(1931 - 2014)
(1931 - 2014)
Distinguished Scientist, Professor Georges Guiochon was a mentor and friend to so many us in the field of separation science. His passion for his craft went beyond his personal research group and extended to almost all who came into his contact. After he passed away on October 21st 2014 we wondered how it could be, that tribute could be paid to his life and to his scientific prowess.
Anyone who knew Georges knew that in every way he pushed the boundaries, and he was unreservedly unashamed to do so. His contributions to the field of separation science have been exceptional; we wonder, for how long he will continue as a publishing author, such is his legacy to research groups around the globe. We considered this in a trying to make a fitting tribute to Georges; how to reach all corners of the globe?
We thought about pushing the boundaries and what would Georges do? If we had learnt anything, it was that boundaries had to be pushed. Then we thought that any tribute had to offer the opportunity for scientists to congregate together without obstruction as we all have something to say. We all owe Georges so much in our own way. From these thoughts the idea of an entirely web based symposium was framed, we believe the boundaries have been pushed and Georges would be looking on with glee. Aspects of this symposium could have been undertaken better, and I think everyone who has been involved fully recognises this, but when boundaries are to be pushed sometimes more grunt than finesse is required.
In framing this symposium we attempted to contact all of Georges’ ex-members, a task that proved complex as both the geographic and research interests of his team members have been diverse and some communications lost. Nevertheless we captured a significant number and all those who have been contacted wished to participate. Some, however, in the process have fallen foul of our stress as deadlines have had to be met, and we apologise to those whose voices this week may not be heard. If you are one of these people or had been missed we actively encourage you to reach out to us for a “later” addition to the tribute session. Remember we are no longer confined to the typical conference “time” or “location” restraints and this tribute will be a living memorial to Georges.
We speak now on behalf of all those who are presenting and those who wish they could have, we offer a unified voice, one that lacks the appropriate words of gratitude to a man who showed us all the way, to push against our own personal boundaries and strive for our own ideals of perfection.
We thank you Georges.
|Dr. Attila Felinger - "Optimizing Preparative Chromatography"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Peter Sajonz - "Measurement of Molecular Diffusion Coefficients "The Quest for Perfect Peaks"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Torgny Fornstedt - "Deeper insights Into Adsorption Behavior with more rigorous processing of Data from HPLC or Modern Biosensors"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Tivadar Farkas - "The Study of Column Packing Homogeneity and Flow Profiles in Packed Chromatographic Columns"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Andrew Shalliker - "Visualising heterogeneous aspects of fluid flow in HPLC columns"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Krzysztof Kaczmarski - "Tribute to Georges Guiochon"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Fabrice Gritti - "Importance of Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Separation Science"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Jacob Fairchild - "Theory and Applications of Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography Separations"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Paul Stevenson - "Contributions to peak measurement and 2D-HPLC"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Krisztian Horvath - "Optimization of shell thickness of superficially porous particles"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Mark Trudgett - "Personal Tribute to Georges Guichon"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Abhijit Tarafder - "Method Development in Low Pressure and Low Density Region in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC)"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Jude Abia - "Radial Heterogeneity of Some Analytical Columns Used in HPLC"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Michel Martin - "History with Georges"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Leonid Asnin - "Evolution of the two-site adsorption model in chiral chromatography"||Go to talk|
|Dr. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern - "Inflection points in single component adsorption isotherms and consequences for preparative chromatography"||Go to talk|