LCGC Columnist Ron Majors Wins Gold Medal

September 19, 2007

Ronald E. Majors, LCGC North America columnist and Senior Chemist for the Columns and Supplies Division of Agilent Technologies, Inc., has been awarded the 2007 Martin Gold Medal by the Chromatographic Society in the United Kingdom for outstanding contributions to the chromatography field.

Ronald E. Majors, LCGC North America columnist and Senior Chemist for the Columns and Supplies Division of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Wilmington, Delaware), has been awarded the 2007 Martin Gold Medal by the Chromatographic Society in the United Kingdom for outstanding contributions to the chromatography field. Majors is best known for his monthly "Column Watch" and "Sample Preparation Perspectives" columns for LCGC North America. These articles focus on chromatography, sample preparation, and surface chemistry and can be found on LCGC's website. He was an early researcher in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and is an active member in the American Chemical Society's Sub-Division on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry, the Delaware Valley Chromatography Forum, and the California Separations Society.

The Chromatographic Society is an international organization devoted to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge on chromatography and related separation techniques.

The Martin Medal is the society's top award and bears the name of the Nobel Prize winner for chromatography, Archer Martin. It is awarded to individuals whose professional and scientific accomplishments have fostered progress in chromatography.