The Chromatographic Society is now pleased to announce that Professor Jean-Luc Veuthey from the University of Geneva will be awarded the Martin Medal for 2018.

The award has been made in recognition of his outstanding contributions to separation science applied to the analysis of drugs and drugs of abuse, and in the advancement of the understanding of elucidating drug properties.

Jean-Luc Veuthey has always been interested in the development of analytical methods dedicated to drugs present in pharmaceutical formulations and biological matrices.

After having received his Master degree in chemistry from the University of Geneva in 1983, he obtained his PhD from the same university in 1987 for a work dedicated to the analysis of amino acids by HPLC using a column switching strategy.
Jean-Luc Veuthey then moved to Paris and the Ecole Supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles (ESPCI) under the supervision of Professor Robert Rosset and Doctor Marcel Caude, both pioneers in the late 80’s in packed column SFC used for the chiral analysis. He did a postdoctoral year where he worked on the development of supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and extraction (SFE) of opiates from plant material and for the chiral separation of pharmaceutical compounds.

He then moved into the pharmaceutical industry (Bracco Group in Geneva), where he learned about chemometric tools, accreditation and validation aspects of analytical methods used in the pharmaceutical domain. During this period, he also had a part-time appointment as a lecturer in pharmaceutical analysis at the University of Geneva. He became full professor at this university in 1992 and developed research activities in pharmaceutical analysis mostly in liquid and supercritical fluid chromatography as well as in capillary electrophoresis.

The main interest of his research is dedicated to the analysis of drugs, drugs of abuse and doping agents by separation techniques hyphenated with several detectors in collaboration with different laboratories. He has authored and co-authored more than 300 peer-review papers and book chapters.
Since 2005, he is member of the anti-doping panel of UEFA

He has been a member of a number of organizing committees of symposia and congresses and will be the co-chairman of the next ISC meeting (ISC 2018).

Professor Jean-Luc Veuthey has been a leading separation science researcher for many years with many of his students and collaborators progressing into positions of seniority. It is with great pleasure The Chromatographic Society awards the 2018 Martin Medal to Professor Jean-Luc Veuthey, this well-deserved honour will be presented to him at ISC 2018 in Cannes-Mandelieu.

Alan Handley 15th Feb 2018