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We are pleased to announce two awards that will be presented at RIVA 2012


Modern high resolution, high performance gas, thin-layer, and liquid chromatography is a little over 50 years old, and within a period of less than two decades it completely transformed our knowledge of the composition of our environment and food, by providing methods to establish their composition and to detect trace residual impurities. Reports by chromatographers presented at the yearly international symposia greatly help in dissipating this information to everybody involving in such measurements. 

Leslie S. Ettre, March 14, 2008

The symposium series “International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography” and PerkinElmer are pleased to announce that the 5th Leslie S. Ettre Award, will be presented on the occasion of the 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and the 9th GCxGC Symposium to be held in Riva del Garda, Italy, May 27-June 1, 2012. The award is a cash grant of $2,500 US, a scroll with the winner’s name, $1,000 US travel contribution to attend the next ISCC meeting and free registration at the next meeting. The winner will also be invited to give an oral presentation at ISCC 2013. This competition is held annually. The award is sponsored by PerkinElmer. All presenters of oral and poster contributions related to capillary gas chromatography with emphasis on environmental and food applications and who are less than 35 years of age at the time of the lecture or poster presentation are eligible for consideration. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g., copy of passport or driver’s license). If you wish to be considered for the Leslie S. Ettre Award, you must send an e-mail to lmondello@unime.it with in cc William.Goodman@perkinelmer.com and subject L.S. Ettre Award before May 15, 2012. The Jury for the Award, chaired by William Goodman, will include 6-8 prominent scientists identified by the Scientific Committee. The winner will be announced at the Closing Session of the Symposium. 

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The Marcel Golay award was instituted in honor of Marcel Jules Eduard Golay, the inventor of capillary columns. Dr. Golay, one of the pioneers of gas chromatography, introduced the theory of dispersion in open tubular columns (capillary columns) and demonstrated their efficacy at the second International Symposium on Gas Chromatography in 1958. Dr. Golay joined PerkinElmer in 1962 as a senior scientist, and invented the Golay infrared sensor, which, at the time was the most sensitive infrared sensor available. Golay's invention helped establish PerkinElmer as a major source of infrared technology. He also extended the theory of preparative columns and examined the properties of various chromatography sampling systems. The open tubular gas chromatography column is the most popular analytical gas chromatography column in use today. Dr. Golay worked as was a senior scientist at PerkinElmer up until his death in 1989. The Marcel Golay award is presented to a scientist in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in capillary chromatography. 

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The Giorgio Nota Award award was instituted in honor of Giorgio Nota, who first introduced open tubular LC.
The Giorgio Nota award is presented to a scientist in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in capillary liquid chromatography.



The John Phillips Award Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatograpy, or GC x GC, was invented by the late Professor John Bruce Phillips of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his then graduate student, Dr. Zaiyou Liu.
The Phillips Prize will be awarded every other year to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of GC x GC analysis.



The award honors an experienced GCxGC scientist who has made significant contributions to the field.
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