Tivadar Farkas has over 25 years of experience in chromatography. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in Analytical Chemistry in 1992 under the guidance of Prof. Georges Guiochon. The topic of his thesis was the investigation of HPLC column heterogeneity with electrochemical- and with laser induced fluorescence detection, on analytical and preparative chromatographic columns. Tivadar Farkas started his career as an analytical chemist in gas-chromatography in fragrance and food analysis in 1987. He joined Phenomenex in 1997 as a Senior Scientist and first worked on column packing technology. For several years he managed the Analytical Support and Development group within R&D, focusing on the development of novel stationary phases, column formats, and applications for both analytical and prep HPLC. Currently he acts as the Senior Managing Scientist in the R&D department at Phenomenex overseeing all major research projects. His interests include the evaluation of novel chromatographic stationary phases using a wide range of chromatographic tests standard to the industry, and the development of additional testing procedures better reflecting column behavior toward compounds of pharmacological interest. Two recent successful development projects resulted in the launch of a new line of core-shell particle-based HPLC columns capable of providing excellent chromatographic resolution even when operated on conventional HPLC instrumentation and a line of polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases of broad recognition ability. Tivadar Farkas is a constant contributor to the major chromatography meetings and to the Journal of Chromatography.
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