Each year CASSS (formerly the California Separation Science Society) bestows its Annual Scientific Achievement Award on a notable scientist in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the advancement of separation science and related fields.
This year, the award was presented to Professor Klaus K. Unger, head of the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
Unger started his research career at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, before he moved to the University of Mainz, Germany. He is one of the pioneers in the development of silica based materials for HPLC and is best known for his work on the separation of biomolecules. He has published over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has received over 55 patents. He has contributed to several books in the field of separation science, including the upcoming title, Monolithic Silicas in Separation Science.
- Liquid Chromatography– its development and key role in life science applications
K.K Unger, R. Ditz, E. Machtejas, R. Skudas,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2300 – 2312.