Dr Simone Dimartino, recently appointed to the School within the Institute for Bioengineering (IBioE) in February 2016, has been granted with the Csaba Horváth Young Scientist award for his contribution at the 44th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques, HPLC 2016, in San Francisco. Simone has presented the work he is carrying out with his overseas collaborators at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. The work focuses on the implementation of 3D printing for the manufacture of bespoke devices for the separation and purification of proteins and other biomolecules.
The award, conferred to the young scientist who gave the best lecture at HPLC 2016, is particularly prestigious considering HPLC 2016 counted more than 1000 attendees. The award consists of a trophy, an invitation to give a lecture at the next edition of the conference series at HPLC 2017 in Prague and a travel grant.
The Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award was established to recognize Csaba’s impact on separation sciences and in furthering the careers of young scientists. Csaba Horváth, a Hungarian-American chemical engineer, is recognized worldwide for building the first high-performance liquid chromatograph, an instrument that has revolutionized separation science and was considered one of the most disruptive inventions in the last decade among computers and cloning.