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The 2013 Chromatographic Society Martin Medal was awarded to Gunther Bonn and Frantisek Svec.
The 2013 Chromatographic Society Martin Medal was awarded to Günther Bonn of the University of Innsbruck and Austrian Drug Screening Institute (Innsbruck, Austria), and Frantisek Svec of the University of California at Berkeley and Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis Facility, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California).
Bonn was awarded the medal for his sustained and important contribution to the promotion of separation science — reflected in his strong presence in peer-review scientific literature, numerous patents, recognition as a speaker at national and international separation science meetings, and his membership on numerous editorial boards.
Svec was awarded his Martin medal for his world-leading contribution to chromatographic science. His prolific work in the development of polymeric stationary phases and adaption of these to multiple column and chip formats was recognized by the committee as groundbreaking research.
The Martin Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Society, is named for Archer John Porter Martin, winner of the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. It is awarded to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of separation science.