supplies Division.
Bidlingmeyer has worked with and promoted high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for most of his career. He has developed and presents several short courses for groups such as the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is the Chairman of the Separations Science and Separations Chemistry Subdivision of ACS’s Analytical Division. His current areas of research include separation mechanisms, problem solving in challenging applications, and developing new and improved commercial products.