The Knox Medal honours individuals who deserve special recognition for the innovative and influential work in the field of separation science, and since 2010 has been awarded to separation science grandees such as Prof Keith Bartle, Prof Pat Sandra and Prof Peter Schoenmakers. The RSC Separation Science Group are delighted to announce that Prof Peter Myers will be the next recipient of the Knox Medal. The award will be presented to Prof Myers at HTC-15 in Cardiff in January 2018, where he will be giving the plenary Knox Lecture.
Prof Myers is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool Chemistry Department, with a long and distinguished career in separation science. He has been a leading figure in the development of HPLC, which underpins much of contemporary analytical science, and in the words of Prof Keith Bartle (the previous recipient of the Knox Medal in 2015): “Peter Myers has been at the forefront of HPLC development for over 35 years, and the award of the Knox Medal would be particularly appropriate given that his work in providing the practical means of applying ultra high-resolution HPLC complements exactly that of Prof Knox’s definitive work on HPLC theory.“
Congratulations Prof Myers! We’ll be providing more details regarding the award ceremony as well as a summary of Prof Myers’ extraordinarily productive and wide-ranging career in the next few days, so watch this space!