An Innovative Chromatographer, Remembering the late Pavel Jandera

It is with great sadness the Society has been informed that Professor Pavel Jandera passed away on the 5th August 2021. Pavel was born on 1st April 1944 in the city of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. Pavel was Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Pardubice but also completed his studies at the university – where he was awarded his Masters’ and PhD.

Pavel was an excellent and renowned scientist. His research focussed mainly on LC and he was heavily involved with the development of monolithic columns and other novel stationary phases. He was also deeply involved with comprehensive 2D separations. Pavel’s research was published in over 250 papers and he was regarded as one of the greatest chromatographers of his generation by his peers. He received many awards for his work such as the Tswett Foundation Award in 1988 and the Waksmundzki medal of the Polish Academy of Science in 2011. The Chromatographic Society awarded Pavel the Martin Gold Medal in 2015 for his vast and significant contribution to separation science.

The Society would like to extend our condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues.