EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science Given to Professor Pat J. Sandra

November 18, 2008

The 47th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition presented its award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science to Professor Pat J. Sandra, of Ghent University, Belgium, on November 18, 2008.

The 47th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition presented its award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science to Professor Pat J. Sandra, of Ghent University, Belgium, on November 18, 2008. Professor Sandra received the M.S. degree in Chemistry in 1969 and the Ph.D. degree in Sciences in 1975 from Ghent University. He is on the Faculty of Sciences at Ghent University, where he is currently a professor in separation sciences with the Department of Organic Chemistry. He is also an extraordinary professor with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; a professor with the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Evora, Portugal; and director of the Pfizer Analytical Research Center, Ghent University.

In 1986, Professor Sandra founded the Research Institute for Chromatography in Kortrijk, Belgium. He is the author or co-author of more than 450 scientific papers and has contributed to several books. Professor Sandra is active in all fields of separation sciences (GC, LC, SFC, and CE) and major areas of his research include high-throughput, high-resolution, miniaturization, hyphenation, and automation to study chemicals, pharmaceuticals, natural products, and pollution. He has been highly recognized for this achievements in research and teaching.