March 8 - 12, 2021
Virtual Event
8:30 am - 6:00 pm EST

The Thirty-Second James L. Waters Symposium
Pioneer speakers will describe the development, commercial construction as well as recent advances in instrumentation and its applications.

Symposium Topic: Capillary Electrophoresis

Tuesday, March 9, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM

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The SACP is extremely pleased to welcome the following innovators:


    Norman Dovichi – University of Notre Dame

    Gerard Rozing – ROZING.COM Consulting

    Robert Weinberger – CE Technologies, Inc.

    Jeff Chapman – MicroGEM International plc

What is the Waters Symposium?
The James L. Waters Annual Symposium is a unique component of the Pittsburgh Conference Technical Program. Mr. Waters, founder of Waters Associates, Inc. and President of Waters Business Systems, Inc. proposed in 1989 that the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offer an annual symposium exploring the origin, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of established and major significance. The objective of the symposium is to recognize researchers and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the early, and in some cases, more mature history of the important contributions as well as the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and marketing organizations.

Symposium Speakers
We are extremely pleased to welcome the following innovators to Pittcon 2021:

Norman Dovichi, University of Notre Dame

Norman Dovichi received his BS in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics at Northern Illinois University and his PhD at the University of Utah, where he was Joel Harris’ first PhD student. He spent two years as a division funded postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. He has been a faculty member at the Universities of Wyoming, Alberta, Washington, and Notre Dame. He retired in 2020, but continues to lead a small NIH funded research program.

Gerard Rozing, ROZING.COM Consulting

Ph.D. Amsterdam University. Post-doctoral research University of Ghent, Belgium and Amsterdam University.
1979-1999: Hewlett-Packard, Waldbronn, Germany. R&D Chemist, group & project Leader, HPLC column, HPLC system, CE capillaries and CE system development.
2000: Agilent Technologies University Relations Manager, Agilent Research Fellow.
2012: Retired, current: SAB Member PharmaFluidics, Ghent, Belgium, Advisor AES, Cambridge, Canada. Co-organizer, HPLC, MSB, ITP and ISC Symposium series.

Robert Weinberger, CE Technologies, Inc.

Formally from Applied Biosystems Inc., Dr. Robert Weinberger is President of CE Technologies, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in contract research using Capillary Electrophoresis (CE). He was the instructor for American Chemical Society Short Courses on CE for decades. He has written nearly 100 columns and meeting reviews in American Laboratory and he is the author of over 50 papers, book chapters and patents in the fields of electrophoresis and liquid chromatography. He served as an expert witness in capillary electrophoresis patent litigation surrounding the human genome project and provided expert opinions concerning the purity of potentially contaminated heparin samples, drug substances and dietary supplements. Dr. Weinberger has developed hundreds of separations across many industries. He has lectured at myriad meetings, colleges and universities and scientific discussion groups worldwide.

Jeff Chapman, MicroGEM International plc

Jeff Chapman was part of Beckman Instrument’s 1989 launch team for the P/ACE System 2000, the first fully automated capillary electrophoresis (CE) system. Jeff is well known in the CE community and has amassed 35 years of experience with this technology. Jeff is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of MicroGEM International plc, a mission driven biotechnology company to Democratize Molecular Diagnostics.

 

 

 

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