Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellowship


About the Fellowship

The purpose of the Fellowship is to honor the memory of Georges Guiochon and recognize his major contributions to HPLC, including his interest in fostering the careers of young people in separations science. The Fellow will be selected annually and will receive a $15,000 USD research grant and a commemorative plaque. The inaugural Fellow will be expected to present specially dedicated lectures at the HPLC 2016 symposium in San Francisco and at the HPLC 2017 symposium in Prague, for which travel support will be provided. The Fellowship is sponsored by HPLC, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria

All full-time faculty members at U.S. academic or government institutions who are within 10 years of their first independent research appointments at the time of the award are eligible for consideration. The selection process will be based on overall excellence in research in fields aligned with liquid phase separation science.


Nominations are welcome from any individual or institution and are due on December 21, 2015. Individual faculty members may nominate themselves. All nominations should include a brief professional biography of the candidate and a complete publication list. Up to two seconding letters may also be included but not required. A citation of 200 words or less stating why the candidate is worthy of the Fellowship should be submitted. The complete package should be sent as an email attachment to the Secretary/Treasurer of HPLC Inc., currently Professor Edward Yeung (

Selection Process

The U.S. members, one European member and one Asian member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the HPLC series, will select the Fellow annually and an announcement will be made 5 months prior to the HPLC meeting of that year.

About Georges Guiochon

Professor Georges Guiochon (1931-2014) was born in France. He graduated in 1953 with an MS degree in engineering at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Paris (France) in 1958. He was a Professor of Chemistry at Ecole Polytechnique (1958-1985) and at the University Pierre et Marie Curie of Paris (1968-1984), then at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1984-1987). He was appointed a Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee (Department of Chemistry) and a Senior Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Division of Chemical Sciences) in 1987. Georges Guiochon was the undisputed master of the theory in almost all fields related to chromatography. He presented many rigorous treatments on retention and, especially, efficiency in liquid chromatography. He provided the theoretical foundation for the large-scale application of preparative chromatography, which is now one of the key technologies of the emerging biopharmaceutical industry. More recently, Georges Guiochon guided the re-emergence of supercritical-fluid chromatography in the fundamentally correct directions. No other scientist has demonstrated the breadth of knowledge, nor the unceasing motivation, that Georges Guiochon used to shape the field of chromatography to where it is today. His efforts garnered awards that included 2 from the ACS and the LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award.  He received honorary doctoral degrees from the Universities of Pardubice, Ramon Llull (Barcelona), Ferrara, and Science and Technology (Liaoning), and was inducted into the Spanish Academy of Science in 2011. He published 10 books and about 1100 peer-reviewed papers while performing research with over a hundred graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

2016 Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellows Awardee

Dr. Ying Ge, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Ying Ge is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Cell & Regenerative Biology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She received a B.S. from Peking University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University under the joint supervision of Prof. Fred McLafferty and Prof. Tadhg Begley. After graduate school, Dr. Ge explored a career in pharmaceutical industry, first as a scientist at Wyeth Research and then as a group leader at PPD, Inc. Although she enjoyed her industrial experience, she realized that her ultimate interests were in academia for the freedom of pursuing independent research. In 2006, Dr. Ge joined University of Wisconsin-Madison as the Director of Mass Spectrometry in Human Proteomics Program. In 2012, Dr. Ge was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell & Regenerative Biology and Department of Chemistry, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. Dr. Ge’s research is highly interdisciplinary that cuts across the traditional boundaries of chemistry, biology, and medicine. By creatively integrating her expertise in mass spectrometry/proteomics with cardiac biology/medicine, she aims to develop and employ novel top-down mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategies in conjunction with functional studies to gain new insights into the molecular mechanisms of cardiac disease and regeneration. Recently her lab has developed a multi-pronged approach to address the challenges in top-down proteomics in a comprehensive manner. Particularly, to address the challenge of proteome complexity, her lab has been developing novel multidimensional liquid chromatography strategies to separate intact proteins for top-down proteomics.

Past Faculty Fellows

2015 Professor Amy E. Herr, University of California, Berkeley