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The 2011 Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award will be presented to Janusz Pawliszyn, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), on Monday morning at Pittcon 2011.
Monday, March 14, 2011
8:00 a.m. Room 314
The 2011 Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award will be presented to Janusz Pawliszyn, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), on Monday morning at Pittcon 2011. The award will be presented by Mary Ellen P. McNally of Dupont Crop Protection. The Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley chooses award recipients based on their contributions to the fundamental understanding of the chromatographic process. The award was established in honor of Stephen Dal Nogare, who died in 1968 after serving for six months as president of the Chromatography Forum. Pawliszyn will be recognized for his development of the solid-phase microextraction (SPME) technique. A session of oral presentations will follow, with talks to be given by Pawliszyn on SPME, Marcel Florin Musteata (Albany College of Pharmacy) on monitoring free drug concentrations, Daniel W. Armstrong (University of Texas at Arlington) on ionic liquids in separations and mass spectrometry, McNally on separation science and registering an agricultural product, and Purnendu K. Dasgupta (University of Texas at Arlington) on two-dimensional chromatography measurement of nitrophenols in air and water.
Pawliszyn’s work has centered on designing automated, integrated instruments for isolating analyte compounds from complex matrices followed by the separation and identification of the compounds. His research group uses a variety of separation techniques, including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis, and various detection techniques including mass spectrometry. One of his areas of research interest is on developing imaging detection techniques for microcolumn chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and microchip separation.
He is known for his work in developing SPME, which has been a commercial success. He has received many awards, including the 1995 McBryde Medal, the 1996 Tswett Medal, the 1996 Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography Award, the 1996 Caledon Award, the Jubilee Medal 1998 from the Chromatographic Society of the UK, the 2000 Maxxam Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the 2000 Varian Lecture Award from Carleton University, the Humboldt Research Award for 2001, the 2002 COLACRO Medal, the A.A. Benedetti-Pichler Award from EAS, the 2008 Andrzej Waksmundzki Medal from the Polish Academy of Sciences, the 2008 Manning Principal Award, the 2010 Torbern Bergman Medal from the Swedish Chemical Society, the 2010 Marcel Golay Award, the 2010 Ontario Premier’s Innovation Award, and the 2010 ACS Award in Separation Science and Technology.