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Pittcon 2011 honours scientists for outstanding contributions


Pittsburgh, PA – Pittcon 2011’s Program Committee has announced the recipients of numerous awards honouring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. The awards, to be presented during a symposium at Pittcon 2011, March 13-18, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Atlanta, Georgia, will recognize scientists from diverse disciplines including bioanalytical science, biomedical, chromatography, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, nanotechnology, separations science, and vibrational spectroscopy.

This years recipients include two scientists working at universities in Canada.

The Pittcon Heritage Award recognizes outstanding individuals whose entrepreneurial careers have shaped the instrumentation community, inspired achievement, promoted public understanding of the modern instrumentation sciences and highlighted the role of analytical chemistry in world economies. This year’s award will be presented to the original founders of Thermo Electron, George Hatsopoulos, John Hatsopoulos, and Arvin Smith, during opening session of Pittcon 2011.

Other awards and recipients that were announced are as follow:

– Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award: Raoul Kopelman, Richard Smalley Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Applied Physics, Uni¬versity of Michigan.

– Ralph N Adams Award: James W Jorgenson, William Rand Kenan, Jr, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

– Charles N Reilley and Young Investigator Awards – SEAC: Richard Van Duyne, Charles E and Emma H Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University.

– ACS Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation Chemistry Young Investigator Award: Philip Britz-McKibbin, Associate Professor of Bio-analytical and Chemical Biology, McMaster University.

– Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award: Janusz Pawliszyn, University Professor, Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

– Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award: Lingjun Li, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry,University of Wisconsin-Madison.

– Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award: Adriaan Bax, NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Institutes of Health.

– Williams-Wright Award: Howard Mark, Mark Electronics.