Vol. 31 No. 5
IUPAC Members Recognized at Pittcon
Pittcon is the world’s premier conference and exposition on laboratory science and the major meeting place for the inventors, users, manufacturers, and vendors of laboratory instruments, equipment, and supplies. At Pittcon 2009, which was held March 8–13, 2009, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, 11 major awards were presented, including two to IUPAC members.
The 2009 Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science was presented to Nelson Torto of Rhodes University. In particular, the award recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a chemist or chemical engineer within 10 years of their degree.
Martin Quack, a member of the IUPAC Commission on Physicochemical Symbols, Terminology, and Units, was presented with the 2009 Bomem-Michelson Awardee. Quack is a full professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. He is involved in the revision of the IUPAC Green Book and preparing it for translation. The Bomen-Michelson Award honors scientists who have advanced techniques of vibrational, molecular, Raman, or electronic spectroscopy.
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