March 17 - 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Symposium Details

Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Room: 118B

The 30th James L. Waters Symposium:
Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC)

Liquid chromatography is used in virtually every human endeavor involving chemicals. In the past twenty years, the technique has improved significantly leading to better and faster separations. Speakers will describe the basis for, and the realization of, better particles plus advances in instrumentation that led to UHPLC.

The SACP is extremely pleased to welcome the following innovators:

James Jorgenson – University of North Carolina

Ed Bouvier – Waters Corporation

William E. Barber – Retired from Agilent Technologies

Peter W. Carr – University of Minnesota

Christopher J. Welch – Indiana Consortium for Analytical Science & Engineering (ICASE)


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 2019:

James Jorgenson, Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina

James Jorgenson is a Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. He is one of the originators of capillary electrophoresis, with his first publications on this topic appearing in 1981. His research interests over the years have included single cell analysis, multidimensional separations, and ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography.


Ed Bouvier – Waters Corporation

Dr. Bouvier is a Principal Consultant at Waters Corporation, where he has been employed since 1992. He was responsible for developing several commercial products, including Oasis® HLB, RapiGest® SF surfactant, and SEC columns for protein and polymer separations. His current role is to evaluate enabling external technologies. He is an inventor on several patents.


William E. Barber, Retired from Agilent Technologies

William E. Barber, Ph.D., M.B.A., is retired from Agilent Technologies where he was most recently the Director of R&D (Chemistries), managing the development of new HPLC Column and Sample Preparation products. He is the co-inventor of eight granted patents, published twelve peer-reviewed papers and delivered 50+ invited and contributed presentations.


Peter W. Carr – University of Minnesotan

Prof. Carr received his B.S. (1965) from the Poly¬technic Institute of Brooklyn and a Ph.D. from Pennsyl¬vania State University (1969). He joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1969 after a post doctoral year at Stanford University Medi¬cal School (1968). In 1977, Dr. Carr joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota where he became Pro¬fessor of Chemistry in 1981.

He has been a consultant to Leeds and Northrup, Hewlett-Packard, the 3M Company and Agilent Technologies, and was the founder and first President of ZirChrom Separations Inc. . He was a founder and first President of the Minne¬sota Chromatography Forum (1978), and Chairman of the Sub¬division of Chromatography and Separa¬tion Science of the Analyt¬i¬cal Chemistry Division of the ACS (1988-1989). He has served on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels of the NSF and NIH. He has received national awards in analytical chemistry and separation science including the Dal Nogare Award of the Delaware Valley Chromatography Forum, the Analytical Chemistry Award of the SACP, as well as the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry and in Chromatography.


Christopher J. Welch – Indiana Consortium for Analytical Science & Engineering (ICASE)an

Chris is with the Director of the Indiana Consortium for Analytical Science & Engineering (ICASE), a joint venture between Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana University. Chris has worked in diverse areas of the chemical industry including discovery synthesis of agrochemicals (Velsicol-Sandoz), development of reagents for improved immunodiagnostic assays (Abbott Laboratories), development and commercialization of chromatographic stationary phases, reagents and enantioselective catalysts within a small business (Regis Technologies) and the invention and application of new purification, analysis and high throughput experimentation technologies for pharmaceutical process research (Merck & Co.).

Dr. Welch specializes in the development and use of new research technologies, and has authored more than 275 scientific publications and patents. He serves on the boards of a number of journals, symposia series and businesses. He is a Fellow of both the American Chemical Society (2010) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS (2013) and is the winner of several awards, including the Chirality Medal (2015) and the EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science (2017).





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