The Leslie S. Ettre Award   

The organizers of the International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography are pleased to announce that PerkinElmer is once again generously sponsoring the Leslie S. Ettre Award at this year's meetings. The award is a cash grant of $2,500 US, a $500 US travel grant to attend the next ISCC meeting in Riva del Garda, Italy in 2018, as well as the opportunity to give an oral presentation at next year's meeting.



The Jury for the Award will be chaired by Dr. Samuel Tolley of Perkin Elmer and includes six to eight prominent scientists as well as previous winners.  The winner will be announced at the closing sessions of the Symposium.  All presenters of both oral and poster presentations related to capillary gas chromatography who are less than 35 years of age or younger at the time of the meeting are eligible.  Please indicate your eligibility at the time of registration.




The Marcel Golay Award

The Marcel Golay award was instituted in honor of the inventor of capillary columns, Marcel Jules Eduard Golay,  As one of the pioneers of gas chromatography, Dr. Golay was responsible for introducing the theory of dispersion in open tubular columns (capillary columns) and demonstrated their efficacy in 1958 at the second International Symposium on Gas Chromatography.  By 1962, Dr. Golay joined PerkinElmer as a senior scientist and invented the Golay infrared sensor, the most sensitive infrared sensor available at the time. Dr. Golay's invention played a part in establishing PerkinElmer as a major source of infrared technology. He also examined the properties of various chromatography sampling systems andextended the theory of preparative columns.  As a result, the open tubular gas chromatography column is still the most popular analytical gas chromatography column in use today. Dr. Golay remained at PerkinElmer as a senior scientist and worked there until his death until 1989.  

The Golay Award will be presented at the opening ceremony of the International Symposium on Gas Chromatography (ISCC).  It has been announced that the deserving winner for 2017 is:

Dr. Luigi Mondello, Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Messina  

Dr. Mondello will present his award lecture, "From two- to five-dimensional separation techniques: a personal journey towards the ultimacy of chromatography and hyphenated detection," as part of the awards ceremony.

More information about the awards is available on the PerkinElmer website at the following link:

Perkin Elmer Awards Information - Marcel Golay & Leslie Ettrie Awards


This award was instituted to recognize an experienced scientist what has made pioneering contributions in promoting GCxGC instrumentation, method development, and/or applications.  As a result of the generous support of LECO, the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement Award will given to Dr. Tadeusz Górecki, Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Waterloo.  Dr. Górecki's awards lecture will take place during the opening session of GCxGC 2017.

Dr. Tadeusz Górecki
Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry
University of Waterloo


The late Professor John Bruce Phillips of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, in conjunction with his then graduate student, Dr. Zaiyou Liu, invented the comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatograpy, or GC x GC.  The Phillips Award will be awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of GC x GC analysis in Prof. Phillips' honor.  

This year's award is proudly sponsored by LECO.  It is with great pleasure that the winner is Dr. Katie Nizio of the Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Katie Nizio
Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences

The Giorgia Nota Award

Instituted in honor of Giorgio Nota, who first introduced open tubular LC, the Giorgio Nota award is presented to a scientist in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in capillary liquid chromatography.  It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 winner of the Giorgio Nota Award is Dr. Purnendu (Sandy) K. Dasgupta of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Sandy Dasgupta.jpg



Chromaleont, an enterprise associated at the University of Messina, as made several scholarships for young scientists available for 2017.  You must be a student traveling from outside the United States to be eligible.  There will be six awards granted in 2017 (four for ISCC and two for GCxGC).  For more information, please contact us at or indicate you would like to apply when submitting an abstract.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.  Applicants must have an abstract accepted for an oral or poster presentation and must be PhD candidates or academic post-docs. 


CASSS will provide a limited number of travel grants for PhD candidates and academic postdocs presenting posters and/or talks at the ISCC and GCxGC symposium in Fort Worth. Interested candidates must be the first author and presenter at the conference. Students and postdocs may apply on the CASSS website. Please enclose a letter requesting consideration for the grant, a letter of recommendation from the advisor, and a PDF of your submitted abstract. Only registered students and postdocs will receive the funds. Deadline for submission of the applications is March 15, 2015. Selected candidates will be notified within 3 weeks after the deadline.  Apply here.