Northeastern University Researcher Receives International Honors

June 1, 2008
LCGC North America

Volume 26, Issue 6

Page Number: 512

Northeastern University Researcher Receives International Honors

Northeastern University Researcher Receives International Honors

Dr. Barry L. Karger, the James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry, Director of the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University, and internationally recognized expert on separation science, has been elected into the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as an honorary member. Dr. Karger has also been awarded the Csaba Horváth Medal of Innsbuck, Austria, for his contributions to the field of separation science and bioanalytical chemistry.

Membership in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences generally is restricted to Hungarian citizens and scholars. Scientists active in a foreign country can be elected for honorary membership if they pursue their field of science on an internationally recognized level and if their achievements are worthy of the the special esteem of the Hungarian scientific community.

Now the eighth year, the Csaba Horváth Medal is given to a recognized person in the field of separation science whose contributions to the field have exemplified the advancement of separation science for the future. The award is named after Csaba Horváth, who was a Hungarian-American chemical engineer noted for building the first high-performance liquid chromatograph.

"I am deeply honored by both recognitions. Hungary is historically strong in this scientific field and it is a particular honor to be chosen by fellow scientists in the international scientific community," said Kargar.

On receiving the Csaba Horváth award he said, "Csaba was one of the greatest pioneers in the field of separation science, a personal friend, and a great colleague. Receiving this award is both a personal and a professional honor for me."