Chris Pohl Receives EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

January 17, 2019
Cindy Delonas
The Column

Volume 15, Issue 1

Page Number: 9

The EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science was awarded to Christopher Pohl at EAS on 12 November.

The EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science was awarded to Christopher Pohl at EAS on 12 November. 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 the senior vice president of research and development and the chief science officer at Dionex. Prior to joining Dionex, Pohl worked at the Clorox Technical Center and at Chevron Chemical. 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). Pohl’s 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 was the primary inventor, and the development of hyperbranched anion‑exchange condensation polymer synthesis technology.

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