Professor Peter Schoenmakers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences research group for Analytical Chemistry and its application in Forensic Science has been awarded the Knox medal for his outstanding contribution to the field of Separation Science.
The medal was presented to Schoenmakers on Thursday 30 January during the 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-13) in Bruges, Belgium.
The prestigious Knox medal recognises the innovation or influential work of the recipient in the field of Separation Science. The medal is infrequently awarded by the Separation Science Group of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry (England). It is a highly regarded prize in this field of science. Former winners include professors Pat Sandra (Ghent University), Chang Kee Lim (University of London) and Ian Wilson (Imperial College London).
The medal is named after Professor John H. Knox, a pioneer in gas chromatography who contributed to the development of modern high performance chromatographic methods. Knox was also quite active in forming close contacts with commercial organizations, which have led to the development of a range of high quality commercial products.