Professor Michael Lämmerhofer of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tübingen has been awarded the 2014 Chromatographic Society Jubilee Medal for his important contribution to the development of chromatographic science.
The broad range of his research – from the development of functionalised separation materials (in particular chiral stationary phases) through to bioanalytical separations in the field of metabolomics and plasmid DNA analysis, and latterly the analysis of oxidative stress markers is indicative of the wide impact he has made in field of analytical chemistry. This work has resulted in his strong presence in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and prominence as a speaker at international separation science meetings. All these aspects were recognised by The Chromatographic Society in the award of the Medal.
Professor Lämmerhofer obtained his Ph.D at the University of Graz in Austria in 1996 under the guidance of Prof. Wolfgang Lindner. Upon completion of his doctorate, he stayed as a researcher at Graz before moving to the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna. In 1999, he undertook a one year post-doctoral position at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley with Professor’s. Jean Fréchet and Frantisek Šveč researching novel polymeric chromatographic supports. After his year in the US, Michael returned to Vienna and in 2002 was promoted to Associate Professor. He continued to his research and teaching at Vienna until 2011 when he moved to the University of Tübingen in Germany where he is a Full Professor for Pharmaceutical (Bio)Analysis.
To date, Professor Lämmerhofer has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers and holds 7 patents. His research index rating (h-index) is 34 which is extremely impressive at this stage in his career. It is anticipated that Professor Lämmerhofer will be formally presented with the Jubilee medal at a major international conference next year.
Professor Anthony Edge
Vice-President, The Chromatographic Society & Chair of the Society’s Awards Panel