Welcome to Day 3 of Pittcon 2011

March 7, 2011
E-Separation Solutions

Welcome to Day 3 of LCGC?s coverage of Pittcon 2011. Today, we present the 2011 LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award as part of our live theater, in booth #3217, at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome to Day 3 of LCGC’s coverage of Pittcon 2011. Today, we present the 2011 LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award as part of our live theater, in booth #3217, at 10:30 am. That presentation and interview will be followed by a full day of programming from ChromAcademy.

The winner of the 2011 LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award is James W. Jorgenson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A thought leader in separation science, Jorgenson is well known for his breakthroughs in both capillary electrophoresis and ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography. His pioneering work on developed CE as a viable and powerful tool for microscale chemical separations; capillary gel electrophoresis later enabled the sequencing of the human genome. His later work on the use of ultra-high pressures in liquid chromatography, first published in 1997, is widely regarded as critical to the success of what is now known as UHPLC.

Jorgenson also was one of the first to study multidimensional chromatography or multidimensional electrophoresis coupling CE with HPLC, and later interfaced mass spectrometry to CE–HPLC to make a truly 2D hyphenated system. He continues to pursue techniques to greatly increase peak capacity in analytical separations, such as LC-CE, as well as techniques with extreme resolving power, such as flow counterbalanced capillary electrophoresis (FCCE), to solve problems in complex mixture analysis.

Following the Lifetime Achievement Award interview, programming in the LCGC Theater will continue with sessions presented by our partner, ChromAcademy. These will include presentations on future GC technologies and metabolic profiling, and live troubleshooting sessions at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.: Bring your questions and problems!