Chris Pohl to Receive EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

November 9, 2018

The EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science will be presented to Christopher Poll at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 12.

The EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science will be presented to Christopher Poll at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 12. Pohl is the vice president of Chromatography Chemistry in the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry division of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Prior to the acquisition of Dionex Corporation by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2011, Pohl was senior vice president of Research and Development and chief science officer at Dionex. Prior to joining Dionex, Pohl worked as an analytical chemist at the Clorox Technical Center in a competitive product analysis laboratory. He previously worked at Chevron Chemical in the herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide research and development (R&D) laboratory as an analytical chemistry technician.

Pohl is the author or co-author of five book chapters and more than 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is an author or co-author of 85 U.S. patents with numerous foreign equivalents in a number of areas including separation methods, stationary phase design, suppressor technology, solid-phase extraction, capillary electrophoresis techniques, and accelerated solvent extraction (ASE). His most significant accomplishments include the initial development of high pH anion-exchange chromatography for the separation of carbohydrates via anion exchange, the development of hydroxide-selective phases suitable for gradient ion chromatography applications, the development of membrane suppressor technology, the development of ASE, where he played the role of primary inventor, and the development of hyperbranched anion-exchange condensation polymer synthesis technology.