Uwe D. Neue Award Presented to Lloyd Snyder at HPLC 2016

June 22, 2016

Lloyd Snyder was presented with the Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Sciences at HPLC 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Lloyd Snyder was presented with the Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Sciences at HPLC 2016 in San Francisco, California. Snyder is known for his many contributions to an understanding of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) as well as for his teaching, mentoring, and acclaimed publications.

In 1954, Snyder received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. He went on to spend his entire career in industry, starting at Shell Oil in Houston, Texas, where he initially encountered chromatography first hand. Three years later, Snyder moved to Union Oil in Brea, California, where his research resulted in numerous procedures for the compositional analysis of petroleum and a comprehensive understanding of adsorption chromatography. He has worked at Technicon Instruments Corporation, and he teamed up with the American Chemical Society to teach short courses in basic LC and later in method development. After leaving Technicon, he started a private consulting business that provided chromatographic expertise to various clients, including DuPont.

Snyder has published more than 300 papers and nine books, at least three of which are considered seminal works that had an enormous impact on the practice of chromatography. The best known of his books is Introduction to Modern Liquid Chromatography, which he coauthored with Jack Kirkland and John Dolan.

The Uwe D. Neue Award was created to recognize scientists that have made and continue to make significant contributions to the field of separation science, in honor of the legacy of Dr. Uwe D. Neue, the late scientist and Waters Corporate Fellow. The award honors a distinguished industrial scientist, 15–20 years or more after receiving his or her degree, who has made significant contributions to the field of separation science.