Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry

The Ralph N. Adams Award was established in 2005 with funds raised from friends and former students of Ralph Adams. The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of bioanalytical chemistry, broadly defined. The recipient will have introduced a significant technique, theory, instrument or application important to the life sciences, and provided an exceptional environment to educate bioanalytical chemists. Ralph N. Adams (1924 - 2002) exemplified these characteristics as a distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Kansas.

The award consists of a $2500 cash award and is celebrated with a half day symposia at Pittcon (travel costs paid by Pittcon). The recipient is selected by an anonymous committee consisting of former award winners and former students of R. N. Adams. Nomination guidelines can be found via Pittcon's website: http://pittcon.org/technical-program/call-for-nominations.

The recipients of the award are:


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Robert T. Kennedy

Hobart H. Willard Distinguished University Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Pharmacology
University of Michigan


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David R. Walt

University Professor of Chemistry
Tufts University


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John R. Yates III

Ernest W. Hahn Professor of Chemical Physiology and Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology
The Scripps Research Institute


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Mark E. Meyerhoff

Philip J. Elving Collegiate Professor of Chemistry
University of Michigan


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J. Michael Ramsey

Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Chair
The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


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Jonathan V. Sweedler

James R. Eiszner Family Chair in Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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2011
James Jorgenson

W. R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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2010
Catherine Fenselau

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland


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2009
Graham Cooks

Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Purdue University


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2008
Milos Novotny

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Indiana University


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2007
Norm Dovichi

Grace Rupley Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame


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2006
Mark Wightman

W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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2005
Ed Yeung

Robert Allen Wright Professor and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Iowa State University


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