Winner: Professor Deirdre Cabooter

To mark its 25th anniversary in 1982, The Chromatographic Society created the Silver Jubilee Medal.  The purpose of this award is to recognise up-and-coming separation scientists, those who have made major use of separation science in their own field or to scientists who have made important contributions to a particular area of separation science.

This year, The Chromatographic Society is pleased to announce the award of the Silver Jubilee Medal to Professor Deirdre Cabooter from the University of Leuven, in recognition of her contributions to advancement of fundamental understanding of band broadening in liquid chromatography.

Professor Cabooter, obtained her MSc degree in Bio-engineering from the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium (2005) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the VUB (2009).  She is currently an Associate Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Leuven, Belgium.  Professor Cabooter is active on a broad range of topics in separation science with particular emphasis on an in-depth understanding of the phenomena contributing to band broadening in liquid chromatography. She has worked on innovative approaches to improve and streamline the process of method development in liquid chromatography by developing novel hardware and currently, her research team also develops software strategies based on artificial intelligence to streamline this process in an algorithmic way.

Professor Cabooter authored in excess of 85 peer reviewed articles and is an editor of Journal of Chromatography A.  She received an Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award LCGC magazine (2017).  Since 2012 she has been a member of the organizing and scientific committee of the International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography (HTC).